Zippy Emacs GSM-6600P G1 600w PSU

Introduction & Packaging

Introduction

After reviewing just under 20 power supplies for Overclock3D in the past few months I thought I'd heard of and tested just about every worthwhile unit on the market. Then out of the blue a few weeks back, I received an e-mail from a little known company called Zippy asking me if I'd like to take a look at some high end units from their latest range. How could I resist...

Zippy is not a company that many of us will have heard of, however they have been in the electronics business since 1983, and producing power supplies for the industrial market under the name of Emacs for over 13 years.

What Zippy say about themselves
"Founded in April 1983, ZIPPY Technology Corporation started out with the design and development of Switches, specializing in mold tooling and material engineering. The success of our Switches Division set the stepping-stone for a multitude of advancements in the upcoming years.

Riding amidst the wave towards rapidly developing e-business, our Power Division was established in 1993 and quickly set a strong foot-hold in the research and development in power supplies, particularly in Server Power Supply and Redundant Power Supply.

With more than twenty years of experience, we are more than confident to face the 21st century’s rapid advancement in electronics, biotechnologies and nanotechnologies. Working as a team, our staffs are ready to face any challenges heading our way."



Packaging

Credit has to be given to Zippy for designing the only PSU packaging that has ever made me smile and admire its originality. Most companies tend to go for bright colours and CGI graphics to attract consumers, but Zippy has actually modelled their packaging around the PSU contained within...

Zippy Emacs G1 600w Box Zippy Emacs G1 600w Box

All sides of the packaging feature a brushed aluminium effect that ties in with the finish on the actual unit. On the front/back of the packaging, Zippy have cleverly printed images of the corresponding sides of the power supply.

Judging by the top of the box, it looks that Zippy might need to invest in a better English translator as "Best of Power Supply" doesn't quite make sense. Besides, putting such a bold statement on a product would generally turn potential buyers away.

Zippy Emacs G1 600w Box Zippy Emacs G1 600w Box

The back of the box is where you'll find the most information about the G1. Yet again the English translation is pretty poor, but we can see from above, that the GSM-660P has a single +12v rail, High efficiency and is SLI ready. Some of the other specifications such as "Top rating on 3rd parties surveying sites" left me rather confused, but I'm guessing that they are trying to say that the unit is well regarded among other companies in the industry?

Zippy Emacs G1 600w Package Zippy Emacs G1 600w Package

Open up the box and the first thing we are presented with is a sheet of paper containing the test results from a Chroma ATE DC load stress tester. This is the kind of thing we would normally expect from a highly respected PSU manufacturer such as PCP&C, and therefore is a very reassuring inclusion with the Zippy Emacs unit.

The G1 is sandwiched between two styrofoam mouldings that protect it from knocks and dents. To avoid smaller scratches and marks, the unit is also placed in a plastic bag.

The full contents of the box are as follows:

• 1x 24-20Pin ATX converter.
• 4x ATX screws.
• 1x Zippy Emacs manual.
• 1x Chroma ATE test report.
• 1x Zippy Emacs 600w PSU.

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Most Recent Comments

06-10-2006, 03:52:53

JN
"Zippy Emacs are a name that only the most informed computer enthusiasts among us would have heard of. Today I'll be taking a look at their 600w GSM-6600P(G1) PSU as they make their way into the mainstream market."

EDIT: Oh, and it would appear that this is a world exclusive too

Linkage

06-10-2006, 04:12:17

FarFarAway
Looks sweet.

Dugg!

06-10-2006, 06:06:08

FragTek
Now that is a 1337 PSU, wow... Sweet results! Nice review Jim. Dugg.

06-10-2006, 06:42:47

llwyd
damn those are nice results, any ideas as to what we're looking at in terms of retail prices?

06-10-2006, 06:57:59

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='llwyd'
damn those are nice results, any ideas as to what we're looking at in terms of retail prices?
At the moment I'm not really sure. OC3D are personally pushing to get the unit over in the UK, and hopefully you should see them in small quantities soon.

06-10-2006, 07:02:56

Ham
*Goes off to poke ST with a stick*

06-10-2006, 07:36:51

FragTek
I like what they've done with the appearance, using the black aluminum case and all, very nice touch. I'm used to the plain boring steel enclosures that they usually use, this is a pleasant upgrade. And wow those rails are solid.

Once they start emerging in the states holler @ me and I'll see if I can't get one shipped over to ya.

06-10-2006, 09:14:30

Raging
Damn! that psu is rock solid,what a way to go on the first retail power supply units they are making

do i see stiff competition for pcp&c??

jason.

06-10-2006, 09:56:46

FarFarAway
Zippy are huge OEM's so I think PCP&C can start looking over their shoulders

06-10-2006, 10:36:17

WC Annihilus
I've actually heard around at points that Zippy makes PCP&C PSUs but I've also heard that they make their own so I really can't be sure. Anyways, Zippys seem to be in general only available at server stores (as that's what Zippy mainly does, build beastly server PSUs) and they can put a fairly large dent in your pocket. I think I've seen a link or 2 around of the server version (same thing, just doesn't have the "gaming power" title to it) so I can look it up if you want

06-10-2006, 11:04:49

NickS
They make their own & some of PCP&C...

Zippy > PCP&C!!

06-10-2006, 11:20:24

Dav0s
dugg!!

06-10-2006, 12:20:16

Raven
/me wonders if they will come to this side of the pond.

looked like a decent psu from several aspects.

06-10-2006, 12:32:29

JN
I certainly hope they manage to make it out into the market with some reasonable pricing. IMO they have some of the best units i've ever tested.

06-10-2006, 12:40:54

Ham
Not to metion one of the coolest names

06-10-2006, 12:42:54

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Ham'
Not to metion one of the coolest names
I must admit having to resist the temptation to mention bungle and george.....

06-10-2006, 16:04:51

WC Annihilus
OMFG I do believe for that performance this thing is a steal. You wanna know why? MyAOpen.com has them for the price of... $169!!!!!!!. With about $15 shipping, end up only being 185, cheaper than PCP&C 510!

Linkage

06-10-2006, 16:29:31

Raven
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='WC Annihilus'
end up only being 185,
that means it will end up to atleast 350 over here making it way to expensive.

06-10-2006, 18:59:11

WC Annihilus
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Raven'
that means it will end up to atleast 350 over here making it way to expensive.
You use the Euro right? I think you're confused about where I live. The price I stated was in USD, not GBP. Thus, it would actually be cheaper for you (sans shipping of course), about 150E.

06-10-2006, 19:20:19

kimandsally
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='WC Annihilus
You use the Euro right? I think you're confused about where I live. The price I stated was in USD, not GBP. Thus, it would actually be [B]cheaper[/B'] for you (sans shipping of course), about 150E.
I think what he means is that by the time they get here the price doubles, we have shipping then import tax, then VAT then the poor soul who actually sells them has to put a bit on, he probably makes less than the VAT. There is quite a lot of expense in retailing in the UK.

06-10-2006, 19:34:45

Raven
thats right Kimandsally.

the tax on hardware is 25% for example so its not cheap.

buying from countries outside EU isnt cheap either, high chance of getting charged 25% of the total value + an additional fee.
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