Raidmax Cobra Power 500W; can an old PSU learn new tricks?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 27, 2014 - 01:53 PM |
Tagged: Raidmax, Cobra, RX-500AF-B, 500W, PSU

The new Raidmax Cobra Power 500W PSU is actually a 6 year old RX-500AF with a new paintball splattered colour scheme.  [H]ard|OCP felt that really showed when they looked at the power it delivers, a single 12V rail is our preference but the 384W max at 32A seems low compared to current 500W models on the market.  That lack of power as well as other features which performed to specifications less than expected lead them to advise people to stay away from this PSU even with the attractively low price you will not be getting a great unit.

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"We tread off the beaten PSU path today with a power supply from Raidmax that is part of the Cobra series. The RX-500AF-B unit sports 500 watts of "Haswell Ready" power, a Bronze efficiency rating, advertised stable voltages, a "strong single +12V rail for high-end system heavy load configuration," plus a paint ball stained exterior."

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Source: [H]ard|OCP
March 27, 2014 | 02:12 PM - Posted by trololo (not verified)

The colors look kinda neat, but yea, doesnt sound to impressive...

March 28, 2014 | 04:12 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

ugly PSU

March 28, 2014 | 01:03 PM - Posted by Lance Ripplinger (not verified)

Ugh...I don't buy RaidMax stuff to begin with. Glad I don't.

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