Zippy Emacs GSM-6600P G1 600w PSU



When it comes to high-end power supplies, looks often take a back seat to performance with most companies opting for plain black or silver painted units. Zippy Emacs however, have something rather unique up their sleeves..

Zippy Emacs G1 600w Top Zippy Emacs G1 600w Logo

With its brushed and anodised aluminium housing, the GSM-660P has to be the most visually elegant power supply I've ever tested to date. Credit also has to be given to Zippy Emacs for the smaller details such as countersunk screws and polished aluminium Emacs logo. This PSU would be a great match for a high-end aluminium PC case such as a Lian-Li.

Zippy Emacs G1 600w Back Zippy Emacs G1 600w Back

It's a shame that Zippy opted for a "punched" fan grill, as in my opinion this makes the unit look rather dated. A much better option would have been a black wire fan grill seen on most modern power supplies.

An interesting feature not seen on many other power supplies is the power cord brace seen in the picture on the right. This prevents the power cord from coming loose or being accidentally unplugged. Certainly handy for those of us who are always shifting our PC's around.

The GSM-6600P has the ability to auto-detect input voltage and switch between 110v/240v accordingly. This means there is no requirement for a voltage selection switch on the back of the unit.

Zippy Emacs G1 600w Side Zippy Emacs G1 600w Front

The front of the unit gives you a sneak peek at the beast within through its full sized mesh grill. We can also see that Zippy Emacs have opted to hold the bundle of cables protruding from the unit together with a large cable tie. While this is perfectly acceptable, it does allow for more movement of the cables inside the unit, which could eventually lead to a cable or solder joint breaking if the cables were moved around a lot.

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06-10-2006, 03:52:53

"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


06-10-2006, 04:12:17

Looks sweet.


06-10-2006, 06:06:08

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

06-10-2006, 06:42:47

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

06-10-2006, 06:57:59

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.Quote

06-10-2006, 07:02:56

*Goes off to poke ST with a stick*Quote

06-10-2006, 07:36:51

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.Quote

06-10-2006, 09:14:30

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??


06-10-2006, 09:56:46

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

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 wantQuote

06-10-2006, 11:04:49

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

Zippy > PCP&C!!Quote

06-10-2006, 11:20:24


06-10-2006, 12:20:16

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

looked like a decent psu from several aspects.Quote

06-10-2006, 12:32:29

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.Quote

06-10-2006, 12:40:54

Not to metion one of the coolest namesQuote

06-10-2006, 12:42:54

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.....Quote

06-10-2006, 16:04:51

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


06-10-2006, 16:29:31

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.Quote

06-10-2006, 18:59:11

WC Annihilus
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.Quote

06-10-2006, 19:20:19

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.Quote

06-10-2006, 19:34:45

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.Quote

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