Tuniq Ripper 1000W Power Supply
|Tuniq Ripper 1000W Power Supply|
|Info, Features and Specifications|
|Inside the PSU and Test Setup|
|Testing the 1kW Ripper PSU|
We've looked at a few Tuniq PSUs over the past year or so and today we have their second largest unit from on our bench. We've got the 1000W Ripper PSU plugged into our system and will take a look and see if it has enough power to keep a high-end system up and running. This unit is a bit of a departure from the Potency PSUs we've reviewed from Tuniq in the past and will be interesting to see if the Ripper can provide clean, stable power for our system. This PSU has four +12v rails and a total of six PCIe connectors to keep a triple SLI or CrossfireX system up and running smoothly. There should be plenty of power left over to run the CPU and the rest of the system in most cases. Keep on reading as we drop this unit in a system and use our digital scope to see if this PSU delivers stable power.
The PSU comes in a very nice retail package and proudly boasts a 3 year warranty among other features. This PSU features 80%+ "Bronze" Power Efficiency rating - meaning that if you're drawing 1000W from the wall, the PSU is actually only providing a little better that 800W to your system. This is something to keep in mind if you're using a Watt Meter on the input side of things. Following the Tuniq tradition the PSU features a 14cm ball-bearing fan that operates at near silent levels. It's also interesting to see that the fan keeps on working after the system has been powered down to keep cooling components until they are actually properly cooled down.
While a 750W PSU is probably
one of the most practical PSUs for people wanting to build a high-end
system with two graphics cards. Those wanting to run a faster processor, overclock more and have three graphics cards in their system should look at a 1000W unit at the very least. This PSU still retains a very standard size and should fit nicely
for many users in many of their cases. It comes packaged with everything you need to get going and
even includes a few extras to keep this non-modular PSU tidy inside
your case. Along with the standard power cord and screws is a bit of a
product manual, screws, zip ties two Molex "Y" adapters and a couple of Molex-to-SATA cables as well.
Tuniq Ripper 1000W First Look:
This PSU has a pretty standard appearance for today's PSUs. It is cooled by a large 140mm fan that spins quite slow and is very quiet - near silent under all circumstances. We couldn't detect any additional noise to the system when we added this PSU. The backside has the traditional honeycomb grill over the entire unit. There is a power switch and the standard PSU cable connection. This PSU is auto switching and can operate between 100v and 240v so it should work in pretty much any country with 50Hz to 60Hz power.
Tuniq has opted out of the modular design and has all of the cables hardwired to the PSU. This saves then $5/unit royalty to Ultra Products and they apparently pass the savings on to the consumer. The cables are sleeved with nice flexible material and all of the leads are quite supple. When bundled up for shipping the cables look quite manageable, but when they are splayed out prior to installation, you get an idea of the rat's nest that has to be managed. This can be difficult in smaller cases and is why I love modular PSUs now more than ever.
Before we open up the Tuniq Ripper 1000W PSU, we'll take a look at some of the features and specifications of this unit on the next page.