Since our first power supply group test, the quality of the power supplies we are seeing is considerably better. I'd like to think that thanks to the use of proper testing equipment, we, amongst other publications, have helped to make a difference to how power supplies are perceived and that the manufacturers and resellers have listened.

The quality of the power supplies in this particular test was so good that we’ve actually recommended four of them, depending on your needs. Although some of these aren’t recommended, it doesn’t automaticaly mean that they wouldn’t be fine in your machine – notably the CoolerMaster for instance.

Both of the Antec power supplies were very good and are well priced.

The Neo HE550 stuck out because of its high efficiency and modular system. The Antec Phantom proved that a decent power supply can still be quiet – in this case silent.

Both of the Tagans also came out really well. The 900W unit, although being complete overkill for most people – in both power and money, is still an excellent power supply. Eventually, you'll be able to build you're own Quad SLI system and at as it stands, this is best way of powering it.

The Tagan 550W unit was absolutely rock solid with excellent specifications and an all round excellent package that should suit from a mid to high end system.

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