Reviews - Diablotek RPM-1050 1050W
  (By OklahomaWolf on Sat, May-08-2010)

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Welcome to today's review, my wonderful Internet friends.
Today I'm trying something different. Will you like it? It depends.
I like to try new things once in a while, when it comes to reviewing time.
For this review, what I thought I would do, is write the whole thing in rhyme.

It's been some time since the last review where I wrote about a unit that's cheap.
Most supplies we get, instead of explosions and death, will usually put you to sleep.
Most units do well, most units pass testing, most units give no reason to cursey.
Companies know when it comes to this show, we torture our stuff with no mercy.

The Diablotek box, as pictured above, is merely a decorative sleeve.
Over the box proper, a simplistic design, something elegant to achieve.
Not much is up there to brag about, if the above picture is indication.
Some connector counts and a load spec table is the extent of the box information.

Here is the box with the sleeve removed and a yellow "Diablotek" displayed.
I certainly hope that it's well packed in there, else I will be dismayed.

Now the box is open, we can look inside, and we can plainly see...
Well packed in foam with a little window this Diablotek power supply be.

Contents unpacked and spread out on the table, this is what comes with this beast:
A power cord, some screws, and a manual... but that's not all at this feast.
Diablotek threw in some zip ties too, something I do like to see.
I just hope that this power supply is worthy itself of accessories that impress me.

Here is the manual, a creation of glossy paper, on which is casually printed...
Installation instructions and connector details with which this unit was minted.
There are a few warnings, one of which says this power supply contains sharp edges.
Nearby we can see, a three year warranty, is another of the manual's pledges.

But another warning, which one can barely read, in my picture right above,
Is a statement that frankly is quite absurd... it's one that I cannot love.
It says that you must not touch the frame of your computer each time you open your case.
What follows next is lunacy, words I can hardly face.
It says that you could fry a component or two, within your beloved box.
Static discharge, it seems to say, is a big problem... it's a curse, it's a pox!
To this I respond, you need not worry... the manual's a bit overstated.
If they did their job right, inside out of sight, is a ground to the box... makes it safeted.

Of course, later on, we'll have to find out if that ground is really in there.
I cannot find on the unit itself many safety approvals to share.
CB, Check, FCC, CE and RoHS.
But no UL approval is on the label, this could become a big mess.

A tasteful matte black and orange color scheme is how this unit is dressed.
You folks know me, I love that matte black, to me that color looks best.

This is the grille where the hot air comes out, and through it we can get a look...
At some heatpipe goodness located inside - this may help the unit not cook.
Rare is the unit that carries heatpipes, this could become a great function.
But Zalman I think has this patented... for this they may want an injunction.

That red switch you see is an interesting thing, something that is now rare.
This tells you that the unit located inside lacks PFC, it just isn't there.
The switch acts as a voltage doubler - that's why it has two vocations,
For 115V and 230V, y'all would select this based on your locations.

The fan from straight on is colored bright orange, and one has to admit he don't mind this.
It looks pretty good against the matte black, and it certainly ain't givin' me fits.

I'll show you the side, in greater detail, as you can see right here.
The styling of this unit is really something - the fact that I like it is clear.

Here is the back, where the cables come out, and things are looking weird.
Two cable exits can clearly be seen, making me stroke my nonexistent beard.
What could have possessed them to split these up so, I now find myself asking.
Seems one is for peripheral cables only, helping your cable management tasking.

Now we come to the label itself, on which the load specs are given.
It's really lacking important details, and now I'm being crazy driven.
No combined 12V rating or 3.3/5 is printed on this thing.
In choosing my loads for the testing part, I must guess how badly to sting.

It really makes me nervous to find that there is so much missing info,
But I'll do my best to get full power... we'll see just how high this will go.
I must confess that my hopes are not high - this unit is really light.
In battling the SunMoon, I really don't think this unit will put up much fight.

Diablotek RPM-1050

+3.3V +5V +12V1 +12V2 -12V +5VSB
30A 35A 39A 39A 0.5A 3A
Max Power 1050W

Here are the cables, all stretched out in front, and now you're going to laugh.
The wire gauge is small, 20 gauge, way too small to let much juice down their path.
This fact, along with the weight of the unit and the missing info from the label...
Makes me pretty sure the load testing phase will get as interesting as it is able.

Type of connector: Diablotek RPM-1050
ATX connector (445mm) 20+4 pin
8 pin EPS12V (450mm) 1
4 pin ATX12V connector (+150mm) 1
6 pin PCIe (430mm) 3
6+2 pin PCIe (+150mm) 3
SATA (400mm+150mm+150mm) 9
5.25" Drive (390mm+150mm+150mm) 9
3.5" Drive (+150mm) 2
Unit Dimensions(L x W x H)
185mm x 150mm x 86mm

I hear you asking in demanding voices which 12 volt rail goes where.
Well, good folks, I didn't say for a reason - the unit doesn't care.
With no way to tell by the wires themselves from which 12 volt line they hail,
I opened it up and saw that in truth this supply only has the one rail.


 

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