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InWin Commander 850W PSU


Author:  Thomas "Erik" Engelhardt
Date:  2009.01.28
Topic:  PowerSupply
Provider:  InWin
Manufacturer:  InWin






 

Installation:

Installation of the InWin Commander 850W PSU was typical and simple (plug in cables, screw in the provided screws). Although, I will have to say, for those of you using smaller towers like myself, it was an adventure swapping a quite large 850W PSU into a small rig.

Testing:

The test results were fairly good. I expected for the 12V and 5V rails to be a bit closer to their respective numbers. Though essentially both rails stayed within a +/-1% deviation. Remember that ATX standards allow for a +/-5% deviation of the rails. You will notice that both rail numbers stayed put even while under stress. There was an issue with the computer BIOs and I received no reading for any of the respective rails.

 
Startup
Idle
Stress
Shutdown
BIOS
12V
12.20
12.21
12.21
12.21
*
5V
5.15
5.15
5.16
5.15
*
3V
-
-
-
-
*

*Did not appear in BIOS

Conclusion:

Remember that you get what you pay for, but for around $250 you should make sure that you have a true need for such a large PSU. I personally wish the In Win military-like badge was displayed on all sides for the look. In Win has always made quality hardware and now offers a limited lifetime warranty that backs all their PSU's. Though in the end if you are not attempting to overclock your rig nor are a gamer in the need of some serious power for your hardware, I would recommend looking for something a little less pricey. All-in-all the InWin Commander 850W PSU is a pretty darn good product and if you have semi-deep pockets it is well worth the price.

 



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