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Cougar GEX X2 1000W Power Supply Review

Today, we’ll be taking a look at the Cougar GEX X2 1000W ATX 3.0 power supply. The It GEX X2 is a compact, fully modular power supply that comes with flat power cables. It uses 100% Japanese capacitor for increased stability and life-span, and it’s certified 80 Plus Gold, giving you an extremely high power efficiency.

It also features a powerful +12V single rail at 83.3A giving you a maximum total output of 1000W, which is more than enough for most enthusiasts to power their high-end gaming systems.

It supports the latest ATX 3.0 and PCIe 5.0 standards and features the new 12VHPWR 16-pin power connector to support all the latest next-gen graphics card, such as Nvidia’s high-end GeForce RTX 40-series. Included in the package, you’ll find one 12VHPWR 16-pin power cable

At only 140mm in length, the GEX X2 is one of the most compact, fully modular power supply on the market, making it an ideal choice for most system builders. Total dimension is 140 x 150 x 86 (mm).

Additonally, it comes with an exclusive 120mm silent fan which offers good air-flow, silent operation and low vibration.

We’ll be testing the PSU on our test rig which is comprised of an Intel Core i9-13900K, an Asus Strix Z790 motherboard, 32GB of Patriot Viper RGB DDR5-6200 ram, Adata Legend 840 1TB SSD, and a GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card. The total power consumption should be well over 700W+

I would like to thank COUGAR for providing this review sample! Let us see what they have to say about themselves on their website:


Real Gear for Real Gamers. This simple phrase synthesises our soul. From our origins in 2008 as a gaming-oriented PC Power Supply, Case and Cooling producer, COUGAR’s mission has always been to deliver gaming peripherals and PC components that answer the requirement of those people who think gaming is much more than a way of killing time. To us, and to those who think like us, modern gaming is both an art and a competitive sport, an important part of human life that allows you to develop and display skills ordinary life just isn’t prepared for. Games are the door to worlds in which both the most advanced capabilities of the human brain and the most primal instincts and reactions meet to bring you new experiences, and to access them you need to be properly equipped.

“COUGAR gaming gear exists for a reason: to allow you to properly make use of your innate and learned abilities without being limited by hardware bottlenecks. Our mice’s accurate tracking will make your reflexes count; our keyboards’ response will make sure hardware latency doesn’t prevent you from achieving a victory you deserve; our customization software will reward your planning and organizing mind, while our headsets will make sure your ears receive the right input and our power supply units will make sure your gaming rig gets all the fuel it needs. Everything has been designed to remove all limits to your skill: our creed is that in gaming the only restrictions should be those of your mind and body, not those of your gear.”

Currently, the range of gaming products we create includes gaming mice, keyboards, headsets, cases, power supply units, cooling, and related accessories. A complete range of first-quality products for the serious gamer. Are you ready to join us?

You can buy something similar – the Cougar GX 1050W Power Supply for around USD $176 from Amazon – https://amzn.to/3mFgMJl


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