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Xilence launches A-Series entry level power supply range

by Mark Tyson on 17 July 2014, 11:32

Tags: Xilence, be-quiet

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Xilence has announced a new range of PSU units called the Performance A-Series. There are four new PSUs on offer here rated at 430W, 530W, 630W and 730W. The company informs us that these are the first new PSUs from Xilence since it was acquired by Listan the owner of the well regarded 'be quiet!' brand. Xilence products cater for "the volume market" with keen prices while, as regular HEXUS readers will know, be quiet! makes products aimed at the premium market.

Despite being positioned as entry level Xilence is keen to point out that this new range of 80PLUS power supplies "shines with efficiency, a complete security package and quality components". All the supplies launched today are said to be equipped with a "generously sized 12-volt line". In addition to their decent efficiency performance the Performance A-Series include six integrated safety circuits including; OVP (Over Voltage Protection), UVP (Under Voltage Protection), OCP (Over Current Protection), OTP (Over Temperature Protection), SCP (Short Circuit Protection) and OLP (Overload protection).

Other common hardware specs include:

  • extremely silent cooling: large 120mm fan
  • excellent air flow design for a better heat dissipation
  • low stand-by consumption
  • high energy efficiency: 80PLUS certified (complies with ErP2014 norm)

Diagrams showing the DC output lines and (non-modular system) cables are provided on the Performance A-Series web page where you can also download a PDF spec sheet.

So we have a new range of power supplies, targeted at both resellers and "price-performance conscious end users," so what about the all important pricing. Xilence has thoughtfully provided Euro MSRP prices for its new range as follows:

  • The 430 Watt version is available for 33,90 Euro
  • For the 530 Watt version, the retail price is 37,90 Euro
  • For the 630 Watt model, the retail price is 45,90 Euro
  • The 730 Watt top model is available for 52,90 Euro

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Power lines and specifications seem very good. Reminds me of the old Tagan PSUs. Always nice to see a single 12v rail rather than it being spread out to cut costs. At the price they're pushing at, looks very nice for a budget system.
how would this compare to the budget 80 plus range of antec for example which is available for Ā£24?
I'd rather get a HEC/Cougar or a PSU based on these (EVGA 430/500W (100-W1-0430-KR and 100-W1-0500-KR respectively) or the 80 Plus Bronze certified 500B variant) if it has to be cheap than any Xilence or LC-Power firecrackers. The fact that they've been bought out by Listan/Be Quiet with their track record of sh*tty Capxon capacitors in cheaper units isn't anything I would consider positive either..

Right now I'm sticking with a good old Seasonic S12 II rebadge (XFX Pro Series 450W Bronze (P1-450S-X2B9)) for most new builds.
Puts them inline with the Corsair CX series.

Tough competition there.
The OEM is HEC on these and they have weak 12v rails, especially the 530w and 630w versions which only have 456w and 540w respectively on the 12v rail. Any decent modern psu should be able to deliver the full output on the 12v rail. The 430w has 408w and the 730w has 672w on the 12v rail. Yes I know they are cheap but they are not really the power they are pretending to be.