Friday, June 19th 2009

Scythe Announces Kamariki 4 Series Power Supplies

Scythe Europe hereby officially announces the supply of the in-house developed Kamariki 4 Power Supply series. The early stage production samples were first displayed at this year’s CeBit in Hannover, Germany and gathered a lot of attention of visitors and press representatives.

The Kamariki series is entering the next level as the 4th version and is now available for the worldwide market. In Japan, Scythe is one of the market-leading brands for High-End Power Supplies and Cooling Components for many years where the essential experience and know-how is coming in which were gathered successfully over these years. Kamariki 4 PSU is available in a Plug-in (modular) version with detachable power cables for more convenience and also available in a standard version with non-detachable power cables. For better usability, 45 to 55 cm long cables are wrapped by robust and flexible mesh. Each version is available in 450, 550, and 650W models. In order to comply with market demands and the GreenIT movement, Scythe Kamariki 4 PSU Series are fully conform to 80Plus Standards (20/50/100% system load).

Original Scythe Kaze Jyu 100 mm fan is used to assure efficient cooling which was already implemented in successful CPU Cooler, such as Kama Cross, Mine and Katana 2. In order to achieve the silent operation of the Kamariki 4 PSU, the fan speed was optimized and adjusted to perfection. Even under conditions of full load, the Power Supply keeps a low noise level of 20,7 dBA (450 W), 23 dBA (450 W) 25,6 dBA (650 W). Furthermore it is possible to connect up to 3 case fans to the integrated Intelligent Fan Cable Connecter which will then adjust the fan speed according to the load of the Power Supply, and therefore improve the airflow inside PC Case when it is required.

Scythe Kamariki 4 Power Supplies are available immediately for the following MSRP:

Kamariki 4 450 W Plug-in: 63,00 EUR (excluding VAT) / US$ 85.00 (excluding TAX)
Kamariki 4 550 W Plug-in: 72,00 EUR (excluding VAT) / US$ 97.00 (excluding TAX)
Kamariki 4 650 W Plug-in: 87,00 EUR (excluding VAT) / US$ 117.00 (excluding TAX)
Kamariki 4 450 W: 50,00 EUR (excluding VAT) / US$ 67.50 (excluding TAX)
Kamariki 4 550 W: 63,00 EUR (excluding VAT) / US$ 85.00 (excluding TAX)
Kamariki 4 650 W: 77,00 EUR (excluding VAT) / US$ 105.00 (excluding TAX)

Products' details

Model Name & Model Number:
Kamariki 4 450 W Plug-in Power Supply (KMRK4-P-450A)
Kamariki 4 550 W Plug-in Power Supply (KMRK4-P-550A)
Kamariki 4 650 W Plug-in Power Supply (KMRK4-P-650A)
Kamariki 4 450 W Power Supply (KMRK4-450A)
Kamariki 4 550 W Power Supply (KMRK4-550A)
Kamariki 4 650 W Power Supply (KMRK4-650A)



Dimensions: 150 × 160 × 86 mm / 5.91 × 6.3 × 3.39 in (W×D×H)

Cooling: Scythe Kaze Jyu 100 mm Fan
  • max. 1,350 rpm (450 W)
  • max. 1,500 rpm (550 W)
  • max. 1,700 rpm (650 W)
Noise Level:
8.4 – 20.7 dBA (450 W)
8.4 – 23.0 dBA (550 W)
9.2 – 25.6 dBA (650 W)

Cable Lengths: 45 – 55 cm Mesh-Type cables

Connectors:
450 W Version: 1 x ATX Main, 1 x EPS 12V, 1 x PCI-Express, 2 Floppy, 6 x Drives (4-pin Molex), 6 x Serial ATA, 3 x Fan

550 W, 650 W Version: 1 x ATX Main, 1 x EPS 12V, 1 x PCI-Express, 2 Floppy, 6 x Drives (4-pin Molex), 8 x Serial ATA, 3 x Fan

Efficiency: 80% at 20/50/100% system load

Protection: Over Current, Over Voltage, Short Circuit

Standards: ATX 12V Version 2.3, EPS 12V

Weight: 2.2 kg / 77.6 oz (w/o accessory)
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8 Comments on Scythe Announces Kamariki 4 Series Power Supplies

#1
Cheeseball
Oh wow, those look pretty sleek. :o
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#2
Mistral
Wuuuuu, I like shiny stuff... And that doesn't look like a bad price either...

Is it just me or do the images of the 550 W and 650 W show 2 PCI-E connectors, whilst the text states they only have 1?
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#3
twicksisted
650w only Bwah... i want a 10000 watter :D

(edit: yes that was a joke)
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#4
OnBoard
Nice prices (edit: oh modular, was 10€ more). The 650W model has two 12V rails with 25A each, sweet. Angled sata connectors too, good. Manual picture also shows 750W, so that's coming later I assume.

Want to see a review of these.
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#5
Blacksniper87
looks pretty awesome, good to see some new players in the field. It should mean the big boys lower prices or at least start innovating.
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#6
NastyHabits
by: btarunr
Furthermore it is possible to connect up to 3 case fans to the integrated Intelligent Fan Cable Connecter which will then adjust the fan speed according to the load of the Power Supply, and therefore improve the airflow inside PC Case when it is required.
Interesting idea. I just wonder if you can still somehow monitor their speeds.
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#7
BumbleBee
their first 3 power supplies were manufactured by Topower so I guess it's safe to assume these are too.
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#8
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: NastyHabits
Interesting idea. I just wonder if you can still somehow monitor their speeds.
I don't think that's possible, as with controlling their speeds. The PSU needs a serial or USB connection to the system, and special software installed to allow monitoring/control. On the flip-side, if the PSU's pre-programmed fan speed management is poorly done, users will have to bear with constantly altering fan noise levels, which is very distracting.
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