Tuniq Ensemble 1200W Reviewpaulktreg - June 30, 2008
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The first thing that grabs your attention is its size. This power supply is a monster at 8.66in (220mm) long, that's nearly 3.0in (75mm) longer than the ATX12V specification. Coupled with the fact that this power supply is non-modular and there are a lot of cables, I would strongly recommend that this unit is used in larger cases, not only because of its size but also problems with cable management.
The power supply is a fairly standard dark grey/gunmetal color with chrome metal grilles over both fans. Yes, this power supply has two fans, a large 140mm fan to draw the air in and an 80mm fan on the rear panel, along with the power inlet and mains on/off switch, to draw the warm air out. One of the side panels sports a fairly standard specification label, the top includes a label explaining the fan delay off feature, which I'll cover later, and that's it as far as logos and labelling. Because of all the cables leaving this power supply, the manufacturer designed it with two grommeted exit ports.
With a multitude of cables and connectors, you can probably appreciate why they leave the power supply via two ports. The photograph on the right shows the adapters supplied with the unit. These include two 8-pin PCI-E to 6-pin PCI-E adaptor cables, two 4-pin molex splitter cables and one 4-pin molex to SATA power adaptor cable. The plus side is, of course, a connector for everything and it's very unlikely you will find yourself short when you install the Ensemble.
Let's have a look inside the unit. The large 140mm fan is a 12VDC 0.33A model by Globe, and in conjunction with the 80mm rear panel mounted fan, should provide adequate cooling. The fan speed monitor signal is fed through with the cable loom so it can be plugged into the motherboard and monitored.
My first impression of the inside is of a tidy, well made unit. The main heatsink is multi-finned, which leads to a more efficient design with better heat dissipation. The electrolytic capacitors in this unit are made by Rubycon and Teapo and a quick look on the Internet tells me they are good quality and Japanese origin as stated.
Photograph below illustrating the multitude of cables exiting via the two grommeted ports, all held neatly together with cable ties.