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Tuniq Ripper 1000w PSU

Manufacturer: Tuniq
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Street Price: $169 ($89 after mail in rebate here)

by Dean Barker  (02/15/2009)


Tuniq's line of power supplies has made its mark in the hardware world by bringing solid units at an affordable price to market. The Ripper we look at today is offered in 850w, 10000w and 1200 watt models and comes equipped with a silent 140mm cooling fan.  Tuniq is the performance oriented division of Sunbeam Technology.  They produce a variety of products to include cases, coolers, power supplies and other accessories catering to the enthusiast.  Tuniq power supplies give end users lots of features without the high cost.  Starting out with an 80 Plus Bronze Certification, the Tuniq Ripper PSU is a high efficiency unit and exceptionally well priced at under $169.  What puts the real buzz into the pricing is the $80 mail in rebate offered at present making this 1000 watt monster price out at $89.  Today, we have a look at the Tuniq Ripper 1000 watt Power Supply to see what it brings to the table.


  • Power Output: 1000 watts

  • Certified 80+ Bronze Efficiency

  • Dimensions: 160 x 150 x 86mm

  • Bottom mounted Silent 140mm cooling fan

  • Active PFC

  • All cables sleeved

  • EZ-Grip connectors

  • Advanced Off-Line Cooling Feature

  • 3-way SLI support

  • CrossFire Ready

  • Offered in 850w, 1000w and 1250w sizes

  • Three year warranty

What you get

Included with the Tuniq Ripper Power Supply are a number of cables and the unit itself.  In the box we found a wall cable, two three-connector 18 inch Molex extension cables, two 6 inch Molex extension cables, mounting screws, a small bag of zip ties for cable routing and a small manual.  The bundled cables are all sleeved and shrink wrapped but unfortunately not modular.  However, modular lines add quite a bit to the price tag too.

The Ripper

The Tuniq Ripper sports the a metallic gray color measuring 160 x 150 x 86mm.  What was nice to see was the 140mm cooling fan on its base.  The twin ball bearing fan operated at inaudible levels throughout testing.  One nice feature to ensure this silence Tuniq has incorporated a temperature sensor that keeps the fan operating until it detects an internal temperature of 50 degrees C or below even after a PC is turned off.  This feature is standard on many of Tuniq units and it is an outstanding safety feature.


The Ripper also has Active Power Correction Factor as a standard feature.  Active PFC is a way to make a power supply more efficient in its power delivery.  Hence the 80 Plus Certification given ensures that users know they are getting an efficient unit.  Active PFC automatically adjusts for variances in the AC input voltage to keep the unit's power delivery clean and stable.  AC in power supplies stands for Alternating Current.  AC Power oscillates continuously, so to keep the unit operating at peak efficiency, the Active PFC adjusts this input voltage so the output is consistent.

Looking at the back of Tuniq's 1000 watt Ripper we find a very non restrictive grating for air exchange.  Almost the entire rear of the unit is open to allow warm air to be blown out.  Also seen here is the on/off rocker switch and the power plug port.




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