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Sparkle Gold Class (GW-EPS1250DA) 1250 Watt Power Supply Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | Other PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 11, 2011 5:50 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Sparkle USA

Inside the Box

 

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Sparkle does an excellent job of packing and protecting the unit. Everything fits very snugly inside the box with at least a half inch of foam and a felt bag protecting the unit.

 

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The top of the unit is a blank slate, but does give you a great idea of the dark bronze highly reflective finish that the power supply has.

 

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One side of the power supply displays the I/O specifications. The color coding for the individual rails are listed here as well which will make it nice to reference when installing the PSU.

 

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The other side simply features the Sparkle Gold Class logo and serial number.

 

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Here we can see the modular connections and additional venting that the front of the power supply has to offer.

 

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Oddly enough, the sleeving for the Main connecter ends just prior to entering the power supply, but goes all the way in for the ATX 4+4 connector.

 

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The back of the power supply features the standard honeycomb mesh grill and on/off rocker switch. The power plug looks a bit different, though, and isn't your standard connector.

 

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The bottom also features a honeycomb mesh grill to cover the purple 140mm fan.

 

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The Gold Class 1250W power supply comes with plenty of modular cables to fill all of the open slots on the front of the unit.

 

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Sparkle also includes a folder of paperwork with their power supplies. Here we can see the 80Plus certificate, user manual, warranty card, free gift card and folder that it all comes in.

 

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We snagged a close up of the power cable for this unit. Instead of the typical C13 style connector that most users are used to seeing, we find the C19 style. It is meant to be used in higher current situations than the C13 style, which is very probable when you are outputting 1250W.

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