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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.

Features:

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

Connectors:

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

Specifications:

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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