Tisonic Mega Power ATX-460-1024DF PSU ReviewFormer staff writer - April 20, 2004
TestingTo test the PSU I gathered up every device I could possibly stuff into my case. On top of the system specs below I had 3x120mm fans, 5x80mm SilenX fans, One TT Smart fan2, and three optical drives (little overkill heh). To check the voltages I used a Multimeter this gives a much more accurate readout over software based programs like MBM5. To load the PSU I ran prime95, and folding while watching a DVD, burning a CD, transferring files, and finished it off with a run of 3DMark2k1.
- Intel Pentium 4 3.0C @ 3.750GHz
- Abit IC7-MAX3
- 1GB PMI 3200-1024DP Turbo Memory (Review)
- Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
- WD 120GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive
- ATI 9800Pro 420/365
| 12 Volt
Well the results speak for themselves. During testing none of the rails ever went under there rated output. I was really impressed how well the Tisonic held up under testing.
ConclusionWith a street price of around 55.00 US, I was quite impressed with the Tisonic PSU. What you get for such a low price is astonishing, with specs and features rivaling server market PSU’s. The only thing I didn’t like about the Tisonic was the rainbow of colors used for the cable sleeving, but this is my personal opinion and many people shown the PSU loved the different colors. With today’s power hungry CPU’s and video cards a high quality PSU is a must and the Tisonic defiantly fits the bill for not a lot of cash. If you’re looking for a new PSU on a budget or not I totally recommend the Tisonic Mega Power EPS ATX-460-1024DF.
- Thermally Controlled Fans
- Cable sleeving colors