Tagan TurboJet 1100W

Written by Michael Larabel in Power Supplies on 15 December 2006. Page 3 of 3. Add A Comment


With the present state of NVIDIA's Scalable Link Interface under Linux being incredibly sub par, instead of installing the Tagan TurboJet 1100W inside a MultiGPU system we had opted for installing it in one of our new octal-core test systems. Two Intel Clovertown Quad-Core processors and a Tyan Tempest i5000XT motherboard backed this system.

Hardware Components
Processor: 2 x Intel Xeon E5320 Quad-Core
Motherboard: Tyan Tempest i5000XT S2696
Memory: 4 x Kingston FB-DIMM DDR2-533
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X1950PRO 256MB
Hard Drives: 4 x Seagate SATA 2.0 HDDs
Optical Drives: Sony DVD-ROM
Case: SilverStone Temjin TJ09
Power Supply: Tagan TurboJet 1100W
Software Components
Operating System: Fedora Core 6
Linux Kernel: 2.6.18-1.2849.fc6 (x86_64)

Installing the power supply was extremely easy and had fit well inside the SilverStone Temjin TJ09 EATX chassis. The power supply itself during operation was very quiet. Our idle voltages for testing this power supply was recorded 30 minutes after the system was idling and then the load was measured after running CPU Burn-In and Doom 3 for 30 minutes. The voltages were monitored using a digital multimeter.


We were intrigued by this power supply since reading about its specifications on paper and once we had our hands on the Tagan TurboJet 1100W the intrigue had continued. Our first-hand experience with this power supply began by being appalled by its unique briefcase packaging container, and then when it came to the actual power supply the main cables were sleeved extremely well and there were enough cables to handle most systems. Once the power supply was running it had no problems powering an Intel octal-core server. The power supply itself was very quiet and it had provided clean voltages throughout our entire testing process. The +12V rail that we had tested was slightly higher than its theoretical specification, but we do not see it as a problem and should be of benefit especially to overclockers and those constantly tweaking their PC. At $399 USD, however, the Tagan TurboJet 1100W does not come cheap. The price range for this power supply places it out of the range of most computer enthusiasts, but for those with a big wallet or are looking for a high-wattage power supply the Tagan TurboJet 1100W is a top contender. This power supply can be purchased at a number of online stores throughout the United States.

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