Aerocool Strike-X 500W 80+ Bronze PSU

Hey, I just found a 500w 80+ Bronze certified PSU called Aerocool Strike-X. I'm not sure whether if it's a good brand or not, so please say here if you ever had one or not.

Also, I need to know whether it can handle a GTX 260. The GTX 260 says it needs two 6-pin pci-e connectors but this PSU has two 6+2 pin pcie connectors. I was wondering if the two connectors can be used as a 6 pin pcie connector to power the 260.

Please answer. Detailed answers appreciated.
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  1. It's a pretty good PSU.
    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page1425.htm
    You can use the 6+2 pins and have the +2 pins hanging off.
  2. Will it sufficiently power the GTX 260 without any problems at all?

    Also, is this a normal sized ATX psu?
  3. xzCrysis said:
    Will it sufficiently power the GTX 260 without any problems at all?

    Also, is this a normal sized ATX psu?


    Hi - It's enough power, but I'd be leery of this brand. This particular unit might be OK,
    but Aerocool has this type of history:

    AeroCool
    MODEL WATTS PROBLEMS AND ISSUES REVIEWS
    E85M-550 550 Did not meet Bronze effcieincy at load. Voltage regulation failed on -12V rail during light load test. Ripple and noise high at 550 watts. Hardware Secrets
    V12XT 600 Did not meet Bronze effcieincy at load. Voltage regulation failed on -12V rail during light load test. Ripple and noise high at 600 watts. Hardware Secrets
    VP-550 550 No certification. No dedicated voltage regulation. Poor cross-load voltage stability. +3.3V, +5V, and +12V rails went out of spec. Xbit Laboratories
    VP-650 650 No certification. No dedicated voltage regulation. Poor cross-load voltage stability. +3.3V, +5V, and +12V rails went out of spec. Xbit Laboratories
    VP-750 750 No certification. Poor cross-load voltage stability. Xbit Laboratories

    Personally, I would avoid this company's products.

    Tom
  4. The Strike-X 500W is likely to be better than the ones toyftw mentioned, but that does not mean that it is going to be any good.

    Dimensions: 150x86x165, so it is a bit longer than the ATX standard of 150x86x140.

    I'd recommend
    XFX ProSeries 450W Core Edition (v1 / P1-450S-XXB9) (£35 @ CCL Online)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/622037
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