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|Review: OCZ Fatal1ty 1000W Modular PSU|
|Posted by Ed Smith|
|Wednesday, 11 April 2012 22:07|
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Verdict and Conclusion
In the course of about two weeks I went from not having a clue who/what Fatal1ty was to having reviewed two products endorsed by him, they showed up only a day apart too. Strange business. Interestingly both are quite good products too.
This OCZ Fatal1ty 1000w power supply impressed me, it has excellent regulation, good ripple control and low noise output.
The looks are quite good if you like red LEDs. If you don't... this probably is not the PSU you for. I like it myself.
At a current retail price of $215 the OCZ Fatal1ty 1000w more expensive than a some units in the 1000w 80+ Gold PSU category, but it is also the only unit with individual sleeving from the factory.
Generally individual sleeving costs you your warranty as well as $30 to $150 depending on whether you do the sleeving yourself or have someone else do it for you.
The cables are very well sleeved, every single wire has its own sleeve that goes from inside the PSU (way inside) all the way down to the connector. I am impressed.
On the other hand the cables are harder to work with than the more standard type of sleeving that bundles the wires together, there is a reason that became the norm after all!
The modular cables make it fairly obvious what plugs in where by having different pin counts. However it is possible to plug a Molex/SATA cord into a PCIe/CPU power connector. Do NOT do this. It's goodbye if you do.
The fan is well lit with its LEDs and does a good job of providing airflow with low noise, I approve.
All told there are plenty of solid pros:
There are a few cons too however:
All told the pros outweigh the cons heavily and I give the OCZ Fatal1ty Profess1onal 1000w power supply a rating of 9/10!