Chieftec Polaris 1050 W Review 2

Chieftec Polaris 1050 W Review

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Introduction

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We would like to thank Chieftec for supplying the review sample.


I already reviewed the Polaris model with 750 W maximum power output, so when Chieftec offered me the 1050 W version, I was curious what more is on offer besides increased power output. The OEM remains High Power. To be more specific, Chieftec used the High Power HP1-H1050GD-F14C model as a base for the Polaris 1050 unit. This platform focuses on a high performance per dollar ratio rather than pure performance. On the 80 PLUS scale, the Polaris 1050 is rated as Gold, while Cybenetics gave it its Platinum efficiency and Cybenetics Standard S++ noise ratings, the latter of which denotes 30–35 dBA average noise output.

This is a fully modular PSU with enough connectors to deliver its power smoothly. Moreover, it uses a fluid dynamic bearing fan, which has the short warranty look odd. Most manufacturers provide at least five years, some even ten or twelve, as with the Seasonic Prime models, while Chieftec only offers two years for all their PSU models. At €125 including VAT, pricing is reasonable at least. The downside is that you won't find any Chieftec products in the US, which is a shame since the aggressive pricing schemes would make their products a good option for users in need of a strong power supply.

Specifications

Chieftec Polaris 1050W
Features & Specifications
Max. DC Output1050 W
PFCActive PFC
Efficiency (230V)80 PLUS Gold, Cybenetics Platinum (91%–93%)
NoiseCybenetics Standard+ (35–40 dBA)
ModularYes (fully)
Intel C6/C7 Power State SupportYes
Operating Temperature0–50 °C
ProtectionsOver Voltage Protection
Under Voltage Protection
Over Power Protection
Over Temperature Protection
Over Current Protection
Short Circuit Protection
Cooling135mm fluid dynamic bearing fan
(Globe Fan S1352512HH)
Semi-Passive OperationYes
Dimensions (W x H x D)150 x 85 x 160 mm
Weight1.89 kg (4.17 lb)
ComplianceATX12V v2.53, EPS 2.92
Warranty2 years
Price at Time of Review (excl. VAT)€106
Chieftec Polaris 1050W
Power Specifications
Rail3.3 V5 V12 V5 VSB-12 V
Max. Power22 A22 A87.5 A3 A0.3 A
120 W1050 W15 W3.6 W
Total Max. Power1050 W
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