akasa 1000w PowerMax PSU<
Posted by: Rchiileea on: 03.06.2008 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
Building a computer is something we see growing in the market and 66% of the time the PSU is overlooked, when it should not be. There are quite a few PSU brands out there so picking and choosing between them is not an easy task.
The Akasa PowerMax 1000W is one that should be on the mind when choosing a PSU, previously in my rig I had a OCZ GameXstream PSU, this performed very well and had solid rails, despite one major drawback since the review. The system was tweaked a bit and a second GTX added and the temperature controlled fan in the GameXstream suddenly became a jet engine. I kid you not! The loudest thing in my rig was the PSU and boy was it loud. But since changing to the Akasa PowerMax 1000W the noise levels have halved. Add to that the rails were pretty solid as well with minimal movement on the 3.3 and 5v readouts I am more than impressed. Quiet and excellent performance all rolled into one PSU.
The only downside in my eyes (if you can call it a downside) is i expect Akasa to be cheaper than over brands, something they have done well in the past but at time of writing I can see other 1000w PSUís in the same price band, not shabby makes either.
I mean donít get me wrong its not a downside as you get what you pay for, but I am used to seeing Akasa offer the same sort of power for slightly less cash. All in all though I still recommend this PSU.
- Near silent operation
- Steady voltage rails
- Plenty of connections
- Ran cool and fan noise kept low
- Well packaged
- Priced around the same as similar PSUís
- Would of preferred a single rail unit
Reality Check: Ignore my price grudge as the Akasa powermax clearly is a match for similar priced units. Itís a sold PSU with a bit of quietness added in.
Reviewed by R.Bowzer
Thanks to akasa for supplying the PSU