Review: AVF Gaming Freak – Snow Rage 850W

AVF GAMING FREAK: SNOW RAGE 850W Power Supply

Introduction

Snow Rage 850W Power Supply is a new product from the AVF Gaming Freak after The Rage 750W. This is a non-modular power supply that comes with white and red theme colour. In addition, this power supply supporting intel 3rd Generation Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium and AMD FX Phenom II, Fusion A series, Athlon II and also compliant with latest intel standard ATX12V V2.31.Fret not, it still support with the latest hardware kabylake too. It comes with dual +12V rail which is for the most demanding AMD Radeon and Nvidia Geforce graphic card. For this model, the fan size is 120mm transparent with 33pcs white LED light which very suitable for someone who want to build a PC with white theme. Besides that, this power supply is high reliability up to MTBF>100,000 hours. Snow rage come with 1 x 20+4pin connector, 1 x 8 pin (4+4) blue connector, 1 x 8 pin (6+2) red connector, 4 x sata connector, 2 x IDE connector which is 600mm with net.

Product Link: http://www.avf.com.my/gamingfreak.php?c=656&p=2404
Suggest Retail Price: RM169

Specification

Features

• Compliant with latest Intel standard ATX12V V2.31
• Supporting Intel 3rd Generation Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium & AMD FX, Phenom II, Fusion A series, Athlon II.
• Dual +12V rail for the most demanding AMD Radeon and Nvidia Geforce graphic card.
• High efficiency meets up to 80% typical.
• 120mm transparent Fan with 33pcs white LED light.
• Solid build with red & white theme.
• High reliability (MTBF>100,000 hours).
• Multiple protection design (OVP/UVP/OPP/OTP/SCP).

Unboxing


The front packaging of AVF Gaming Freak Snow Rage 850W power supply. The box colour is combination between black,silver and white which make it look more elegant. We also can see the name and picture of the power supply from this side.


At one the side of the box shows all the connector that contains with power supply. Cable that comes with the power supply as we can see is 1 x 20+4pin connector, 1 x 8 pin (4+4) blue connector, 1 x 8 pin (6+2) red connector, 4 x sata connector, 2 x IDE connector. So, it can help the user who want to buy a power supply with specific number of cables.


From the back side of the box, we can see one more time the name and picture of the Snow Rage power supply. At this side, we can see the features and specifications of the power supply which really useful for user that find power supply with specific features and specification.


This is the view after we open the main box and we can see that the power supply also come with one unit of power cord.


This is the power cord that comes with the power supply which is better compare to the previous one because this new version comes with power cord that have fuse.


After we take take out the power supply, we can see the view of actual unit AVF Gaming Freak Snow Rage 850W Power Supply.


From the side of the power supply, we can see specification of the power supply and also the model of the power supply. So the user can consider this power supply can support their system or not by looking at this side.


This is the back side of AVF Gaming Freak Snow Rage 850W power supply which in red colour. Besides that, we also can see that this power supply support AC/220V from this side.


This is the top view of the power supply and also all the cable that comes with the power supply. From here we can see the fan is transparent and also have gaming freak logo at the center of the fan. Most of the cable come with sleeve which make this power supply looks more neat.

Conclusion

We can conclude that this supply really suitable for user that want to build PC with white and red theme color without bleeding your wallet while the leds from the fan makes your rig striking in white. The power cord that comes with the PSU is better than previous model as this one came with fused protection. Most of the cables comes with sleeve but it will become neater if all of the cables is sleeve including the 8 pin (4+4) cable. Gaming Freak set the price RM169 for Snow Rage 850W and for us, we think the price is slight higher than it should be as the features we can see mostly on the led and for the first time, we notice this PSU reliability is great too. After Gaming Freak claims their PSU having multiple protection design, we did a test on running for 48 hours on mining rig consist of 4 units HIS RX560 4GB (with power draw about 45w each card excludes other hardware) without having any crash so we believe to be safe, the true power is in between 450-500w.

I would like to say thank you to Gaming Freak Malaysia because give us opportunity to play with this product.

Performance: 5/5
Materials: 4/5
Specifications: 4/5
Appearance: 5/5
Performance/Price Value: 4/5

Pros:
+ Mixed colour red and white which suitable for white theme PC.
+ Nice transparent fan that comes with white led.

Cons:
– Does not have on/off button at the back.
– Not all cables have a sleeve

Gaming Freak Snow Rage 850W PSU received Silver Award from OCDrift.com

Disclaimer: OCDrift.com gives out our own award based on the Hardware Performance, OverClocking Ability, Innovation, and Value as determined by the reviewer

shah93

shah93

Writer, Reviewer at OCDrift.com
A Kelate-nese that currently working as part of MnG Design team. This youngest writer in the team always eager to review stuffs, especially coolers and gaming peripherals!!
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