High-efficiency power supplies are slowly becoming more popular, and at the current Computex show you can definitely see this trend with several companies showcasing power supply series that have won the 80 PLUS Platinum permit - the highest that can be obtained.
One of them is Antek (Antec) which introduced an early model of supplier in the "Platinum" class, which may be priced at only around $ 100 - a price that definitely makes the quality standard much more "popular". Suppliers with a Platinum permit must present a particularly high efficiency of 90 percent or more at any level of loading, which should assure buyers that the product is built from the highest quality components. There is almost no information on the provider in question, but we will certainly hope to hear more about it in the near future.
Until we find out more about the mysterious "Platinum" provider, we will have to settle for the updated series of High Current Gamer Plus providers that the company presents: in this series you will find suppliers of 550, 650 or 750 watts, equipped with an 80PLUS Bronze permit and offer, depending on their name, high current Of up to 40 amps on each of their 12-volt rails. The new vendors are an upgrade over High Current Gamer products The current ones are thanks to their modularity, with Antec saying that suppliers have a considerable number of optional connections that will suit any use you can think of - so, for example, you can connect up to 10 hard drives With these suppliers.
|High Current Gamer Plus providers||Solo II chassis|
The company hopes that the new series will be able to meet the needs of the company Gamers And other "heavy" users, and on the other hand will be characterized by a competitive price that will make it accessible to average users as well. Expect them to land this coming August.
Not only are power supplies seen in Antec, but also Enclosures New: The Solo II case, which will be the successor to the Solo case, offers a smooth black design made of metal and aluminum, in addition to the walls coated with extra-dense plastic that is supposed to muffle system noise - similar to the unique foam we saw in other silent cases on the market. The Solo II allows installation of components without the need for tools, and will allow you to use as well graphic cards Extremely long (though you'll have to settle for only 3 3.5 bays because of this). Sounds good? 120 dollars and yours.
The P280 chassis is likely to be the replacement of the P180 chassis. The model presented in the exhibition was a prototype, but was characterized by easy installation without tools, convenient input for all fans from one point at the back of the case, 6 3.5 bays, 2 2.5 bays, 2 connections USB 3.0 on the front panel and a generous gain behind the motherboard, which can also store the system's thickest cables. The P280 is expected to reach stores later this year, at a recommended price of about $ 160.
|The Skeleton chassis, alongside the vendor|
Bring the Platinum message to the masses?
|Antek in the world of sound - this time without new products|
Antec has not forgotten to show its sound system, Of the SoundScience brand that the company launched at CES this year. The SoundScience Rockus 3D system offers a nice 2 jukebox and a subwoofer in a sleek and pleasant design at a recommended price of 180 dollars. Will this be enough to compete with companies specializing in sound? We'll see.