Umm.. dude, I am "talking down" this particular PSU because of real facts. Performance, Price and Build quality.
Yes, the name Sparkle does remind me of a fly-by-night PSU company, that brings up images of sparking power supplies.
Before you start disrespecting your fellow OC'ers read the writeups on this failed PSU company.
and J.P. 27, the NEXT time you private mesage me, and call me an idiot because you did'nt like my post, we will have words.
you are judging a psu based on the fact that the name reminds you of a simpsons episode, LOL, i mean seriously, L O L
i'm not going to waste too much time on you, since i have more important things to worry about, but just to get you started:
I'll be honest... I was expecting to end this review shaking my head in discouragement. Instead, I'm shaking it in disbelief. No, this unit isn't the best power supply of its size in the universe, but there is a lot more going for it than I thought I would ever find. There are some issues to be dealt with yet due mostly to build quality issues, but quite frankly this unit has a real shot at taking the whole power supply community by storm. Look out, competitors - Sparkle just got on the track and is already breathing down your necks. As a man named Goldblum once said, "must go faster, must go faster!"
incredible ripple suppression
laughs at heat
80 Plus Gold efficiency
lots of connectors
some missing fan control functions
high frequency hiss/squeal at high loads
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Plenty of power output
Cables were flexible enough to make sharp radius turns
More then enough power cables/plugs to accommodate some of the largest computers out there
Gold rating of 80+
None that I can think of
Summary: The Sparkle Gold Class 1000W PSU is a great candidate for anyone needing a powerful and flexible PSU for their computer.
FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE BY SIN0822
So i got this PSU about a month ago for my new GTX 570 in SLI. I gotta say I love this PSU. So many peripheral cables, four 8 pin/6pin pci-e cables. Also i was on my wattage pull meter and I pulled 980watts from the socket with GTX 570 OCed and 5.1ghz 2600K on a UD7. I ran furmark for SLI extremburn test, with IBT running on the CPU. I also disabled the OCP protection built into the GPU drivers so that furmark could run. it said each of my OCed GTX 570s(2) was pulling 85amps! that was GPU-Z tho.
Anyways I saw 980watts a few times and I was impressed! just letting people know if they want to buy a VERY nice 1000watt monster. it actually very appealing PSU and got an excellent review from jonnyguru vs the corsair AX, the 1250watt model tied or beat the AX, idk about the 1k.
OEM is greatwall, and the PSU runs very cool. it says the fan spins after shutdown but that is not true tho. the 5v wires are purple too hahaha.
It also comes with a $100 giftcard you mail in and get 3 DX11 games, i thought it was weird you give games away with a PSU, but you gotta have some monster GPUs to need this PSU.
Anyways thansk for listening!