A Detailed Look
The Zalman ZM1000-HP Plus 1,000W power supply features a black matte finish with bright blue and white lettering. The enclosure is 210mm (8.25”) deep and uses a single 140mm fan on the bottom for cooling. A power receptacle and master On-Off switch are included on the backside panel.
The fan speed is automatically controlled by the internal component temperature (speeds up as the combined load and temperature increases). The Zalman labeled fan (ZF1425ATF) incorporates dual ball bearings and is rated for 0.26A at 12V.
The open honey comb grill on the back and slot openings across the front allows air to exhaust out of the power supply for cooling all the internal components.
The ZM1000-HP Plus 1,000W power supply has a good assortment of hard wired and modular cables and connectors. All of the cables are covered with black, braided plastic mesh sleeving all the way to the end connectors and measure approximately 20” to 22″ long, which might be a little on the short side in a large, full tower case. Notably missing however is a second 4+4 pin or 8-pin EPS12V connector for dual CPU support.
(Courtesy of Zalman)
In addition to the eight modular cables, Zalman includes one of their ZM-DC1 Multi-connectors with this power supply. The Multi-connector is a 4-pin to 3-pin adapter that has one 3-pin fan connector wired for 12V (black) and the other one wired for 5V (white). This gives the option of running one or more case fans on either 12V (full speed) or 5V (low speed => very quiet).