Xilence produces solid numbers and 80 per cent-plus efficiency across a wide range of loads.
Now helped on by the energy-efficient moves made companies such as Nvidia and Intel in recent years, even powerful home PCs rarely trouble 500W power-supply units.
This means you needn't pay a small fortune for a decent power-supply unit, with proven designs available for less than £40.
Fitting right into this category is the Xilence performance a series PSUs offered in capacities between 430W and 730W. Using HEC as a base, thus retaining commonality with a number of other value-focussed supplies, Xilence produces solid numbers and 80 per cent-plus efficiency across a wide range of loads.
Perhaps our only gripe is the fan is obtrusive at medium and high loads, certainly more than premium supplies', so if you like a quiet system, the performance a series may not be the best option.
Value and quality innards are the key selling points here, though. We'd put it on a prospective shortlist for sub-£500 builds.
Quality HEC platform
Value for money
80 per cent plus efficiency
Fan can get noisy
Xilence performance a series 530W
The Xilence performance a series 530W PSU is available from ebuyer.com
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