It is the day before the day before Christmas, as I write this here Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1kW review. I figured you guys might like to have something to read while you open presents, fling food at the dog, fight the inlaws, play hackey sack with Christmas tree ornaments, or whatever else y'all get yourselves into around this time of year.
We started looking at this series earlier this month when we found that the 650W model in this new series was basically unchanged when it came to performance, and the only real changes were functional in nature. With this unit, I expect more of the same.
Of course, the marketing remains the same. Seasonic is proud of their mythic level voltage regulation, and confident enough to promise it right on the box. There's also the rest of the usual marketing involving the fan, ripple, build quality, and efficiency. We've seen all this before, so we're just going to move on.
Just look at that dog over there, waiting for you to chuck mashed potatoes at him. We can't do that if we're stuck on these box pictures.
Sadly, we do have a few more of those pictures to get through. Like the 650W model, the box gives us an inaccurate count of the cables in the unit. There is no Berg adapter, as promised here, while the SATA 3.3 adapter is omitted.
But that's how things go when you're a power supply company. Sometimes you get a pile of retail boxes printed out, then you realize you forgot something. Happens all the time. No reason to wig out, like Brenda's mother over there after she found out you were taking her grandson to a public school.
More box pictures reveal more power supply specifications. These are identical to the original Prime 1kW unit, as I am not surprised to find out.
Opening up yonder box, we find things inside. Let me just get them out for you.
We have two manuals, a quick installation guide, an "enter and win" thingie, a bag of goodies, a power cord, a bag of power supply, and a bag of modular cables.
The manuals are the same as the 650W model in that no load specifications whatsoever are present and the cable data is as incorrect as the box. Most of the Prime specific manual is about marketing. I still think the last generation of documentation was better.
If this looks like the same shot of the goody bag as the 650W model, you are right. I saw no point to doing a separate shot for identical contents, so the 1kW model provided both. We have two stickers, a bag of screws, a heap of zip ties, the power supply tester that turns the unit on when plugged into the ATX, and some fancier cable ties.
As always, Seasonic throws in more than enough goodies to keep us happy. Not like Brenda's mom over there, who is now complaining because we gave that one ornament a good hackey sack kick at her face by "accident" and it turned out to be made of glass. It looked plastic from over here, okay? Tell me how we're failing our son now, woman.
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