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Tagan PipeRock II 680W PSU


by Grace - 8th July 2009
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Introduction


Tagan are well known for creating some of the finest power supplies on the market. Today we are going to have a look at one of their products, the PipeRock II 680W. Designed to be a high performance modular unit, the PipeRock II boasts some very interesting specifications on paper and currently carries a very tempting price tag. We will thoroughly test it and see how it fares against the competition in this review.

Manufacturer's Features & Specifications
  • PipeRock II modular cable management is the best cable type for optional cable usage.
  • DC to DC voltage regulator modules for greater system stability.
  • Compatible with Intel EPS12V Ver.2.92/ATX12V Ver.2.3 and downward versions.
  • Supports dual GPUs and dual/dual core CPUs.
  • 4 + 12V output circuits provide stable power.
  • +12V rails regulated to ±3% delivers full rated power and tight voltage regulation.
  • Over 82% efficiency means money saving due to the reduction of heat loss.
  • TSCT (Tagan Silence Control Technology), using PWN circuit plus Dynamic Liquid Bearing patent fan can reduce noise 60% than standard fan.
  • PCI-E cables support Triple-SLI and CrossfireX high-end graphic cards for perfect display.
  • Low power consumption in stand-by mode, meets Energy Star 4.0 requirements.
  • Active Power Factor Correction with high PF value of >0.98.
Tagan TG680-BZII
Voltage line
3.3V
5V
12V1
12V2
12V3
12V4
-12V
5VSB
Amperage
28A
30A
18A
18A
18A
18A
0.5A
4A
Maximum output
180W
672W
6W
20W
680W
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