The Powercolor Extreme Series 1000W is an impressive first foray into a new market and for those who love a sexy looking power supply, then we feel that you can’t really get a better looking unit than this right now. It is the ‘American Muscle Car’ of the PSU world.
They say beauty is only skin deep, however not in the case of the Powercolor Extreme Series 1000W which delivers efficiency above the required levels for 80 Plus Bronze Certification. It incorporates a very capable fan design, combining low noise levels with good airflow. It is only audible into the top 25% of its rated power output which can’t fail to impress.
The build quality is stellar with some of the highest quality cabling we have seen to date, everything is sleeved, and the main cable entering into the PSU is double sleeved with rubber for improved long term safety. The fact they have labelled each modular connector makes sure that even newbies don’t end up scratching their heads in confusion. Internally, Powercolor have used industrial grade 105c japanese capacitors which are sure to deliver stable, reliable power for many years.
Unfortunately right now, we don’t have any confirmed pricing information but we will keep you posted once it breaks. We would like to see this being released at around the £150-£170 inc vat price point to be truly competitive.
KitGuru says: A quality product from Powercolor and a good first indication that they can make this work … if they can maintain a similar high standard throughout their whole range.
UPDATE: 27th September: The first price to hit the net – $179.99 CAD