Super Flower Leadex Platinum 550W Power Supply Review

Introduction & Packaging


Super Flower may not be the first name you think of when you think of power supplies, but time and time again they’ve proven they can make some of the best-performing power supplies on the market, but not only that, they also create some of the best looking PSUs, all while maintaining competitive prices. With all that in mind, I’m very excited to see their latest unit, the Leadex Platinum 550W, in the eTeknix office today.

As the name would suggest, this is an 80 Plus Platinum rated unit, that means that the unit won’t be wasting as much of your electricity, or the money you spend on your electricity build, before it gets to your system, saving you a little extra money over the time you use it; certainly no bad thing being a little more economical and green.

Equipped with a fully modular design, all the latest safety features you would expect, high levels of efficiency, a premium quality semi-passive 135mm fan cooling design, and rather uniquely, a set of LED lights in the cable connectors, adding a little extra flair to your system build.

Features

  • 100% Full Modular Cabling Design For Easy Cable Management
  • 80 PLUS ® Platinum Certified, 90% 92% 89% Efficiency At 20% 50% 100% Rated Load
  • Full Range Auto Voltage Detection Design 100V~240V (Active PFC)
  • Comply With ATX 12V. V2.2, EPS 12V. V2.91 & SSI EPS 12V. V2.92 Specification
  • Comply With Energy Star Standard & EuP (Energy Using Products) Regulation
  • Over Voltage Protection / Over Current Protection / Over Power Protection / Short Circuit Protection / Under Voltage Protection / Over Temperature
  • Protection
  • Support All Intel/AMD Multi-Core CPU & ATX/BTX Compatible Motherboards
  • Support NVIDIA® SLI & ATI CrossFireX High Performance Graphic Card
  • Patented Easy To Use & Install Crystal Clear Cube Connectors with LED
  • More than 2,000 times On/Off test
  • Unleaded Green Materials with RoHS/WEEE Compliance
  • Perfect For Professional & High Performance Gaming System

Specification

  • Dimensions: 150 x 86 x 165 mm (W x H x D)
  • Wattage: 550W
  • Fan: 135 mm DBB(automatic control, semi-passive)
  • Colour: Black (power supply, fan)
  • Fully Modular Design
  • Efficiency: max. 92% (115V), 80 Plus Platinum certificate
  • Active PFC
  • Safety: cTUVus/TUV/CB/CE/FCC/C-Tick/BSMI/RoHS/CCC
  • Partcode: SF-550F14MP black (UK)

Connectors

  • 1 x 20+4-Pin ATX12V/EPS12V
  • 1 x 4+4-Pin ATX12V/EPS12V
  • 3 x 6+2-Pin-PCIe
  • 7 x SATA
  • 4 x 4-Pin-Molex
  • Warranty: 5yr

The packaging is quite understated, giving us a stylish logo and the main spec, but nothing to indicate the design of the PSU.

Around the back, a few close up pictures of the various components, as well as a lot of technical information, such as the Japanese capacitors and the fully modular cabling design.

There’s not exactly a lot of extras in the box, just a few thumb screws and the owner’s manual, but you really don’t need much more anyway.

The cables come neatly packed away in a protective case, which is great for those who don’t need all the cables right now, but you may in the future when you upgrade and they’ll be neatly stored away.

Finally, you’ll also find the mains cable, which is nice and thick, making it durable, and comes with a good length.

SuperFlower Leadex Platinum 750W & Titanium 1000W Power Supply Review

Introduction & Packaging


SuperFlower is one of the leading names in the PSU market, with a wide range of products that cater to a wide range of budgets, although their specialty certainly seems to be in the high-end market, where they offer an impressive range, both in terms of aesthetics and performance for the enthusiast and prosumer markets. Today, I’ll be taking a look at not one, but two of the latest SuperFlower power supplies; the Platinum rated 750W and the Titanium rated 1000W.

Platinum and Titanium rated efficiencies are both very impressive, especially given that many consumers rarely shop above 80Plus Gold. The end result from these higher ratings is that the PSUs should be extremely efficient and could potentially save you some money on your electricity bill in the long run; which is no bad thing. This isn’t a head-to-head “which is best” review, as they’re both spec’d to have their own strength, one for the usual high-end user, the other is aimed a little more at the enthusiast side, so it’ll be interesting to see if spending that bit extra is really worth it overall.

Packaging and Contents – Leadex Platinum 750W

First up we have the 750W Platinum, which comes nicely packaged in a rather eye-catching box.

Around the back, we have a quick run down of all the major features; we’ll take a closer look at those in a moment.

In the box, you’ll find all the usual bits first; power cable, owners manual and some chassis mounting screws.

SuperFlower Leadex Platinum 1200W Power Supply Competition Winner!

It’s competition time again and this time, we’ve got some incredibly special for you! We’ve teamed up with SuperFlower to giveaway one of their stunning 1200W Leadex Platinum power supplies. This is some seriously sexy enthusiast gear and will no doubt look and perform great in any high-end system.

Priced at £185.99, the Leadex isn’t cheap, but you do get a lot of features for your money that will no doubt appeal to those building a high-end gaming system, or even those who plan on doing some extreme overclocking.

Firstly, to say a massive thank you to SuperFlower for providing us with this incredible prize, you can like the official SuperFlower Facebook page, which is a great way to stay up to date with the latest news on this product as well as other competitions and more!

A lucky winner has been drawn!

Did I Win?

SuperFlower Leadex Platinum 1200W Power Supply Competition!

It’s competition time again and this time, we’ve got some incredibly special for you! We’ve teamed up with SuperFlower to giveaway one of their stunning 1200W Leadex Platinum power supplies. This is some seriously sexy enthusiast gear and will no doubt look and perform great in any high-end system.

Priced at £185.99, the Leadex isn’t cheap, but you do get a lot of features for your money that will no doubt appeal to those building a high-end gaming system, or even those who plan on doing some extreme overclocking.

Firstly, to say a massive thank you to SuperFlower for providing us with this incredible prize, you can like the official SuperFlower Facebook page, which is a great way to stay up to date with the latest news on this product as well as other competitions and more!

Features

  • 100% Full Modular Cabling Design For Easy Cable Management
  • 80 PLUS ® Platinum Certified, 91.07% 92.44% 90.47% Efficiency At 20% 50% 100% Rated Load
  • Full Range Auto Voltage Detection Design 100V~240V (Active PFC)
  • Comply With ATX 12V. V2.2, EPS 12V. V2.91 & SSI EPS 12V. V2.92 Specification
  • Comply With Energy Star Standard & EuP (Energy Using Products) Regulation
  • Over Voltage Protection / Over Current Protection / Over Power Protection / Short Circuit Protection / Under Voltage Protection
  • Support All Intel/AMD Multi-Core CPU & ATX/BTX Compatible Motherboards
  • Support NVIDIA® SLI & ATI CrossFireX High Performance Graphic Card
  • Patented Easy To Use & Install Crystal Clear Cube Connectors with LED
  • More than 2,000 times On/Off test
  • Unleaded Green Materials with RoHS/WEEE Compliance
  • Perfect For Professional & High Performance Gaming System

Specification:

  • Type: ATX
  • Maximum Power: 1200W
  • Fans: 1 x 14cm
  • PFC: Active
  • +12V Rails: 1
  • Modular Cable: Yes 100% modular cable design
  • Input Voltage: Full Range – 100V~240V
  • Input Frequency Range: 50 ± 3 Hz / 60 ± 3 Hz
  • Output: +3.3V@20A ; +5V@20.0A ; +12V@99.9A ; -12V@0.5A ; +5Vsb@2.5A
  • Protection: OVP/OCP/OPP/SCP/UVP
  • Dimension: 200mm(L) x 150mm(W) x 86mm(H)

Connectors

  • 1 x 20+4-Pin ATX12V/EPS12V
  • 1 x 8-Pin EPS12V
  • 1 x 4+4-Pin ATX12V/EPS12V
  • 8 x 6+2-Pin-PCIe
  • 10 x SATA
  • 5 x 4-Pin-Molex
  • 1 x Floppy
  • Warranty: 5yr

ENTER HERE

Super Flower 1600W Titanium, Platinum & Gold PSUs Now Available in Europe

Caseking and Overclockers UK are bringing more high-end power supplies to the European market in the form of the Super Flower Leadex 80 Plus Titanium, Platinum and Gold certified 1600W PSUs.

The Leadex PSUs come with 94%, 92% and 90% efficiency respectively, but otherwise the single-rail power supplies are the same. They come with one 20+4-Pin ATX12V/EPS12V, one 8-Pin EPS12V, one 4+4-Pin ATX12V/EPS12V, nine 6+2-Pin-PCIe, five 6-Pin-PCIe, fourteen SATA, five 4-Pin-Molex and two Floppy/Berg connectors.

Features

  • 100% Full Modular Cabling Design For Easy Cable Management
  • Full Range Auto Voltage Detection Design 100V~240V (Active PFC)
  • Comply With ATX 12V. V2.2, EPS 12V. V2.91 & SSI EPS 12V. V2.92 Specification
  • Comply With Energy Star Standard & EuP (Energy Using Products) Regulation
  • Over Voltage Protection / Over Current Protection / Over Power Protection / Short Circuit Protection / Under Voltage Protection
  • Support All Intel/AMD Multi-Core CPU & ATX/BTX Compatible Motherboards
  • Support NVIDIA SLI & ATI CrossFireX High Performance Graphic Card
  • Patented Easy To Use & Install Crystal Clear Cube Connectors with LED
  • More than 2,000 times On/Off test
  • Unleaded Green Materials with RoHS/WEEE Compliance
  • Perfect For Professional & High Performance Gaming System

 

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 150 x 86 x 220 mm (W x H x D)
  • Fan: 140 mm DBB(automatic control, semi-passive)
  • Colour: Black (power supply, fan)
  • Fully Modular Design
  • Active PFC
  • 3.3V: 24 A
  • + 5V: 24 A
  • + 3.3V & + 5V combined: 120 W
  • + 12V: 1,599.6 W / 133.3 A
  • – 12V: 6 W / 0.5 A
  • + 5VSB: 15 W / 3.0 A
  • Safety: cTUVus/TUV/CB/CE/FCC/C-Tick/BSMI/RoHS/CCC

The Super Flower Leadex PSUs come backed by a five-year warranty and will set you back £299.99, £259.99, and £224.99 respectively and are ready for pre-orders at Overclockers. Caseking has all three in stock where they will cost you €349.90, €299.90, and €269.90 respectively.

Thanks to Caseking and Overclockers UK for providing us with this information