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Fractal Design Tesla R2 1000-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Review (Page 3)

By Zac O'Vadka | Aug 19, 2013 09:04 am CDT
Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Fractal Design

Inside the Box


As expected with a budget unit, there isn't much to be seen on the inside of the box. The white specs are pieces of cardboard that have rubbed off in shipping because there isn't much padding inside the box. Still, everything arrived undamaged.


Fractal Design's logo is embedded in the top of the PSU case for a bit of flair.


This side simply tells you what the power supply is.


The other side gives us the I/O specifications.


Flipping to the back, we find the large honeycomb mesh grill for exhaust with AC input in on/off rocker switch. Note the beveled edges of the unit that add just a bit of style to the unit.


Turning things around, we find there isn't much going on in the front, but that is to be expected since there aren't any modular cables on this unit - there is some additional venting, though. I still have mixed feelings on venting in the front of the unit.

Power supplies with active cooling are very high positive pressure devices since there is only one fan blowing into the unit. With there being cooling vents in the front, this means that positive pressure is not only going to push the hot air out of the back of the unit, but it will push some of that same hot air back into the case as well, even if it is somewhat minimal.


The white fan adds a nice bit of contrast to the rubber mounted fan.


Included with the unit are a few Velcro cable ties, zip ties, mounting screws, AC input cord and user manual.

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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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