NorthQ Giant Reactor 1kw ATX PSU
Published: 22nd February 2007 | Source: Komplett | Price: |Looking Inside
Being surprised by the rather standard size of the Giant Reactor in comparison with some other 1kw+ units on the market, I was anxious to see what was inside. Normally the quality of a power supply can be determined by the size and weight of the components inside the PSU, however, recent power supplies from manufacturers like FSP and Seasonic have proven this thoery to be wrong.
NorthQ Giant Reactor 1000w
As you can see from above, the NorthQ Giant Reactor is based on exactly the same internal components as the Silverstone Strider 850w ST85F (minus the Striders modular connector backplane). This was further confirmed when I retrieved the Strider 850w from storage and compared both units side-by-side, finding no differences in the components used.
This then begs the question: If both of these units use the same internal components, how is it possible for one to be rated at 850w and the other 1000w?