Aerocool’s Project 7 PSU project has three members with capacities ranging from 650W to 850W. The P7-650W Platinum, however looks to be special, because it was designed in collaboration with TechPowerUp! in order to offer high performance, silent operation, and increased reliability.
All Project 7 units are based on a high-end Andyson platform, the same used in the Titanium Andyson N700 model, but with a number of modifications that includes Over Temperature Protection (OTP), a higher quality fan and an optimal fan profile, different APFC caps, "power ok," and so on.
Aerocool is among the first brands to certify an entire line using Cybenetics’ standards, which are much tougher compared to 80 PLUS levels. The P7-650W Platinum has a LAMBDA-A++ noise rating, which is the best in the Cybenetics’ program, and an efficiency rating of ETA-B. It also carries an 80 PLUS Platinum efficiency certification. Moreover, it uses an RGB fan that can be controlled through compatible mainboards or the optional P7-Hub (P7-H1). (It seems the PSU market has been unable to escape the RGB lighting wave.)
|Aerocool P7-650W Platinum|
|Max. DC Output||650W|
|Efficiency||ETA-B, 80 Plus Platinum|
|Intel C6/C7 Power State Support||✓|
|Operating temperature||0°C ~ 50°C|
|Protections||Over Voltage ProtectionUnder Voltage ProtectionOver Power ProtectionOver Temperature Protection Over Current Protection Short Circuit Protection|
|Cooling||140mm Fluid Dynamic Bearing Fan (CD1425M12F)|
|Dimensions||150 mm (W) x 87 mm (H) x 167 mm (D)|
|Compliance||ATX12V v2.4, EPS 2.92|
|Price at time of review(excl. VAT)||$125|
The price is quite stiff, but this is a high-end PSU equipped with quality Japanese caps and a LED fan. At seven years, the warranty is rather long as well, although in this category we’re now seeing warranty periods of up to ten years.
Despite its midrange capacity, the P7-650W Platinum is equipped with a couple of EPS connectors and four PCIe. You can find all of its specs along with its detailed performance report in the corresponding Cybenetics evaluation sheet.
The power specs of all members of the Project 7 line are below:
|Total Max. Power (W)||650|
|Total Max. Power (W)||750|
|Total Max. Power (W)||850|
Disclaimer: Aris Mpitziopoulos is Tom's Hardware's PSU reviewer. He developed the certification methodologies described below apart from his role on Tom's Hardware. He is the Chief Testing Engineer of Cybenetics. Neither Tom's Hardware nor its parent company, Purch Media, are financially involved with Cybenetics. Aris does not perform the actual certifications for Cybenetics.
Update, 6/6/17, 8:20am PT: Changed the name of the product from "ACP-650P7" to "P7-650W Platinum." The former is technically correct, but it's the model number, not the product name.