Summary: I have been impressed by components in the past, but I was unfamiliar with their power supplies prior to this review. While I knew they were able to produce nice drive enclosures and CPU coolers, I wasn't convinced that their expertise was going to carry over to power supplies. The Mach-1 1000W power supply proved me wrong, and convinced me that Kingwin should be taken seriously in this market, too.
Pros: » Solid performance, » Voltage regulation is very good, » 80 PLUS Bronze certified, » Modular cables (with illuminated threaded connections), » Definitely a different look than most power supplies
Cons: » Six 12V rails?, » Ripple suppression could be better, » Connector design raises concerns about damage and longevity, » MTBF of 100,000 hours at just 25C, but rated for 1000W at 50C
Summary: The Mach 1 line of power supplies are currently available in wattages ranging from; 520 to 1220. I'll be reviewing the Kingwin Mach 1 1220W Power Supply which has more than enough power, even for hardcore computer systems. This PSU performs very well, has a unique modular design, and a quiet blue LED 140mm fan. It's just what the doctor ordered for a hardcore multiple video card setup! Watch the video to find out more...
Excerpt: These days, for a power supply company to be competitive, there's gotta be a 1kW or up model in there somewhere. Kingwin recently joined the party by bringing in their Mach 1 series of units, which tops out with a 1.2kW monster. Today I'm having a look at the second most powerful in the line, the 1000W model.
Conclusion: The efficiency of a power supply is largely dependant upon the quality of components inside. Power supplies that are not meant for heavy duty applications can be built with lesser quality parts and still perform as expected for a very long time. Likewise, you will find that lower quality units will not make very efficient use of utility power and can cost you more in the long-run, especially as energy bills continue to rise.
Conclusion: The Mach 1 800 Watt modular power supply is not just another pretty face. This power supply has been designed to handle today's top builds and still have the flexibility to grow with you into tomorrows technologies. I just cant say enough about how attractive the finished build looks even with tree windows to show every nook and cranny. Our test build was unable to put a noticeable dent in any of the rails despite the addition of nearly every accessory in the shop on...
Conclusion: The 1000W Kingwin Mach 1 is a very stable power supply with some of the best performing rails we’ve witnessed. As well as this, it also has very good PF ratings – again, some of the best we’ve seen. However, the Kingwin isn’t just about raw performance; in the noise department (an ever-growing importance for enthusiasts), it’s near silent – Mulnaz – and is sure not to be heard over the whirring from other fans installed in any system.