Tagan Turbojet 1100w Quad SLI PSU

Looking Inside

Looking Inside

Being surprised by the rather 'standard' size of the Turbojet in comparison with some other 1kw+ units on the market, I was anxious to see what was inside the unit. Normally the quality of a power supply can be determined by the size and weight of the components inside the PSU, however, recently this theory was proved totally wrong when we reviewed a rather empty PSU that still managed to perform very well.

Tagan Turbojet Inside Tagan Turbojet Inside

Tagan Turbojet Insode Tagan Turbojet Inside

The Turbojet is crammed from edge to edge with components, all of which are carefully arranged to allow maximum airflow through the unit. Tagan have also done a good job of routing the cables inside the unit and have used cable ties throughout.

Spanning the length of the unit are two 'tube-like' aluminium heatsinks, which according to Tagan yield much better cooling properties than the standard square heatsinks found in many other power supplies.

Tagan Turbojet Fan Tagan Turbojet Fan

Interestingly the Turbojet comes with two very different 80mm fans inside the unit. The fan used on the back of the unit (facing the outside of your case) is Manufactured by Globe Fan and utilises 'pits' on the fan blades to reduce noise levels. Unfortunately I was unable to find any information on this fan, but during the review I found it to run silently and at a low RPM.

Of course, this fan alone would not be enough to cool the heat put out by the 1.1kw unit when under load, so Tagan have installed another 80mm fan on the front of the unit. This fan is manufactured by Dynaeon and pushes significantly more air than the Globe Fan.

Tagan Turbojet Pots

During my inspection of the Turbojet, I came across what appeared to be an adjustable potentiometer (pot for short). Pot's can be used to adjust the voltage output by the rails on the power supply, and can come in handy when voltages droop outside of ATX specifications.

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Most Recent Comments

22-08-2006, 10:30:33

JN
"With power consumption of graphics cards on the rise, more and more PSU manufacturers are releasing 1000w+ units. Today we take a look at Tagans latest model, the Turbojet 1.1kw."

Linky

22-08-2006, 10:41:14

Hyper
Another good review as usual Jim although I dont think I need Quad SLI just yet

22-08-2006, 11:13:29

FarFarAway
Looks sweet as. These are solid as hell. Tempting but 200 puts it out of my range....for now

22-08-2006, 12:23:12

FragTek
Wow! Now that's an uber nice psu. Great review jim, and very 1337 psu.

Good job as usual!

22-08-2006, 12:39:51

mrapoc
THERES A BEAST

22-08-2006, 12:46:40

NickS
Beastly PSU. I freakin LOVE topower shielding/sleeving. It's the sickest looking thing ever. Those round heatsinks are sick, too.

22-08-2006, 12:53:46

glocktodahead
That PSU looks intense, I don't need something with that much power but it is still extremely sweet. Nice review

22-08-2006, 13:22:50

Raven
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Tempting but 200 puts it out of my range....for now
200 for that i would definitly pay.

comes in at over 320 over here.

22-08-2006, 13:40:45

AKtodaface
lol that is a power house lmfao.. you could take over the world with one of those! great review jim

22-08-2006, 14:00:07

JN
Cheers lads

22-08-2006, 21:28:17

PV5150
Lordy...lordy...lordy, how frickin' sweet is that!!!! I've fallen in love :rocker: Awesome review Jim Do you know if it is gonna be available without the ol' fart colour schemed briefcase any time in the future?

23-08-2006, 01:19:21

JN
'fraid not. After speaking with Tagan - the suitcase is here to stay

23-08-2006, 03:09:44

PV5150
Ah well fair enough. It's still an awesome looking/performing PSU, and I want one...I just have to save a little longer
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