Strong Showing: High-Performance Power Supply Units

Aspire ATX-AS520W 12V

Overall Impression

Aspire's 520 W device

The 520 watt power supply from Aspire features three 80 mm fans, the controls for which are found on the back of the device. Should it become too warm despite the settings, automated control kicks in to spin the fans faster. The power plugs are all glow-in-the-dark, and the ATX cable also is also a cool sight given the right lighting: a power supply destined for modding.

The big power switch on the back is easy to find in the dark.

The big power switch is quick to locate in a crisis

Knurled screws as an accessory - is this contraption so flaky it's going to need replacing soon?