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XFX launches 850W Black Edition PSU

by Parm Mann on 9 September 2009, 10:53

Tags: Black Edition 850W, XFX (HKG:1079)

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Remember the cool-looking XFX power supply we first saw back at COMPUTEX 2009? Well, that very unit - dubbed the XFX Black Edition 850W - is launching today.

XFX's black-and-green design helps make the PSU stand out, but the Black Edition 850W isn't just about looks.

XFX promises 850W of continuous power at 50°C, and it has seen fit to equip the unit with a single +12V rail - adding that it believes a single rail offers the best combination of performance and compatibility.

The modular power supply supports both NVIDIA SLI and ATI CrossFire setups, and is built using high-quality Japanese capacitors and solid polymer caps. XFX tells us the unit achieves an efficiency rating of 88 per cent - that's enough to get it an 80 PLUS Silver certification.

Cooling is provided by a "very quiet" 135mm ball-bearing fan, and XFX backs the power supply with a five-year limited warranty.

We're told to expect an MSRP of $199.99 USD + VAT, but UK customers can find the XFX Black Edition 850W listed at SCAN.co.uk* at a cost of £149.33. Want the HEXUS verdict before you buy? Stay tuned for our upcoming review.

*As always, UK-based HEXUS.community discussion forum members will benefit from the SCAN2HEXUS Free Shipping initiative, which will save you a further few pounds plus also top-notch, priority customer service and technical support backed up by the SCANcare@HEXUS forum.



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fix'd:

XFX makes its foray into the power supply market with a UGLY-looking unit.

GAHHH!
I don't think it's that ugly.

The outter casing is obsiously designed to match there custom graphics card shrouds.
As are the acid green highlights.
Personally I'm not that big a fan of the acid green though, blue or red would be nicer.

Any idea of the real OEM manufactor of this unit?
Infinite
fix'd:

XFX makes its foray into the power supply market with a Funky-looking unit.

Fix'd the Fix for you

Pob255
red would be nicer.

Indeed!
I like it, might consider it if i ever want a new PSU :P does look very shiny
At least its different to the usual black box with a fan. Not something i would have though.