Tagan Turbojet 1100w Quad SLI PSU
Published: 7th July 2006 | Source: Tagan | Price: |Introduction
It seems like only yesterday a 350w power supply was more than enough to power your high end pc. Since then a lot has happened in the world of computers, and power consumption has shot through the roof. People looking for the ultimate gaming machine have been turning to dual graphics card solutions such as SLI and Crossfire and realising that their generic 500w unit no longer has the grunt to power their systems.
Then came along the real power supply killer - Quad SLI. Released back in March 2006, Quad SLI combined 4 high-end graphics cards for the ultimate gaming experience. Due to the sheer power consumption of this new technology and the fact that it required 4 PCI-E power connectors, no power supply on the market at the time was able to reliably power the cards.
Today I'll be taking a look at one of very few Quad SLI certified units available on the market - the Tagan Turbojet 1100w TG1100-U95.
For the most part, power supplies that have passed through the Overclock3D labs have been packaged in some form of cardboard box printed with funky graphics. However, this time round the Tagan Turbojet provides us with a new talking point - a leather suitcase!
The function of the suitcase after the contents have been removed is entirely up to the user. Tagan have even put a few pockets in the case just in case you'd like to use it to store tools or other components.
For those of us who have no use for the suitcase, you may be wondering if the money could have been better spent elsewhere. However, after speaking to a representative of Tagan, the cost of the suitcase is minimal and adds no overhead to the total price of the unit.
The contents of the package contains the following items:
1x Shielded power cable
1x Molex to floppy converter cable
4x SATA to Molex converters
4x Velcro cable ties
4x ATX case screws
1x Tagan Turbojet manual
1x Tagan Turbojet PSU
As you can see, Tagan have added quite a few extra's not provided with other power supplies on the market. This is a nice touch considering how competitively priced this unit is compared against other manufacturers.