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High Power For Power Users: 13 Power Supplies In The Spotlight

Features & Performance Of All Power Supplies

ManufacturerChieftecCobaFortron Source
ModelHPC-420-302 DFATX-400WFSP400-60PFN
Overall rating [points]Good (82.5)Satisfactory (73.3)Good (82.5)
Performance (50 %) [points]91.571.591.5
Ergonomics (50 %) [points]73.475.173.4
Technical Data
Power (manufacturer claim/ measured)420/415 W400/382 W400/453 W
-5 V/-12 V (manufacturer claim)0.3/ 0.8 A0.5/ 0.8 A0.3/ 0.8 A
+3,3 V/+ 5 V/+12 V (manufacturer claim)30/ 40/ 18 A22/ 35/ 15 A28/ 40/ 15 A
PFCactiveactivek. A.
Fan/ fan controller2/active2/active1/k. A.
Power out 230 Vnonono
Input voltage/ voltage settings110-240 V/ automatic110-240 V/ automatic100-240 V/ automatic
Cable length, HDD and FDD110 cm92 cm51-55 cm
Cable length ATX/ ATX12V/ AUX46/ 52/ 49 cm50/ 50/ 50 cm50/ 50/ 53 cm
Fan monitor/ regulator interfaceyes/nono/noyes/yes
Power cable/ screws/ user manualyes/ yes/ yesyes/ yes/ yesyes/ yes/ yes
Other---
ManufacturerPC CoolingReduxSeasonic
ModelUltra-Silent 400 WattTSP-420P4SS-400FS
Overall rating [points]Good (83.3)Satisfactory (77.8)Good (82.8)
Performance (50 %) [points]81.473.981.6
Ergonomics (50 %) [points]85.281.784
Technical Data
Power (manufacturer claim/ measured)420/433 W420/388 W400/436 W
-5 V/-12 V (manufacturer claim)0.8/ 1.0 A0.8/ 1.0 A0.5/ 0.8 A
+3,3 V/+ 5 V/+12 V (manufacturer claim)26/ 42/ 8 A26/ 42/ 18 A28/ 30/ 18 A
PFCactiveactiveactive
Fan/ fan controller3/active, manuell3/active, manuell1/active
Power out 230 Vyesyesyes
Input voltage/ voltage settings195-250 V/ automatic195-250 V/ automatic100-240 V/ automatic
Cable length, HDD and FDD105 cm105 cm57-87 cm
Cable length ATX/ ATX12V/ AUX58/ 59/ 59 cm58/ 59/ 59 cm53/ 55/ 56 cm
Fan monitor/ regulator interfaceno/ nono/ nono/ no
Power cable/ screws/ user manualyes/ yes/ yesyes/ yes/ yesyes/yes/yes
Other--3-level fan regulatorAdapter for power out