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OCZ 1000W Fatal1ty Series power Supply

OCZ Fata1ty 1000WThank God we have companies like OCZ and many others that is dedicated to giving the consumer what they want. We have reviewed many of OCZ’s power supplies over the years and have yet to be disappointed. Today, we got a hold of their newest power unit which does boast 1000 watts of available power but that is not the only good point of this new beast. Besides all the numbers we will be talking about in the review, the cables themselves are what we like.

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OCZ Fata1ty 1000W

OCZ Fata1ty 1000WThank God we have companies like OCZ and many others that is dedicated to giving the consumer what they want. We have reviewed many of OCZ’s power supplies over the years and have yet to be disappointed. Today, we got a hold of their newest power unit which does boast 1000 watts of available power but that is not the only good point of this new beast. Besides all the numbers we will be talking about in the review, the cables themselves are what we like. 

Introduction to the OCZ 1000W Fatal1ty Series Power Supply

When isn’t a 1000 watt power supply not a 1000 watt power supply? The answer is pretty simple it is when manufacturers skip out on the high quality components needed for such a power supply. Also, when the same manufacturer skips out on the necessary cooling to satisfy such a power supply. Many companies believe throwing 1000W watts on a box is all it takes to get some people to buy their products. And unfortunately a lot of people fall for this.

Thank God we have companies like OCZ and many others that is dedicated to giving the consumer what they want. We have reviewed many of OCZ’s power supplies over the years and have yet to be disappointed. Today, we got a hold of their newest power unit which does boast 1000 watts of available power but that is not the only good point of this new beast. Besides all the numbers we will be talking about in the review, the cables themselves are what we like.

Specifications

  • Continuous 1000W output at 50°C
  • Built with 100% Japanese low ESR 105°C capacitors
  • Single +12V rail
  • Temperature and load controlled 140mm double ball-bearing fan with Red LED
  • 80-Plus Gold certified for up to 90% efficiency (typical load)
  • Individually sleeved modular cables
  • Active Power Factor Correction (PFC)
  • ErP compliant for low power usage in standby
  • Heavy-duty protection circuitry
  • Dimensions: 150mm(W) x 86mm(H) x 180mm(L)
  • MTBF: 100,000 Hours
  • 5-Year Warranty

Features

Pros don’t just play games, pros win games!
Dedicated to delivering premium power solutions, OCZ’s latest PSU was co-developed with twelve-time world champion Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel to meet the specific needs of fellow gamers in performance, stability, and ease of integration to reduce system downtime.

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Built for Gamers
The OCZ Fatal1ty 1000W PSU sports a gaming-ready look with a sleek design, clean connectors, and a glowing red LED fan. With a high build quality using 100% Japanese capacitors and a powerful single +12V rail, this PSU is capable of delivering 1000W of continuous power at 50°C ideal for a demanding multi-GPU gaming rig.

Efficient Performance
With 80-PLUS Gold certification and powered by a large 140mm thermally-controlled fan to reduce heat in your case, maintain ultimate stability and silence during the most intense gaming sessions by eliminating distracting noises from your PC.

Premium Modular Cabling System
Featuring individually-sleeved modular cables, the Fatal1ty Series eliminates unnecessary wire clutter for a cleaner overall presentation and superior airflow in high end systems that are packed with components.

Leading Warranty and Support
The Fatal1ty 1000W Series comes backed by a 5-Year warranty for the ultimate peace of mind.

Closer look

The new OCZ Fatal1ty 1000W monster is quite the looker with its all black dressing. Not falling for all the shifting in different color power supplies this unit means true to the black models we see matching more of the cases on the market. The unit measures just over 7” in length making it longer than the average power supply.

The unit boasts a lot of numbers that we love to see in a power house meant to power the elitist of gaming rigs. We all know by now that it carries 1000W of continuous power but what we have not mentioned is it also carries an 80PLUS Gold efficiency rating. Yes, this behemoth can operate 90% operating efficiency on load. And most of this power is operated through a single 12v rail.

To cool the internals and help maintain the Gold rating, the Fatal1ty uses a red glowing 140mm cooling fan. The red color plays into the heart of the gamers and enthusiasts that often embed their systems with lighted fans. OCZ gives no numbers on the fan except that it is a dual ball bearing unit and that is it thermally controlled.

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Each of the long sides of the unit is a black and red themed sticker with a partial image of Johnathan ‘Fatal1ty’ Wendel and the Fatal1ty logo. This is something that some may like and other may not. Too each his own with that feature.

The rear of unit is pretty typical as the unit uses honeycomb openings to allow for heat to pass through.

The side of interest is the side that will be hidden inside the system. The Fatal1ty power supply is mostly modular but not completely. The main cables of the unit (ATX, EPS and two 6+2 PCIe extensions) are one with the unit. The rest of the cables legs use the red connectors to make contact with the PSU.

One thing many of us have done or had someone do for us is sleeve the individual wires of the cables or our power supplies. Or if that was not the case, we look to companies that offer pre-sleeved extensions. In the case of this PSU that is an added feature. No need to fork out $20 – $120 to get this done. All the sleeving is done is black matching the unit itself. A little hint to OCZ offer some red extensions as well.

Cable Connections

20/4 Pin ATX

4+4 Pin AUX

4 Pin Molex

SATA

6 Pin PCIe

6+2 Pin PCIe

Floppy

Enermax Revolution87+ 1000W

1

2

8

12

6

1

Test Hardware:
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 Deluxe
Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz @ 1.35v
Ram: Patriot Sector 5 1333 8GB (2x4GB) Dual Channel (9-9-9-24)
Video Card: Dual Radeon HD 5870
HDD: Hitachi 1TB
Power: OCZ Fatal1ty 1000W
Case: Open air
Cooling: Thermaltake FrioOCK

Results

We know that testing a power supply on a loaded system is not the very best way to do so, but you can not overlook real world testing. Other sites have methods that use thousands of dollars in equipment to provide them greater detail. We have a trusty digital multimeter. Those sites and the methods they use should be the true means of determining how good a power supply really is; however, we feel that showing you how it performs under real world conditions is also a valid measure of its performance.

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Conclusion

The OCZ 1000W Fatal1ty delivers just what it advertises when used in our real world system setup. During the testing phase we saw the numbers of the individual rails stay well within suitable levels and not one time did we see a drop out in power. And when it comes to rails many will like the idea of having a single 12v rail to deliver power to all the important peripherals in the system.

Aesthetically speaking we can say the power supply not an eye-sore at all even with the red glow of the fan brighten up the inside of the case. Black is definitely the common color of interior of cases today and the combination of black and red is often the theme many of us use to build a new box. And with that being said this power supply is a perfect fit.

All the numbers advertised to sell this unit is great and the visual aspects are all great and well worth the asking price of the unit but what is really new here are the individually sleeved cables. Looking through many of the threads on forums of case mods and system builds, individually sleeved cables is the in thing now. But doing this can be expensive and very time consuming. In this case OCZ has done it for you.

Speaking of pricing, we show many retailers offering it from $210 to $240 and that is before a $20 mail-in rebate. There is tough competition in this range, many great power supplies. But none offer the individual sleeving out the box.

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