Our load tests utilize a couple of FAST ATE active load testers and a variety of other equipment such as an oscilloscope, power conditioner, temperature probe and a power consumption meter. You can read more about our standard testing approach here.
The tests performed are based around six conceivable setups that are out there and progressively load down the PSU up to the power supply's limits or 1000W, whichever comes first. Since our test equipment's limits are greater than the SCC-850AF, we can test it to the maximum.
Please note that our test equipment also has a limit of testing four individual 12V rails. As such, we had to pair two 12V rails together for the test. 12V2 and 12V3 were paired to represent 12V2, while 12V3 and 12V4 represent 12V4 and 12V5 respectively.
The SCC-850AF performed quite well throughout the entire testing procedure. All values are well within specifications with the only noticeable drop in voltages being on 12V1. We've seen better regulation on higher end power supplies, but can't complain too much since things are still within ATX specs. Ripple is also good on the 12V rails, reaching a maximum of 52mV at full load.
Sparkle Computer has a solid power supply with the Gold Class SCC-850AF. It is packaged well and offers what almost anyone would need out of an 850W class power supply. The SCC-850AF performs well for an entry level enthusiast power supply.
My only complaints are that the voltage regulation could be a tad bit better on 12V1; it would also be nice to be able to utilize all of the modular cables that are included, and higher quality capacitors could be used through the entire build.
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