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|Review: HEC Cougar SX 550w Power Supply|
|Posted by Ed Smith|
|Sunday, 02 October 2011 22:38|
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Hi folks, here comes the review I promised you on HEC's Cougar SX 550w 80+ Silver power supply!
The first thing of note on this power supply is that HEC, the company that designed it, actually manufactures it too! This might seem like a no-brainer, but in reality the vast majority of power supply companies don't actually manufacture their own units, and in many cases don't design them either. That goes for power supplies ranging from $10 units I'd be afraid to plug a 486 into all the way up to 1500w monsters.
Here's a little blurb about HEC taken from their website ...
HEC however is a power supply manufacturer, they design and manufacture PSUs on a regular basis for other companies, and have decided to make some high end units for themselves as well. These high end units are the Cougar series, of which the 550w is the lowest wattage unit in the series. Despite being on the low end of the series it carries the 80+ Silver badge, guaranteeing excellent efficiency.
Getting right down to it, lets look at the box and what it has to say ...