The front of the Kratos P1 packaging has a color representation of the PSU itself, showing the modular plugs along with the permanently attached black flat cables. They also use some artistic liberty here to accentuate the RGB of the fan, which is not quite as retina blasting as they show here. Gamdias wants to make sure you have every bit of information on hand when you look at it, so the front is covered in feature icons and RGB support from all the major motherboard players.
Flipping the packaging 180 degrees and we have the rear, which once again makes a note of features via a triangular bullet list. They also use about 30% of the bottom left to show a color palette to ensure potential customers understand that you can adjust the color; however, you find necessary. Gamdias also lists all the connectors the Kratos P1 has available for use and a full output table. Below all of this is the inventory management barcodes and even a QR code, which leads to the user manual. Lastly, we have the company info across the lower portion and end with a full array of compliance and safety icons at the bottom.
Flipping to one of the smaller sides of the package, we find a single feature highlighted, which is the silent mode switch. This switch optimizes the fan curve for quiet operation, but you sacrifice higher thermals of the PSU, which is a tradeoff you can make. The feature disabled will run the fan at a full-speed mode all of the time, and I must say, I'm not 100% sure how many people will opt for that as that can get quite noisy. This is usually the type of feature we see on overclocking designed power supplies where you want the fan running 100% for heavy loading and better stability; I don't see many pro overclockers opting for a Gamdias 750W during their OC adventures. I would much rather see Gamdias offer two fan curves with one being more aggressive and possibly a little more noise rather than silent or 100%
Flipping the box to the small opposing side, we see another feature callout. This time being the RGB implementation and how to control it. The RGB has thirty preset modes, or if you depress the RGB button for three seconds. It then will toggle to motherboard sync mode, which will use the included 3-pin header to get its RGB signal from your motherboard or other compatible 3-pin ARGB controller.
The main flap used for opening the packaging also has more RGB information, this time in ten languages, including English.
Here we see the Kratos P1 750W in its box. One thing you notice is more value-oriented PSU's tend to omit the special compartmentalized packaging to avoid the extra cost as you see here. The accessories are simply placed next to the PSU with the unit itself wrapped in a bubble wrap bag to help avoid scuffs during shipping. This is not necessarily a bad thing; it merely means that they wanted to offer more value by cutting the fat from items such as bags for the cables and PSU that may just be tossed if not suitably repurposed. I'm ok with this sort of omission at this price point.
Last updated: Feb 5, 2020 at 06:11 am CST