Kingwin Power Force 850 W

Kingwin Power Force 850 W

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Packaging


A small box with a not-so-fancy design protects the unit until it is put into your hands. The front sports a photo of the PSU's rear side with its modular panel and the native cables in the foreground. The unit's series is also highlighted with a large font on a silver background. We see two badges, one for the 80 Plus Bronze efficiency and one for the five-year warranty, in the bottom, right corner.


The rear of the box has a list with the unit's specifications and a brief description of its most notable features. Kingwin informs us that all cables are fully sleeved in order to avoid cable clutter and to, at the same time, allow for easier cable management. Well, that is one-hundred percent true.


On one of the two sides is another feature list that includes all available connectors, something very useful to users that haven't decided which PSU to buy by reading a review of the unit, since they have to depend on the information provided by the unit's packaging. Another thing that caught our attention is the unit's ErP 2013 compliance, which means that this unit consumes less than 0.5 W in standby.

Contents


Upon opening the box, we were surprised to find that the PSU's top isn't protected by a sheet of packing foam; instead, only the bottom of the box is protected by a not-so-thick piece of foam. Well, this is not good, especially if the box has to master a tough ride until it reaches its owner. The PSU is also wrapped in a plastic bag to avoid any accidental scratches.


Besides the user's manual, the bundle includes a set of fixing bolts for chassis mounting, an AC power cord, and a pouch that holds all modular cables. The pouch is a nice feature since some users may not use all provided modular cables, so a readily available means to store leftover cables is definitely nice.

Exterior


The PF-850 features a black-coating finish of decent quality, but it is, unfortunately, a fingerprint magnet, and while this is may be of no concern to a regular user, it is a nightmare for us reviewers. At the front, we meet a honeycomb mesh, which allows the hot air to easily get out of the unit's internals, and next to the AC receptacle is a useful on/off rocker switch. The specifications label is installed on one of the two sides, and the modular panel and its native cables are part of the unit's rear side. The cable exit-hole features a plastic grommet to protect the few native wires this unit has.
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