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In Win Commander III 600 W Review

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In Win Commander III 600W Features & Specs
Max. DC Output600W
Efficiency80 PLUS Gold
Operating temperature0°C - 50°C
ProtectionsOver Voltage Protection
Under Voltage Protection
Over Current Protection
Over Power Protection
Short Circuit Protection
Cooling135 mm Double Ball-Bearing Fan
Dimensions150 mm (W) x 86 mm (H) x 160 mm (D)
Weight2.01 kg
ComplianceATX12V v2.31, EPS 2.92
Warranty5 years
MSRP price at time of review (exc. VAT)$109

Efficiency is Gold and its operating temperature range is quite large given the PSU can deliver its maximum output at up to 50°C. The unit has all protection features except for OTP (Over Temperature Protection), which we don't like since OTP is essential to every PSU.

The fan has a 135 mm diameter and uses double-ball bearings for increased longevity. It is provided by Adda, so its quality is high enough. The footprint of the PSU is normal for an ATX compliant PSU since it is 160 mm long. This means that you won't have any compatibility problems with most cases available on the market. Finally, its warranty is long with five years; a clear indication that the new Commanders belongs to the high-end category. Its MSRP price is higher than we would like, but its retail price will probably be lower.

In Win Commander III 600W Power Specs
Max. Power24A24A25A25A25A25A3A0.3A
Total Max. Power600W

There are four +12V rails with high OCP trigger points for the medium-capacity category, which is pretty convenient for contemporary systems. The minor rails are strong enough to meet the needs of any system, and the 5VSB rail is a little stronger than the average.

Cables & Connectors, Power Distribution

Native Cables
ATX connector (550mm)20+4 pin
4+4 pin EPS12V/ATX12V (650mm)1
6+2 pin PCIe (550mm+150mm)2
Modular Cables
6+2 pin PCIe (500mm+150mm)2
SATA (500mm+150mm+150mm)9
4 pin Molex (510mm+150mm+150mm) / FDD(+150mm)3 / 1

A fair amount of cables and connectors equip the unit; that is, for a 600 W unit. Included are, amongst others, four PCIe connectors. We usually only find two PCIe connectors at this power range, which would only allow for a single high-end VGA to be attached. Thankfully, In Win didn't adhere to the norm by enhancing the small Commander III's usability with an additional two PCIe connectors, something many users will highly appreciate.

The length of all cables is sufficient, and the distance amongst all connectors is adequate. The native EPS and all PCIe connectors also use 16AWG wires. The same applies to the +12V wires of the ATX connector. All other wires are of 18AWG size.

Power Distribution
12V1Peripheral (Modular), ATX
12V2EPS (Native)
12V3PCIe1, PCIe2 (Native)
12V4PCIe3, PCIe4 (Modular)

Power distribution is good since the single EPS connector is fed by a dedicated rail, and each pair of PCIe connectors uses its own +12V rail. Nothing more to ask for here.
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