Tagan Easycon XL 700w TG700-U35 PSU

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Appearance

At first glance the Tagan Easycon XL looks just like any other power supply on the market, following standard ATX dimensions and not being overly heavy or light. However, its major selling point is given away when you take a look at the front of the unit...

Tagan Easycon XL 700w Front Tagan Easycon XL 700w Back

The modular design of the TG700-U35 is very unique, using round 6-pin connectors rather than the standard molex based connectors used on other power supplies. The PCI-E connections are coloured blue to separate them from the rest of the connectors, and it is worth noting that that you cannot place a PCI-E cable into one of the other connectors as the pin shape is physically different.

The back of the unit sports a honeycomb mesh, allowing the hot air moved by the installed fan to exit out of your case with minimal restriction. You will also notice that the Easycon XL does not have a voltage selection switch. This is because the unit is able to detect the input voltage automatically and switch accordingly.

Tagan Easycon XL 700w Bottom

Unlike other power asupplies on the market Tagan have decided to use a 135mm fan on the TG700-U35. This not only provides the unit with excellent cooling, but should prove to be more silent than 80mm or 120mm fans seen in other high-end units.

The blades of the fan are actually clear, which in my opinion gives the unit a cleaner look and also allows you to see the components contained within.

Tagan Easycon XL 700w Side Tagan Easycon XL 700w Side

Turn the TG700-U35 around to the side and we can see that Tagan have placed honeycomb meshing over the upper half of the casing to further improve the units cooling abilities. The observant among us will also see that Tagan have stamped their logo on the bottom right of the casing.

The other side of the unit is far less interesting, being covered with a large specifications sticker that contains information about the TG700-U35's noise output along with its rail outputs.

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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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