Installation & Testing
Getting the RX-1000AE in your system should be pretty simple. It is mostly modular so you will only be using the cables that you need. I had no issues getting the unit installed inside of my Cooler Master Cosmos II case.
We will be testing the RX-1000AE in our Intel X79 system, which is comprised of the following components.
Processor: Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 Pro
Video Card: Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X Tri-X OC Video Card Review
Memory: 16GB Kingston 10th Anniversary
Power: NZXT HALE82 V2 550W
Storage: 750GB SATA Drive
Cooling: DeepCool Lucifer
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II with 5 fans
We will be using OCCT to test this power supply. Initial spot check on the 3.3V, 5V and 12V rails were 3.30V, 5.08V and 12.0V respectively. We will be running OCCT’s power supply test for 1 hour to stress test the power supply. Below are the results.
All of the rails showed some “ripple” as you can see in the graphs above, but the 12V rail was more solid than the rest. For those wondering the voltage regulation on each of the rails are as follows: 3.3V: 1.51%, 5V: 1.57%, 12V: 0.83%.