Introduction and Features
Our first look at a BitFenix Power Supply
BitFenix is a relatively new player in the PC power supply market. Formed in 2014 and based in New Taipei, Taiwan, BitFenix started their PC hardware business with a focus on power supplies, cases, lighting accessories, and LED fans targeted towards enthusiasts, gamers and modders. They currently have four different power supply lines: the Formula Gold, BitFenix BPA, Whisper M, and the Fury. The Whisper M series includes five models ranging from 450W up to 850W. We will be taking a detailed look at the BitFenix Whisper M 850W power supply in this review.
The BitFenix Whisper M Series power supplies are all modular and certified to comply with the 80 Plus Gold standards for high efficiency. They feature all Japanese made capacitors, a 135mm fan with a FDB, and come backed by a 7-year warranty.
BitFenix Whisper M 850W PSU Key Features:
• 850W Continuous DC output at up to 50°C
• 80 PLUS Gold certified for high efficiency
• Fully-modular cables
• Dedicated quad +12V rails
• 135mm Cooling fan with FDB
• Intelligent Fan Control for quiet operation
• Japanese made capacitors
• Complies with Intel ATX12V v2.4 and Haswell C6/C1
• Active Power Factor correction with Universal AC input (100 to 240 VAC)
• Safety protections: OCP, OVP, UVP, OPP, SCP, OTP, and SIP
• No Load Operation (NLO)
• 2013 ErP Lot 6 ready
• 7-Year warranty
• MSRP: $119.99 USD
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All Information as of the Date of Publication
|How product was obtained:||The product is on loan from BitFenix for the purpose of this review.|
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Does the noise level table
Does the noise level table reflect the faulty power supply or the fully functioning version which they sent you later?
The fan noise listed is for
The fan noise listed is for the original PSU with the defective fan. I did not do a full re-test on the second PSU. I mainly wanted to confirm the fan was operating the way it was supposed to and it did. The fan in the second unit started up at power on and was very quiet through mid power (29.8 dBA at 3' with a background of 27.4 dBA).