OCZ Fatal1ty 1000W Power Supply Review
Final Thoughts & Conclusion
Fatal1ty 1000W power supply is certainly a unique product in terms of
appearance but also capable of delivering very good performance figures under
stress. In terms of appearance, there is little to say that the pictures of the
unit did not already do. If you are a
fan of individually sleeved cables, OCZ will be saving you a huge amount of
time and effort with this particular unit. The Fatal1ty 1000W power supply is
also undoubtedly capable of excellent performance, particularly when it comes
to the outstanding filtering of the voltage lines. Quality wise, the use of all Japanese
capacitors increases the prestige and longevity of the power supply but the
heatsinks and fan could use an upgrade.
The PSU internals
the Fatal1ty 1000W unit is exceptional, it is not without flaws. The individually
sleeved cables, fancy as they may be, add a significant amount of bulk to each
cable. While this is not much of a problem for standard gaming systems inside
large cases, it certainly is going to be a notable problem if the system has
many graphics cards and drives or if a strong system is installed inside a
relatively small case. It might also prove to be a problem if the case is
designed so that the cables would be routed from the behind of the motherboard
tray and does not provide considerable clearance. Performance wise, the
mediocre thermal performance and noise of the unit at high loads was slightly
disappointing, although that likely is simply a side effect of the too small
heatsinks used in this particular design.
Rear side and the modular connectors
price of the Fatal1ty 1000W unit is slightly high, currently retailing around $219.99 (Newegg sells it for $239.99); however, it is not either the most expensive 1000W unit
available nor more expensive than its direct competition. Most high performance
modular 1000W units currently retail for about $200, which makes the market
price of the Fatal1ty 1000W unit just about right.
The OCZ Fatal1ty 1000W is a well-balanced power supply of high quality, offering
great performance and a unique appearance. Considering its target group, it may not be cheap but it is not
excessively expensive either. We are certain that hardcore users will enjoy the
Fatal1ty 1000W unit, particularly those who would like to have a unit with
individually sleeved cables but do not have the skills or the time to perform
such an extensive modification. Finally, despite the fact that this is a
gaming power supply of a gamer series and endorsed by Johnathan Fatal1ty
Wendel himself, just do not expect it to actually improve your gaming skills by
the slightest bit.
Legit Bottom Line: The OCZ Fatal1ty 1000W Power supply was found to be well designed and the sleeved cables add that extra touch.