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Offline paul  
#1 Posted : Friday, January 20, 2012 3:19:41 PM(UTC)
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The Chinese New Year falls on Monday, January 23, 2012, and to get a head start, Spire today introduced its new BlackDragon line of power supplies. The new PSUs comply with the ATX Version 2.3 specification and boast an advanced circuit design with "Japanese grade A components," Spire says.

Spire's a bit vague on the specifics, but digging through the company's website, it looks like the BlackDragon is offered in 400W ($80), 500W ($96), and 600W ($140) models. These are all wired units (non-modular) housed in black powder coated enclosures with an embossed logo.


The top-end model (600W) sports two +12V rails with 22A on +12V1 and 30A on +12V2. It has a single 24-pin ATX connector, four molex plugs, a single 4+4 pin connector, four SATA connectors, and two 6+2 pin PCI-E connectors.
The BlackDragon are the new and evolved ATX power supply series aimed at the pc enthusiast en pc gamer. Equipped with selected all new high-quality components, supplying optimal power under the most demanding circumstances. New highlights of the BlackDragon series are: Version 2.3 specification compliant, advanced circuit design with better Japanese grade A components supporting the newest Intel & AMD dual core .64 & .45 process multi-core micro-processors and supporting 4-way SLI / Crossfire GPUs.

Auto-thermal fan control, maximizing the BlackDragon,s cooling performance whilst maintaining reduced sound levels. Energy sufficient, BlackDragon series power supplies are compliant with the Energy Star & Blue Angel standards. Housed in cool black powdered coated enclosures with embossed Spire logo, the BlackDragon series are backed by the award winning service program and 2 years warranty. Spire – Powered by Innovation. 

Main Features:
* ATX Ver.2.3 Specification Compliant
* Black Sleeved cables and black EZ-Connectors
* EMI Shielded VGA/HDD Power Connectors 
* Supports the newest Intel & AMD based systems
* Cool-Blue LED 120mm Auto PMW silent DC fan
* Completely silent 10.0 dBA under 250W up to 45C / 113F
* High Efficiency (86%) up to 30% less power consumption
* Compliant with ErP Lot 6 2010: 5Vsb AC input  

* I/O/OVP/OLP and SCP Short Circuit- Overload- Over Power- & current-Protection 

Compatibility:
The BlackDragon power supply series are compatible with Intel Version 2.03 ATX, SSI EPS 12V 2.91 standards and Micro ATX standards.

MSRP:
€ 73,50 / $95,99 

Product Includes:
1. Multilanguage Owner Manual 2. Mounting screws 4pcs 3. Velcro cable straps 4. Power Cord (safety approved) 5. Warranty registration card

Availability:
The BlackDragon power supply series are now available from Spire Europe, Brazil and China factory. For more information, please don,t hesitate to e-mail us or feel free to give our offices a phone-call.

About Spire:
Spire, Founded in 1998 in The Netherlands, is a global supplier of cooling solutions, power supplies and enclosures for the personal, gaming and networked personal computers. With manufacturing facilities in Shenzhen, China and branch offices in The Netherlands, Japan, and Brazil. Offering a wide range of thermal products and accessories for the computer industry.  

More info:
BlackDragon product page: http://www.spire-corp.com/main/product_pow.asp?cat=7&cat1=14
For review samples or press-kit, please contact our marketing department; Ms. Vivianne Yeh

Offline cowboyspace  
#2 Posted : Friday, January 20, 2012 7:04:15 PM(UTC)
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Will like to see sone reviews about those.......

Offline omegadoom13  
#3 Posted : Friday, January 20, 2012 11:38:51 PM(UTC)
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2012 is the year of the Black Water Dragon, so it's only fitting that Spire would launch the aptly named Black Dragon PSU this year. I'm hoping to read reviews about the Black Dragon series sooner rather than later this year. It looks pretty solid.

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#4 Posted : Friday, January 20, 2012 11:41:47 PM(UTC)
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is it just me or have power supplies always been the most boring part of a computer? all the other parts are way cooler.

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#5 Posted : Friday, January 20, 2012 11:48:02 PM(UTC)
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I don't think its boring onceyou get a good looking gold certified power supply

Offline OSunday  
#6 Posted : Saturday, January 21, 2012 12:06:20 AM(UTC)
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Non-Modular and never heard of Spire to be honest (hope I'm not sounding ignorant)

but other than having a power supply with a cool name and new ATX 2.3 compliance I'm not feeling the appeal

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#7 Posted : Saturday, January 21, 2012 9:17:29 AM(UTC)
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I never heard of spire neither but it looks sexy,Crawl first then walk.

Offline karanm  
#8 Posted : Saturday, January 21, 2012 10:00:02 AM(UTC)
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i gotta agree with OSunday, non modular and 600 watts max, good luck trying to run 4 way sli/crossfire off that. As for the power supply being boring its true but a bad one can screw up your entire rig and then you'll be really bored lol.

Offline realneil  
#9 Posted : Saturday, January 21, 2012 10:50:40 AM(UTC)
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A good quality PSU is the backbone of any stable PC. It is the single MOST important part that you can buy for your build. It is where you start your build.

As someone else has already mentioned, when a crappy PSU fails, it can take out several, or even all of the other components in your PC.

These Black Dragons are overpriced to begin with, and they have no pedigree either. I'd much rather buy a brand that I know FOR SURE will not let me down and destroy my other components. Even one or two good reveiws wouldn't convince me as to their quality over a period of time.

I always buy SeaSonic Brand PSU's.

Offline Manduh  
#10 Posted : Saturday, January 21, 2012 11:11:26 AM(UTC)
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They seem pretty pricey compared to other excellent brands on the market right now.

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#11 Posted : Saturday, January 21, 2012 11:25:46 AM(UTC)
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I agree with manduh but we haven't seen any reviews about this PS but lets says its better than all PS in same level i think the price ill be acceptable which i think won't be the case.

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#12 Posted : Saturday, January 21, 2012 12:03:04 PM(UTC)
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cowboyspace wrote:
i think the price ill be acceptable

Oh, Hail-No! They don't have anything going for them that is apparent when you really look at them! They don't even have an 80+ certification for any of them yet. (they've applied for it)

So the Dragon non-modular, ~non~ 80+ certified 600 watt PSU is going for $149.00,........Here are a few SeaSonic examples for you:

SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready, 80 PLUS

BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply  (This is modular, 80+ Bronze certified, and 750watts,....it costs $129.00 at newegg)

Seasonic SS-850HT 850W ATX12V v2.31,EPS12V v2.92 80Plus Silver Certified, Active PFC Power Supply  (This one is an 850 watt unit that is 80+ Silver certified. Price is $109.00)

SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply   (This is 620 watts and ~of course~ 80+ Bronze certified. It sells for $69.00,.....just half of the price of the awesomly named Dragon PSU)

All of my examples are more powerful and have the SeaSonic name backing them. (a sure bet)

 

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#13 Posted : Saturday, January 21, 2012 12:56:45 PM(UTC)
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I thought it was 80+ certified O_O " High Efficiency (86%) up to 30% less power consumption" i thought that paul forgot to said it was certified. Thanks you for the correction and yea once again you are right :)

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#14 Posted : Saturday, January 21, 2012 12:58:27 PM(UTC)
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Now my question is why will a company that is just starting will have pricey products?

Offline realneil  
#15 Posted : Saturday, January 21, 2012 2:12:57 PM(UTC)
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They make all sorts of stuff.

HERE

But I've never heard of them either.

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