Date: November 10th, 2005
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: OCZ
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL & WALKTHROUGH
So let's see what you will get for your money.
The first thing most people will check out is the rear panel seeing it is not your usual everyday power supply. The power supply has an extremely quiet 80mm fan pushing about 20-25cfm. Under normal operation, the rear fan is undetectable. Moving to the left of the fan you have the voltage adjustment screws and LEDs (more on them later), the main power switch and the wall power cord connection which is covered with a sticker to warn you to check to see if the power supply is set to the right voltage for your area.
One of the most surprising positive characteristics this power supply has is its' nickel plated chrome coating which is polished to a beautiful mirror finish. This power supply looks more like a piece of jewellery than a computer component. It really does look great and would be a nice addition to a windowed case.
One side of the power supply has the amperage, wattage and voltage breakdown and what you can expect to see going through each respective channel. As you can see, this power supply can handle a peak load of 620watts for around one minute. Never push a power supply to these levels or you are just asking for a power supply failure which could lead to power spikes which could destroy your computer in part, or in whole.
The case inside portion of the power supply again has yet another 20-25cfm 80mm fan to help cool the power supply properly. All fans have gold fan grills to add that extra aesthetic touch.
The power connections are all crammed through this one opening which was protected by a guard to stop any potential wire chaffing and potential future shorts. You would be amazed to see how many power supply manufacturers forget to do this.