The NZXT C1200 achieves high overall performance and on top of that, and it is ATX v3.0 and PCIe 5.0 ready. Thanks to its 600W 12VHPWR connector, it won’t have a problem powering NVIDIA’s energy-hungry RTX 4090.
NZXT collaborated with Channel Well Technology for the high-capacity C1200 Gold unit, which is ATX v3.0 and PCIe 5.0 ready, featuring a 600W 12VHPWR connector. The 260-dollar price tag looks decent, given the product’s specs, and it is at the same level as the Corsair RM1200 Shift. In Cybenetics, the PSU achieves a Gold efficiency rating and a Standard+ noise rating. With only 150mm depth, this is a compact unit. Lastly, the ten-year warranty is in line with the majority of competing offerings.
The C1200 features a selectable semi-passive operation, and its cooling fan uses a fluid dynamic bearing for lower noise output and increased reliability. The problem with FDB fans is that they receive significant stress during the start-up phase till the lubricant goes all the way up to the shaft, and this is why they are not ideal for frequent start and stop operation. Moreover, double ball-bearing fans offer higher reliability under high operating temperatures above 40C.