Reviews and Problems with Fractal Design Newton R3
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This is a BEAST
Trent H., Newegg
29 June 2015
Pros: This thing comes with an awesome pouch to hold all the extra plugs, its efficient, runs incredibly cool, and its powerful and its silent. It isn't overwhelmingly large and fits nicely the way it should.
Cons: some of the plugs don't easily fit through the grommeted holes on the Fractal Define R5 and took some force and finesse.
Summary: I also bought a tower from these guys and that too was very impressive, these Fractal guys are my new favorite company.
Pros: Top quality power supply. Reducing noise pollution in my office is very important to me and this PS is silent so far (but I haven't given it the test of time yet) and it's the highest quality PS I've used so far. It's modular and allows you to easily connect new cables to it to suit your needs, t...
Summary: No issue with this one. Took about 15 minutes to open up my case, remove the old one, put in the new one, and hook up all the cables ALL WHILE EATING A PEANUT BUTTER AND HONEY SANDWICH IN MY OTHER HAND. NO LIE.
Summary: I never heard about Fractal's stuff until Tek Syndicate did a few videos on their stuff. Really good stuff. As far as ordering things from anything online, there are risks. What I like to do is pop out my cell phone and just record the initial opening of the thing so I never have to worry about...
Pros: - Cables and Accessories that came with it. The roll up pouch thing works a lot better than the messy one that came with the Corsair HX750. - Long cables for bottom mount (I had a Corsair 300R and Fractal Design Define R4 which both are "ATX Mid Towers" and the cords with the Corsair HX750 could ...
Cons: - Ships from USA to Canada (if you're in Canada), so it takes a bit longer and costs more for things like express shipping.
Summary: It's a great company. Everything they make is solid. This PSU was no exception. i was pulling over 800 watts on a gold PSU and switch to this one. It dropped down to 714- 720. I would buy one again if the need was there.
Pros: Super efficient Lots of power Modular USA based tech support
Cons: Not enough peripheral molex connectors for my rig. Had to cut a SATA one and make my own for 2 extra 4 pin connectors
Summary: The color of this supply is PURE white - no hint of ivory or off-white so it may not match your case exactly (unless you buy Fractal Design, I'm guessing).
Pros: Beautiful design, and seemingly solid construction. Very compact and will fight in tight spaces.
Cons: My system was shutting down within 2 seconds of being powered on. The PSU was so pretty (and expensive) that I didn't suspect it initially. When I DID begin to suspect it, a multimeter test on all hot pins showed normal voltages. I checked and re-checked for any grounding conditions that might be...
Summary: I always believed Corsair was nothing else than a name while other companies like Fractal Design and EVGA are producing power supplies cheaper and better. This PS is the perfect example. a similar product with a Corsair sticker will cost you 250$.
Pros: -Price (200$ on sale), -80plus Platinum, -Able to power two 290x OC with a lot of components (3 HDD + 8 fans + a fan controller), -Design by a case maker (cable are the right length), -White
Summary: I'm going for a quiet PC setup and this PSU works so perfectly in my Fractal Design Define Mini Case. It is many times quieter than my previous name-brand 600W PSU that this replaced. The fan on my previous name-brand PSU was louder than all my case fans and CPU fan combined.
Summary: The process of building a computer from parts ordered online is a learning experience that can be most appreciated by someone who has time to spend on the trivial pursuit of computer knowledge and a working computer to use during the progression.
Pros: No complaints on the operation when it is working. Arching occurred from the first power up.
Cons: Arching occurs at point of AC cord insertion when pressure is applied to seat cord. Fear total failure. Return authorization requires payment of shipping cost ($20+) and with no power supply to replace this unit I would be stuck with $1200 worth of parts and no computer so keeping for now. Cannot...