Legit Power Supply Reviews
OCZ Fatal1ty 1000W Power Supply Review
|Date:||Thu, Jun 14, 2012 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Legit Staff|
The Fatal1ty 1000W PSU
Although the appearance of the Fatal1ty unit may not be comparable with standard “run-of-the-mill” units, it is not exceedingly different than the majority of high performance power supplies currently available. The body of the unit is the typical “extended” ATX metallic chassis, covered by a matte grey paint and large side stickers. A standard black round fan grill covers the 140mm red LED fan, with the series logo covering the center part of the fan.
As we mentioned before, huge stickers cover the sides of the unit. The stickers make it very clear that this is a product endorsed by Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel, with his signature and portrait decorating the side panel window of a gaming case.
At the top of the chassis we found yet another sticker, this time with the electrical certifications and specifications of the power supply. The sticker is partly printed in English and partly in Chinese, as OCZ obviously intents to market the same product in Asia.
The rear side of the power supply is littered with the red connectors for the modular cables. The native cables are coming out from an opening and OCZ seems to have neglected installing a rubber grommet covering the edges of the opening. This should not prove to be a problem since the cables are protected by their black sleeving. Despite that only the 24 pin ATX, two 8 pin PCI Express and one 4+4 pin CPU power connectors are hardwired to the unit, the thickness of the sleeved cables is more than enough to cover the large hole.
There is nothing noteworthy at the front side of the Fatal1ty 1000W unit, expect perhaps from a vastly oversized on/off switch.
The sleeving job is nearly immaculate, as if someone carefully dressed each and every cable manually. There are a few minor imperfections but it certainly is much better than 99% of the modders attempting such a job would be able to manage.
Next Page - A look inside
Page 1 - The OCZ Fatal1ty 1000W PSU
Page 2 - Unboxing the power supply
Page 3 - External Design
Page 4 - A look inside
Page 5 - Test Setup
Page 6 - Testing results (Regulation & Ripple)
Page 7 - Testing results (Efficiency, Noise & Thermal)
Page 8 - Final Thoughts & Conclusion