We would like to thank Super Flower for supplying the review sample.
Super Flower units have for some years now been considered among the best in their categories, and the fresh Leadex platform has caused the incredibly experienced competition many headaches already. We had the chance to test a mid-capacity 750 W Leadex unit a while ago, and today, our Chroma loaders will put the strongest Platinum Leadex unit with 1200 W to the test so it can prove its worth. Its price definitely can't be called affordable since it is a high capacity Platinum unit, although it is still among the most affordable units in its category. The only and most significant downside of this unit is its limited availability since Super Flower hasn't established a retail presence in the States, and you will only find their products in a few select online stores in Europe. However, you can find re-branded SF products at a very good prices through several other companies (e.g. EVGA) that also offer their products in the States. It looks as though SF doesn't have the time or the facilities to meet the demand for their retail products, which would explain their limited availability, or they might have contracts that heavily restrict their retail presence in especially the US with those they supply.
The Leadex-1200 we will evaluate in this review is very high-end, and it wouldn't take us by surprise if the unit takes one of the top spots in our performance chart. It comes in two color schemes, black and white, and is 80 Plus Platinum certified, compatible with Haswell's sleep states, uses a fully modular cabling design with SF’s patented crystal-clear cube connectors, and allows users to pick one of two operation modes, normal and semi-passive, for either optimal cooling or less noise output. Every SF product we have tested so far managed to impress us, so we expect nothing less from the Leadex-1200 W.