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Fractal Design Integra R2 750W Review

The Fractal Design Integra R2 750W is shipped in a diminutive box with an image of the product on the front.
Inside, is a manual, a regional specific power cable, cable ties and mounting screws.
We were disappointed to see the power supply laying loose in the box, only protected inside a single layer of bubblewrap. We noticed a little rattling sound from the unit and opened it up to check.
We found that the fan inside the unit was broken on one corner, as shown above. Part of the plastic edge was floating around inside the power supply although the fan was working perfectly.

The outer box itself was not damaged, but Fractal Design clearly need to look at protecting their power supplies more substantially inside the box. An end user would have to invalidate their warranty to remove the offending plastic from the power supply. Not much room in the box for foam, but Fractal could make the box slightly bigger to accommodate better protection.
Sadly none of the cables are the flat ribbon style, but sleeved. This makes life a little more difficult when routing cables in a new system build, especially if the case has little space between the motherboard tray and the side door.

The ATX cable is 510mm long, and the EPS12V cable is 680mm long. The PCIe cables are 520mm + 75 mm long. SATA cables are 580mm and 380mm long.
cable fraying
The image above shows a defect in the cable sleeving. We found three of these little flaws in various places on the cables, which is disappointing. So far, not so good.

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