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Getting a suitable and good PSU is not that easy as there are plenty of PSU brands, models in the market where you may confuse which one should be "The One" for your setup. Anyway we are going to introduce a mainstream PSU to you; In Win Commander 750W which is a lower wattage than our previous review on its big brother; Commander 1200W.
IN-WIN Development Inc., an ISO 9001 manufacturer of professional computer chassis, power supplies and digital storage devices, is the leading provider of enclosure solutions to system integrators worldwide. Founded in 1986, IN-WIN provides high quality chassis that conform to all safety regulations, as well as unsurpassed customer service.
In Win was well trained to become a top-notch manufacturer of core technology to enhance internal core competence to meet what customer and market needs constantly. Top Management has been executed four major elements to reach our growing goal: Innovation, Service, Speed, Value, Safety, Warmth, Faithful, Diligence in order to remain our leading edge position and differentiate with other players.
1 x 20+4-pin ATX
1 x 4+4-pin EPS12V
4 x 6+2-pin PCI-E
2 x SATA power cables with four connectors
2 x Molex power cables with four connectors + 1 x FDD
Package & Contents
In Win Commander 750W comes with packaging box that is having same army theme design with its brothers; Commander 1200W that we have reviewed previously. The packaging is absolutely high quality and attractive although it doesn't come with any PSU picture; you may not know that it is for a PSU. At the back, In Win lists down some features and specifications of its Commander 750W for reference purposes.
Open up In Win Commander 750W, you will find some additional accessories that are unique for PSU; a black modular cable bag and a white PSU bag. The whole unit of In Win Commander 750W is secured firmly inside a bubble bag and foam but for shipping purpose, it is still advisable to pack this whole packaging inside another sturdier box as PSU is a heavy and sensitive device.
The user's manual is a Multilanguage manual and it comes with army theme as well; a bit hard to read the content but it is not critical at all since not many people will really take a look on their PSU user's manual. Besides that all the modular cables are packed inside a sealed plastic bag. A power cord and few cable ties are included as well.
The black modular cable bag allows user to keep the unused modular cables for better management purpose while the white bag is a nice PSU bag for keeping the PSU but in reality it may not that useful. Anyway these bags are still nice accessories since they are free.
In Win Commander 750W
There are total five models of In Win Commander series; 650W, 750W, 850W, 1200W and 1500W. All of these models are having same theme design and basically only 1200W & 1500W models are having larger casing (Length: 200mm instead of 160mm) while the rest are having standard PSU casing; 160 x 150 x 86 mm. The whole In Win Commander PSU comes with green casing with yellow logo and wording which looks very attractive. In Win Commander 750W is the latest PSU that comes with ATX 12V 2.3 and EPS 12V 2.91.
Most of the PSU that are greater than 750W will have quad rails and this is same for In Win Commander 750W as it also comes with quad voltage rails for its +12V and each of these rails are having 18A. +12V1/2 rails of In Win Commander 750W are for peripherals and CPU while +12V3/4 rails are mainly used for high end PCI-E graphic cards. Dual rails PSU is good but quad rails PSU is better since the load can be shared more evenly by not stressing the PSU too much especially those extreme setup.
Same with In Win Commander 1200W, Commander 750W is also equipped with 14cm cooling fan and honey comb type of air vent in order to maximize its cooling performance although 750W is not a real high end PSU nowadays but it is still good to have better cooling efficiency. Besides that intelligent fan speed control for optimal acoustic of In Win Commander 750W allows the fan operates according to its loading; getting the balance between performance and noise.
Another great feature of In Win Commander 750W is the modular cable which is ideal for cable management and of course better air flow as well. When comparing In Win Commander 750W with Commander 1200W, one modular connector is missing as In Win Commander 750W only supports four PCI-E connectors rather than six. All these connectors come with lid and connector identification; red is for PCI-E while black for peripheral.
Unlike In Win Commander 1200W, there is only one native cable of Commander 750W which is 20+4-pin ATX while 4+4-pin EPS12V is modular cable. For the modular cables, there are total nine cables where four cables for peripheral and PCI-E and last cable for 4+4-pin EPS 12V. All the modular and native cables are sleeved with high quality black sleeving; maybe In Win can consider UV sleeving since there are many UV freaks out there.
Here is the detail of these modular and native cables of In Win Commander 750W; this can be found on user's manual or download from In Win website.
Here are the interiors of In Win Commander 750W and same with Commander 1200W, this PSU is made by OEM PSU maker but the design and concept are come from In Win. In Win Commander 750W is only constructed by single power supply unit unlike Commander 1200W where it is built by two 600W PSU. Since the modular cables of In Win Commander 750W is reduced and the internal cable panel looks much tidy as well.
The whole In Win Commander 750W is cooled down by couple of small copper color heatsinks which consists of massive fins. In Win uses Japanese Industrial Grade components such as capacitor which are better quality, performance and last longer than those unbranded maker. The 14cm fan is from YATE LOON Electronics; D14BH-12 which able to generate massive of air flow; 140CFM air flow as well as 48.5dB noise but luckily Commander PSU comes with intelligent fan speed controller else it will be extremely noisy.
Installation, Testing & Performance
In Win Commander 750W PSU installation is nothing unique than other PSU since it has the exact standard PSU casing dimension where it should be able fitted in most of the casing as long as it is ATX form factor. For the overall setup, we only utilize the 20+4-pin ATX native cables and four more modular cables; 6+2-pin PCI-E, Molex, SATA, 4+4-pins EPS 12V in order to power up our rig. Everything is simple and straightforward and it shouldn't cause any problem for anyone including newbie. Doesn't In Win Commander look gorgeous in our setup?
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8300 @ 2.83GHz
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3
Heatsink: Titan Fenrir
Memory: 4GB 800MHz DDR2 Memory
Hard Drive: 250GB 7200RPM 8MB Seagate
Graphic Card: OEM Nvidia GeForce 9800GT 512MB
PSU: In Win Commander 1200W
Router: TRENDnet TEW-639GR
Optical Drive: DVD RW HLDS
Monitor: Dell 22" Wide Screen LCD
Speaker: Edifier R501
Operating System: Microsoft XP Pro SP2
Benchmark Software: HDTech, CrystalDiskMark
Ambient Temperature: 27 Degree Celsius
Now let us have a quick discussion about In Win Commander performance. As we can see, the voltage rails are quite stable throughout the test and the voltage rail variances are not much; very solid performance for such midrange PSU. Overall we didn't encounter any reliability/stability issue at all since that day we powered up our rig with In Win Commander 750W; at least couple of weeks of stressing which is a best practical benchmark for end user. Besides that In Win Commander 750W operates silently and not really audible at all (unless it is fully stressed) and the PSU just a bit warm which shows that it is equipped with great cooling system; 14cm fan + massive of heatsinks.
Looking for an eye catching PSU with good performance and reasonable price? If yes then In Win Commander 750W should be one of your choices as it is not only deliver solid performance but bundles with many other fantastic features such as modular cable, cool looking casing with army theme, intelligent fan control system, 140mm fan, quad rails as well as other accessories that hard to be found in other PSU. For a 170USD high quality PSU, In Win Commander 750W deserves for a gold award and furthermore it also comes with 3 years warranty which is absolutely great.
* Comes with quad +12V rails
* Stable voltage rails
* Modular cable management
* Cool casing with nice army theme
* Comes with PSU & modular cable bags
* A bit noise during full load
Thanks to In Win for providing this sample for us to review.
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