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CoolMax CTG-1000 1000W ATX Power Supply
Author: Hellfire
Manufacturer: CoolMax
Source: CoolMax USA
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CoolMax CTG-1000 1000W ATX Power Supply
August 24, 2006

For many years a single processor and a single video card inside your computer would be typical, so something like a 500W power supply might be more than sufficient. Today's systems can include multiple processors, with multiple cores, and you can have a video card with multiple GPUs and even run multiple video cards. To run these monster systems you need a bigger power supply.

CoolMax is one of a few manufacturers that has introduced a 1000W power supply, and they have shipped their CTG-1000 to us for review. More power does not necessarily mean it is a better power supply, so let's take a look at this monster power supply and see if it can provide your system with clean and stable power.

Before jumping into the review, let's take a look at some published data on the company and the CTG-1000 1000W ATX Power Supply taken from the CoolMax USA website.

CoolMax was founded in 1992, with a goal to provide cooling solutions for using AC and DC fans. Since then they have begun to diversify and now have a vast line-up of product that include external enclosures for hard drives, network storage, power supplies, and cases.


» Reduce line harmonics
» AC Inrush current
» Remote On/Off Control
» Over shoot Turn-on/Turn-Off
» Power good Signal
» Dielectric strength
» Insulation Resistance
» Ground Leakage Current
» No noise design
» Power factor correction (PFC)>0.95 at full load
» Over current, over voltage, over power & short circuit protection

» Unit Dimension (mm): 190Lx155Wx88H (mm)
» Retail Box (mm): 295Lx100Wx165H (mm)
» Master Box (mm): 305Lx440Lx185H (mm)
» Unit Weight (kg): 3.5kg
» Gross Weight (kg): 14.6kg


» 1x 20+4-Pin Main Power
» 2x 6-Pin PCI-E Power
» 1x 4-Pin 12V (P4)
» 1x 8-Pin Xeon
» 8x 4-Pin Peripheral
» 4x SATA Power
» 2x Floppy Power


» AC Input: 100~132VAC or 200~264VAC
» DC Output:
   » +5V@35A
   » +3.3V@30A
   » +12V1@18A
   » +12V2@18A
   » +12V3@18A
   » +12V4@18A
   » -12@0.5A
   » +5VSB@3A

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