In-Win Commander 750W PSU

January 14, 2009 // 9:23 a.m.

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Commanding Your Power From Wall to ATX Plug!

The actual PSU is a sort of camo dark-green colour, which is a nice change from the usual black box everyone seems to be doing these days, without actually being obnoxiously "GAMER! WITH BIGHT COLOURS AND LIGHTS!".

We think it's a good medium for those who want something different and the one single stamp on the side keeps in with the army-esq theme, while it blends in nicely because it's a canary yellow not a luminous sun-bright yellow. The single 140mm black fan and recessed grill that takes up the entire top surface is a dual ball bearing one that should be longer life, but ball is typically noisier than sleeve or rifle bearing.

Unfortunately In-Win has also put a massive, white bar-code slash warranty sticker on the end spoiling the look though - they should have taken a leaf out of Hiper's book and made it a single, small black sticker instead.

There's no rubber mounting around the edges, and the fan isn't rubber grommeted to the case either, but this feature is rarely provided and for the most part In-Win's Commander design and size is pretty normal.

In-Win Commander 750W PSU Commanding Your Power From Wall to ATX Plug! In-Win Commander 750W PSU Commanding Your Power From Wall to ATX Plug! In-Win Commander 750W PSU Commanding Your Power From Wall to ATX Plug!
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The back sees one huge honeycomb grill to exhaust the heat, as well as a small power switch and plug socket, while the other end houses a rather unusual modular cable system that includes dust-proof caps on each of the plugs and a very fitting subtly-coloured information sticker that every PSU has.

In-Win Commander 750W PSU Commanding Your Power From Wall to ATX Plug! In-Win Commander 750W PSU Commanding Your Power From Wall to ATX Plug! In-Win Commander 750W PSU Commanding Your Power From Wall to ATX Plug!
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The ATX cable braiding goes right into the PSU for a neater look and there's plenty of space to move the ATX cable around so the braiding doesn't chafe. The modular plugs are exceptionally easy to pull out (and equally easy to lose, mind you), and the modular connectors fit well with the clips facing outwards so they are easy to get to.

Not only that but they are colour coded and very well labelled with great little logos to differentiate between the four PCI-Express and peripheral / EPS12V connector. In addition to this, the EPS12V connector is also 90 degrees to the peripheral connectors and a different size so it's easily differentiated. What's more, each of the little logos is given a V1 to V4 label to show which 12V rail they come from - awesome! In-Win has covered every-single base, and we can't think of anything else needed.

In-Win Commander 750W PSU Commanding Your Power From Wall to ATX Plug!
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Each rail gets 17A, meaning all four together can potentially deliver over 800W - clearly more than the 750W provided, allowing for a certain degree of uneven weighting across while still being able to use the whole lot. The four rail splitting is a little uneven though in our opinion, with V4 being shared between a pair of PCI-Express connectors and all the peripherals, the V3 is shared between the two other PCI-Express and ATX cable, but the CPU alone has 36 Amps to play with from V1 and V2! Considering each graphics card can eat well into 250W of power exclusively from the 12V rail, that's 20 Amps between typically two connectors.

In-Win Commander 750W PSU Commanding Your Power From Wall to ATX Plug! In-Win Commander 750W PSU Commanding Your Power From Wall to ATX Plug!
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