Fractal Design Integra R2 750W PSU Review

Fractal Integra R2 - Final Thoughts



Straying away from the flashy glamour of power supplies intended for gaming rigs has given the Integra R2 over to those who desire more quiet dignity from their machine, both aesthetically and acoustically.  The black on white with sublte gold highlights and reletively small stature give the air of a stlyish, yet stalwart component that will provide consistent service without any ruckus. The cabling was easy enough to work with, and the provided velcro strap was certainly a boon when it came time to deal with the left-overs.  As mentioned above, the only concern I had was with the CPU ATX cable length, but that was most likely due to the overall crampedness of the case and limited direct routing options.  


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As far prices go, the Integra R2 is a bargain for the power it's putting out.  Framing the picture at 750W power supplies with 80 Plus Bronze certifications, the absolute cheapest power supply you can get is $70 (which I absolutely would not recommend), and the Integra R2 rings in at about $80 USD.  The primary competitors are Corsair's CX750, which is an inch longer and lacks 6+2 PCI-e connectors or Thermaltake's TR2 RX 750W which again is longer, but packs extra 6+2-pin PCI-e connectors, and both are $10 more expensive. In the +$10 bracket, there are alot of options, but if you're looking for clean aesthetics, quiet operation, and/or a profile that's gone on a diet for HTPC or LAN builds, we think the Integra R2 would be a choice you'd be very happy with, and represents one of the better values out there for its featureset.


Kings' Verdict:

To put it quite simply, the Integra R2 is a fine power supply for a fair price that would fit just as well in a high-performance build as it would in an HTPC.  It delivers 750W with 80 Plus Bronze efficiency in a length that's almost an inch shorter than the competition.  Clean looks, near-silent operation, and a competitive price make it a winner in our book.


The Good


The Bad

  • Compact Size
  • 80% Efficient
  • Virtually Silent 
  • Dual 6+2 PCI-e connectors
  • Plenty of essential cables
  • Fair Price
  • Nothing we think is fair to ding this for outside of aesthetics which are based upon personal preference

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