Installation & Testing:
Now I hadn’t installed a Power Supply in sometime, so I was a bit anxious as to whether or not putting the thing in would go swimmingly. It did – Kingwin makes installation very straightforward, and I only had to plug in the harddrive’s modular cable to get my PC working right off the back. The cables are long enough so that I could easily plug everything in without much fuss.
Here are the specs from our test system.
Processor: Intel Core i7-920 2.66 GHZ 8M L3 Cache LGA1366
Motherboard: MSI X58 Pro Intel X58 Chipset CrossFire DDR3 Mainboard
Memory: 6GB (2GBx3) PC1333 DDR3 PC3 10666 Triple Channel Memory
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX280 1GB 16X PCI Express
Storage: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
Fans: Default Case Fans
Case: CoolerMaster Elite 310 Mid-Tower
For testing we’ll be using OCCT to stress test the system and log the changes in voltages. Here are the results from the OCCT stress test.
The results we got were very good, with the biggest ripple being 1.43% on the 3.3V, which is well within the 5% threshold we look for. The 12V was the most stable with only a .72% ripple.