Package and Appearance


The retail box seems to be a little too small since the two knobs on the back of the PSU make contact with the wall of the box. We're a bit concerned with the packaging and hope that the lack of protection doesn't result in any damage during shipping. Our unit arrived without incident, but we think a quality power supply should be shipped with a bit more protection.


Along with the power supply Zippy includes a small manual, screws, and a power cord in the box. The PSU itself has a black anodized brushed aluminum housing. The fan is located on the back of the PSU with a punched out fan grille in front of it. One of the unusual additions for the retail market is the little hook Zippy includes near the AC jack. This will secure the power cord against accidental removal during operation.



A small green light under the main switch indicates the health status of the PSU. The front of the unit has large openings punched in it that serve as the air intake from the PC. The two heatsinks are located directly behind the ventilation slots.

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  • Super Nade - Friday, August 03, 2007 - link

    I wonder if you guys have access to 2900XT's and a quad to actually test this unit?

    I would have to disagree with you on comparing Seasonic to Zippy. Most currently available data suggests that Seasonic won't match up in terms of voltage regulation (ex: 's data and JonnyGURU's data).

    Lack of connectors can be a shortfall, but I'm not sure if anything else really matters. I suppose we are looking at things from different perspectives. From an Engineering standpoint, I love the Zippy. That is how I look at things. EMI, good surge protection, resonant Q-Filter on the input, an MOV ... and everything else that leads to workhorse performance is how I look at it.


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  • JarredWalton - Saturday, August 04, 2007 - link

    Just turning off the highlighting (white text).
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  • Bjoern77 - Friday, August 03, 2007 - link

    It's nice to see some different power supplies tested, and not again a Infiniti 720W test ;)
    (though i'd appreciate a 650w infinity test, since i'm currently choosing between the 650W Infiniti and the Seasonic 650w Energy plus)

    And i wish Anandtech would put out reviews and guides at at least half the speed you do - ok, a bit unfair, since you review one by one.

    Keep going,

    B.
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  • Bozo Galora - Friday, August 03, 2007 - link

    Well, no one can say this review has a sugar coated conclusion - lol

    Its nice to know you can tell it like it is, even tho you are reviewing a unit that Zippy themselves sent, not one that you purchased retail.
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  • wolfman3k5 - Friday, August 03, 2007 - link

    Good review, really do appreciate it. This is the kind of product I like reviewed, not Enermax 500 Watt PSU that anyone can get their hands on. Heck, even the shop down the street from me had Enermax Liberty PSUs in stock. Zippy makes decent enthusiast/server PSUs, how ever I prefer to stick to my PC Power & Cooling Quad 750W. Keep up the good work guys, and thanks again for the review.
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  • Talcite - Friday, August 03, 2007 - link

    I love how you guys have these new reviews on the PSUs but I sure miss the oscilloscope readings that other sites have posted. Is your chroma tester capable of also putting one of those out?

    None of your graphs realistically depict spikes and sags in the voltage, only the average obtained in the long run. I was under the impression that the ATX specs require PSUs to be within a specified range for both sustained voltage changes and instantaneous voltage changes.
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