Super Flower Leadex II Gold 1000w Power Supply Review
Mike Sanders / 2 weeks ago
A Closer Look
The Super Flower Leadex II has a nice solid look to the design. As far as power supplies go, it’s fairly standard as you would expect with a black matte finish and squared design. I do understand that a number of white models were products, however, they were in limited numbers.
As this does have a passive cooling feature, good air flow is essential. As such, the back plate is nicely vented with good sized holes to allow for air flow. In addition, it also has the controls for the LED lighting (more on that to come), the ‘eco’ (hybrid) switch as well as the main on and off power switch.
As this is a fully modular power supply, the front of the power supply has an excellent bank of options available for all of your power needs. Given that this is a 1000w power supply and clearly designed to be best at home with high-end systems it’s nice to see such a large inclusions of options here to ensure that you should be able to get all of your components powered and running.
There are very few components these days that don’t have some form of lighting. While power supplies might have largely escaped it until now, the Super Flower Leadex II has decided to make clever use of it. When the switch is on, any component cable plugged in will light up on the power supply. This is a fantastic design choice to ensure that all of your cables are correctly and firmly connected. As well, of course, as being a little light show.
Although this power supply does have a hybrid passive cooling mode, the fan is powered and designed by Globe Fan. A well-known brand in terms of power supplies.
Out of the box you have everything you need to get set-up. You have a product manual (which incorporates several languages), a black canvas branded bag to hold the cables, the screws to affix the PSU to your chassis and a smaller white branded bag. As above, I must admit that I have no idea what the white bag is for except possibly as a storage space for the cables you occasionally need.
As this power supply does have a hybrid mode, good passive air flow is essential. As such, it’s certainly a positive factor to see all the components nicely spaced and well organized.
The two main capacitors which operate the power supply are both Japanese, as the box suggested being manufactured by Chemi-Con. With them both being 400v/470uf rated they are also certified to operate at temperatures up to 105C. Something very important if you plan to push this power supply a little hard.
Another look at the capacitors
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