Super Flower Golden King 650 W Power Supply Review

Introduction

Super Flower offers seven power supply models within their Golden King series: 500 W, 550 W, 600 W, 650 W, 750 W, 850 W, and 1,000 W, all with the 80 Plus Platinum certification. Today we are going to take a look at the 650 W version. Let’s check it out.

Super Flower is a traditional OEM manufacturer, meaning that their core business is to produce products that will be sold by other companies using their own brands. The Golden King 650 W, for example, is also sold as the Kingwin Lazer 650 W (LZP-650). So, even though power supplies with the Super Flower brand are not sold in the U.S., you may find them under a different brand.

Since we’ve already reviewed the 750 W version of this power supply, which is sold in the U.S. as the AZZA Platinum 750 W, we will be able to discuss the differences between the two versions.

Super Flower Golden King 750wFigure 1: Super Flower Golden King 650 W power supply

Super Flower Golden King 750wFigure 2: Super Flower Golden King 650 W power supply

The Super Flower Golden King 650 W is 6.7” (170 mm) deep, using a 140 mm ball-bearing fan on its bottom (Hong Hua HA1425M12B-Z). The unit has a switch on its rear for you to select the mode in which you want the fan to work. In “normal mode,” the fan will increase its speed with the temperature. In “ECO mode,” the fan will be left turned off until the power supply’s internal temperature reaches between 65° C and 70° C, so the power supply won’t emit any noise while it is “cold.”

Super Flower Golden King 750wFigure 3: Fan

The modular cabling system from this power supply has six connectors. Differently from most power supplies with a modular cabling system, you can install any kind of cable in any connector, i.e., there is no specific connector for the video card power cables or for the peripheral and SATA power cables. The unit comes with the main motherboard cable, an ATX12V/EPS12V cable, and two video card power cables permanently attached to it. They use nylon sleeves that come from inside the unit. This power supply comes with the following cables:

  • Main motherboard cable with a 20/24-pin connector, 21.6” (55 cm) long, permanently attached to the power supply
  • One cable with two ATX12V connectors that together form an EPS12V connector, 24.4” (62 cm) long, permanently attached to the power supply
  • Two cables, each with one six/eight-pin connector for video cards, 22.4” (57 cm) long, permanently attached to the power supply
  • Two cables, each with one six/eight-pin connector for video cards, 20.5” (52 cm) long, modular cabling system
  • Two cables, each with four SATA power connectors, 20” (51 cm) to the first connector, 5.5” (14 cm) between connectors, modular cabling system
  • One cable with three standard peripheral power connectors, 19.7” (50 cm) to the first connector, 5.1” (13 cm) between connectors, modular cabling system
  • One cable with two standard peripheral power connectors and one floppy disk drive power connector, 19.7” (50 cm) to the first connector, 5.1” (13 cm) between connectors, modular cabling system

The wires that are permanently attached to the power supply are 16 AWG, i.e., thicker than the minimum recommended. All other wires are 18 AWG.

The number of connectors is outstanding for 650 W power supplies, as it is rare to see 650 W units with four connectors for video cards, allowing you to install two high-end video cards that require two connectors each without the need for adapters.

Super Flower Golden King 750wFigure 4: Cables

Let’s now take an in-depth look inside this power supply.

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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