NZXT C1000 GOLD Power Supply Review
Today we are reviewing a 1000 watts power supply of the new C Series power supply from NZXT, the new NZXT C1000 GOLD Power Supply Unit. NZXT is a known good brand for producing innovative and quality PCs component products for PC gamers and enthusiast.
The NZXT C1000 GOLD Power Supply offers 1000 watts of clean, stable power and is ideal for gaming and workstation PCs that have multiple GPUs and high-performance CPUs. The C1000 supports the latest GPUs, including up to an NVIDIA RTX 3090 and AMD GPUs up to the 6900 XT.
Now let's see what this NZXT C1000 GOLD PSU has for us.
A push of a button enables Zero RPM Fan mode, silencing the fan under low-load conditions. When needed, the 135mm fluid-dynamic bearing fan spins up to efficiently cool the PSU, keeping your system stable and running through even the most intense gaming session.
ALL THE ESSENTIALS
The C series fits any case conforming to the ATX standard with the C1000 GOLD and support NVIDIA GPUS up to 3090 and AMD GPUs up to 6900 XT.
BUILT FOR BUILDERS
The modular design lets you use only the cables you need, ensuring easier installation, and less clutter. The sleeved main cables look great and resist heat damage as well as fraying, delivering greater durability and longevity.
PEACE OF MIND
In addition to world-class service and support, NZXT provides a 10-year warranty for the C Series PSU, so you can enjoy a worry-free gaming experience.
NZXT C1000 GOLD PSU comes in a securely packaged box with PSU graphics, Model name and features highlights on front and the back of the box.
Inside the box
Box includes NZXT C1000 GOLD with modular cables, Power cable, PSU mounting screws and User manual
NZXT has done a great effort on aesthetics of the PSU. With a matte black paint and unique fan grill, gives the PSU a premium feel.
Seasonic being the OEM, the NZXT C1000 GOLD power supply offers very good build quality ensures reliable power delivery with great efficiency. PSU have all Nippon Chemi-Con capacitors with 105C rating with nice PCB design and component layout. Main transformer generates 12v rail and DC-DC converters are used for other minor supply voltages.
Test system configuration -
|CPU||Intel i9-9900K |
|Board|| MSI Z390 GAMINF PLUS |
|RAM||2 X 8GB Corsair DDR4 3000Mhz|
|SSD||Corsair Force GT 240GB SSD|
|GFX|| ASUS GeForce RTX3080 TUF Gaming OC|
|PSU|| NZXT C1000 GOLD |
|Case|| Corsair iCUE 4000X Case|
|Display||ASUS PB287Q |
|OS|| Windows 10 |
The NZXT C1000 GOLD power supply handled above gaming setup very comfortably, with RTX 3080 and i9-9900K maxed stable overclocked.
Custom made DC Active dummy load PSU tester.
To test the PSU on my Active load test, I have manually increased the load in Amps on 12v first rail, 12v second rail, 5v and 3.3v rail to simulate 100%, 80% 50% and 20% load. Since this PSU is having only single 12v rail, so divided the load in half on both 12v loads on my tester.
5V stand-by and -12V supply was left at a constant 0.5amp load throughout the test run.
Maximum theoretical load handling capacity of my tester is somewhat around 1500W, but due to MOSFETs safe operating area (SOA) characteristics and thermal load handling capacity of the heatsinks, this tester can handle Max 1300W.. For safety reasons I have also installed a thermal controller which turn OFF the attached PSU if temperature exceeds SOA specifications.
During test the PSU ran smoothly close to 1090W of load, when tried to pull more the PSU turned itself OFF showing the proper working of Overload protection .
- Quality Build
- 10 years warranty
- Attractive design
- 80 Plus Gold certified
- Fully modular
- Semi-passive Fan operation
With consideration of next gen GPUs power requirements going to be on a little high side, a 1000 watts Power supply is one of best future proof option for PC builders and gamers. NZXT C1000 GOLD Power Supply offers enough power for all high range of PC hardware.
Finally, if you are looking for a 1000 watts PSU with 80 Plus Gold efficiency for your gaming PC build, the NZXT C1000 GOLD Power Supply offers an attractive design, excellent build quality
along with a peace of mind 10 years warranty, makes this power supply unit great option for your build and is worthy of our PC TeK Reviews CHOICE Award.