Apevia Warlock 900W PSU ReviewSagittaria - April 6, 2008
I'm going to take a look at the innards of the Warlock; this is generally not advised to the average Joe. Opening a power supply will void your warranty, as seen in the picture below, and can give you a nasty shock from some of the large 200V+ filter capacitors (these can build up a charge, even when off). Opening up a power supply is generally pointless, unless you’re very experienced with these circuits, or want to determine quality, which I'll take a look at now. Components used, especially capacitors, tell a great deal about a power supply. If the manufacturer chooses to use a junk capacitor, then chances are, the unit reflects the characteristics of the parts used.
Again, I'll be losing the warranty on this unit by taking a peek.
After pulling it apart, I found that the capacitors in the Warlock appear to be a Matsushita, the parent company of Panasonic - quite respectable. I also wanted to point out the plastic shield over the fan, which will help airflow cycle in the case, through the heated components towards the rear outlet.
I plugged the PSU in and switched her on - I decided to leave the switch on automatic to show all the colors of the fan in a video. Again, the unit can switch from blue, red, green, auto, and off. The Warlock also has color memory; it will remember the color setting that was originally set, even when unplugged.
Nice! I think I have covered just about everything, so on to the installation!