Fractal Design Integra R2 750W PSU Review

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"More power, more modular and more lights" has apparently become the latest mantra to govern the design and differentiation of the most fundamental part of a PC, that's the power supply for those of you whom I've already managed to lose.  However, Fractal Design has marched to a somewhat different beat with the Integra R2.  Geared toward the high efficiency builder who is concerned with power consumption as well as space conservation, the biggest selling point of the Integra R2 is the surprisingly short 140mm depth.  To put that in more tangible terms, while still putting out a hearty 750 watts and being given the 80 Bronze certification, the Integra R2 is a full two centimeters (~1 inch) shorter than the 620W Antec High Current Gamer and the 750W Scythe Chouriki 2, and four centimeters shorter than the 1000W OCZ Fatal1ty; all while maintaining the quiet dignity of a product not filled to the brim with tacky-colored LEDs.  

Overview


Fractal Design Integra R2 Series power supply units (PSUs) provide stable power at an entry-level price. The Integra R2 is a great choice for medium-performance gaming computers and workstations.

The visual appearance of Integra R2 Series PSUs is proof of Fractal Design’s commitment to providing innovative computer components infused with stylish, elegant, contemporary Scandinavian design.

The key features

  • 80PLUS® Bronze
  • Silent, temperature controlled fan
  • Impressive protection suite
  • Extremely compact case

 

80 PLUS® Bronze certified efficiency
Integra R2 PSUs meet the 80 PLUS® Bronze specification for providing power with an efficiency that is typical of PSUS with much higher price points. Additionally, because Integra R2 PSUs generate less heat, they provide power at lower fan speeds, which results in reduced noise levels.

 

Excellent Electrical Performance
Fractal Design Integra R2 Series PSUs feature excellent DC voltage regulation and ripple suppression: they can deliver their full-rated wattage continuously even with an intake temperature as high as 40°C.

 

Compliant with the latest standards
Integra R2 PSUs are compliant with the latest PC PSU standard: ATX12V 2.31.

 

Extremely short 140 mm case
Integra R2 PSUs are only 140mm long, which accommodates the smallest ATX-compatible computer cases on the market.

 

Silent, temperature-controlled 120mm fan
Generally, larger fans move more air with less noise than smaller fans: Integra R2 Series PSUs are equipped with a large, low speed, temperature controlled 120mm fan, which keeps noise level down.

 

Extra-long ATX12V cable
Integra R2 PSUs are equipped with a 650mm long 12V ("P4") connector cable, which accommodates bottom-mounted-PSU computer cases.

 

Computer protection
Integra R2 PSUs feature an impressive suit of computer protection, including: Over Power Protection, Over Voltage Protection, Short Circuit Protection, Under Voltage Protection and Over Current Protection.


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Specifications


 

Wattage range

  • 500-750W

80PLUS® Certification

  • Bronze

Modular cables

  • No

Fan type

  • 120mm sleeve bearing

Maximum operating temperature at full load

  • 40°C

Semi-passive operation

  • No

Capacitors

  • Taiwanese

Colors Available

  • Black

Case dimensions - W x H x D (mm)

  • 150 x 86 x 140

Life expectancy (MTBF)

  • 100,000 hours at full load

PSU specification compliance

  • ATX 2.31

Package dimensions - W x H x D (mm)

  • 187 x 158 x 165mm

Warranty

  • 3 Years

Power Specification

500W

650W

750W

AC Input

Voltage

100-240V AC

Frequency

50-60 Hz

Current (115V/230V)

10A/5A

DC Output

3.3V

24A

5V

15A

20A

3.3V and 5V combined

120W

150W

12V1

25A

30A

30A

12V2

20A

22A

30A

12V Combined

444W

576W

672W

-12V

0.3A

5V Standby (+5Vsb)

3A

Total Power

500W

650W

750W

Cable configuration

Connector type

Quantity

 

500W

650W

750W

ATX 20+4 pins

1

ATX12V/EPS12V 4+4 pins

1

PCI-E 6+2 pins

1

2

4

SATA

5

6

Peripheral

2

Floppy

1

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Packaging and Included Accessories


 

Fractal Design Integra R2 750W Box Front

Fractal Design Integra R2 750W Box Side 1  Fractal Design Integra R2 750W Box Side 2

There is really only one way to describe the packaging of the Integra R2: sleek.  The contrast of a mostly black box with the icy-blue and white text gives one the urge to just pick up the box and turn it over in their hands.  If you take a closer look at the logo and text at the top of the front panel, you'll notice that it's ghost-mirrored onto the darker portion.  Both the top and front of the box show every side of the power supply unit, the left panel lists the features in six different languages, the back lists the features in English and the right side shows images of all the connectors on the power, lists their quantities and their respective voltages and amperages.  The one item I found odd about the packaging has to do with the images of the power supply on the front and top.  This particular powers supply is the 750W model, whereas the power supplies shown on the packaging are labeled as 650W and 500W units.

Contained in the box with the power supply come the usual fare:  a user manual, mounting screws, AC power cord, a velcro cable tie and plastic zip-ties.

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