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ABS Dark Beret 1000W

Posted November 26, 2009 by Jake in Cases & PSU







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by Jake
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The ABS Dark Beret 1000W is a power supply that delivers solid features and good performance when heavily loaded with a case full of power-hungry components.  From a feature standpoint, the accessories included in this package are well done, there is a great assortment of sleeved modular cables that support triple SLI/CrossFire setups, and an easy-to-use and colour-coded modular connection design is employed. 

From a functional standpoint, the Dark Beret 1000W boasts good voltage regulation, an 80 PLUS Bronze efficiency rating, and a quiet operation. The only detractions here are that the cable lengths could be slightly longer (particularly for the PCIe cables) and when heavily loaded the 12V rail measurements dropped a bit more than we’d prefer to see from a kilowatt unit.

That being said, however, perhaps the most attractive feature of the Dark Beret 1000W is its price: we found it online at Newegg for about $130 USD, which is an extremely good deal and is one of the least expensive kilowatt units you can find on the market. The Dark Beret 1000W is a good all-round power supply in an attractive package of features and functionality.  If you are on a tight budget but need a kilowatt power supply, the ABS Dark Beret 1000W should be on your shortlist.



ABS Dark Beret 1000W

Our thanks go to Rosewill and ABS for providing the Dark Beret 1000W for this review.



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