GlacialTech GP-AL 650A Powersupply

First Look

Today we are taking a look at a powersupply from Glacialtech. They have released a new interesting PSU that has a thermal controller which even stops the fan if possible to reduce noise. It comes at a nice 650W which is quite optimal today and it also seems to have most of the features that is needed for our current and coming hardware. Lets get this review going and compare it vs some other well performing PSU´s on the market.

About Glacialtech:
Check out their website, http://www.glacialpower.com

GlacialPower Inc. was established in April 2006 by a talent engineering team from the Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) Industry . The team members of GlacialPower has averagely 12 years rich experience in designing, quality controlling and manufacturing SMPS products.

During past years the team designed for A brand companies of Acer, Asus, Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu-Siemens, Gateway, HPQ, IBM, LG Electronics, Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba and Wistron. The team also invented the solid quality control manufacturing process approved by companies of Dell, HPQ, IBM, etc.

The company goal is to be one of the leading SMPS solution provider in the world and will use solid design to deliver quality products that possess the features of innovation and usability for customers. We will work closely together with our customer and our slogan is Power Your Idea.

Features/Specifications:
ATX12V Version 2.2
Design with active PFC function
Dual +12V rails and +5Vsb capability 15 W
Full output power from 0°C to 50°C
Full protection features of SCP, OVP, OCP, OPP, OTP
Power efficiency meet Energy Star 80 plus program criterion
Fan speed control and delay shut down to extend components life time
Fan switch off (0 dBA) at low load and selectable between 8cm and 12cm
RoHS compliance and 2 yesr warranty
Manufactured with high reliability and in strict processes

The product:

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Glacialtech is a fairly unkonwn manufacturer on the mainstream market and we have in the past reviewed their products with good results so I am quite curious to see how this will perform. The box has a black and white color theme with a big picture of the unit on it, and a bunch of features and specifications on the back of the box.

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When you open up the box the first thing you will see is that everything is packed in foam, even the manual and power cable. The PSU is also packed in bubble wrap to completely protect it vs dents and scatches. The case of the PSU has a nice matt black color which matches most of the cases on the market today.

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The back of the PSU is equipped with a ventilation grill to ventilate out the hot air from the PSU itself. They have mounted a sticker on the side that tells you what specifications the rails have. As we can see there are two 12V raisl with 25 and 20A, and the 5V goes at 22A which should be sufficient enough for all setups on the market.

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The PSU is equipped with a 120 mm fan that actually does not spin at all in the beginning. The thermal sensor turns the fan of if the heat levels are low enough, and when they raise it just turns the fan on a tad but far away from full speed, this helps to keep the noise levels down.

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