Tagan Easycon XL 700w TG700-U35 PSU

Conclusion

Conclusion

If you are in the market for a high-wattage modular power supply then the Tagan Easycon XL should certainly be on your shortlist. Packing more power and managing to outperform any of the modular units we've tested to date here at Overclock3D, the TG700-U35 sets new standards on how modular PSU's should perform.

The voltage stability of the TG700-U35 was excellent, actually increasing the voltages under load. This looks to be a new feature from Tagan and ensures that your high-end graphics cards and other components are never starved of juice.

Issues with the TG700-U35 were minimal. In fact my only major gripe with the unit was its overly long modular plugs that added several centimetres extra to the units overall length. The unit did also fall slightly short of our expectations in the efficiency department, managing just under 80% on our test equipment, placing the unit a little lower than some other PSU's we've tested recently.

The TG700-U35 is currently in limited supply here in the UK, but thankfully can be found over at Specialtech for a competitive price of £108.


Pro's
• No voltage droop under load (actually increased).
• Silent operation.
• Plenty of cables and connectors.
• Shielded / twisted cables for cleaner power.
• Well designed modular cable system.
• Adjustable pots (for voltage adjustments).
• Attractive packaging that could serve other purposes.
• Full support for older ATX standards.

Con's
• Modular plugs add extra length to unit.
• Efficiency results slightly lower than expected

Editors Choice

Thanks to Tagan for providing this unit for review.

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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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