Tagan Easycon XL 700w TG700-U35 PSU

Introduction & Packaging

Introduction

Originally released back in 2005, the Tagan Easycon range was one of the first power supplies to jump on the modular bandwagon. Coming in 480w, 530w and 580w variations, the unit was well regarded among the computer enthusiasts as it combined Tagan's quality along with a well-designed modular system.

Since then, the power consumption of PC components has risen, making 580w seen a little under powered for most enthusiasts needs. Tagan have released many new non-modular units ranging from 700w to over 1kw in their Turbojet and Dual Engine ranges but seemed to have neglected their modular Easycon range. That is until now...


Packaging

After reviewing Tagan's 1kw Turbojet that was packaged inside a leather suitcase I was pretty sure that Tagan couldn't surprise me with any more whacky packaging ideas....

Tagan Easycon XL 700w Bag Tagan Easycon XL 700w Bag

PSU packing from most manufacturers comes with a small plastic handle to make it easier for you to carry the unit home from the shops. However, Tagan has gone one step further and placed the Easycon XL in a large card bag complete with fabric handles.

Tagan Easycon XL 700w Bag Tagan Easycon XL 700w Bag

Found on the sides of the bag is information about the unit contained within. From above, we can see that we have been sent the TG700-U35 model that sports four +12v rails rated at 20a each (56a combined).

Also found on the sides of the bag is information regarding the Tagan's noise output at various loads, and an illustration of the cables contained within the box.

Tagan Easycon XL 700w Case Tagan Easycon XL 700w Case

Inside the bag is a large leather box with two draws and cream coloured seaming. I must admit thinking that the box looked somewhat like a make-up case, however once the power supply is installed inside your PC the box could certainly come in handy for storing tools or other computer hardware. The box is also extremely rigid, and will certainly protect the power supply from any drops or knocks during shipping.

Lets take a look at what's included:

1x Tagan Easycon XL manual.
1x Shielded power cable.
5x Velcro cable ties.
3x Cable ties.
4x ATX case screws.
1x Molex to Floppy cable.
4x SATA to Molex converters.
2x Bundles of modular cables.
1x Tagan TG700-U35 PSU.

Tagan have always been known for adding a few extra touches to their PSU packages, and as you can see from above they don't disappoint when it comes to the Easycon XL series. Providing both velcro and plastic cable ties along with a shielded power cable and various other cable converters, the TG700-U35 package is very complete indeed.

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Most Recent Comments

17-10-2006, 13:22:46

JN
"It's been a while since Tagan updated their well respected "Easycon" range, and today I've been given the opportunity to test their latest addition - the Easycon XL."

EDIT: Oh and also my first review with my new digicam (apart from the last 2 pics on page 4)

Linky

17-10-2006, 13:48:57

llwyd
nice work (although i think if someone can afford to build a rig that needs 700W then efficiency is the last thing on their mind)

17-10-2006, 14:40:15

Hyper
Nice review mate.

What camera did you get ?

17-10-2006, 14:44:38

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hyper
Nice review mate.

What camera did you get ?
Fujifilm Finepix something-or-other.

Needed a cam with manual zoom/focus

17-10-2006, 14:48:36

nathan
Quote:
Originally Posted by XMS
Fujifilm Finepix something-or-other.

Needed a cam with manual zoom/focus
F-10?

6.3MP?

1600 ISO?

17-10-2006, 14:49:23

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by nathan
F-10?

6.3MP?
Nah its an S series. When i can be bothered to go upstairs i'll let u know

17-10-2006, 14:59:17

nathan
ah cool, i just brought a canon ixus 65, has a 3" screen for when im too drunk to see properly. anyways, nice review!

17-10-2006, 15:22:36

Hyper
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='nathan'
ah cool, i just brought a canon ixus 65, has a 3" screen for when im too drunk to see properly. anyways, nice review!
Going a little off topic but you got yourself a nice camera there mate, I own a Canon Ixus 55 and its a cracking camera

17-10-2006, 15:36:05

NickS
Nice PSU.

Deffo a Topower unit. Gotta love Tagan's modular setup/cabling.

17-10-2006, 15:36:44

nathan
i thought i steered it back on topic with the last 2 words :P

18-10-2006, 18:53:50

BUFF
always liked Tagans, glad to see that they're keeping it up.

& nice review btw
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