Most producers reach a point where they occasionally feel forced to take a risk with a particular product. But I believe it’s fair to state that ASUS tends to do this much more frequently than other manufacturers. This is more like a fully outfitted cruise liner than just pushing a boat out with the recent release of their new ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II EVA Edition Power Supply. It is completely jam-packed with fantastic features and some of the most stunning aesthetics ever seen on a power supply!
With the introduction of the ASUS ROG Thor series power supply, ASUS has now established itself as a company that provides every form of PC component. The initial ROG Thor PSUs were distinctive because they had ASUS AuraSync RGB Lighting and an LCD display that can indicate real-time power usage.
According to reports, Seasonic is the OEM behind the ROG Thor series, which accounts for the series’ positive reviews from gamers and enthusiasts despite its high price. ASUS has announced a second iteration of the ROG Thor series with additional wattage capabilities to accommodate various builds in response to the popularity of the ROG Thor line.
ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II EVA Edition Power Supply Packaging
The front of the box goes large and bold with a beautiful clear image of the power supply on show as well as a list of all of its important characteristics in an easy on the eye glance. It has all the colors and branding you would expect from an ASUS ROG product.
The box work’s back is jam-packed with insightful information. This includes not only descriptions of the products but also in-depth information on their characteristics, a sizable number of pictures, and performance graphs. ASUS has really done a fantastic job with the presentation here!
We should mention that the quality of packing extends beyond what can be seen on the surface, even if this isn’t a subject we often have to bring out. The inner box work is superbly displayed and obviously of exceedingly high quality, as with many ASUS ROG items. – Two cardboard inserts welcome you when the lid gently slides open. The power source is in one, and the accessories and cable are in the other.
While we will soon be looking at the PSU, it is important to note that ASUS has taken the time to very carefully wrap it in sealed cellophane, which is then encased within a foam protective shell. It’s a tiny detail, but when you add it up with the other packing components, your power supply ought to reach you in excellent shape!
When buying a new power supply, you don’t frequently anticipate receiving many accessories. On the other hand, you are undoubtedly in for a very welcome surprise with the ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II EVA Edition Power Supply.
The first component is the cabling, which is offered in a premium canvas bag with a name brand. An good and secure location to store items you don’t need right now in case you decide to upgrade later! – Aside from that, ASUS has unquestionably not cut corners. A product handbook, screws (to secure the PSU to your case), cable management strips, brand-named cable velcro ties, and even a metal plaque that you can easily install wherever you believe it would look best are also included.
Oh, and if you decide to purchase some custom cables, you will also receive a code for 20% off. Simply enough, ASUS receives a slightly fat 11 out of 10 for accessories!
ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II EVA Edition Power Supply Hardware
The ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II EVA Edition Power Supply is a fully modular power supply, similar to other high-end platinum power supplies. This means that there are no pre-attached wires on the PSU, making cable management simpler because you only need to attach the cables you want to use. The ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II EVA Edition Power Supply has some neat features, including superb port segmentation with the PCI-E and CPU ports on the left and the peripherals on the right, directly above the 24-pin motherboard slots. In addition, each group contains labels and outlines rather than name brackets like on typical power supplies.
On the rear of the power supply, ventilation is turned up to maximum with a sizable cutout in the shape of a honeycomb covering the whole space. The ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II EVA Edition Power Supply includes a connector and power switch in addition to a 0db mode switch that is toggleable via a button adjacent to the power switch. When the ROG Thor II Platinum is in 0dB mode, the fan will not operate until the total load reaches 50% or 500 watts (800 watts on the 1600 W variant).
A cable set for the ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II EVA Edition Power Supply:
24 pin ATX cable, one
2x EPS 4+4 pin cables
four 6+2 pin PCI-E cables
2x PCI-E 6 pin cables
Molex Cable 2x
three SATA cables
PCI-E cable with 12 pins
RGB addressable cable
ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II EVA Edition Power Supply General Information
|Model||ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II EVA Edition|
|Certification||80 PLUS Platinum|
|Wattage Output||1000 Watts|
|Single +12V Rail||Yes|
|Dimensions||160 x 150 x 86 mm (L x W x H)|
|Cooling||135mm Silent Fan|
|OLED Display||Yes (Real-time Power Monitoring)|
|Efficiency||Over 90% Efficiency|
|Cable Type||Premium Braided Cables|
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 50°C|
|Protections||Over-Voltage, Over-Current, Short-Circuit|
|MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)||100,000 hours|
|Connectors||– 1 x 24-pin ATX|
|– 2 x 8-pin (4+4) CPU EPS|
|– 6 x 8-pin (6+2) PCIe|
|– 12 x SATA|
|– 6 x Peripheral (Molex)|
|RGB Lighting||Aura Sync RGB (Customizable)|
|Anime Collaboration||Evangelion-inspired Design|
|Warranty||10 Years Limited Warranty|
ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II EVA Edition Power Supply Conclusion
There’s no denying that the ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II EVA Edition Power Supply is promoted and customized to a very particular user. Although ASUS explicitly targets gamers with this PSU, I sincerely doubt that this is the main target market. In my opinion, the ASUS ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II is a top-tier power supply in terms of both appearance and functionality. This makes it clear that this won’t be the greatest choice for the vast majority of more commonplace PC players, especially given its high price tag.
ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II EVA Edition Power Supply