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InWin Commander III 800W 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Review - Cabling Arrangement and A Look Inside

InWin's new Commander III 800W power supply runs through our PSU gauntlet with some good results for the price.

| 80 PLUS Gold PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 24, 2012 2:10 am
TweakTown Rating: 87%      Manufacturer: InWin

Cabling Arrangement

 

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Cable selection and connector availability for the Commander III 800W power supply is about average and what you would expect out of such a unit. Aside from the Main connector, there is a single ATX 4+4 connector for the motherboard. Those needing two will have to look elsewhere. Round out the list of natively wired cables is a single cable with two PCI-E connectors. Modular connectors come in the form of two more PCI-E connectors, nine SATA connectors, three Molex connectors and a single FDD connector.

 

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The InWin Commander III 800W power supply features four 12V rails. 12V1 is dedicated to the 24-pin Main, 12V2 for the ATX 4+4, and 12V3 is for the natively wired PCI-E cable. 12V4 is reserved for all the native cabling including the PCI-E connector. This setup does a decent job of naturally balancing out the loads.

 

Unfortunately, none of this was documented with the power supply and we had to contact InWin to get the layout of the power supply. After speaking with them on the subject, they have said that they will be adding this with the included user manual sometime in the future.

 

 

A Look Inside

 

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Looking at the unit with the case removed, we can see that the power supply features a clean design and the PCB isn't very densely populated. At the very least, the simplistic design aids in allowing fresh air to circulate around all of the components.

 

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A pair of Rubycon capacitors sit on the primary side of the Commander III 800W power supply.

 

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Teapo capacitors are soldered in on the secondary side, just as I suspected earlier when noting the bullet point on the back of the box.

 

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InWin utilizes the ADDA ADN512LB-ASO fan to actively cool the Commander III 800W power supply.

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