Reviews and Problems with XFX Core Edition PRO550W / P1-550S-XXB9
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Great PSU Awkward Wattage
Tyler B., Newegg
5 June 2015
Summary: This PSU is phenomenal for the price I got it on sale. I used it for a week on an i5-4690k system with a Gtx 980 and had no issues. For the cons, the PSU is non-modular which is to be expected. The PSU itself is fairly small though.
Pros: *Got it for $27 with rebate *High quality Seasonic platform
Cons: *Non-Modular, the wires cannot be removed or modified *Awkward wattage. 550W is great for almost any current gen Nvidia card, not so much for AMD/Radeon products.
Summary: I have not used one of these myself but this is the second one I have purchased for customer builds. Only time will tell if it was a good choice but certainly there are no outward indications otherwise.
Pros: Heavy for a 550W PSU which suggests the heat sinks are robust. Seems solidly built in every respect. No frills, sleeved stout PSU.
Summary: REBATE GAME IS TRICKY!! These jerks PURPOSEFULLY make the rebate process a nightmare. I've done hundreds (YES, HUNDREDS) of rebates over the years, and these jerks make the process as hard as possible.
Summary: Very solid psu, especially if you snag it on sale for under 30 USD. I had it as my spare psu for a while, but eventually moved it into my nas, where it stayed on for about 5 months straight without a hitch at about 30% load and stayed very quiet. All in all a very solid unit with seasonic oem.
Pros: Seasonic oem Decently priced Solid Unit Good Warranty
Summary: Well, where do I start? The first power supply I got worked fine for one day then I was on a wild goose chase. Ssd and hdd randomly froze and would not come out of sleep. At one point it tested fine on voltages and the paper clip trick so I thought it was the mobo.
Pros: 80+ Bronze Long (IMO) CPU 8pin Sleeved 24pin Plenty of cables for upgrades
Cons: Maybe it was mine but one mounting hole is a little off Need lots of room in case to hide cables Some connectors feel a bit cheap while others feel robust
Summary: One of the gripes I got is that the voltage sticker is on the top not on the side. You have to remove the PS to see what voltages ratings are. I suppose if you have a windowed case, the logo would look better than the specs.
Pros: PS has a good look and feel to it. Fairly quiet. Good price to value ratio especially on sale. Very pleased overall.
Cons: The voltages ratings are a little different. The PS I received has ratings of 24,24 and 44. Which matches the picture which is different than the Newegg advertisement.
Cons: Fan is a little noisy, gives off a ticking noise. I'm probably just picky when it comes to fan noise, but thought I'd mention it. I don't think its worth knocking off an egg for this. Just don't expect a 100% silent fan.