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Super Flower Announces Leadex Platinum 850W PSU Release

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US

Hooray, a new PSU from Super Flower is about to hit shelves.

Super Flower has announced that it has started shipments of a new power supply: Leadex Platinum 850W.

This power supply is built to provide juice for heavy gaming systems, and as such, it has support for up to three graphics cards. Cabling is provided for six 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors, as well as the standard 24-pin ATX connector along with not one, but two 8-pin EPS connectors, one of which will split up into 2x 4-pin. In addition, there are also connectors for up to 10 SATA devices along with five MOLEX connectors, and of course a single Berg (Floppy) connector. All cables are modular.

12 V is provided by a single 12 V rail which can push up to 70.8 A.

The unit, as its name indicates, is also 80 Plus Platinum certified, allowing it to be cooled very quietly by a single silent 140 mm fan.

The unit also features all the safety standards that we've come to expect from a modern day power supply, so you can rest assured that your hardware will be safe.

Pricing is expected to sit around $220, with availability coming anytime now. The standard warranty lasts five years.

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    falchard , April 21, 2014 3:06 PM
    Pretty cheap for a Platinum Certified PSU, but who is Super Flower? Also 70 amps running on one rail?
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    xpeh , April 21, 2014 6:22 PM
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    Pretty cheap for a Platinum Certified PSU, but who is Super Flower? Also 70 amps running on one rail?


    Super Flower is actually a high-end Japanese PSU manufacturer. I'd place it at Seasonic's level.
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    Darkk , April 21, 2014 9:02 PM
    I love the specs and the color scheme but please lose that "Flower" name. It's almost bad as "butterfly". Probably fine for Japanese market but not for American or elsewhere.
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    ko888 , April 21, 2014 9:47 PM
    Quote:
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    Pretty cheap for a Platinum Certified PSU, but who is Super Flower? Also 70 amps running on one rail?


    Super Flower is actually a high-end Japanese PSU manufacturer. I'd place it at Seasonic's level.


    Super Flower was never a Japanese company.

    Super Flower is based in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Its manufacturing facilities are in mainland China.

    They don't retail in North America, South America, Australia or Africa. Only Asia, Europe and the Dominican Republic.
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    jossrik , April 21, 2014 9:52 PM
    This is probably the wrong place to say this, but isn't the price a bit high for at least the American market (United States). I literally *just* bought an evga 1300W gold certified for like 180, shipped. Is the platinum cert that much of a markup?
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    danwat1234 , April 21, 2014 11:01 PM
    "This power supply is built to provide juice for heavy gaming systems, and as such, it has support for up to three graphics cards."
    -Or for a distributed computing rig or some other number crunching purpose ;) 
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    falchard , April 21, 2014 11:02 PM
    Quote:
    This is probably the wrong place to say this, but isn't the price a bit high for at least the American market (United States). I literally *just* bought an evga 1300W gold certified for like 180, shipped. Is the platinum cert that much of a markup?

    Yes.
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    jossrik , April 21, 2014 11:27 PM
    Quote:
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    This is probably the wrong place to say this, but isn't the price a bit high for at least the American market (United States). I literally *just* bought an evga 1300W gold certified for like 180, shipped. Is the platinum cert that much of a markup?

    Yes.


    Wow.I guess that's pretty cool then, I hear good things about the Super Flowers.
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    velocityg4 , April 23, 2014 4:55 AM
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    Pretty cheap for a Platinum Certified PSU, but who is Super Flower? Also 70 amps running on one rail?


    Super Flower is actually a high-end Japanese PSU manufacturer. I'd place it at Seasonic's level.
    You can get the equivalent 80 plus Platinum rated PSU at 850w from Seasonic for $180.
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