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YOYOTech drops Cooler Master UCP 900W price

YOYOTech drops Cooler Master UCP 900W price

Following our UCP 900W review on Thursday, YOYOTech has dropped the price on the unit by £20.

Following our review of the Cooler Master UCP Ultimate 900W power supply on Thursday, the company has contacted us to tell us that it has dropped the price in light of our conclusions.

YOYOTech is now selling the UCP 900W for just under £146 (inc. VAT), effective immediately.

While we won't be updating our review's conclusions and scores to reflect this price change--if we do it for one product, we'd have to do it for every one on every price change--it does impact the unit's value without a doubt.

Richard Swinburne, bit-tech's power supply guru, gave his reaction over the phone earlier as he's been busy eyeing up some new display technology this afternoon in London.

He said that the price drop makes it a much better premium power supply that's definitely worth considering and that he thinks it's now much better value for money too. However, he was keen to stress that it's not the only power supply worthy of a recommendation in this price range.

There are others like the Antec Signature 850W and the Corsair HX1000W, which he said were on fairly even footing with the UCP 900W and it would depend what you were looking for.

Ultimately, the price drop is a good thing for consumers and opting for the UCP 900W is, without doubt, a great choice for a high-end system - and it's now much better value than before.

Thinking of buying one in light of the price drops? Tell us in the forums.

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_DTM2000_ 27th November 2008, 10:51 Quote
Great review and an awesome looking PSU.
I'd love to see some reviews of PC Power & Cooling's latest offerings though, so we can see how they compare.
p3n 27th November 2008, 10:54 Quote
Silly move on the plug imo (if they are really bothered used some form of clip?) if I saw an identically spec'd/priced PSU I'd get the one I have plenty of spare power cables for...
quack 27th November 2008, 11:09 Quote
I've seen power cables like that on UPSes, strange to see one on a PSU.
Bindibadgi 27th November 2008, 11:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by _DTM2000_
Great review and an awesome looking PSU.
I'd love to see some reviews of PC Power & Cooling's latest offerings though, so we can see how they compare.

Suggest me a model and I'll look into it.
Toka 27th November 2008, 11:38 Quote
Yay - a bit-tech review that mentioned Folding :)

*swoons*
The Infamous Mr D 27th November 2008, 12:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
Quote:
Originally Posted by _DTM2000_
Great review and an awesome looking PSU.
I'd love to see some reviews of PC Power & Cooling's latest offerings though, so we can see how they compare.

Suggest me a model and I'll look into it.

I picked up the Silencer 750 Quad about six weeks back for £79.99 from eBuyer - it could be used to club people to death as it weighs a fricking tonne and it's not modular at all which means cable management is a must. But it is rather gorgeous in its rather hardy black finish, whisper quiet in operation and doesn't even run warm to the touch - very pleased indeed!

Unfortunately, eBuyer delisted it not long after I ordered mine, and I've not seen it about anywhere since.
The boy 4rm oz 27th November 2008, 12:23 Quote
It may perform well but damn it's ugly.
_DTM2000_ 27th November 2008, 12:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
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Originally Posted by _DTM2000_
Great review and an awesome looking PSU.
I'd love to see some reviews of PC Power & Cooling's latest offerings though, so we can see how they compare.

Suggest me a model and I'll look into it.

From the Silencer range either the 610 EPS or the 750 Quad. From the Turbo-Cool range the 860 ESA or the 1200 ESA. Although I'd settle for the non-ESA models. I review of one from each range would be awesome.
Bindibadgi 27th November 2008, 15:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by The Infamous Mr D
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
Quote:
Originally Posted by _DTM2000_
Great review and an awesome looking PSU.
I'd love to see some reviews of PC Power & Cooling's latest offerings though, so we can see how they compare.

Suggest me a model and I'll look into it.

I picked up the Silencer 750 Quad about six weeks back for £79.99 from eBuyer - it could be used to club people to death as it weighs a fricking tonne and it's not modular at all which means cable management is a must. But it is rather gorgeous in its rather hardy black finish, whisper quiet in operation and doesn't even run warm to the touch - very pleased indeed!

Unfortunately, eBuyer delisted it not long after I ordered mine, and I've not seen it about anywhere since.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2007/09/18/pc_power_and_cooling_750w_psus/1

:) Quite an old design now. 610W is related to this.

We asked for an 860W long ago but never got it and I'm not interested in the 1,200W tbh. I'll press OCZ again.
*mat-ster* 27th November 2008, 17:02 Quote
Not a modular PSU...!
Has to be a modular design to be a realistic option.
Jipa 27th November 2008, 17:28 Quote
The results are outstanding, but at that price that's I'd also like to get a personal slave to clean up the house and a fridge full of beer..
IanW 27th November 2008, 19:42 Quote
The standard "kettle" plug we normally see is rated at a max 10 Amps. The squarer one used here is rated at a max 16 Amps.
(I use them at work).
Bindibadgi 27th November 2008, 19:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by IanW
The standard "kettle" plug we normally see is rated at a max 10 Amps. The squarer one used here is rated at a max 16 Amps.
(I use them at work).

Cheers!

I'll throw that in page 1
shaffaaf27 28th November 2008, 12:03 Quote
when will you review all the other be quiet PSUs?

there are no english reviews for anything other than the 650w.
Bindibadgi 28th November 2008, 12:21 Quote
I don't know yet to be honest, we have to arrange other testing facilities. What one would you like reviewed?
shaffaaf27 28th November 2008, 14:29 Quote
well the 1k and 850w :)
StephenK 28th November 2008, 20:23 Quote
Perhaps this is the wrong place to ask but reading this review I can't help but wonder why so many PSUs aren't modular? Is there some advantage (other than a cost saving) to having a wired PSU instead of a modular?
identikit 28th November 2008, 21:52 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by IanW
The standard "kettle" plug we normally see is rated at a max 10 Amps. The squarer one used here is rated at a max 16 Amps.
(I use them at work).

Yeah I've got some of those on my servers, a bit of PITA when you need 2 per server.
Bindibadgi 29th November 2008, 00:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by StephenK
Perhaps this is the wrong place to ask but reading this review I can't help but wonder why so many PSUs aren't modular? Is there some advantage (other than a cost saving) to having a wired PSU instead of a modular?

Every connection made potentially drops the voltage

It opens up further risk of user error in plugging things in

It costs more and is harder to design (more space inside the PSU - potentially affecting airflow and heat)

Users lose plugs, want more, or don't return products to shops with a full complement of cables - stock has to be kept for such a thing.
*mat-ster* 29th November 2008, 16:39 Quote
Bindi I would like to 2nd Shaffa's request,
I would like to see a review of the BeQuiet! modular PSU's also - if they are as efficient as the 650W already reviewed it has to be a winner...?
The 850W and 1KW with the same efficiency rating would be fantastic.....
Bindibadgi 29th November 2008, 16:44 Quote
kk I'll add em to the list. I've got some more already tested to write up first, then those will be in the next batch.
StephenK 29th November 2008, 18:28 Quote
Thanks for the info Bindi :)
*mat-ster* 29th November 2008, 21:02 Quote
Your the best Bindi :-)
cerberus3112 30th November 2008, 00:39 Quote
Epic win review , also how didn't the people on bit tech pick up 2 of the massive jokes in the review
"the goggles they still do nothing" is from the Simpson's when MC bain is getting carried away by the acid and puts on the goggle to protect his eyes. Also ultimate showdown of ultimate destiny is too awesome. :D
Bindibadgi 30th November 2008, 00:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by *mat-ster*
Your the best Bindi :-)

:o:o:o

be quiet! will be happy, I'll say that much - I was meant to do the 1,200W before but it also uses the square plug and we couldn't review it at the time :(
ChaosDefinesOrder 2nd December 2008, 14:44 Quote
RE YOYOtech price reduction:
They are now out of stock (as of Tuesday 2nd Dec) and apparently will be 8 weeks to get any more in! The 1100W UCP is only £40 more from there though...
Bindibadgi 2nd December 2008, 15:17 Quote
The 1100W is louder (on paper) though.

It should be reduced in price elsewhere too according to the latest PR.
ChaosDefinesOrder 2nd December 2008, 16:05 Quote
It's still £207inc at Scan.co.uk as of yesterday even with the reduced VAT! (the 900W that is)
fior 15th September 2009, 17:05 Quote
Poor pricing research Bit-Tech. the 900W UCP has been a lot cheaper than this for ages. currently 109.99 inc VAT http://www.ebuyer.com/product/147987
Bindibadgi 15th September 2009, 17:14 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by fior
Poor pricing research Bit-Tech. the 900W UCP has been a lot cheaper than this for ages. currently 109.99 inc VAT http://www.ebuyer.com/product/147987

Welcome, but you realise this review is a year old?
Gremlin 15th September 2009, 17:18 Quote
ownage
shaffaaf27 15th September 2009, 18:02 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by fior
Poor pricing research Bit-Tech. the 900W UCP has been a lot cheaper than this for ages. currently 109.99 inc VAT http://www.ebuyer.com/product/147987

:(
Fly 15th September 2009, 18:11 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by fior
Poor pricing research Bit-Tech. the 900W UCP has been a lot cheaper than this for ages. currently 109.99 inc VAT http://www.ebuyer.com/product/147987

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