Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel has had his name and gaming handle splashed across a lot of hardware over the past few years. Most of it has been good quality stuff from vendors like Creative and ASRock. Today we’ll be looking at his latest entry in branded gear, brought to us courtesy of OCZ. The OCZ 750W Fatal1ty Series power supply builds on OCZ’s already solid reputation by bringing several interesting features to the table. Let’s have a look at this aggressively styled power supply, and find out whether it holds up.
High-Performance PSU / 750W / Low-Profile Modular Cable Management / 80-Plus Bronze Certified
Fatal1ty Series high-performance PSUs are co-developed to the high standards of Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel, 12-time World champion to meet the specific needs of fellow gamers. Featuring new “low-profile” flat modular cabling, the Fatal1ty 750W PSU not only provides stable, efficient power, but also unique connectors that allow greater flexibility when organizing an internal case environment. Featuring glowing red LED lights to further personalize and add style to your system, Fatal1ty power supply products are ideal upgrades for users who need a computer setup able to take on hours of non-stop gaming.
The new Fatal1ty 750W features maximum and efficient power distribution, a thermally controlled 135mm double-ball bearing fan for airflow at near-silent audible noise levels, extremely tight and well regulated electrical noise and ripple, and an ideal array of connector types for multiple power-hungry drives and video cards. Offering excellent energy and cost savings, the Fatal1ty 750W garners a high efficiency rating with an 80-Plus® Bronze certification, converting up to a full 85% of AC to DC power at typical loads.
The Fatal1ty 750W Series is fully compliant with the latest ATX12V and EPS12V specifications to accommodate a wide range of cases, and comes backed by a 5-year warranty and tech support for additional peace of mind.
So, modular cabling with flattened sheaths, a big glowing red fan, and 80+ Bronze certification. Not a bad way to get things going. Let’s have a look at the detailed specs:
- 750W Continuous @45C
- Maximum power distribution
- Low-profile flat EZMod modular cabling
- 150 x 160 x 86mm (W x L x H)
- ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V
- Typical load 85% Efficiency
- 80+ Bronze Certified
- Overvoltage/OverPower/Short-Circuit protection
- Premium Sag & Surge Protection (.98 PFC)
- MTBF: 100,000 hours
- 135mm double ball-bearing fan with red LED lighting
- SLI™ Ready (Dual GPU)
- 5 year warranty backed by OCZ’s exclusive PowerSwap Warranty replacement program.
The power rating is worth noting; a lot of manufacturers list output ratings at 25°C. The inside of your case will almost certainly never be that cool during operation, and in fact will usually be quite a bit hotter. OCZ listed the output ratings at 45°C, which is a lot more realistic. The rest of the specs are about what you’d expect; any 600W+ PSU that doesn’t display the SLI Ready logo is liable to be pretty awful.
- 1 x 20/24-pin ATX
- 1 x 8-pin CPU
- 1 x 4+4-pin CPU
- 4 x 6+2-pin PCI-E
- 6 x Peripheral
- 2 x Floppy
- 6 x SATA
No surprises here, the Fatal1ty 750W comes with a pretty standard array of output connectors. The inclusion of four 6+2 pin PCI-E plugs means you can hook up two fairly power-hungry video cards without having to tie up Molex plugs with adapters.