Xion/AXP Lan Party Edition 700W Power Supply Reviewpaulktreg -
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Xion Inc., also trading as Axpertec, is a relatively new company founded in 2002 that specialises in enclosures and components for the computer market. If I’m being honest, I’ve never heard of the company before and it’s strange that they trade under two different names. Xion in North America and Axpertec (AXP) in Europe. Their product offerings include a wide range of PC enclosures and power supplies, CPU coolers and fans, HDD docking stations, fan controllers, card readers, notebook coolers, USB hubs, HDD enclosures and cables. Interestingly, the Noctua range of CPU coolers and fans are included on their website. Although, after a little research I can’t find any links between the two organisations.
The Xion/AXP range of power supplies includes the Lan Party Edition SuperNova 800W and 1000W, a Gold series 700W unit, Power Real and SuperNova units ranging from 700W to 1100W and range of lower power units which includes the Simple 630W and a 500W and 450W unit. This time around I’m going to have a look at the Xion 90+ Gold Series 700W LAN Party Edition power supply, a modular unit with 80 Plus Gold certification. (The power supply is actually listed under AXP on the 80 Plus Org website under its model number of AXP-700W14FG).
The Xion Lan Party Edition 700W power supply comes in a predominantly dark green, gloss finished box with a carry handle. The top of the box shows a photograph of the power supply, a Xion Lan Party Edition sticker covering an AXP logo with the power supply wattage clearly shown and an 80 Plus Gold logo. The base of the box is plain gloss black.
The front face of the box repeats most of the information given on the top with the addition of some of the main features which include its modular design, SATA ready, PCI Express, active PFC and 140mm silent cooling fan. The opposite face is identical.
The side panel includes a specification table, types and quantities of the connectors, comprehensive feature list and on the opposite face a shorter feature list in several different languages.
Lift the lid and the inner flap that is used to mount the carry handle and the first thing you see is the user manual sat on top of the modular cables housed in a hard clear plastic case. The bubble wrapped power supply sits underneath, with the accessories tucked down the side on top of the power supply's captive cables.
The bubble wrapped power supply and box contents include the power cord, user manual and four thumb type power supply mounting screws.
The Xion Lan Party Edition 700W power supply is well packed and comes with a basic set of accessories (enough to get by) but a few cable ties would have been a nice addition.