XPG Core Reactor Gold Power Supply
The PSU itself comes in a semi-opaque bubble wrap bag. This helps ensure that the PSU itself arrives with less chance of damage beyond the protection of the soft black foam caps which surround it, provide.
The fan on the XPG Core Reactor series is 120mm based units. The fan grille is a standard wire style with parallel bars running across versus the typical circular grille bar pattern. The center fan and grille hub is covered with a metallic XPG logo badge.
Flipping the unit ninety degrees, and we can now view the side which you will see if your chassis has no PSU shroud or your shroud has a window. XPG has ensured that their logo stays right side up with the fan pointing down, which has become the standard in most all current chassis. The PSU body has triangular indentations, which are aesthetic pieces and help frame the decorative side decal, which is custom shaped to fit between the indentations. The sticker has a neat artistic style as they included a 25% logo being cut off by the end of the decal, which gives it a unique look.
Moving to the top side opposite of the fan grille and we see the label. This is one area where the two supplies differ as the 850W unit has a total 12V rail amperage of 70.38, while the 750W unit shows 62.5. The other minor rails (3.3V, 5V, etc.) show no change between the two units. The AC input spec changes, but strangely enough, the 750W gold combines 100-240Vac while the 850 breaks down the input between the two voltage ranges.
Here we flip over to the other side with the label, and I included both here as you can see the main large label as well so that you can visually confirm they are indeed identical minus the spec rating label.
Here we look at the AC input side of the PSU, and both units are shown once again as you can see each unit's main label. Each has the main input connector and main power toggle. Looking inside the PSU, we can see that the layout is visually similar between the two units, at least on this side of both.
Lastly, we move to the modular output side of the PSU. As you can see, both units have identical output connections, which makes sense as their cable array is also identical.
Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 12:34 pm CDT
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