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Cougar SX700

Roundup: 12 Gaming Power Supplies Compared
By , Patrick Afschar

With a street price of around $180 (if you can find it in your country), the Cougar SX S700 is in the most expensive upper-third of this roundup. As expected, it comes well-packaged. With premium materials and an interesting orange/red underside, the Cougar SX S700 is a real treat both to the touch and for the eye. This goes for the well-constructed modular and round cables as well. Only the ATX, PCIe, and CPU cables are hard-wired.

When it comes to cable length and connectivity, the Cougar SX S700 is rather generous with its eight SATA and four PCIe cables. The PSU is both Nvidia SLI-ready and AMD CrossFire-certified in case you want to use multiple graphics cards. The Cougar SX S700 has four dedicated +12 V rails available, two of which provide up to 20 or 24 A.

Cougar SX700
AC Input115-250 V, 50-60 Hz
DC Output+3.3 V+5 V+12 V (#1)+12 V (#2)+12 V (#3)+12 V (#4)-12 V+5 Vsb
25 A25 A20 A20 A24 A24 A0.6 A3.0 A
Individual Output     0.6 A3.0 A
Rail UtilizationSysSysCPU & VGA
Combined Output150 W684 W
Total Continuous Output700 W
Peak Output900 W

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