Power Supplies, Reviews

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The Product

Once inside the main box there is to be found:

The PSU 

  •  550W Connectors:
  • 1 x 20/24-pin ATX
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU
  • 1 x 8-pin CPU
    Modular Connectors:
  • 1 x 6-pin PCI-E
  • 1 x 6+2-pin (8-pin) PCI-E
  • 5 x Peripheral
  • 1 x Floppy
  • 6 x SATA

Considering that this is quite a low wattage PSU there are quite a lot of cables and connectors supplied with it. This makes it ideal for a low power gaming rig which doesn’t have too many power draining graphics cards installed.

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The cabling for the PSU features smart braiding which helps with not only cable management but with the aesthetics and the longevity of the cables. This braiding does however become somewhat frustrating when trying to manage the cables as it makes the cables stay together but not easier to bend around corners. The connectors all feel very sturdy and don’t feel as though they are going to break without a lot of force being exerted upon them.

The cables, for the sake of tidiness and common sense have been put in a little zip up pouch, this allows you to simply zip up the pouch to keep the cables safe and secure when not in use.

The PSU itself is relatively standard looking, it is a reflective black/gunmetal sort of colour and has a clear bladed fan which is protected by a shiny fan grill. When the fans LED’s light up it looks pretty awesome as far as PSU’s go and wouldn’t look out of place inside any gaming PC.

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Taking a closer inspection of the fan it is possible to establish that it doesn’t make too much noise which is reassuring, it is also notable that the amount of airflow isn’t bad either.

As this is a modular PSU it has interchangeable connections, this means that where you would normally have about 15 different connectors which can get in the way and be very frustrating this PSU allows you to only connect what you need. The side of the PSU which makes all this possible looks just like any other modular PSU with several connections for molex/sata/floppy power cables as well as ample connectors for PCI-E power. This Image will not show for some reason :S Andrew is currently working to fix this issue.

On one side of this PSU there is the branding and specs. The branding sticker may however not be visible inside your case depending on the orientation of your PSU.

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The rear of the PSU which will be sticking out of your case features a grill which enhances airflow through the PSU and an on/off switch.

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