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Scythe Kamariki 4 650W Modular Power Supply - Inside the Box

This time around we have a mainstream PSU from Scythe. Does the Kamariki 4 have as much to offer as their higher end PSU line did?

| Other PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 21, 2010 5:13 pm
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: Scythe USA

Inside the Box

 

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Pulling things out of the box yields several various modular cables that are surrounding the Kamariki 4. Besides the modular cables, the only protection that the Kamariki 4 receives is a single layer of bubble wrap surrounding the power supply. While our unit did arrive undamaged, it would be nice to see a little more protection given to at least the PSU itself.

 

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The front of the Kamariki 4 650W houses the modular cabling and the 3 fan output for controlling external fans. Notice the nearly flawless reflection from the permanently attached main 20+4 and ATX 4+4 connectors.

 

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The side of the PSU shows off the I/O specification label for the Kamariki 4. The serial number has also been placed here, so that it is easy to find if needed.

 

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Scythe uses their 100mm Kaze Jyu fan for efficient cooling on the bottom of the power supply. This allows the Kamariki 4 to flow enough air to keep temperatures at an acceptable level, while keeping noise down to a minimum.

 

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To ensure that the Kaze Jyu fan can push the hot air out of the back, Scythe keeps the back of the Kamariki 4 as open as possible. Approximately 80% of the back remains open for airflow with this design.

 

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Something that we don't normally see used on a power supply is pictured above. This is a ferrite core of which you usually find on keyboard, mouse, monitor, and sometimes laptop power cables. Unfortunately I was unable to test and see if this made any sort of difference during testing, as I was unable to remove it without destroying the cable and didn't have another lacking the ferrite core. I hope to be able to revisit this in the near future.

 

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