XPG Core Reactor II VE 750W PSU Review

The XPG Core Reactor II VE line consists of more affordable version of the Core Reactor II units, using the same CWT platform but with less cables and more affordable caps. This allows for an about 20 dollar price reduction in the price tag, which is a notable difference. 

The XPG Core Reactor II VE 850W will be included in my best ATX v3.x & PCIe 5.x PSU picks article.

XPG already has a Core Reactor PSU line in its portfolio, but it needed something more affordable, so it came up with the Core Reactor II Value Edition (VE) line. This line meets the Intel ATX v3.1 specifications. It uses the same Channel Well Technology platform (codename CSE) as the Core Reactor II models but with some changes to lower production costs. The Core Reactor II VE line consists of three models, with capacities ranging from 650W to 850W.

Since the Core Reactor II VE models don’t use such high-quality capacitors as the non-VE models, they come with a shorter warranty, which is still pretty long at seven years. It is a good thing that the cooling fan remains the same. According to XPG, the production costs shrink by 20 dollars, with fewer cables and different capacitors. Indeed, caps cost a lot; the same goes for the cables because copper doesn’t come cheap. The $20 price difference between VE and non-VE models is substantial, given that both lines use the same CWT platform.

In this review, I will evaluate the Core Reactor II VE 750W unit, the line’s mid-member. It is strong enough to support a mid-to-high-level graphics card and a capable processor. It comes with a 600W 12V-2×6 cable, which means it can support up to NVIDIA RTX 4090 graphics cards on paper, but I wouldn’t try this graphics card on this PSU, especially paired with a power-hungry CPU like the Intel i9-14900K.

Technical Specifications:
  • Manufacturer (OEM): CWT
  • Max Power: 750W
  • Cybenetics Efficiency: [115V] Cybenetics Gold (87-89%) [230V] Cybenetics Gold (89-91%)
  • Noise [115V]: Cybenetics Standard++ (30-35 dB[A])
  • Compliance: ATX v3.1, EPS 2.92
  • Operating Temperature (Continuous Full Load): 0 – 50 °C
  • Alternative Low Power Mode support: Yes
  • Power 12V combined: 750W
  • Number of 12V rails: 1
  • Power 5V + 3.3v: 120W
  • Power 5VSB: 15W
  • Cooling: 120mm Fluid Dynamic Bearing Fan (HA1225H12F-Z)
  • Semi-Passive Operation: ✗
  • Modular Design: Yes (Fully)
  • High Power Connectors: 2x EPS (2x cables), 3x PCIe 6+2 pin (3x cables), 1x PCIe 12+4 pin (600W)
  • Peripheral Connectors: 6x SATA (2x cables), 2x 4-pin Molex (2x cables)
  • ATX Cable Length: 650mm
  • EPS Cable Length: 750mm
  • 6+2 pin PCIe Cable Length: 550mm
  • 12+4 pin PCIe Cable Length: 600mm
  • Distance between SATA / 4-pin Molex: 150mm
  • In-cable capacitors: No
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 150 mm x 86 mm x 140mm
  • Weight: 1.44 kg (3.17 lb)
  • Warranty: seven years
  • Street price (excluding VAT): around $20 lower than the price of the Core Reactor II 750

Power Specifications

Rail 3.3V 5V 12V 5VSB -12V
Max. Power Amps 22 22 62.5 3 0.3
Watts 120 750 15 3.6
Total Max. Power (W) 750
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  1. i think ELITE the best tier 2 caps on a market, i found out ASUS PRIME PSU was using non Japanese Caps but used ELITE caps as a bulk Caps

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