TAGAN i-Xeye 420w PSU
Posted by: Rchiileea on: 09.11.2004 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
Model no TG420-U02
Today I have the Latest offering from Tagan the i-Xeye 420w PSU, those of you in the community already know about Taganís quality and reliability, for those of you that donít read the report of a PSU round up HERE. Anyway more to the point letís get on with the review.†
In the box†
Opening the box I was greeted by the manual and a PCI-Express cable as well as the main unit itself, also included was Taganís usual accessories. Which include cable ties power lead Ect, Moving on to the PSU you could clearly see the i-Xeye window through the bubble rap lets get it all out of the box and take a closer look.
Taking the PSU out of the box I was pleased to find the unit in flawless condition without damage, you could also clearly see the push pull setups of the fans. Some might say this setup restricts airflow as there is no under belly fan, but †Tagan would ask you why when they can just remove the fan and put a larger heatsink in, less fans less noise. I also liked the rubber lid over the power switch, now at first this confused me a bit I thought why? Well once you try to press the power switch it makes you realize its there to prevent accidental switching as it makes it slightly difficult[ to flick the switch in a good way.†
Taking a look at the window section you can clearly see the i-Xeye logo as well as the large Heatsink inside, Also the light reactive X is protected by a film to avoid damage.†
The Cables pictured above are what you would normally expect on a modern PSU with included SATA connectors. All the cables had plenty of length and would easily fit it any size case, the PSU also included a Grounding cable which Tagan suggest mounting under the motherboard mounts to provide a better loop, thus creating less noise. When you have a look at the organization of the other leads wellÖ to explain lets look at ATX board cable. That comes in a smart 2 sections, here look.
As you can see this is a great idea this enables both 20 pin and 24 pin ATX connections without the need for a clunky adaptor, this is a excellent way of catering for all people. Another thing I liked was the 4 pin connector for the Cpu power. This also was smart as it served 2 functions a 4 pin as well as a 8pin using the same method as the board power here take a look.
You have got to love the setup options on these cables, simple yet very effective. Also Included in the connections were a sleeved HDD/VGA cable that prevents interference and noise affecting the cable, as well as the PCI-Express power cable. Even down to the nifty little Velcro cable ties.
Taking this PSU excellent features aside, Tagan have also added the nice touch with the PSU mains cable
Yes it really is that thin and yes that really is braiding you can see inside the rubber outer, now thatís what you call attention to detail. Before I move on and install the Power supply here are the specs.