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Tuniq Miniplant 950W Power Supply
Author: Jason Kohrs
Manufacturer: Tuniq
Source: Tuniq
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Tuniq Miniplant 950W Power Supply
February 28, 2008


Before getting into the guts of the Miniplant 950W power supply, let's take a look at the handful of accessories provided by Tuniq. As seen in the image below, there are power cords for the US and the UK, a bag of zip ties for cable management, and two modular adapters to convert the 8-pin PCI Express cables to the 6-pin variety. While I didn't really care since I had some already, but mounting screws were not included.

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Internal Inspection:

Removing four screws allows the U-shaped cover to be removed, and the warranty is now officially voided.

The 135mm fan is mounted to the underside of the cover, and it is labeled as a "Tuniq B1352512M". Overall the components inside the PSU look rather typical, except for one thing. The heatsinks seem rather small, there is a very large capacitor in one corner, but the bank of blue cubes in the corner near the power connector really got my attention.

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It is like the holy grail of power supply discoveries. So many people seek a unit with potentiometers for adjusting the voltage rails, and the Tuniq Miniplant is concealing a bank of six of them. By some basic arithematic I have concluded that you have one for each of the four 12V rails, one for the 5V rail, and one for the 3.3V rail.

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Very nice, except for two problems. One is that they are situated in a location that doesn't make access particularly convenient. While the manufacturer probably doesn't want the average Joe fiddling with these, the enthusiast with a high end system to keep happy may want easy access to these for fine tuning. The second problem is that they are not labeled, so you will have to figure out which rail each controls by trial and error.

Many times, the internal components of a power supply internals are manufactured by a company other than the one with its name on the box. That is not quite the case on the Tuniq Miniplant, as their parent company Sunbeamtech is the manufacturer.

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