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Fractal Design Tesla R2 1000W PSU Review

The Fractal Tesla R2 1000W ships in a modest sized box with a couple of pictures of the power supply on the front, highlighted from various angles. The outer shell slides up exposing the white box underneath.
Not much protection inside, with the accessories floating loose beside the power supply, which is wrapped in a soft cover.
The box contains a user manual, a regional specific power plug and a container of plastic cable ties and mounting screws.
All of the cables are hardwired, which seems like a rather unusual decision, especially for a 1000W power supply. You will need a good case able to hide a plethora of cables if you want a neat, tidy build.

These cables are all sleeved, not the flat ribbon style which can make routing much easier. You will have your work cut out cable routing with the Tesla R2.

Cable Connectors
MB 20+4 pin x1
6+2 pin PCIe x6
4+4 pin EPS12V/ATX12V x1
4+4 EPS 12V/ATX12V x1
FDD x1

The power supply has six PCIe cables to cover a wide range of SLI and Crossfire gaming systems. We were a little surprised to see only 2 molex peripheral power plugs. The 12V P4 cable is 700mm long, suited to the biggest tower chassis on the market.

By comparison the Cooler Master V Series 1000W power supply which we reviewed earlier this week (Seasonic KM3 design) is equipped with 8x 6+2 pin PCI E power connectors and 4 Molex connectors.

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