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Cooler Master MasterWatt 550W Power Supply Review

12/03/2017 - 13:05

Introduction [inline:files/review/2017-11-11/2-Front-diag-cables.jpg] Cooler Master recently updated the MasterWatt Series, which now includes four new MasterWatt power supplies ranging in output capacity from 450W up to 750W. All four power supplies...

SilverStone SFX 650W Gold Power Supply Review

11/16/2017 - 11:28

Introduction [inline:files/review/2017-10-29/2-Banner.jpg] It has been several years since we looked at a true SFX form factor power supply, but today we are going to take a detailed look at one of SilverStone’s new SFX units, the SX650-G. As one...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

11/11/2017 - 13:14

[inline:files/review/2017-11-11/31-Banner.jpg] Cooler Master’s new MasterWatt power supplies are an update of their mainstream power supply lineup. All four MasterWatt power supplies feature semi-fanless operation, modular cables, 80 Plus Bronze...

Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

11/11/2017 - 13:10

Efficiency

DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

11/11/2017 - 13:06

Testing Methodology Establishing an accurate load is critical to testing and evaluating a PC power supply.  PCPerspective’s power supply test bench can place a precise DC load on the PSU under test.  Each power supply is tested under...

A Detailed Look

11/11/2017 - 13:02

[inline:files/review/2017-11-11/11-Back.jpg] The Cooler Master MasterWatt 550W power supply enclosure is painted matte black and measures 140mm (5.5”) deep. The back panel includes an AC receptacle and main power On-Off switch. The PSU features...

Specifications and Packaging

11/11/2017 - 12:58

The MasterWatt 550W Bronze power supply is rated for a combined, continuous output power of up to 550 watts at 40°C operating temperature. The PSU incorporates a single +12V rail that can deliver up to 45.8A (550W) on the single +12V output. ...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

10/29/2017 - 15:41

[inline:files/review/2017-10-29/31-Diag-cables.jpg] SilverStone’s new SX650-G power supply brings 650 watts of combined DC output to the small form factor market in a very compact chassis. Its most obvious feature is its small size, but the PSU...

Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

10/29/2017 - 15:35

Efficiency

DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

10/29/2017 - 15:32

Testing Methodology Establishing an accurate load is critical to testing and evaluating a PC power supply.  PCPerspective’s power supply test bench can place a precise DC load on the PSU under test.  Each power supply is tested under...