Chieftec Intros TASK Lineup of 80+ Bronze PSUs

Chieftec's new line of TASK PSUs range from 400 W to 700 W and carry most of the features we expect from mainstream PSUs such as Active-PFC, electric and thermal safety systems, ERP 2013 compliance, sleeved cabling and a 120 mm temperature controlled fan. Though the entire range  features a 12 V rail, it is important to note that the 400 W and 450 W do not have a PCIe connector and therefore will be unsuitable for most discrete graphics cards, however the 500 W and 700 W versions come with one and two 6+2 pin PCIe connectors respectively

Unfortunately there is no word on pricing or availability, but this has all the makings of a solid budget PSU.

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  • m32
    Chieftec, I want my 15 seconds back....
  • Onus
    The 400W and 450W units need that PCIe connector if they're to be taken seriously. After all, even the 360W Seasonic 360G has one, and the 380W Antec EA-380D does too. For these to be 80+ bronze and not have that connector make no sense, unless they've got a phenomenal number of SATA connectors to run servers.
  • velocityg4
    What was the point of this article? Some random crappy low end PSU maker is late to the game and finally releases a new low end PSU. With how cheap 80+ Gold power supplies are I wouldn't consider anything less. Bronze is the new standard for anyone looking to cheap out on parts.

    I wonder how many of these companies actually make power supplies. Rather than re-branding generic parts.

    It's like hearing about PNY releasing new 1333mhz DDR3 memory.
  • Maxx_Power
    Why gamble on a PSU ? If in doubt, try a Seasonic (OEM or end-user branded) or Corsair.
  • Unolocogringo
    These Articles should be labeled as the advertisements they are.
    Source: Chieftec says it all.
  • nolarrow
    The chieftec logo looks like a dick with a caution sign. lolol.

  • mavroxur
    Chieftec builds crap. No thanks.
  • lunyone
    350w-450w should all come with at least 1 PCI-e power connector. If you don't have one and are 80 Plus certified than either you don't care about the dedicated GPU market (ones that use 1 PCI-e power connector) or your PSU isn't really a quality PSU. Just saying. I wouldn't touch this brand right now with a 10 foot pole! There are plenty of other options out there that would meet these needs (Seasonic/Corsair/Antec/etc.).
  • blazorthon
    Maxx_PowerWhy gamble on a PSU ? If in doubt, try a Seasonic (OEM or end-user branded) or Corsair.
    Careful with Corsair. Some of their cheap models have issues (IE CX V1 and V2 series models and I'm not sure about the newer V3, granted I've been told that they're better than their predecessors).