Cougar PowerX 550W Power Supply Review

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Cougar PowerX 550W Power Supply Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:01 am

Cougar PowerX 550W Power Supply Review

Our first encounter with Cougar finds us testing one of their most popular products, the PowerX 550W power supply. With a power output of 550W and an 80Plus Bronze certification, the PowerX will obviously not be taking on the high-end products of the competition but rather focus on the mainstream market, where the largest percentage of gamers and everyday users lie.


The Cougar PowerX 550W power supply obviously is a product designed to entice users into upgrading from a cheap unit of unknown (and, usually, extremely poor) quality to one of acceptable quality and performance standards. Considering that the MSRP of the power supply is just $69.99 and that the actual retail price usually is quite lower than the MSRP, the PowerX 550W might actually be a very good deal for casual users and gamers on a very tight budget. On the other hand however, the saying "you get what you pay for" fits perfectly in this case...

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Re: Cougar PowerX 550W Power Supply Review

Postby INeedAFnSuffix » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:40 pm

Maybe taking a look at the Cougar CMX V2 (Yes the 2nd version!) you might be impressed but then and again i still think the CMX is a pretty mediocre unit :\ the redeeming feature is the awesome orange case
Compared to a Seasonic, this one seems to have a weak output filter but 84mV is still okay actually but i would rather have a Seasonic S12II-520 simply because they have a 5 year warranty and awesome output filtering :)
If i recall all cougar units are 5 year warranty, i'm not sure if you would still use your power supply by the 3 year mark but it's nice to have reassurance if it does break
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