Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Akasa Power+ iQ 650W Power Supply

Akasa have made a good name for themselves in the computer PSU market with their PaxPower series. While Akasa mainly offer fans and other computer modding parts, their first entry in the PSU market was a success as the PaxPower units were not only powerful but also exceptionally silent. Akasa recently revised most of their units and increased the number of models they offer. Today we will take a look at one of their new units, the Power+ iQ P650FH 650W unit. It has four 12V lines and boasts a load of features. Through the review we will try to find out if this particular unit can live up to the Akasa’s hard earned reputation throughout enthusiast circles.

Manufacturer specifications

  • nVidia SLI certified
  • Full range 650W (710W peak) ATX 12V 2.01 & EPS 12V
  • 4 x 12V rails giving safe optimised power distribution
  • Dual PCIe connectors
  • 24 pins EPS connector with detachable 4-pins for ATX version
  • Active PFC with 96% efficiency
  • 80mm 2 ball bearing long life Sanyo Denki fan
  • Efficient twin fan cooling with ‘straight through air flow’ design
  • Built-in bronze heatsink enhancing heat dissipation
  • Anti corrosive satin black coating
  • UL 240VA safety approval
  • Full safety approvals and protection