This is our first experience with any products offered by GAMDIAS and it's been very surprising. The feature set has been expansive. It's not all for gimmicks either, the Cyclops X1 1200 employs a fully modular design. This is something we believe all units should be using and GAMDIAS has launched the Cyclops ready to go. The modular input ports are all clearly labeled and for the PCI-E cables, the ports and the cables ends are color coded in a nice vibrant red to match each other. The remaining modular ports and matching cables are all color coded black for a stealthy look.
The unit makes no reservations with its appearance. It is a gamer's dream, with its beautifully rounded cut lines oriented into triangular patterns. It adds a bit of mystique to the unit and provides and impressive illuminated light show with the LED fan pulsating beneath. Like many 1000 watt or higher PSU's the Cyclops utilizes a larger chassis which is slightly elongated compared to standard ATX specs. This isn't an issue for most builds, but it is worth considering especially if you need something in a smaller form factor.
The Cyclops X1 has three separate controls on the back. The largest switch is the main power switch. To the left of that switch is a secondary much smaller switch which is used to control the Silent Mode of the unit. The third and final control is actually a push button which is used to toggle between the 26 LED effects of the RGB fan. All of the switches are very tactile which makes it easy to blindly know which button you are touching even in low light situations.
Cable types included are 1x 24-Pin ATX cable, 2x EPS/ATX12V cable, 10x 6+2-Pin PCI-E Connector, 6x Molex, 9x SATA connectors, 2x Floppy Adapter, and 1x AC power. GAMDIAS has went with the flat ribbon cables. The cables are of a high quality and all of the cabling is a solid black. However, the PCI-E cables all feature red connectors to match up with the red modular ports on the unit itself. The remaining cables have matching black connectors and provide a stealthy look inside any rig. One thing that does stand out is the primary ATX cable. It is exactly 24 pins, in most instances we see a 20+4 pin cable, but not this time. This is unlikely to be an issue, but it's worth pointing out since we are so accustomed to seeing the optional +4 instead of it being mandatory.
Just when we thought the previously reviewed unit had been crowned cable king, this unit has clearly won the great cable race of 2018. Hosting enough connectors to power almost any combination of components, the possibilities are almost endless with the Cyclops X1. This unit is a crypto miner's dream and the open design of the chassis helps dissipate the increased heat needed to power such an arsenal.