NorthQ Giant Reactor 1kw ATX PSU

Specifications

Specifications

The following infomation has been taken directly from NorthQ's website:

Need Power? The latest PSU from NorthQ will provide it. The NorthQ Giant Reactor PSU delivers enough power for even the most demanding systems. Supplying an incredible 1000W while still remaining low noise, the Giant Reactor delivers extreme performance without compromise

This extreme performance enables you to use the best components available in the market today, with the 2 massive +12v rails with 35A each, the NorthQ Giant Reactor gives you the maximum performance when using SLi or Crossfire setups.

Specifications:
+3.3v : 25A
+5v : 30A
+12v1 : 35A
+12v2 : 35A
-5v : -
-12v : 0.3A
+5Vsb : 3A

+3.3V and +5V combined load shall not exceed 200W

- Over Power/Voltage/Current/Temperature Protection
- Short Circuit Protection

This specifications is due to EPS 12v regulation and can be used for any desktop or server configuration.

Noise Level:
12 - 17dB at load up to 400Watt
17 - 25dB at load between 400 - 800Watt
+25dB at 1000Watt load

Cable configuration:
1 x 24/20pin ATX cable
1 x 8pin detachable motherboard extension cable (4pin+4pin)
4 x 6pin PCi-express cable (Quad SLi capability)
8 x S-ATA plug on 2 cables (4 on each cable)
8 x Molex plug on 2 cables (4 on each cable)
1 x Floppy plug on 1 cable (1 on molex rail)

Total of 8 cables from Power Supply

Key info:
Extreme EPS12V 1000Watt PSU
Active PFC 24-pin
ATX extension (backward compatible with 20pin)
135mm fan installed Fan speed control function inside
Full cable sleeving and black connectors
8 * S-ATA lines
4 * 75Watt PCI-Express line for Quad SLi
Black coated case and blackFAN grill
Lifetime: 100,000 hours at 25°
Dimension:150*86*160mm(W*H*L)

Being a 1kw PSU, I was surprised to see that NorthQ didn't opt for more than two +12v rails. However, with each rail rated at an impressive 35a, this should work out pretty well for people using the latest power hungry graphics cards.

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Most Recent Comments

22-02-2007, 09:27:15

JN
"1000w is a lot of power to squeeze into a standard ATX PSU casing, but somehow NorthQ - a relatively unheard of company, claim to have managed it. Today we take a look at their "Giant Reactor" PSU to see if it can deliver the goods."

Linky

22-02-2007, 09:34:23

FarFarAway
Ouch

Bit out of order rating an 850w as a 1kw

22-02-2007, 09:35:35

techmob
sneaky

do we really need that much power tho

i am chugging along with 580w

24-02-2007, 04:03:56

PV5150
Ripped 'em a new one But, it really is pretty poor form...Admittedly it's cheaper than other 1000 watters out there, but c'mon. Imagine how saggy the volts would be if you could get 1000W out of it.

24-02-2007, 07:23:56

Toxcity
No one will ver buy from them now!

Very nice review but what the hell where they thinking?

24-02-2007, 08:07:41

Rastalovich
It`s a re-badge, I think that`s what it comes down to. As opposed to the regular `user` rating it @ an optimum 850w, they`ve chosen to label it as a "meh, we got 1kw out of it in the labs, 1kw will do".

I`d rate it as 0W tho coz u were lucky to have a spare kettle lead.

24-02-2007, 08:29:15

FragTek
Very shady this company is... I don't mind them rebadging, that's just good marketing really as it is a good PSU, just not as what it's advertised to be. The problem here is that they've stuck it with a higher price tag with the claim of it being a 1kw supply which makes the other 800+w supplies a better choice for the money.

Good review XMS, always nice to uncover the truth
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