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Kingwin Lazer Gold 1000W

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Posted May 9, 2010 by Jake in Cases & PSU

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The Kingwin Lazer Gold 1000W is a solid power supply that delivers very good features and performance and does it in style as well. Kingwin has improved upon the previous design in several areas, including aesthetics, length of cables, and even increased the warranty to 3 years now. The one downside that didn’t really improve, however, is the aesthetics. To be honest, this one is a step backward from the "regular" Lazer model which had the Crystal Cube Connectors not only light up, but able to do it in two different colours. That’s not to say this Lazer Gold is ugly, far from it, but it doesn’t quite have the pizazz as we previously saw in its sibling model.

From a functional standpoint, the Lazer Gold has excellent voltage regulation and very good efficiency, peaking at just over 90%. It also runs very quiet at lower loads, though when heavily loaded, the fan does ramp up and is mildly audible. This shouldn’t be an issue, however, as any graphics card fan will be far louder, so this power supply will essentially be quiet inside a case. As for heat, the unit stayed under control and moderately warm to the touch even when being tested under full load for an extended period of time.

A wide assortment of sleeved modular cables that support SLI/CrossFire setups and an easy-to-use connection design are also presented, and it’s great to see that Kingwin has finally lengthed the cables to about 23", making cable management in full tower cases a breeze.

There are very few 1000W power supplies on the market that are 80PLUS GOLD certified,
and with a price tag of only $230 USD, the Kingwin Lazer Gold costs considerably less than the competition, up to $70 at some retailers that we’ve seen. That is a significant difference, and the value can’t be ignored. Solid performance, sleek aesthetics, 80PLUS GOLD, and all at a great price, the Lazer Gold 1000W gets our recommendation.

Kingwin Lazer Gold 1000W

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