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Fractal Design ION+ 860P Power Supply Review (Page 4)

Shannon Robb | Aug 7, 2019 at 04:12 pm CDT - 2 mins, 2 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 97%Manufacturer: Fractal Design

Fractal Design ION+ 860P Power Supply

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The ION+ 860P comes enveloped within soft foam pieces, and when shucked, we find the pouch containing the supply.

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The PSU once removed is also in a plastic bag as well.

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Now we're to the meat of the unit. The large 140mm fan covers the entire face of the PSU since it is 140mm and the PSU is only 150mm x 150mm. This is a Fractal fan with Notched blades to reduce noise. Knowing and having worked with Fractal fans before in their chassis, we know they should be rather silent as well.

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Here we get one of the first looks at the new aesthetic design, and I must admit, I am a fan of the split between the gray and black. The hump in the split also gives a crisp line to the PSU, while not anything functional it is all about appearance. Unfortunately, with many cases having a PSU shroud, you may not ever see this once installed.

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The opposing end to the fan we find the flat slate cover which has the four threaded holes for the internal board to mount to. Usually, there would be a spec label here, but Fractal opted to put this on the opposing ends which is a unique take on the label layout.

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The opposing side, we find the same split in the case and the hump, which is where the Fractal logo is located.

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Here on the receptacle end, we find a part of the label showing the same spec table for amperage and wattage. We also see the standard C14 connector for the AC input from the wall outlet. There is also a rocker switch to shut off the PSU. The ventilation design once again is a neat aesthetic as it is varying squares and rectangles in a seemingly random pattern.

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Now we make it to where the action happens, the modular connectors for the ION+. Here we start with the 24-pin ATX connector which is split into two parts. Then we have six 8-pin connectors which serve as both the ATX/EPS interface along with PCIe. Lastly, we have four 6-pin connectors which are used for SATA and PATA cable connections. Also, here you will find the other part of the label listing serial and some essential regulatory labels and logos.

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Shannon started his PC journey around the age of six in 1989. Now till present day, he has established himself in the overclocking world, spending many years pushing the limits of hardware on LN2. Shannon has worked with design and R&D on various components, including PC systems and chassis, to optimize the layout and performance for enthusiasts.

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