Greetings once again from the land of the power supply. Today, we're looking at a Rosewill unit, the Capstone 1000M. The last Rosewill unit we looked at was way back at the beginning of last year, when Rosewill brought out the Tachyon 1000.
Where previous Capstone units were fully hardwired, this one is modular. Definitely a welcome change... when units get up there in power capacity, it becomes essential in my mind to start making some of the cables modular. We'll have to see just how many cables got the treatment on this unit. But that's for later. Now, we have a box to take a look at.
There's not too much marketing to worry about on this unit, and it's all pretty standard stuff. The box applies to several models as well right down to 450W, so we have a whole line of modular Capstones to look forward to.
I see one thing I like already - the connector table on the box has a big line drawn through the floppy connector box for the 1kW model. Good. That connector needs to DIE. It's insanely easy to plug those in wrong, and I can't remember the last time I had a device that actually needed one. I don't see us going back to the days of AGP video cards with those connectors, let alone the floppy disc, do you?
It's time to unpack. Ah, good, a user guide. Let's look at that now.
That's about the most half-hearted user guide I've seen in a while. It's better than nothing, but they could have put some more effort into it.
Within the box, we have a power supply, power cord, zip ties, two sets of screws (one knurled), the user guide, and a bag of modular cables. I can't say I'm left wanting for more stuff.
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