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Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

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Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

Post by Enzo_FX » Wed May 25, 2011 5:39 pm

Wow, way to go Kingwin =P. Price is a little steep for me though, maybe if it goes on sale as often as the Seasonic X-650 does...

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Post by geforce1 » Wed May 25, 2011 8:47 pm

Wow, that's some seriously high efficiency there. Under the hood the layout looks super-clean, and with the platinum efficiency, even the small heatsinks are certainly going to have no problem with the VERY little heat this thing produces.
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Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

Post by Jim G » Wed May 25, 2011 9:39 pm

That's some pretty epic efficiency... though I have to say I'd be leery about buying a power supply from a maker I haven't heard of before. What's Kingwin (or Superflower)'s reputation like?

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Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

Post by merlin » Wed May 25, 2011 10:41 pm

Ah more confirmation this superflower platform is pretty damn good :) Jonnyguru has some reviews of the same platform and they're quite positive.
I think everyone is a little concerned how lax the fans are though as you also mentioned. Even with such high efficiency, air cooling helps when components get over 50C in temp. I'd figure there'd be no problems at all up to around 300-350w, it just feels less comfortable when it's fanless at 450w+. And the heatsinks aren't exactly huge.

Either way still something I'd recommend for the ultimate efficient + quiet psu that isn't the Fanless X-series.
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Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

Post by STFU » Thu May 26, 2011 3:38 am

Holy crap! That looks like a pretty sweet power supply after all.

I was wondering where were all the platinum models, it's been almost a year since I first heard from the platinum award, I recal it was a Fortron first?

I have never even considered of buying anything Kingwing has made, but this might really be the first to put on serious consideration.
At first I was looking at the 1300rpm speed of the 140mm fan and thought that there's no way this is going to be silent enough for me or for any spcr award.
Only to be shocked to see the db graph... "what, is the fan broken already?" ... "16db at 550watts!!?? No way!!"

Now if they would only sell it for around 100€ in europe.

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Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

Post by Garak » Thu May 26, 2011 4:12 am

http://www.kingwin.com/products/cate/po ... er_550.pdf
This states that the warranty is 5 years. A few other review sites have been stating 5 years as well, so maybe that's something that you'd want to revise?

Nice to see proper SPL numbers for this unit.

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Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

Post by MikeC » Thu May 26, 2011 5:23 am

Garak wrote:http://www.kingwin.com/products/cate/po ... er_550.pdf
This states that the warranty is 5 years. A few other review sites have been stating 5 years as well, so maybe that's something that you'd want to revise?
You're right. Revised.
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Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

Post by Luke M » Thu May 26, 2011 5:41 am

I see that Super Flower has obtained platinum certification for 4 other designs: a 450W, two 500W, and a 1000W.

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Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

Post by dan » Thu May 26, 2011 5:49 am

Luke M wrote:I see that Super Flower has obtained platinum certification for 4 other designs: a 450W, two 500W, and a 1000W.
how much is the 450?

also 14cm isn't that rather large for a fan designed to be mostly fanless?

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Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

Post by Luke M » Thu May 26, 2011 5:55 am

dan wrote:
Luke M wrote:I see that Super Flower has obtained platinum certification for 4 other designs: a 450W, two 500W, and a 1000W.
how much is the 450?
Only the 550W is available so far.

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Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

Post by MikeC » Thu May 26, 2011 5:58 am

dan wrote:
Luke M wrote:I see that Super Flower has obtained platinum certification for 4 other designs: a 450W, two 500W, and a 1000W.
how much is the 450?

also 14cm isn't that rather large for a fan designed to be mostly fanless?
AFAIK, Super Flower is not distributed in US/Canada, and as mentioned in the review, I found no other Platinum models for sale anywhere (on the web). As for the fan size, does it matter? The proof is in the noise, and there's hardly any.
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Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

Post by dan » Thu May 26, 2011 6:46 am

MikeC wrote:
dan wrote:
Luke M wrote:I see that Super Flower has obtained platinum certification for 4 other designs: a 450W, two 500W, and a 1000W.
how much is the 450?

also 14cm isn't that rather large for a fan designed to be mostly fanless?
AFAIK, Super Flower is not distributed in US/Canada, and as mentioned in the review, I found no other Platinum models for sale anywhere (on the web). As for the fan size, does it matter? The proof is in the noise, and there's hardly any.
not all atx cases can accommodate the increase fan size/psu form factor.


shouldn't 80 platinum be called 90 plus?

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Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

Post by Garak » Thu May 26, 2011 6:54 am

90%-92%-89% are the requirements of the 80Plus Platinum certification, so I would argue that it doesn't make that much sense to call it 90Plus when one of the load levels doesn't need to be 90% or over.

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Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

Post by MikeC » Thu May 26, 2011 7:23 am

dan wrote:not all atx cases can accommodate the increase fan size/psu form factor.
A 140mm fan can be fitted with virtually no increase in depth to conventional ATX12V form factor PSU. That's not why this PSU is bigger than normal -- it's the additional depth. But given the general layout of even totally old school cases, there would be very few ATX cases unable to fit the additional depth of this PSU.
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Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

Post by merlin » Thu May 26, 2011 10:19 am

Garak wrote:90%-92%-89% are the requirements of the 80Plus Platinum certification, so I would argue that it doesn't make that much sense to call it 90Plus when one of the load levels doesn't need to be 90% or over.
Yea I suspect if they add an other level that isn't 80plus unobtanium, it might be 90plus next. Of course that probably depends if they have the trademark for 90plus.
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Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

Post by CA_Steve » Thu May 26, 2011 12:19 pm

Nice results.

Kingwin LZP-550 SPL: In Hot Box vs. Out table: The labels or the data need to be switched. O/W this puppy is louder when it's in a cooler environment :)
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Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

Post by MikeC » Thu May 26, 2011 1:31 pm

CA_Steve -- that table has been tagged correctly now.

btw, the sample is up for grabs... viewtopic.php?t=47169
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Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

Post by NeilBlanchard » Fri May 27, 2011 6:39 pm

Excellent review, as per usual. Rock steady PSU, it would seem.

Typo patrol in caption on page 2:
Most of the capacitors are high [qualiky] Nippon Chemi-Cons[ ].
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Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

Post by CA_Steve » Sat May 28, 2011 8:58 am

NeilBlanchard wrote:Excellent review, as per usual. Rock steady PSU, it would seem.

Typo patrol in caption on page 2:
Most of the capacitors are high [qualiky] Nippon Chemi-Cons[ ].
I figured "high quailiky" was like truthiness - it's a component you feel should be great so therefore it is. :)
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Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

Post by Mr. Perfect » Sun May 29, 2011 4:42 pm

If "most" where Nippon caps, what where the rest of the caps? I'm guessing they're not bad, since there where no complaints, but it does make you wonder what they are. :wink:
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Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

Post by Bobert » Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:30 pm

The efficiency is insane, however so is the price. I guess with no competition though it's kinda expected the price will be high.

I'd probably pick one of these up in a year or two when the price drops to $70 or $80 when competition is stronger. That is unless something better shows up. :D

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Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

Post by Luke M » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:06 am

Super Flower shows a 500W fanless power supply (SF-500P14FG):

http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... per-flower

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Re: Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W Power Supply

Post by dus1234 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:35 pm

MikeC wrote:
Garak wrote:http://www.kingwin.com/products/cate/po ... er_550.pdf
This states that the warranty is 5 years. A few other review sites have been stating 5 years as well, so maybe that's something that you'd want to revise?
You're right. Revised.
I seems you forgot to change it on page 1.

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