PSU Gigabyte GreenMax Plus 550W Review

Gigabyte, being one of the major players in the motherboards and graphics markets, quite rarely replenishes its production line with PC chassis and power supply units. Rarely, but right on target! Its GreenMax Plus PSU series is an evidence of the company’s versatile maturity. The series includes three models of 450W, 550W and 650W power. Let’s see what Gigabyte has to offer to all ‘high-fed’ by multiple products customers by the example of GreenMax Plus 550W (codename: GZ-EMS55A-C1) model.



General Features


The GreenMax Plus 550W is delivered in a handheld cardbox with a convenient holder. The unit itself is housed in a typical case with a black semi-gloss coating and a large ventilation grid. All basic specifications are marked on its side facet. The manufacturers claim the power of 504W (42A) for the +12VDC bus. Thereat, the correlation of power on the bus with the total power reaches the index of 0.916, which is considered to be an average benchmark for such type …

HDD-Box with Futuristic Design from Icy Dock

The market of external enclosures boasts a number of products from different companies. Nevertheless, Icy Dock decided to stand out against the background of others and introduced its HDD-box codenamed MB080U3S-1SB Blizzard. It seems that the manufacturer went beyond the realism and created a really futuristic dock for hard drives: instead of standard square shape Icy Dock made diamond-shaped detachable clipboard.



The dock is made of metal and plastic, and goes totally in black color. The clipboard covers 80 mm fan which is called to cool down even hot drives. This is unusual fan localization for the external enclosures but the manufacturers explain their move twofold. Firstly, this way the fan is able to dissipate cool airflow to all sides of HDD. This ensures the longevity of the cooling fan and increases the cooling system efficiency. Secondly, it promotes for hassle-free installation without any screws or other tools. The ejection of the clipboard is enabled due to the …

Company LEPA produces new power supplies B-series

LEPA introduced three new power supplies — B650-SA, B700-MAS and the B800-MAS, which will replace older models B750-MA, and B850-MA. Newcomers have been certified with 80 Plus Bronze (efficiency of 88% of the networks 230V), and met the standards of ATX12V v2.3 and EPS12V 2.92, and positioned as solutions for gamers and owners of GPU configurations SLI and CrossFire, workstations and small servers.



New items are equipped with inverter DC-DC (to improve stability), have the topology of Double Forward Circuit, as well as high-quality electrical components: solid capacitors and heat resistant (105 ° C) capacitors made in Japan.


Active cooling LEPA B700-MAS/B800-MAS is provided by 140-mm fan on double bearings. The model B650-SA has a fan size of 120 mm. The intensity depends on the rates of temperature sensor. Power Cables PCI-E, SATA and Molex flat are detachable. The main ATX 24-pin, as well as “CPU” EPS12V 8-pin are collected in a nylon sheath. LEPA B650-SA has …
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