Tagan Turbojet 1100w Quad SLI PSU

Introduction & Packaging

Introduction

It seems like only yesterday a 350w power supply was more than enough to power your high end pc. Since then a lot has happened in the world of computers, and power consumption has shot through the roof. People looking for the ultimate gaming machine have been turning to dual graphics card solutions such as SLI and Crossfire and realising that their generic 500w unit no longer has the grunt to power their systems.

Then came along the real power supply killer - Quad SLI. Released back in March 2006, Quad SLI combined 4 high-end graphics cards for the ultimate gaming experience. Due to the sheer power consumption of this new technology and the fact that it required 4 PCI-E power connectors, no power supply on the market at the time was able to reliably power the cards.

Today I'll be taking a look at one of very few Quad SLI certified units available on the market - the Tagan Turbojet 1100w TG1100-U95.


Packaging

For the most part, power supplies that have passed through the Overclock3D labs have been packaged in some form of cardboard box printed with funky graphics. However, this time round the Tagan Turbojet provides us with a new talking point - a leather suitcase!

Tagan Turbojet Sleeve Tagan Turbojet Sleeve

Wrapped around the suitcase is a black cardboard sleeve printed with a picture of a stealth fighter jet. The front of the sleeve gives some basic information about the unit including: 36 month guarantee, RoHS compliance and the units output of 1100w. The sides of the sleeve give more detailed information about the unit including the types of connectors and the units power distribution across its 8 rails.

Tagan Turbojet Suitcase Tagan Turbojet Suitcase

The suitcase is a very nice touch from Tagan, although some may question its aesthetical appeal (brown isn't a great colour). An obvious plus point to having the Turbojet packaged in this way is that there is almost no chance of any damage to the unit during shipping due to the suitcases rigid construction.

The function of the suitcase after the contents have been removed is entirely up to the user. Tagan have even put a few pockets in the case just in case you'd like to use it to store tools or other components.

For those of us who have no use for the suitcase, you may be wondering if the money could have been better spent elsewhere. However, after speaking to a representative of Tagan, the cost of the suitcase is minimal and adds no overhead to the total price of the unit.

Tagan Turbojet Package Tagan Turbojet Packaging

The Turbojet is very tightly packaged into the suitcase which helps prevent the unit being damaged by any sudden movements during shipping. Both the unit and the connectors are contained within bubble wrap sleeves to further protect from knocks or scratches.

The contents of the package contains the following items:

1x Shielded power cable
1x Molex to floppy converter cable
4x SATA to Molex converters
4x Velcro cable ties
4x ATX case screws
1x Tagan Turbojet manual
1x Tagan Turbojet PSU

As you can see, Tagan have added quite a few extra's not provided with other power supplies on the market. This is a nice touch considering how competitively priced this unit is compared against other manufacturers.

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Most Recent Comments

22-08-2006, 10:41:14

Hyper
Another good review as usual Jim although I dont think I need Quad SLI just yet Quote

22-08-2006, 11:13:29

FarFarAway
Looks sweet as. These are solid as hell. Tempting but £200 puts it out of my range....for now Quote

22-08-2006, 12:23:12

FragTek
Wow! Now that's an uber nice psu. Great review jim, and very 1337 psu.

Good job as usual!Quote

22-08-2006, 12:39:51

mrapoc
THERES A BEAST Quote

22-08-2006, 12:46:40

NickS
Beastly PSU. I freakin LOVE topower shielding/sleeving. It's the sickest looking thing ever. Those round heatsinks are sick, too.Quote
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