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Fractal Design Tesla R2 1000-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Review (Page 4)

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

Cabling Arrangement


Fractal Design does a decent job of providing the cables necessary to ensure that you can fully utilize the full 1000W. Aside from the obligatory 24-pin Main and ATX 4+4 connector, there are three PCI-E cables with two connectors each making it possible to power up to three high-end video cards. There are also nine SATA, two Molex, and a single FDD connector to make sure that all of your peripheral devices are powered.

The only issue that I see here is the lack of an EPS12V cable. Many who utilize 1000W units need the secondary cable for their motherboard and it just isn't present. Make sure to keep that in mind when thinking about this unit.


Rail distribution is as simple as it gets with a single 12V rail. There is no need to worry about load balancing here.

A Look Inside


The Tesla R2 1000W unit is designed to allow plenty of fresh air to circulate within the unit, while also having plenty of passive cooling to help keep the need for high fan speed to a minimum.


A pair of Taiwanese Teapo capacitors sits on the primary side of the power supply.


The secondary side is littered with a bunch more Teapo caps.


Active cooling for the Tesla R2 1000W uses Fractal Design's own 135mm fan.

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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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