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Aerocool Strike-X 500W 80+ Bronze PSU

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December 1, 2012 6:24:20 AM

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.
December 1, 2012 7:17:25 AM

Will it sufficiently power the GTX 260 without any problems at all?

Also, is this a normal sized ATX psu?
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December 1, 2012 12:10:19 PM

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
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December 1, 2012 2:57:20 PM

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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