Tuniq Miniplant 950w
At a first glance the cabling for the PSU is very long, long enough even for larger cases such as the GS100 and the Tempest. The cabling for the PSU all features some smart braiding which helps with not only cable management, but with aesthetics and the longevity of the cables as well. While the braiding does make the cabling easier to tuck behind things as the cables don’t get stuck, it does mean that the cables as a whole don’t bend as much; which can be frustrating. The connectors are firmly attached to the cabling and feel of high quality; even the molex power connectors, which are usually quite tacky and have pins which move lots making installation a hassle.
The PSU itself is quite neatly finished. It features a highly reflective black metallic finish all over. I think that this is quite a nice way to finish the PSU as it looks striking.
A large 120mm cooling fan dominates the majority of the top of the PSU. This fan rotates very slowly but while being quiet, it’s definitely not silent; which is something many may wish to be aware of. The fan grill is a shiny standard design that allows for a lot of airflow to the fan, the only problem with this fan grill is that it allows stray cables within your case to fall into the fan as I found out when the f/p audio became lodged in the blades.
Peering through the side panels mesh design I can see that many of the components within the PSU are covered by heatsinks, this is good, as you definitely don’t want your PSU overheating on you. Whilst on this subject I should mention that there are quite a few exhaust vents on the PSU, which allows for the hot air to be blown out by the fan.
Unfortunately this PSU is bundled with a European power cable. Make sure you have a UK spec. kettle lead to hand before purchasing.
Another feature of this PSU is that it is SLI certified, so it will be able to cope with the power draining SLI setups that many of you have.
Unfortunately though, as you may have already gathered this PSU is not modular which means that I still had lots of unnecessary cables in the case during use, which not only looks bad but also doesn’t help with airflow. It seems that Tuniq have tried to counter this problem by including some cable ties, but there are so many cables trying to manage them seems futile.