PSU Chieftec BPS-750C2 (Nitro 2 Series) Review

Chieftec, a renowned PSU designer, developed and released its Nitro 2 series of power supply units a few years ago. Last year the series replenished with new models and nowadays it consists of nine units with 400W-850W power. All of them have managed to gain 80 Plus Bronze certificate, due to a high efficiency level 81-85-81 at 20%, 50% and 100% power loading correspondingly. Chieftec BPS-750C2 unit is a deserving representative of Nitro 2 series that attracts clients not only by its facilities but also by a democratic price.



Design and Delivery Kit


Chieftec BPS-750C2 is housed in a black casing with a rough texture. Black ventilation grid with the company's logo in the center covers the integrated cooling system fan. Network socket on the external side is supplemented with a switch; internal side accommodates four sockets for the connection of cables that provide power to peripheral devices, and two more sockets for the graphics cards power supply. Each socket is …

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