The Andyson Platinum R 1200W PSU Reviewby E. Fylladitakis on April 24, 2015 8:00 AM EST
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The Andyson Platinum R 1200W PSU - External Appearance
Visually, the Andyson Platinum R 1200W is not exactly a work of art yet it does have an element of subtleness and can be fairly appealing, depending on your requirements. The long chassis is sprayed with a grainy matte black paint, a circular finger guard covers the cooling fan and a subtle sticker with the company logo has been placed on its side.
A decorative sticker covers the right side of the chassis, facing towards the windowed side panel if the PSU is installed with the fan facing upwards. If the PSU is installed with the fan facing downwards, the sticker will be facing the right panel of the case and it will be upside down.
The left side of the PSU is almost entirely plain, with the exception of a series logo printed at the lower right corner of the chassis. This logo will be upside down if the PSU is installed with the fan facing downwards.
The rear of the PSU is a little interesting, with the AC cable receptacle and the on/off switch placed on a different, white metallic frame that covers nearly half of the surface. The other half is perforated for the cooling air to escape to the exterior of the case.
A large number of connectors for the modular cables take up most of the space at the front of the unit. The rest of the surface is covered by a sticker, serving as a legend for the connectors and as a warning label. Funnily, it advises against the removal of the PSU cover and warns that the warranty will be void if the seal is broken, yet this cover cannot be removed and there is no warranty sticker to be found anywhere.
The sticker with the electrical specification of the PSU can be found at the top of the chassis.
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jabber - Saturday, April 25, 2015 - linkIt's not so much the wattage its the size. A lot of us don't need legacy stuff like DVD drives, 4+ HDDs or Tri-SLi for gaming. So we are building smaller PCs. The days of the wardrobe PC are over. Wives and Gf's don't like huge black monoliths that light up like xmas trees. So the issue with the high wattages units are they don't go in smaller cases so easily. Up to 800W should be a standard sized unit no issue. I would have thought a smaller unit could be made up to 600W.
KAlmquist - Sunday, April 26, 2015 - linkYou should consider buying a fanless PSU.
kevith - Sunday, April 26, 2015 - linkJust wanted to mention, that I have a Hiper "Type-R 580w Modular" PSU, that has been running with absolutely no flaws for 6 years and three builds now.
meacupla - Sunday, April 26, 2015 - linkSince I see Anandtech being one review sites with emphasis on SSF type computers, I find it odd that they review these massive 1000W+ PSUs.
Where are the SFX PSUs from silverstone? 450W and 600W in such a compact size is pretty amazing, and even those can be overkill in the cases they are designed to go in.
sweeper765 - Monday, April 27, 2015 - linkHere for the comments as well. I don't even read these useless psu reviews. Would never use such a monstrosity even if given for free!
blzd - Saturday, May 16, 2015 - linkJust wanted to voice my opinion for having reviews of reasonable power supplies. Proper power supply reviews are few and far in between, even less so for the reasonable sized ones in the 450-750W range.
I had a Lepa 500W Gold rated PSU with 41A on the +12v rail that could not support my GTX 970 upgrade despite it meeting all the system requirements. Had to pick up a 750W EVGA (Seasonic OEM) gold rated to replace it but I can't find proper reviews of any of these "normal" units.