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Scythe Kamariki 4 650W Modular Power Supply (Page 3)

By Zac O'Vadka on Sep 21, 2010 12:13 pm CDT
Rating: 85%Manufacturer: Scythe USA

Inside the Box


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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Zac O'Vadka


Zac provides professional IT support by day, but plays the role of enthusiast by night. He's been building high-end custom computer for the nearly fifteen years and writing PC hardware reviews for the better part of a decade. Aside from computers, he also dabbles in quite a bit of home A/V equipment. Throughout the years, Zac has picked up an extensive knowledge of power circuitry and leverages this to provide the PSU reviews. When not found testing or writing, you can often find him speeding through the winding countryside on his motorcycle.

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