We would like to thank Fractal Design for supplying the review sample.
Fractal Design named their high-end PSU line after English physicist and mathematician Isaac Newton, the most influential scientist of the 17th-century. We already reviewed the strongest member of this series with 1000 W capacity and were left quite satisfied by its performance. Today, we will evaluate the middle member of the line with 800 W capacity. Like the other two Newton units, it is 80 Plus Platinum certified. Fractal Design also espouses their Newton series of PSUs to be the ultimate choice for demanding high-end gaming computers and ultra-quiet media PCs, and their appearance is clear proof of Fractal Design’s commitment to infusing innovative components with contemporary Scandinavian design—their products are of general, nice designs, and the white model of the Newton line, the Newton R3 1000W White, actually looks awesome.
The key features of the R3 800 W, which we will test today, include its 80 Plus Platinum efficiency we already mentioned, single +12V rail, semi-modular cabling design, the Japanese bulk capacitors its APFC converter utilizes, and the semi-passive operation for zero noise output at lower loads. The same PSU also delivers its fully rated wattage continuously at up to 50 °C intake temperature, and Fractal Design says its life expectancy to reach 100,000 hours because of its platform and ball-bearing fan. Combine the above with Fractal's five year warranty, and you can easily tell that this product will put your mind to rest for a long time if you decide to buy it. Most high-end PSUs may be expensive as hell, but are, on the other hand, supported by hefty warranties, so most are money well spent considering your PSU is one of the very few PC components in no need of frequent upgrades, and that for years on end.