This being a “Fatal1ty” branded product we expect it to be very visually appealing. If you’ve seen any of the Fatal1ty motherboards or sound cards they look great and this power supply is no different. The black, red and silver design is perfect and can match ASUS’s Republic of Gamers line of motherboards perfectly. With logos on each side of the power supply no matter how you have the unit installed in your case you will be able to see them. Add in the red LED fan to finally “set off” the power supply and even outside of a case it looks great powered on.
One thing you will find on this power supply that you will not find on many more is that all of the connected cables and modular cables are individually sleeved. Individually sleeved cables is a new trend we have seen catching on for the past year or so. Many companies are offering individually sleeved upgrade kits for their power supplies and there are quite a few custom mod shops that will sleeve your cables for you. Individually sleeved cables look awesome and are actually very easy to work with. It is good to finally see them come stock on a power supply. I would expect to start seeing this become standard for the more high-end power supplies in the future. Being modular also allows you to only use the cables you need, which makes for less cable mess inside of your case.
Now the power supply has great looks but how does it perform? After performing our tests with OCCT we have concluded that this is a very solid power supply! Out of all rails the 5V rail showed the most deviation at 1.18%, but that is not bad at all. We like to see the rails show 5% or lower deviation and having both the 3.3V and 12V rails under 1% is just great! And did I mention the 12V rail stayed constant during our testing!
On top of the great performance you have the 80PLUS Gold certification which means this power supply will operate at 87%, 90%, 87% efficiency at 20%, 50%, 100% loads respectively. The use of all Japanese capacitors will also increase the lifespan of the unit. OCZ puts the icing on the cake with this unit offering a 5 year warranty.
Right now this unit is selling for $199 at my favorite online retailer, which puts it right in the same price range as other 80PLUS Gold certified 1000W units. That is a great price considering it would cost anywhere from $50 to $100 get the cables for those power supplies individually sleeved. Overall ThinkComputers gives the OCZ Fatal1ty Series 1000W Power Supply a 9 out of 10 score and our Editor’s Choice Award!
- Individually sleeved cables
- 80PLUS gold Certified
- Great performance
- 5 year warranty
- None that I found