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Spire Blackmoon XP 600W PSU


by Grace - 22nd October 2009
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Introduction

Spire are a long established and very well known company, especially among European technology enthusiasts. The company specializes in creating computer component cooling products and has been doing so since 1991. A few years ago Spire successfully diversified into the computer cases and power supply market, with tens of such products now filling their portfolio.

Today we are going to have a look at one of their premium power supply units, the Blackmoon XP 600W. The Blackmoon XP (or eXtreme Precision) series is aimed towards enthusiasts and power users, therefore we expect to see the 600W model which we are going to review today delivering more than just middling performance.

Manufacturer features and specifications

  • ATX 2.3 Specification Compliant
  • Modular cable system
  • Sleeved cables and EZ-Connectors
  • 2 independent 12V rails
  • EMI Shielded VGA/HDD Power Connectors
  • Auto-Silent 120mm signature DC fan
  • 3 Speed Variable Fan Speed Temp-control
  • Completely Silent 10.0 dBA up to 45C / 113F
  • I/O Short Circuit- Overload- & Over current-Protection
  • High Efficiency (85%) up to 30% less power consumption
  • 80 Plus Bronze efficiency and Eco-friendly Certified
  • Supports the newest Intel & AMD based PC systems

Output
Voltage
+5V
+12V1
+12V2
-12V
+3.3V
+5VSB
Min Amp
1
1
1
0
0.5
0
Max Amp
30
18
25
0.8
25
2.5


Packaging and Bundle


The Blackmoon XP 600W is supplied in a typical cardboard box with eye-catching artwork covering most of its front. Some information about the features of the unit and the number of connectors it has can be found scattered around the sides of the box. Strangely enough, there is no table stating the unit’s electrical capabilities to be found anywhere around the box. What’s even stranger is that the table which indicates the number of connectors does not include the 600W unit at all! The packaging certainly needs to be updated.

Inside the box everything is firmly packed but not too well protected, with a nylon bubble bag being the only protection this unit has inside the walls of the box.

Inside there is also a manual, four typical mounting screws, modular cables and an AC power cable. The bundle is complete but Spire didn’t add any special items either, such as a case sticker or a bag for the modular cables.

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