Super Flower Leadex Platinum 550W Power Supply Review




/ 4 years ago

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A Closer Look – Exterior


First impressions of the Leadex Platinum are superb, it’s a brilliant looking design with a really unique fan grille. What is shocking is that it’s black, given that the box is white and the small images on the box are of a white unit, this could be confusing to some consumers.

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The paint work is gorgeous, it’s not quite matte, it’s not quite glossy, but it looks great either way. The contrasting white fan blades certainly add to the appeal too.

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The base of the unit, certainly nothing much to see here, just a blank panel.

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The main specifications sticker shows us that we’ve got a very powerful 45.8A on the +12V rail, so we know it’s going to be great for those overclocking their CPU and/or GPU.

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Down the other side, a fairly understated by stylish Super Flower logo.

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Virtually edge to edge ventilation around the back, so that fan should have little issues with shifting heat out of the unit. It’s also nice to see a master power switch for those times you need your PC completely powered down.

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This is by far the best part, those funky 3×3 grid connectors. The clear plastic design has a built-in white LED lighting and they just look a bit cooler than the stock connectors we’ve seen time and time again. There’s also a very handy auto and eco mode switch, which toggles the fans hybrid cooling mode on.

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Cabling

The cables are of a good quality and all the more power heavy cables are thickly braided and round. The connectors are colour coded on the hardware side of things, although I’m not sure why and all black, or keeping with the clear theme of the PSU end connectors would have been preferred; for me personally at least.

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All the peripheral cables are flat-type, which makes them a heck of a lot easier to route and better yet, they have more uniform black headers on the hardware ends of each cable.

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