Modern custom-built computers require a clean reliable power supply and as component prices for enthusiast machine rise the importance of a good solid power supply increases. If you’ve shopped power supplies lately they are getting more affordable and solid power supplies capable of running an enthusiast system with a nice video card can be had in the sub $100 dollar range.
The Early Years
VisionTek was founded in 1988. Originally based out of Gurnee, Illinois, the company developed, manufactured, and supported a broad line of peripheral and memory products for computers. VisionTek designed products in the Gurnee engineering offices throughout the 90’s. The first 10 years in business, VisionTek grew to company of over 500 employees with a world-wide revenues exceeding $300 million in annual sales.
Currently, VisionTek is focused on expansion of new products to diversify, compliment, and balance our core AMD product lines. VisionTek continues to offer state-of-the-art, graphics cards, memory, solid state drives, power supplies, candyboards, gaming network cards, TV tuners, and more to the computing industry, with branded products still found at major retailers, distributors, PC system builders, and e-commerce sites across North America.
Several years back we shopped power supplies and the PSU’s in the 1k range ran from $130 to well over $200. One of the biggest draws on the power supply were the video card but video cards have downsized their power requirements as technology moves forward. Most single core GPU’s only require a good quality 500W power supply but toss on a Haswell core and overclock it until it screams having extra overhead on your power supply is a good idea. Having extra overhead on your power supply ensures that you don’t over strain the PSU and have a catastrophic failure potentially taking expensive components with it. To that end we are taking a look at the VisionTek 800W Bronze rated power supply. Coming in at $99.99 for 800 watts of solid power sustaining your expensive enthusiast rig the VisionTek 800w Bronze modular power supply is a great foundation to build your dream rig on.
When Over-Current, Over-Voltage, or Short circuit protection is triggered the power supply will shut itself off. The device will return to normal operation when the fault has been removed and the power switch is reset.
The power supply DC outputs are protected from supplying current above the maximum ratings and when output power is between 110%~150%. With the exception of the 5VSB output, all DC outputs are switched off in the event of an over-current on any of the DC outputs.
The Over-voltage sense circuitry resides in packages that are separate from the regulator control circuitry. No single point fault is able to cause a sustained over-voltage condition on any outputs.
Short Circuit Protection
The DC outputs from this power supply are protected from damage due to faults. In the event of a short-circuit on any output, all outputs will be disabled and remain so until the power supply is turned off and powered back on.
- 120mm Nano Cooling Fan
- Modular Cable Design
- Form Factor: ATX
- Material: Metal
- Color: Black
- ATX Compliance: ATX 12V
- 800 Watts
- Black Mesh Cable Sleeves
- Safety Standards: UL, TUV, CB, CE, FCC, RoHs
- Active PFC
- 80 PLUS Bronze Certified
- Input Voltage: AC 115V/230V
- Input Frequency Range: 50Hz – 60Hz
- Input Current: 12A @ 115VAC / 6A @ 230VAC
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- Combined: +12V Rating 768 Watts
- Manufacturer Warranty: 3 Year Limited Warranty