When you come across a power supply named 'Croon', you almost expect the fan to hum Frank Sinatra songs at you.

Fortunately (or not, depending on where you stand on the Rat Pack) this didn't happen, but the PSU did perform reasonably well in our tests.

X-Spice is marketing the Croon as being near-silent in operation, and it is very quiet. At 20 per cent and 50 per cent loads, the Croon achieved an impressive 86 per cent efficiency, although this dropped to 83 per cent when pushed all the way.

Standby power was also good, maintaining a low 1.78v current. The PSU shut down when short circuited on all rails, and reached a maximum power level of 930W.

Where the croon excelled was in its average temperature, which came in lower than its bigger brethren.

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