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giraffen
11-13-2007, 08:54 AM
Nosfer@tu has sent me a NorthQ Giant Reactor 1000 WATT PSU, and I will do a review of it. I have the rig to do some real life load testing on it. So here we go.
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By giraffen (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/giraffen), shot with Caplio R6 (http://profile.imageshack.us/camerabuy.php?model=Caplio+R6&make=RICOH) at 2007-11-06
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By giraffen (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/giraffen), shot with Caplio R6 (http://profile.imageshack.us/camerabuy.php?model=Caplio+R6&make=RICOH) at 2007-11-06
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By Giraffen (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/Giraffen)

Specifications :

+3.3v : 25A
+5v : 30A
+12v1 : 35A
+12v2 : 35A
-5v : -
-12v : 0.3A
+5Vsb : 3A

+3.3V and +5V combined load must not exceed 200W

Noise Level:

12 - 17dB at load up to 400Watt
17 - 25dB at load between 400 - 800Watt
+25dB at 1000Watt load

Cable configuration:

1 x 24/20pin ATX cable
1 x 8pin detachable motherboard extension cable (4pin+4pin)
4 x 6pin PCi-express cable (Quad SLi capability)
8 x S-ATA plug on 2 cables (4 on each cable)
8 x Molex plug on 2 cables (4 on each cable)
1 x Floppy plug on 1 cable (1 on molex rail)

A total of 8 cables from Power Supply

Key info :

Extreme EPS12V 1000Watt PSU
Active PFC
24-pin ATX extension (backward compatible with 20pin)
135mm fan installed
Fan speed control function inside
Full cable sleeving and black connectors
8 * S-ATA lines
4 * 75Watt PCI-Express line for Quad SLi
Black coated case and black FAN grill
Dimension:150*86*160mm(W*H*L)
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By Giraffen (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/Giraffen)

The load messured on the hole of the PSU is between 425-720W, during my benching.
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/2272/rimg0017wp3.jpg
By giraffen (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/giraffen), shot with Caplio R6 (http://profile.imageshack.us/camerabuy.php?model=Caplio+R6&make=RICOH) at 2007-11-06

Measured 12 Volt, it is stable as a rock. Between 12,05-12,07 Volt Very impressive
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By giraffen (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/giraffen), shot with Caplio R6 (http://profile.imageshack.us/camerabuy.php?model=Caplio+R6&make=RICOH) at 2007-11-06

And 5V line here, Between 5,11-5,14Volt
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By giraffen (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/giraffen), shot with Caplio R6 (http://profile.imageshack.us/camerabuy.php?model=Caplio+R6&make=RICOH) at 2007-11-06
as you se I have a tangmeter (is that the english word ? :)) but you need to seperate each different volt line, 3.3, 5.5 and 12 volt lines before you can use it. And that would be QUITE a task. So I dident find the use for it this time :(

Conclusion:
It is a very power full PSU. Cable length is long enough for a tower cabinet. And noise….. I didn’t hear it. The price is about 165€. I think it´s a Really good buy for people who have a power full system, but dont want to pay 200+ Euro :D

For more specs http://www.northq.com/products/powersupply/nq4775-1000.html

Nosfer@tu
11-13-2007, 09:57 AM
I like your first user review :D

And XS users, If you have questions, suggestions or want my mate Giraffen to test somthing fell free to ask :D

Thx giraffen

Oliver
11-13-2007, 10:10 AM
Looks good champ and do you remember what i said about the cpu ;).

Best Regards.