Silver Power GuardianX 1000w SP-1000E ATX PSU
Published: 16th May 2007 | Source: Silver Power | Price: |
As we said previously in the Silver Power Blue Lightning 600w review, it would be foolish to expect anything but the basics in the packaging department. After all Silver Power is all about saving money on the non-essentials, and when you add up the cost of fancy artwork, leather cases, labels, stickers and other tidbits the overall cost can be substantially inflated. Those of us looking for a big bundle of goodies in with their next PSU purchase should definitely check out the Tagan Turbojet 1100w.
The GuardianX also comes with a UK power cord and case screws to get you up and running - something that Silver Power neglected to include with the Blue Lightning 600w unit.
Measuring in at 180mm long, the Silver Power GuardianX isn't much bigger than your average ATX power supply. This is great news for those of us with small cases or limited space around the PSU area. However, previous 1000w unit's we've tested around this size have all suffered from overheating issues or poor performance, so it will definitely be interesting to see how the GuardianX performs in our tests over the next few pages.
Silver Power have also included a LED status indicator that changes from red to green when the unit is powered on and back to red if a problem is detected.