Spire, a company known for their cooling products, is branching off into alternative products. Today we’ll be looking at one of three new power supplies in their newly released BlackDragon series. This line of PSU’s is geared towards enthusiasts and PC gamers. A black coloring and blue LED fan are some of its visual features. Read on further to see if this is power supply is worth the price.
|Features||* Intel ATX 2.3 Specification Compliant Supports the newest Intel & AMD dual core &64 bit CPUs
* 4+4pin detachable header for CPU
* Auto-thermal fan control technology improved acoustic & heat performance
* Compliant with 80 PLUS (certification pending), 85% efficiency brings low design architecture power consumption
|Rated Voltage||100~240 Vac|
|Cooling||one 120mm transparent blue LED fan|
|Version||Atx 12V Power Supply Design Guide Ver. 2.3|
|Connectors||20+4pin 1PCS, 12V (4+4)pin 1PCS,SATA 4PCS, PCI (6+2)pin 2PCS, IDE (Molex) 4pin 4PCS, all black connectors|
|Cables||20+4pin 1PCS, 12V (4+4)pin 1PCS,2PCI (6+2)pin 1PCS, (2SATA +2IDE) 2PCS,all black sleeving cable|
|Case||0.8mm black paint case|
|PFC||With Active PFC|
|Hold-up Time||16 ms(min)|
|Voltage Protection||+12V trip point 13.4V – 15.6V
+5V trip point 5.74V – 7.0V
+3.3V trip point 3.76V – 4.3V
|Noise Level||26 dBA Max|
|Application||Intel Pentium 4,Intel Celeron D,Intel Core 2,Intel Core 2 Due,Intel Core 2 Extreme/AMD Athlon 64X2,AMD Athlon 64 FX,AMD Athlon 64,etc.|
|Operating Temperature||10~50 oC|
|Storage Temperature||-40~70 oC|
|Packaging type||BlackDragon Retail Color Box|
|Package Includes||1. User’s Manual
2. Mounting screws 5pcs
3. EU 1.5m power cord
4. Warranty registration card.
5.Velcor Cable Straps 3pcs
|Current||6A ~3A@ 100~240 Vac|
The BlackDragon comes packaged in a well-designed retail package. It follows the red/black Spire colors and includes a picture of the dragon in the background. The front of the package covers the main product information and also includes the features of the power supply. The back of the box shows you the available models of the BlackDragon as well as a short paragraph about the product.
Inside the package is the power supply, nicely wrapped in bubble wrap, along with cable ties, screws, power cable, manual, and warranty card. Instead of using foam as packaging, Spire included cardboard to keep the unit protected inside of the box, which I have to say is the first time I’ve seen this.