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Looks very tightly packed in there, and that old vacuum hose braiding is still annoyingly bright, but it does look good. A bit showy for my tastes, but it does look pretty well put together.
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Overall a pretty good PSU. The voltage regulation and the performance of the +12V at Advanced Transient response tests was good. Also its efficiency was pretty high (only at tests#1 it was a little low compared to other gold PSUs I have tested).

The only problem I spotted was the loose voltage regulation of 3.3V (although still in specs) at test#6 and the bad performance of the same rail at Advanced Transients.

Finally its fan does a pretty good job without making much noise.

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I was pretty impressed with the unit overall but oh man there are some soldering points on the main PCB that look horrid.
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The ugly looking soldering job near the center of the PCB justs holds one of the two heatsinks to its place, so it doesn't affect any components.
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The top of this shot looks a bit sloppy as well. Though pretty good all things considered.

That middle point just seems like a huge blemish on an overall, pretty good build.
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The top of this shot looks a bit sloppy as well.
I think you're just seeing the reflection off of the solder. The top looks very clean to me.
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I think you're just seeing the reflection off of the solder. The top looks very clean to me.
I wasn't thinkin about it, but that's possible.

It's not terrible, like I said, just a tad sloppy.
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