While premium kilowatt power supplies may garner much of the attention and buzz in the marketplace, it is the more affordable, mid-range units that quietly bring in the profits. After all, most consumers aren’t well-heeled enough to consistently spend hundreds of dollars on components for a system that can cost thousands. You don’t really need the most leet gaming rig out there to play Call of Duty, let’s face it.
We’ve also noted a general trend for improved power efficiency, to offer better power supplies to consumers that are more frugal, saving money and better for the environment at the same time. 80PLUS Bronze used to the be the standard, but that’s now the minimum we can expect from modern power supplies. 80PLUS Gold is certainly preferred, but we don’t want to spend a fortune in the process. And that’s where the In Win Commander III 600W might offer a solution.
The Commander III comes with a unique military-themed design named for the famous Desert Fox moniker that started in WW2 attributed to German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and then again resurfaced decades later during the Iraqi war in the late 1990’s.
While this unit isn’t a behemoth like some we’ve seen of late, the Commander III 600W is 80PLUS Gold certified and comes with a price of $105. Seems pretty good so far, so let’s take a closer look at this In Win power supply and see how it fares.