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Kingwin 1220W Mach 1

Posted June 18, 2009 by Jake in Cases & PSU







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by Jake
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Gone are the days of the no-name power supply housed in the cliche grey box, featuring cables no longer than your forearm and sounding like an air conditioner on its last legs. Thankfully, consumers have wisened up to the importance of protecting their computer with some quality components, not the least of which is the power supply. Modern power supplies come in a smorgasboard of models and makes, wattages and colours, with manufacturers now offering a wide selection of choices to discerning users forking out some of their hard-earned money. And with systems typically consuming more and more power with each generation, the once-lowly power supply now occupies a critical place in a computer system.

To that end, manufacturers have responded to increased demand of quality power supplies for enlightened consumers. As with most products, the power supply market is increasingly competitve, and there are countless choices available. But not all units are created equal, and finding one that provides stable power, runs quietly, looks good, and offers good value for your hard-earned dollar…….now that is a challenge.

This brings us to our topic of today and a power supply we’ll be examining. The Kingwin 1220W Mach 1 is a unit that’s marketed for enthusiasts (particularly gamers), has a price tag to beat several top name-brand competitors, and sports some nice features including pin-coded modular cabling and LED lighting. Certainly looks promising, so let’s get down to business and juice up this unit.

Thanks go to our friends at Kingwin for supplying the review sample.

Kingwin was founded in 1992 with a mission to produce quality accessories, solutions, and options for its customers. Its main categories include: external/internal storage solutions, power supplies and thermal solutions. As one of the top producers of high quality, DIY computer accessories, Kingwin is poised to lead today’s market. Kingwin works in conjunction with both impressive PC functionality and user individuality. Kingwin enclosures and mobile rack solutions also continue to be the first choice among consumers world wide. Just as impressive are the high performance Kingwin power supplies which are now certified by Nvidia SLI, 80Plus and have received recognition & awards worldwide. The most recent "Mach 1 Modular Series" continues to sweep the gaming market by storm. In addition to the retailer channel, Kingwin has also gained great success among distributors, OEM customers, system integrators, and VARs.



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