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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* at a cost of £149.33. Want the HEXUS verdict before you buy? Stay tuned for our upcoming review.

*As always, UK-based 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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XFX makes its foray into the power supply market with a UGLY-looking unit.

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?

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

Fix'd the Fix for you

red would be nicer.

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.