OCZ FATAL1TY Series 1000 W 8

OCZ FATAL1TY Series 1000 W Review

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OCZ FTY1000W Features & Specs
Max. DC Output1000W
Efficiency80 PLUS Gold
Operating temperature0°C - 50°C
ProtectionsOver Voltage Protection
Under Voltage Protection
Over Current Protection
Over Power Protection
Short Circuit Protection
Cooling140 mm Double-Ball Bearing Fan
Dimensions150 mm (W) x 86 mm (H) x 180 mm (D)
Weight2.5 kg
ComplianceATX12V v2.30
Warranty5 years
Price at time of review (exc. VAT)$239.99
Efficiency is Gold but not yet verified by 80 Plus organization (at the time of the review at least). According to its manufacturer the PSU can deliver its full power even at 50°C and regarding its protections it is equipped only with the basic ones including OCP which is pretty much useless in single +12V rail units. The cooling fan has ball bearings, so it will last longer than a sleeve bearings one but it adds some extra bucks to the final price. As you can see from the respective row on the table above, the PSU has a large footprint with 180mm length and its weight is not small. Finally the warranty is set at five years and the price is stiff, since the individually sleeved cables don't come cheap.

OCZ FTY1000W Power Specs
Max. Power25A25A83A4A0.8A
Total Max. Power1000W
There is only one +12V rail which can deliver almost the full unit's power, something that will come in handy in a contemporary power hungry system with two or three high-end VGAs installed. The minor rails are quite strong, for today's needs and thankfully the same applies to the 5VSB rail, too, which can deliver up to 20W.

Cables & Connectors, Power Distribution

Native Cables
ATX connector (585mm)20+4 pin
4+4 pin EPS12V/ATX12V (585mm)1
6+2 pin PCIe (585mm)2
Modular Cables
4+4 pin EPS12V/ATX12V (585mm)1
6+2 pin PCIe (585mm)4
SATA (405mm+150mm+150mm+150mm)12
4 pin Molex (405mm+150mm+150mm+150mm)8
FDD Adapters (+100mm)2
As we already mentioned, all cables in this unit, fixed and modular, have individually-sleeved wires. This alone makes this PSU unique since up to date no other manufacturer has released something similar (only extra kits of indy-sleeved cables are available from Corsair and NZXT). The number of connectors is adequate for the capacity of the unit since it includes two EPS and six PCIe connectors with all being available at the same time. Also twelve SATA, eight peripheral and two FDD connectors complete the picture. The length of all cables is sufficient for most cases, however we would like to see a little longer EPS cables since these ones tend to cause compatibility problems in very large cases. Thankfully the distance between connectors is the recommended one at 150mm. Finally, all connectors use 18AWG wires, which are the correct ones according to ATX spec.

Since this PSU features a single +12V rail we do not have anything to comment about its power distribution.
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