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IKONIK Vulcan 1200 watt Modular Power Supply - Final Thoughts

Mike receives a beefy 1200w Vulcan series PSU from newcomer IKONIK to see if they've taken off on the right foot.

| Other PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 15, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: IKONIK

Final Thoughts

 

Whenever someone asks what they should be looking for in a power supply I generally tell them to get a well built PSU from a reliable manufacturer and buy as much power as you can afford. The reasoning is simple; modern computer systems, particularly those that are considered enthusiast builds, take always needing more power than even a few months ago. Most of the power requirements come from the graphics adapter(s), but with more folks looking at alternative cooling, there is an even greater need for that extra few watts.

 

The IKONIK Vulcan 1200 offers a lot of power with a massive 12v rail subsystem. This allows for a multitude of possibilities including a tri-power video card setup or even a Peltier cooling system without the need to have a separate power source for the high-end stuff. The hefty capabilities of this product also give you some growing room for those next generation video cards that will need even more power.

 

Features also play an important role in your purchasing decision and the Vulcan doesn't lack in this area either. While we have come to expect the 140mm fan and mesh covers on the wiring harnesses in a high end power supply, the addition of a modular design and the easy out Molex connectors help round out the unit nicely. Another feature of note was that extra little toggle switch that allows you to easily disable the LED lighting of the fan. Many power supplies come with lighting, but this is the first that I have come across that lets you turn it off.

 

As far as availability is concerned, this area is a bit limited at the present time since it is a brand new release. MSRP has been set in the realm of $330US, so falls roughly in the middle of the price range for similarly equipped products. Also of note is that the IKONIK Vulcan 1200 has the 80+ certification, is nVidia SLI Ready and includes Active PFC.

 

Overall, the IKONIK is a very worthy power supply and deserves your consideration when it comes time for your next upgrade. With a monstrous 12v rail, power to spare and a workable price tag, it has everything you will need and probably more.

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