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Fractal Design Newton R3 1000W Power Supply Review

Final Thoughts


Pricing

The Fractal Design Newton R3 1000W is priced at $185 on Amazon in the USA and £150 at Amazon in the UK. It comes with a 5 year warranty.

Conclusion

The market for 1000W 80 Plus Platinum power supplies is fairly small but there’s still a lot of competition. Interestingly Fractal Design’s decision to use a new OEM vendor has paid great dividends. The Newton R3 1000W offers up incredible value for money coming in around 10-20% less than rival solutions from the likes of Antec Corsair, EVGA, Rosewill, Seasonic and XFX. Despite being cheaper, nothing is really lost on the performance side as this unit has all the hallmarks of a high end power supply: excellent voltage regulation, quiet operation, superb efficiency and PFC.

There are a few “trade-offs” to be made compared to some rival products. Firstly, the design is not fully modular and for some people that could be a deal breaker. Secondly, the 3.3 and 5 volt regulation is good but could be better, it doesn’t match the excellence offered by the 12 volt regulation on this unit. In the grand scheme of things those two trade-offs are minor and impact the user-experience very little.

The Newton R3 has a lot going for it in terms of performance, pricing and its unique looks. Fractal Design may still be a small player in the PSU market but on this performance they definitely deserve your attention.

Pros

  • Platinum efficiency
  • Silent operation
  • Excellent voltage regulation
  • Unique aesthetics
  • 5 year warranty
  • High PFC
  • Competitive pricing

Cons

  • Not fully modular
  • Doesn’t use all Japanese capacitors as advertised

“For what it is the Fractal Design Newton R3 1000W power supply offers incredible value for money. If you’re in the market for a Platinum rated power supply but want the most for your money then this is a power supply to strongly consider.”

Fractal Design Newton R3 1000W Semi-Modular Power Supply Review

Thank you to Fractal Design for providing this review sample.

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