Author: Bob Buskirk
Installation & Testing
Installing the Lazer Gold 1000W into your system is very easy and the modular cables make it even easier since you only use the cables that you need. We installed the power supply in the Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 case, so we had quite a few things to install. Installation took about 10 minutes since we routed some of the cables around the backside of the case.
When you power the system on the 140mm fan lights up bright blue. The fan is actually very quiet. Before we get into the testing our test system is made up of a Intel Core i7 965, Gigabyte X58A-UD3R motherboard, 6GB of memory, Radeon 4870 X2 video card, 1TB SATA drive, Blu-ray drive and Cooler Master V6 GT CPU Cooler all inside the Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 case with 7 fans.
Before we get into testing spot checks on the 3.3V, 5V and 12V rails are 3.34V, 5.11V and 12.62V respectively.
To test the power supply we will be using OCCT Perestroïka. It runs a stress test and monitors the rails and outputs a graph. Unfortunately since our test machine is new to power supply testing we do not have another 1000W or similar power supply to test the Lazer Gold 1000W against.
First up we have the 3.3V results.
The 3.3V rail stayed between 3.3V and 3.34V with not much fluctuation at all. Next are the 5V results.
The 5V rail stayed between 5.05V and 5.11V with a little more fluctuation than the 3.3V rail. Finally we have the 12V results.
The 12V rail stayed between 12.57V and 12.62V. This is not much fluctuation and the ripples we saw were acceptable.