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Friday, 18 February 2011 00:00

Club 3D CSP-X1000CB (1000W) PSU tested - 5. Conclusion

Written by Sanjin Rados
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Preview: Take the power back

If many graphics card manufacturers haven't started selling motherboards, PSUs, projectors and other equipment, we'd be surprised at seeing Club 3D launching PSU series. It might've been wiser if the company jumped in the PSU market earlier, but better late than never. A brief internet search reveals that the PSU market currently boasts at least hundred 1000W models and many brands, but something tells us that this number was much lower up until one year ago.

Club 3D CSP-X1000CB PSU is 80 Plus Bronze certified, which means this is one quality piece of hardware. If you're looking to purchase an 80 Plus Certified PSU, then the offer isn't as rich. We've seen that there are around 30 models of 80 Plus Bronze certified PSUs currently available in Europe.

Club 3D CSP-X1000CB is available at €141 here, which means that it's similarly priced to the rest of 1000W units. Club 3D obviously thought the entire thing out and offers six models in its series -- from 400W to 1000W. The PSUs are neatly color coded by packaging and fans - 1000W units come with blue fans and are recommended for triple-VGA setups (be careful here, as Nvidia and AMD are recommending 1200W PSU for three GTX 580 cards or for three HD 6970 cards), 850W and 700W have green fans and are recommended for dual-VGA setups whereas 600W and 400W ones have yellow fans and are recommended for single graphics setups.

Many users prefer modular PSUs and Club 3D responded by offering modular 750W, 800W and 1000W units. The 135mm fan found on the CSP-X1000CB is pretty quiet and you probably won't even notice it, especially when using high end graphics cards.

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