Super Flower Leadex Platinum 1200W Review

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At this very low price-point one would expect the design of the Leadex, either in terms of the packaging or the power supply itself, to suffer a little to hit that target. As it is we think that it's fine enough for the job, and whilst it wont win any awards (what power supplies do?) it looks very nice and Super Flower have committed to the white colour scheme wholeheartedly. 

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There are plenty of cables in the box, with all of your needs catered for. It is rather odd to see the GPU power having one blue and one red end. Any harmony achieved by utilising a white PSU in your white system is somewhat destroyed by a harlequin GPU power input arrangement.

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The clear plastic ends that facilitate the lighting come as a surprise when you first take them out of the packaging but it becomes obvious the moment you turn it on as to the reasoning. It's a very flash feature and one we like a lot. It looks the business we're sure you'll agree.

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17-10-2014, 09:15:28

Master&Puppet
Nice review Tom. I was excited when I saw this; white, LEDs, platinum and that price! Shame it didn't quite live up to the expectations it put upon itself but that price is still awesome.

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17-10-2014, 11:49:35

Modzy
This is the first PSU I've really liked the aesthetics look of since this old PSU which was launched back in 06.

Effeciancy aside, Tom do you think that the fan noise is down to the ugle press cut fan grill? Do you think if you where to cut out that grill and install a higher grill like this one that would fix the noise?

It seems like making doing this mod would be very simple and could have a positive impact on the noise level. If it isn't the grill causing that turbulent noise it may just be a bad low quality fan design that they have used.Quote

17-10-2014, 11:54:50

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Modzy View Post
This this is the first PSU I've really liked the aesthetics look of since this old PSU which was launched back in 06.

Effeciancy aside, Tom do you think that the fan noise is down to the ugle press cut fan grill? Do you think if you where to cut out that grill and install a higher grill like this one that would fix the noise?

It seems like making doing this mod would be very simple and could have a positive impact on the noise level. If it isn't the grill causing that turbulent noise it may just be a bad low quality fan design that they have used.
Its motor noise as well dude - I think its just a poor fan IMHOQuote

17-10-2014, 11:58:20

TPC
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Its motor noise as well dude - I think its just a poor fan IMHO
it is indeed a cheapo fan:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/S...es/in_fan1.jpgQuote

17-10-2014, 11:59:14

Modzy
Hmm well that sucks I was hoping to replace my now ageing OCZ PSU with this nice white one. But I may hold off for a 2nd revision of this.

*Thanks for that image TPC. It really is a cheapo fan. Looks like it's even pure dc voltage controlled not even a 3pin thermal or pwm.

I would have been happy to pay even $50 more if it had a better fan design. I'm still running this old thing. It's power Isn't bad but the red lighting clashes badly with my case theme & It's horrid rubber flat cables are the worse design I've ever seen. Only reason I've got it is it was a prize I won at a LAN event.Quote
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