most PSU manufacturers, Tagan have opted for what
they call a "pull/push" fan configuration.
What this actually means is that the two fans are
at opposite ends of the casing rather than one on
the rear and one on the bottom as is usual in two
advantage to this design is that the full internal
height of the case is available and Tagan were thus
able to use much bigger heat sinks as we'll see in
rear of the unit is your standard affair though I
kind of wish they'd used a gold rather than silver
fan grill...or maybe that's just me. You can see the
rubber covered power switch and the total absence
of any voltage selector switch.
the stern we see the intake fan along with the umbilical
mass of cabling. I'm sweating a little at the idea
of hiding all this cable away in my relatively compact
Wave Master case but believe me, if I was operating
a full tower I'd be over the moon.
to void the warranty and take a peep inside:
if you judge a power supply by how little space there
is inside then this thing is up with the elite. The
only signs of sloppiness are that somebody appears
to have left a couple of empty soda cans in there.
you can see those black, anodized heat sinks are impressively
large. Unlike the commonly used lumps of aluminium
these have additional surface area courtesy of the
array of fins they sport. The channels in the fins
run front to back in accordance with the direction
of the airflow.
the sheer number of components it's all surprisingly
neat and tidy without the usual mass of items glued
and bent together like some kind of afterthought.
There's clearly a lot of thought gone into the planning
of this power supply's internal layout.
fact even the fans are mounted on rubber buffers to
reduce noise levels. My only complaint here is that
the buffers were perhaps a little too compressed to
function as effectively as they should, an unfortunate
side effect of volume production no doubt. Even so
it's a sign of the level of thought that has gone
into the Tagan's design.