In the wonderful world of DIY PC building, easily one of the most important components in any system is the power supply. Unfortunately, this is usually one area that is an afterthought for most users, as for the most part, power supplies tend to lack the excitement that is brought upon us by the more performance-effecting components such as the CPU and GPU.
Well, today we hope to help in changing that by bringing you an unboxing and overview of the ultra high-end DeepCool Quanta DQ1250, which is a platinum rated, semi-modular 1250W power supply which aims to deliver enough power for even the most demanding configurations, while still keeping cool, quiet and efficient.
PACKAGING, PRICING & SPECIFICATIONS
Taking a look at the front of the package, which seems to have sustained a bit of damage in shipping. We’ll find a rather minimalist design scheme, which features a nice but concealed illustration of the unit itself.
We’ll also find some basic specifications starting with the unit’s 80 Plus Platinum Certification, which ensures it to have up to 90-94% efficiency when using 80% or more of its total wattage. It is also rated for up to 1250 watts, and features ATX12v 2.3 compliance. In addition, the unit features a 140 MM PWM fan, SLI/CrossFire support, and has a reliability rating (MTBF) of a 120,000 hours.
Around back we’ll find some detailed specifications which includes a 24/7 @ 50℃: Guaranteed 1250W of Continuous Power, which is a rather bold claim that been tested and verified by by the folks over at JohnnyGuru. It also features dual 12v rails, the first of which can deliver up to 540 watts (45 amps) to the CPU and motherboard, and the second up to 780 watts (65 amps) for graphics cards.
Inside, we’ll find the unit itself wrapped in a bubble wrap cover, and being protected by some closed-cell foam packaging. We’ll also find the included cables packaged neatly to the side, and no included user manual or documentation. That last bit is rather unfortunate, but all of the useful information can be found on DeepCool’s website.
Unfortunately, no matter how much we’ve searched, we were unable to find the unit available for purchase on any major e-tailers. The current MSRP is $249, which puts it in line with other Platinum rated units in the 1200-1300 watt range. Still, being priced competitively means nothing if you can’t actually find the product for sale anywhere.