An attempt to mesh top quality design with aesthetic flair
Which is more important to you, form or function? If you're thinking both, you might be a candidate for BitFenix's new Fury line of power supplies. Looking at "challenging the status quo," BitFenix designed its Fury PSU line to run reliably and look good while doing it. Usually when a PSU maker talks about aesthetics, it's a sign that quality took a backseat, but that doesn't appear to be the case here.
We haven't tested one of these so all we have is BitFenix's description and specs to go on, but what's listed is pretty impressive. The Fury PSU line is 80 Plus Gold certified for efficiency, uses all Japanese capacitors, comes with a single beefy +12V rail, and is backed by a 5-year warranty.
As far as the Fury's aesthetic swagger, both the top and bottom sport a stamped BitFenix logo along with a custom aluminum ring so that it's visible no matter matter which end is sticking up. It's a somewhat aggressive looking unit with a matte power-coat finish and individually braided cables that are modular (save for the 24-pin main ATX connector, which is permanently attached).
BitFenix says the Fury will be available in May in 550W, 650W, and 750W variants. No word yet on price.