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This is our second article about products from Ikonik. Founded just over a year ago, this young company has already got some recognition. Unlike many other brands that began by releasing one or two unique and exclusive products, Ikonik unveiled comprehensive lineups of system cases and power supply units. In our previous review we discussed the company’s computer cases. And now we will take a look at its PSUs.

Testing Methodology

Click the following link for a description of our testing methodology and equipment and a brief explanation of what the specified and tested parameters of power supplies mean: X-bit Labs Presents: Power Supply Units Testing Methodology In-Depth. If you feel overwhelmed with the numbers and terms this review abounds in, refer to an appropriate section of the mentioned article for explanation.

As we have promised, from now on we will mark the actual power consumption of several full systems on the cross-load diagrams, so that you could better estimate if the given power supply unit suits better for any of these configurations. We will mark only the maximum recorded power consumption during simultaneous launch of Prime’95 and FurMark programs.

There will be up to three marks on each diagram corresponding to power consumption of three system configurations as discussed in our article called PC Power Consumption: How Many Watts Do We Need?:

  1. Gaming PC (Intel C2D E8600 and Radeon HD 4850)
  2. High-end gaming PC ?1 (Intel Core i7 920 and GeForce GTX 260)
  3. High-end gaming PC ?2 (Intel Core i7 920 and GeForce GTX 295)

You can read more about the testing methodology and systems configuration in the above mentioned article. If the system power consumption is higher than the PSU capacity, it is not marked on the diagram.

You can also go to our Cooling/PSU section to check out reviews of other PSU models we have tested in our labs.

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