As if the 520W Absolute Power wasn’t enough, I now have my hands on a 600W version. I was hoping that the extra 80 watts might give me better voltage stability, especially since most of the extra juice is on the 12V rails (20A/20A instead of 18A/18A.)
SUPPLIED BY: Kingwin
PRODUCT: Kingwin Absolute Power 600W
PROD LINK: Kingwin’s current offerings.
Price is at time of testing!
But as soon as I opened the box I realized I was going to continue to run into issues and may be disappointed, once again, at Kingwin’s power supply offerings.
The first thing I noticed is the label. On the 520 there was a maximum combined wattage rating of 240W for the +3.3V, +5V and +12V rails is rated at 456W. I had mistakenly put 64W for the maximum wattage rating of the combined +12V,-5V and +5VSB. But this time around I was looking at the label and realized the math isn’t right. Add those three rails up and the total is 24.6W. It’s not unusual for the label to reflect a maximum combined rating that’s less than the individual rails added up; but if you add 24.6W and 456W, that’s only 480.6W!
|Kingwin Absolute Power 600W – DC Output|
|Max Combined Watts||263W||360W||9.6W||2.5W||12.5W|
Let’s do the same equation with the “600W”. Maximum combined wattage for the +3.3V, +5V, +12 rails is 506W. The other rails are the same as they are on the 520W. That only accounts for 530.6W. So before there was only 40W unaccounted for. Now I’m missing almost 70W!
Not only do we have a math issue, but when I look inside each of the two units I found that every component was exactly the same in both!
I get all of the same cables with the 600W that I got with the 520W. Although they are very nicely sleeved, the quantities they give me are really odd. I have way too many 4-pin Molexes (9) and not enough SATA (2.)
|Kingwin Absolute Power 600W – Cabling|
|Type of connector||# of Connectors|
|2 x 3 PCI-e||2|
|8-pin Xeon/EPS connector||1|
|2 x 2 12V connectors||1|
|6-pin Xeon/AUX connector||0|
|5.25″ Drive connectors||9|
|3.5″ Drive connectors||2|
|SATA Drive power connectors||2|
|Fan only connectors (thermostatically controlled 12V only)||0|
The cables included with the Absolute Power are very nicely sleeved.