Performance (40% of the final score) - this shouldn't be too hard. This unit came into testing at 80 Plus Gold and left doing Platinum in all tests. No deduction there. Voltage regulation was a remarkable 0.53% average in the hot box... I do have to take a half point there for being on the wrong side of the line for mythic level. But it's still excellent. Finally, the ripple control was nothing short of excellent itself, so no points come off there, either. 9.5.
Functionality (20% of the final score) - no Bergs... awesome! Huge manual with lots of info. Lots of accessories. A semi fanless mode. Fully modular. You know, I can't think of one complaint... except for the main ATX. Ribbon style still hurts it there, I think, when it comes to functionality. The ribboned ATX is a mite stiff on this unit. I'll dock half a point for that and stop there. 9.5.
Value (20% of the final score) - you're looking at a $119.99 bill to get this thing at Newegg right now. I don't know where you find a bill with such a weird value on it, but that's not my problem, is it? Competition? Well, there ain't a lot of it. Athena Power has an 800W I have my doubts about for the same price. It's bigger, physically. Not modular. Unknown 80 Plus standing. No, I think the only competition at all is the Silverstone SX600-G. Which is $134.99 at Newegg. Mmmm... yeeeeeaaaaaaah. I'm just going to have to go ahead and drop a 10 right here.
Build Quality (20% of the final score) - another 10 for a well deserving unit. I saw no issues to score on here.
If you've somehow made it to the end of this review, need a good SFX unit, and are still wondering if you should buy one of these; let me make this real easy for you: YES!!!
managed Platinum efficiency
near mythic voltage regulation
excellent ripple control
fantastic build quality
7 year warranty
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