Tuniq Miniplant 950W Reviewgotdamojo06 - June 4, 2008
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What is there to say about the Tuniq Miniplant? This power supply boasts a bundle of great features and lives up to its name. When I thought of Miniplant, the first thing that comes to mind is a power plant, which you could associate with this power supply in a few different ways. The first way is obvious, the power supply is rated to deliver a very large amount of power to the components that are inside of your computer. Another way that is similar to a power plant is how efficiently the power supply was able to deliver the power over the many different rails that are inside the unit, including the four 12V rails. The third way that I associated the Miniplant with a power plant is because of all the safety features that are included with this power supply, which are very similar to a power plant, where safety comes first. The fact that the power supply does not come with an LED fan may seem like a negative, however, at night those LED fans can get quite annoying and, to me, take away from the overall good looks of a powersupply. They make it look cheaper than it really is. I was pleased to see that the Miniplant came with a 3-year warranty, which adds a certain amount of value to the unit. The Miniplant comes with a very large price tag that could be hard to justify, however this power supply was able to deliver decent performance for what I could test with. When added in with the warranty I believe that it would be worth the price. As for SLI Ready I could not located this PSU anywhere on Nvidia's site as a recommended PSU for SLI setups.
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Update, Tuniq has just informed us that the Miniplant is now both SLI Certified for use with 2 8800 Ultra's and is now 80 plus certified. These two additions add to the features list for your consideration.
- Sleek design and coloring
- Silent fan
- No LED fan
- 3-year warranty
- Safety features
- Non-modular design