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Conclusion

This roundup has covered quite a lot of PSUs of different wattage, but mostly low- and mid-wattage models intended for typical office and home PCs.

PSUs from HEC (Ascot) and InWin are not anything exceptional but can make a reasonable choice for the mentioned category of PC systems especially as they come together with system cases that have an appealing price/quality ratio. The Ascot A-420 and InWin IP-P450DJ2-0 are not as good as the others, though. The former doesn’t deliver the promised output power while the latter has the same effective load capacity as the cheaper IP-P350GJ2-0. I want to single out the Ascot A-360 as a very quiet PSU if you are satisfied with the wattage provided by it.

The FSP FSP400-60GLN has good characteristics but a very limited selection of cables and connectors. It is going to be interesting for people who need a PSU with active PFC and a full range of input voltages for as little money as possible.

Tsunami debuted in our reviews with a whole series of PSUs based on models developed by FSP Group but from an older series that differs greatly from the mentioned new GLN series. That’s actually all I can tell you about them because we’ve published a lot of reviews of such PSUs from FSP and their derivatives. These are good, stable, reliable products but only suitable for microATX cases in Tsunami’s version because of the short cables. You have to be careful when shopping: the company is selling PSUs of different models and from different manufacturers in same-looking boxes.

Hiper disappointed me really. I have complaints about the assembly quality of each one of the three tested units, and even very serious complaints about one of them. Moreover, the Type R HPU-4S730-MU V2 just couldn’t work normally at a load of over 520W while the sets of connectors call for a modernization in favor of SATA plugs instead of PATA ones.

And finally, PC Power & Cooling deserves to be on the podium with its quiet, powerful, stable and pretty-looking Silencer 750. It is different from the other PSUs in this review and it wouldn’t be correct to compare it with the PSUs from Ascot and InWin that are only half of its wattage. Anyway, if you are looking for a really high-wattage PSU, you should definitely consider this one.

 
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