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Apevia Warlock 900W PSU Review

Sagittaria    -   April 6, 2008


Installation:

Installing a PSU is pretty easy. Just pop it in and screw it down - or so I thought. After aligning it, I proceeded with screwing the Warlock in, only to find that I could not screw the right two thumb screws by hand. I took a screw driver to both, successfully forcing the bottom right screw in - the top, right screw, however, did not budge. I have never seen this before in all my years with computers; an unthreaded hole perhaps? I tried different screws, same results.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So I pulled out the unit again and opened it up to see what happened and it appears that that particular hole was not threaded completely. Sloppy paint to unthreaded screw holes in a near $200 power supply?

 

 

Well, I put the PSU back together and installed it, with three screws. Other than the screws, installation went as normal. I found that the cables were extremely flexible than what I am normally accustomed to.

Here are a few random shots of connections on the motherboard and video card - along with a Molex fan connector. As you can see, the tabs on the top and bottom of the PSU Molex connector allows for a quick release - a cool feature found on most Apevia PSUs.

 

 

Well, it certainly looks cool in my NZXT Zero, but how does it perform? Taking a quick review of the specs and features, I quickly moved onto throwing everything I could at the Warlock in testing.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Power Supply)
  3. Closer Look (Power Supply)
  4. Installation
  5. Specifications & Features
  6. Testing
  7. Conclusion
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