OCZ Fatal1ty 1000W Red Gaming Power Supply Review

Fatality 1000W front

OCZ has been a trusted computing brand for many years, and although they've recently begun evolving rapidly to chase markets where they might regain a higher level of profitability such as SSDs, and dropping lower profit sectors like RAM, their power supply lineup is as strong as ever.  OCZ is another of many manufacturers to adopt a gaming line under the "Fatal1ty" name, much as athletes are used to market a variety of products to project an image of quality and a winning philosophy.

OCZ's Take

Features

Pros don't just play games, pros win games!
Dedicated to delivering premium power solutions, OCZ’s latest PSU was co-developed with twelve-time world champion Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel to meet the specific needs of fellow gamers in performance, stability, and ease of integration to reduce system downtime.

Built for Gamers
The OCZ Fatal1ty 1000W PSU sports a gaming-ready look with a sleek design, clean connectors, and a glowing red LED fan. With a high build quality using 100% Japanese capacitors and a powerful single +12V rail, this PSU is capable of delivering 1000W of continuous power at 50°C ideal for a demanding multi-GPU gaming rig.

Efficient Performance
With 80-PLUS Gold certification and powered by a large 140mm thermally-controlled fan to reduce heat in your case, maintain ultimate stability and silence during the most intense gaming sessions by eliminating distracting noises from your PC.

Premium Modular Cabling System
Featuring individually-sleeved modular cables, the Fatal1ty Series eliminates unnecessary wire clutter for a cleaner overall presentation and superior airflow in high end systems that are packed with components.

Leading Warranty and Support
The Fatal1ty 1000W Series comes backed by a 5-Year warranty for the ultimate peace of mind.

 

Specs

  • Continuous 1000W output at 50°C

  • Built with 100% Japanese low ESR 105°C capacitors

  • Single +12V rail

  • Temperature and load controlled 140mm double ball-bearing fan with Red LED

  • 80-Plus Gold certified for up to 90% efficiency (typical load)

  • Individually sleeved modular cables

  • Active Power Factor Correction (PFC)

  • ErP compliant for low power usage in standby

  • Heavy-duty protection circuitry

  • Dimensions: 150mm(W) x 86mm(H) x 180mm(L)

  • MTBF: 100,000 Hours

  • 5-Year Warranty

Connectors

  • 1 x 20+4-pin ATX

  • 2 x 4+4-pin ESP/12V CPU

  • 6 x 6+2-pin PCIe

  • 8 x 4-pin Peripheral

  • 12 x 5-pin SATA

  • 2 x Floppy

All descriptions, features, and specs courtesty of OCZ Technology's Website.

 


Packaging

The packaging comes in an aggressive red/black color scheme with a shaded silouhette of Fatal1ty shadowing one side.  The 80-Plus Gold certification is prominently displayed, and the specs and features displayed on the box.  It's not too often that we find something particularly noteworthy about the box or packaging, but OCZ has packaged the power supply in a draw-string back which gives a premium product a premium feel right out of the box.  Ontop of that, a velcro-closed pouch neatly holds all of the modular cables in a similar fashion that we see in Cooler Master's Silent Pro Hybrid series.  In addition to the cables and the PSU itself, the box opens up to a user's manual, a baggie of small black zip-ties, and a heavy-gauge power cable.

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