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Fractal Design Tesla R2 White Power Supply Review

Designed with pride in Sweden, Fractal-Design are all about producing good looking, well designed DIY PC components that are also quite competitively priced. They sell a range of PC cases, power supplies and cooling accessories and recently sent us an interesting new addition to their PC power supply product offerings with a 650 watt Tesla R2 White. The Tesla series is the company’s mid-range PSU range, sitting neatly between top-end Newton and Edison series products and the more affordable Integra series. Let’s take a look at what the Tesla R2 White is all about.

The Tesla R2 can be found retailing for around $125 USD. This is a fair chunk of change for a 650 Watt PSU, but upon consideration we find the Tesla R2 actually stands out from the multitude of cheaper options with Scandinavian inspired good looks, solid performance and impressively silent operation.

With an emphasis on slick design you might expect a decent retail package. The Tesla R2 doesn’t disappoint and arrives in a box that contains the PSU itself bundled away in a protective static proof bag. This is joined by an AC power cord, a small bag of ATX mounting screws and a user manual with easy to understand instructions on how to replace your PSU and advice for trouble-shooting problems etc.


Fractal also include a small plastic bag which contains cable ties, zip ties and a larger Velcro cable. Note: the PSU also arrives with the cables secured by a Velcro cable, so in fact you get two of those – all handy when attempting to tidy the cables within a busy chassis.