Super Flower Leadex Platinum 1200W Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Super Flower Leadex Platinum 1200W Review

Introduction

Super Flower is a name that should be familiar to the older hardware nuts amongst you as they've been around for over 20 years now, producing plenty of products in the chassis and power areas of the market.

Indeed it's their power supply department, founded in 2006 as a separate entity, with expertise of their current design team that brings us today's review, the Super Flower Leadex Platinum 1200W PSU. As with many brands from the Far East the emphasis in on combining excellent quality with low pricing. With a fully-modular design, a silent fan, a 12V rail that is capable of 100 Amps and a five year warranty, this certainly ticks down the list of things we'd choose if we were desgining one.

As with all power supplies the devil is in the detail more than anything lurking unexpectedly. To paraphrase a famous advert it's a 1200W power supply with Platinum efficiency certification, which means you're getting a 1200W power supply with Platinum efficiency. So we wont waste your time needlessly expounding upon what you're getting and let's crack on.

Technical Specifications

A large fan and plenty of connectors dominate the specifications for the SFLP, although that 1200W output also gets our pulses racing. The most important thing is always the efficiency and here the Leadex Platinum is rated at 92.4% maximum. We'll be testing that ourselves in a moment, but first let's take a look at this eye-catching power supply.

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17-10-2014, 09:15:28

Master&Puppet
Nice review Tom. I was excited when I saw this; white, LEDs, platinum and that price! Shame it didn't quite live up to the expectations it put upon itself but that price is still awesome.

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17-10-2014, 11:49:35

Modzy
This is the first PSU I've really liked the aesthetics look of since this old PSU which was launched back in 06.

Effeciancy aside, Tom do you think that the fan noise is down to the ugle press cut fan grill? Do you think if you where to cut out that grill and install a higher grill like this one that would fix the noise?

It seems like making doing this mod would be very simple and could have a positive impact on the noise level. If it isn't the grill causing that turbulent noise it may just be a bad low quality fan design that they have used.Quote

17-10-2014, 11:54:50

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Modzy View Post
This this is the first PSU I've really liked the aesthetics look of since this old PSU which was launched back in 06.

Effeciancy aside, Tom do you think that the fan noise is down to the ugle press cut fan grill? Do you think if you where to cut out that grill and install a higher grill like this one that would fix the noise?

It seems like making doing this mod would be very simple and could have a positive impact on the noise level. If it isn't the grill causing that turbulent noise it may just be a bad low quality fan design that they have used.
Its motor noise as well dude - I think its just a poor fan IMHOQuote

17-10-2014, 11:58:20

TPC
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Its motor noise as well dude - I think its just a poor fan IMHO
it is indeed a cheapo fan:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/S...es/in_fan1.jpgQuote

17-10-2014, 11:59:14

Modzy
Hmm well that sucks I was hoping to replace my now ageing OCZ PSU with this nice white one. But I may hold off for a 2nd revision of this.

*Thanks for that image TPC. It really is a cheapo fan. Looks like it's even pure dc voltage controlled not even a 3pin thermal or pwm.

I would have been happy to pay even $50 more if it had a better fan design. I'm still running this old thing. It's power Isn't bad but the red lighting clashes badly with my case theme & It's horrid rubber flat cables are the worse design I've ever seen. Only reason I've got it is it was a prize I won at a LAN event.Quote
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