During the last twelve month period the Computer Power Supply market has become very competitive. For a while those seeking a quality PSU would mostly look to only Antec or Enermax.
Tagan gained a good foothold in the market a little over a year ago with their attention to detail and assurance their PSUís would deliver the quoted current without hiccups. And now we have a new kid on the block, Hiper, also supplying up market PSUís.
The Tagan TG480-U22 Silent Power Supply
This review will look at Taganís latest offering, the 480 watt version from their new range, the TG480-U22. Itís being touted as extra quiet, and, to cut to the quick, it is. It has two 80mm fans, thermally controlled, and these are mounted at front and rear of the PSU, rather than opting for one fan placed on the lower edge, as is more common.
Opening the box, we see the PSU in some cardboard sleeving, the main loom to the right of it and a separate box containing goodies:
Box + Wrapping
Contents of smaller box: Velcro ties; Power Cord; 6-pin VGA plug for extra PCI Express card; 2 black cable ties and 4 mounting screws. The power cord is braided in a similar fashion to the braided internal cables, which is unusual and, I felt, a nice touch:
Note the 12 volt switch. Default setting is 'Split' and in this mode the 12 volt rail is limited to the stock setting of 20 amps. In combined mode, current is split equally between all rails on a first come first served basis, to the total capability of the whole unit:
Tagan say this is a work around for those who are using lots of 12 volt peripherals, such as a built in RAID subsystem on a server.