Kingwin LZ-1000 1000W Power Supply Review
No matter how you look at it, 1 kilowatt, or 1000 watts, it is a lot of power that most computer enthusiasts will never need. Rest assured though, some of us do need all that power and we are generally very picky about that much power gets delivered to our enthusiast computer builds. Kingwin's LZ-1000 is up to that job?
Today we have the opportunity to have a look at a power supply being branded by KWI Technology Inc., or better known to most readers as Kingwin. Kingwin has been in business since 1992 manufacturing mobile racks and general storage solutions. Today though we find Kingwin branding, and in some product categories developing, a number of different components and peripherals including cases, CPU coolers, liquid cooling systems, and power supplies in addition to their core business markets. Today, we will be looking at one of Kingwin’s new power supply offerings from the Lazer series (the LZ-1000 ) which is developed in conjunction with SuperFlower.
SuperFlower Computer Inc is a name that may not be familiar to most of our US readers, but as a company SuperFlower has been designing and producing power supplies, and chassis, since 1991. In 2006, they expanded with the establishment of a new subsidiary factory, Jing Hua Co., Ltd, now handling their increased power supply production. While SuperFlower has not been a high profile OEM in the US, it has been that some of their products can be found branded by TTGI, MadDog Media, Kingwin, and occasionally SuperFlower themselves. One of the distinguishing points spearheaded by SuperFlower units was the inclusion of some of the first 140mm fans, and while normally not found as the OEM behind ultra high end brands SuperFlower has typically made good budget oriented offerings.
Lazer Beams Attached to their Power Supplies
Today's Kingwin power supply is the third power supply we have seen from Kingwin, and currently comes in right in the middle of the pack as far as DC output capacity goes. Previously, the Kingwin Mach1 1220W we saw was a very good power supply only really held back by its lack of support. As such, with today's LZ-1000 being built off of the same design (but with a few tweaks) and a renewed support structure from Kingwin we have very high hopes for this unit . Before moving on though, let's see what Kingwin has to say about this new line of power supplies:
80 Plus Bronze certified, innovative Crystal Cube Modular Connectors, 3-way LED switch and 1000 Watts of full punching power, our most advance Lazer yet, this LZ-1000 is a must have for your gaming rig.
On this go around with Kingwin we find no real advertising or copy for this unit. Moving on let’s see what we can expect when a user purchases the Kingwin LZ-1000 supply in retail in terms of documentation, accessories, cable count, rail layout, output characteristics, and general build quality.