Legit Power Supply Reviews
Seasonic Platinum 1000W Power Supply Review
|Date:||Mon, Jul 30, 2012 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Emmanouil Filladitakis -|
The Seasonic Platinum 1000W PSU
Seasonic certainly placed a significant amount of effort in order to make this power supply aesthetically appealing. Even though it is based on a typical long ATX chassis, Seasonic replaced your typical round fan grill with a square honeycomb plate, which hides the fan almost entirely, and placed their logo under it. The company opted for cold, metallic colors, as most of the power supply is sprayed with a dark grey metallic paint, with the exception of the fan grill plate which is silvery.
Left Side sticker
A dark, serious sticker with the series logo covers the left side of the unit. There is nothing significant regarding the sticker as it offers little more than aesthetic enhancement.
Right Side sticker
The sticker with the detailed electrical specifications of the Platinum 1000W unit is situated on the right side of the chassis, where it is unlikely to be seen inside most cases, with the rare exception of cases which have their PSU compartment both at the bottom of the chassis and upside down.
As this is a fully modular unit, it is only natural for the rear side of the unit to be littered with the cable connectors. The unit offers the following number of connectors:
Aside from the chaotic number of connectors, there is also a simple rocker switch which turns hybrid fan control on or off. With hybrid fan control on, the unit's fan will simply stop if the operating temperature is below 25°C.
The front side of the Seasonic Platinum unit is perforated, with only a massive on/off switch next to the A/C cable plug. There is nothing of actual interest on the front side of the Platinum 1000W unit.
Next Page - A look inside
Page 1 - SeaSonic Platinum-1000 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 - Seasonic Platinum 1000W PSU Conclusion