OCZ sent us their latest Fatal1ty 1000W power supply. The fact that the manufacturer has worked together with Jonathan 'Fatal1ty' Wendell, once known as the #1 gamer in the world, indicates what the intended target audience is for this PSU. OCZ wanted to combine a unique look with high-end performance. Whether they succeeded, we're about to find out.
Let's start with how this modular power supply looks. You immediately notice the individually sleeved wires, which must have been kind of labour intensive during the production process. The large 14 cm fans lights up red when it's on, which will look nice with the various gamer-oriented red/black motherboards.
The 1000-watt power supply has an 80 Plus Gold certification and is more than 90 percent efficient. The PSU works according to the single rail principle, which is ideal for overclockers. The 12V connectors can supply a maximum of 83A, which means that the PSU is able to supply its maximum capacity continuously at 12V. With the power supply you get 8 molex and 12 SATA connectors, for graphics cards you get six 6/8-pin connectors which is enough for three high-end graphics cards. With a weight of 2.63 kg the OCZ power supply is heavier than average, and its price of around £160 is higher than the norm as well. That can be blamed on Mr Fatal1ty and the labour-intensive sleeving. However, compared to other 1000E 80 Plus Gold power supplies OCZ isn't extremely far off.
The most important question we haven't addressed yet, and that is how it performs.