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AKASA Freedom Power 1000W PSU


by Grace - 26th January 2009
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Introduction


Akasa have released a very large number of PSUs during the past few months, taking a piece of the pie from every market category. We have also received a large number of their PSUs to review, ranging from low-priced products aiming for the best possible value to efficient and silent mid-range PSUs to expensive enthusiast-oriented units featuring a monstrous output.

Today we will have a look at their latest release, the Freedom Power 1000W unit. The Freedom Power series products are modular units designed to provide high performance and output, and therefore appeal to hardcore enthusiasts and modders who wouldn't like to compromise performance over aesthetics. Today we will see if it can compete with some of the other high quality offerings in this sector.

Manufacturer's Features and Specifications
  • Typical (50% load) efficiency of 86.72%
  • 1000W continuous power
  • 80PLUS BRONZE certified
  • Modular design for easy cable routing and minimal airflow restrictions
  • Innovative modular cable design with common connectors
  • All cables fully sleeved for tidy look system builds
  • Six +12V rails with total max output of 960W
  • 24/7 dependable power
  • Energy saving Active PFC
  • Up to six PCIe 2.0 connectors for multiple GPU support
  • Intelligent auto fan control for ultra quiet operation
  • Super quiet 140x140x25mm fan
  • 110 – 240V AC auto sensing and switching
  • Three years warranty
Application Full range 1000W (Real Power) PSU
Designed for AMD and Intel systems
Form factors Intel ATX 12V 2.3 design guide
EPS 12V 2.92
ATX 2.2 ATX 12V
Dimention 150x180x86mm
Efficiency Always > 83%
Fan 140 x 140 x 25mm
Fan speed 700-1600 RPM
Bearing type Dual ball bearing
Ventilation Honeycomb vent structure
Colour Satin Black
PFC Active (99%)
Mainboard power 1 x 24/20 pins
8/4-pin ATX12V 1
8/6-pin PCIe 2.0 4 (3 detachable)
6-pin PCIe 4 (3 detachable)
SATA 12 (detachable)
Floppy 1 (detachable)
Molex (4 pin) 8 (detachable)
Cables finish Black Mesh Sleeve
AC power input range 100V to 240V
Protection Over Power/Voltage/Current/Temperature
short Circuit
Product code AK-PSS100FGM-BK

Freedom Power 1000W (AK-PSS100FGM-BK)
Rail
Wattage
Maximum load
+3.3V
180w
24.0A
+5V
30.0A
+12V1
960w
20.0A
80A
+12V2
20.0A
+12V3
20.0A
+12V4
35.0A
+12V5
35.0A
+12V6
20.0A
-12V
6w
0.5A

Packaging and Bundle




The Akasa Freedom Power 1000W unit is supplied in a black, sturdy cardboard package. Everything is very carefully packed inside the box and the Styrofoam pieces combined with the sturdiness of the package ought to provide adequate protection during shipping. Aesthetically the package of the Freedom Power is uninteresting, but most of the unit's technical specifications can be found at the sides and the rear part of the box which is helpful if browsing in a local store.


The bundle contains a typical AC power cable, thumbscrews, a set of cable management straps, a manual and a small pouch for storing the unused modular cables. The modular cables are supplied in a separate plastic box. All of the cables are fully sleeved black and all of the connectors are black as well.
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