Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master GX 550W (RS550-ACAAD3-XX)
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13 July 2012
Pros: Good value for money. High quality. Sleek design. Easy access for fitting MB to frame. Rounded corners on bulk of all internal metal work to prevent annoying gashes in fingers. Screw-free fittings for drives. Power supply is factory fitted. Filters in front of fans can be removed fuss free for easy cleaning. Fans run quiet enough for my purpose.
Cons: (I am nit-picking here, but...) Front fascia make look good and aid noise cancellation, but over longer period may cause damage to optical drives auto-ejecting tray; the door may prove too heavy for your average opto-drive motor to push open.
Summary: Runs my 3570k i5 CPU and an ASUS GTX 770 with no hiccups. If you plan on overclocking or using anything besides these two parts that is very power demanding you should spring for a 600 or 650W PSU. If you want to SLI then go even higher to the 750/800 range.
Summary: Despite this is an entry level PSU from Cooler Master (you can get PSU at double the price easily!) it is a very decent product, and worth going for when upgrading your system or building a new one. This PSU has very good quality and near silent. There is enough cables for 1 high-end video card and all SATA drives I have.
Summary: Excellent product. Powers up my computer without fail. I am running a GTX 460 and an AMD PHenom 2 X2 555 oced to 3.8 Ghz and it works perfectly. Would recommend. Comes with 2 8 pin pci power cables so it can run basically any video card out there. And for the price it is a steal. Nice touch on the cable sleeves. Silent too, which makes this a great buy!
Summary: Loads of connectors, really quiet. Ok, it's not running a monster machine, just a core i3 and integrated graphics, with a couple of drives, but it runs quietly and system temp hasn't been above 30 deg even when rendering large video files.
Summary: I have one of these in a Node 304 Itx system powering a 3570k and a GTX 580 Twin Frozr. I've never heard noise like it from a PSU. Terrible product. Would not recommend. Overheats the system when underload.