Silver Power GuardianX 1000w SP-1000E ATX PSU
Published: 16th May 2007 | Source: Silver Power | Price: |
Silver Power may not be the first to the market with a 1000w power supply based around a standard sized ATX PSU casing, but as far as I'm concerned - they are the first to do it and succeed. Out of all the "standard sized" 1kw power supplies we've tested here at Overclock3D, the SP-1000E is by far the best in both price and performance. Granted the rails may not have been rock solid, but with all rails staying at or above their 'ideal' voltages it's hard to hold this against such a reasonably priced unit.
In addition to this, the SP-1000E also manages to be quiet, efficient and cool - something not many other 1000w PSU manufacturers can boast about. Taking into consideration all of these good qualities, the Silver Power GuardianX definitely deserves Overclock3D's "Editors Choice" awards for being an excellent all-round champion of a PSU.
Expected to arrive with retailers in the next few days at a retail price of around £160, now is the time to get the PSU you've been promising yourself.
• High efficiency recorded at almost 84.5%.
• Fairly stable rails under full load, with all voltages settling at their ideal values.
• Fairly silent for a 1000w unit cooled by only an 80mm fan.
• Amazingly competitive pricing.
• Fully sleeved cables.
• 180mm length ensures that the unit will fit in almost every ATX PC case.
• Adjustable rails via potentiometers on the side of the unit.
• Support for the latest 8-Pin PCI-E graphics cards.
• If I really had to "nit pick", the gunmetal grey paint found on the Blue Lightning would have completed the package.
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