A few weeks ago, we had our first contact with 1ST Player (or 1STPLayer), a Chinese manufacturer of PC components and peripherals. Although the company is not yet known to the US/EU, they have impressive manufacturing capabilities and produce a great variety of products. And, having successfully made a name for themselves in their homeland, they are actively working on expanding their chain of products into North America and Europe.

Although the company is mostly producing gaming peripherals, ranging from keyboards to chairs, they also produce power and cooling products. They currently market six different power supply series, even going as far as a series specifically designed for cryptocurrency mining machines. But for today's review we'll be sticking to something more useful and consumer relevant, which is taking a look at the SteamPunk 80+ Gold 750W PSU, a power supply designed for advanced users and gamers.

The SteamPunk series essentially consists of two units, one 650W and one 750W, both of which are based on the same platform. There actually are four units in the series but that is because both are also available in white. As its name suggests, the SteamPunk 80+ Gold 750W PSU has an 80Plus Gold efficiency certification and a fully modular cable design. It is meant to be a product balanced between quality, performance, and cost. We will see how well it fares in this review.

Power specifications ( Rated @ 40 °C )
AC INPUT 100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz
RAIL +3.3V +5V +12V +5Vsb -12V
MAX OUTPUT 15A 15A 63A 2,5A 0,3A
100W 750W 12,5W 3,6W

Packaging and Bundle

1STPlayer supplies the Steampunk Gold 750W PSU in a typical cardboard box that provides adequate shipping protection. The artwork on the box is basic but more than adequate for a product that will be primarily marketed online.

The bundle of the Steampunk Gold PSU is relatively rich for a product of its class. 1STPlayer supplies wire cable ties, Velcro cable straps, four black thumbscrews, a basic manual, and a typical AC power cable.

The Steampunk Gold PSU is a fully modular design, meaning that no cables are hardwired to the chassis. All of the cables are made of all black wires and black connectors. They are supplied in a roll bag, along with even more cable management wires.


1STPlayer Steampunk Gold
Connector type Hardwired Modular
ATX 24 Pin - 1
EPS 4+4 Pin - 2
EPS 8 Pin - -
PCI-E 6+2 Pin - 4
PCI-E 8 Pin - -
SATA - 6
Molex - 3
Floppy - -
The 1STPlayer SteamPunk 80+ Gold 750W PSU
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  • Deicidium369 - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - link

    Hello Kitty - Steampunk Edition. Kitty was always OG - now she's Retro OG
  • Koenig168 - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - link

    Put Hello Kitty on a PSU and it will sell like hot cakes!
  • drexnx - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - link

    about the only PC parts you could style as steampunk would be heatsinks, fans, and water cooling components
  • Deicidium369 - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - link

    oh all the parts that adults tend to put in their windowless PCs
  • PeterCollier - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - link

    The name is actually a reference to the program Steam, which is a video game distribution platform created by Valve.

    The name is just an extension of the machinery metaphor, not a reference to a subculture.
  • Operandi - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - link

    Oh..... is that what 'Steam' is? Huh, sounds pretty sweet, I might have to check that out.

    Anyway..... if thats what its named after that actually makes it more stupid then being named after the uber nerd subculture.
  • Operandi - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - link

    Looks like an ok enough budget option. Though I don't know why I would go with this over a just as good Corsair.

    The name isn't going to be doing them any favors in terms of marketing. I don't understand how it can be this hard for these Chinese based companies to get a grasp of how to market to the demographics they are targeting.
  • Deicidium369 - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - link

    Yeah ... need to market towards virgins and incels - so some Lolicon character with gigantic, big, huge, massive...... eyes.
  • PeterCollier - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - link

    This is the truest comment I've ever read
  • mode_13h - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - link

    Hmm... Steam, punks, and PSUs don't exactly go well together.

    And even if we take on the whole Steampunk aesthetic, it conjures images of big, heavy power supplies that might be the size of an entire PC case... for a small one.

    So, maybe they need to do some more work on their branding, before they're quite ready to take over the global PC components market.

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