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Baobab Xtreme 500

The Baobab Xtreme 500 has a maximum capacity of 500 Watts.

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Baobab Xtreme 500

help iconCapacity500Whelp iconModularno
help iconInput Voltage220V - 240Vhelp iconSilentno
help iconInput Frequency Range50Hz - 60Hzhelp icon24 Pin Mobo Connectoryes
help icon+3.3V Output13Ahelp icon4+4 Pin CPU Connectoryes
help icon+5V Output16Ahelp icon6 Pin Connectors1
help icon+12V Output24Ahelp icon4 Pin Connectors2
help icon+12V Count2help iconSATA Connector4
help iconFan Size120mm

Baobab Xtreme 500 compatibility review

The Baobab Xtreme 500 power supply has a maximum wattage output of 500W. This is a mid-range capacity, and should be fine as long as it is part of an equally mid-range system build. Always make sure that a purchased PSU is capable of powering your system. Remember that a higher PSU capacity does not necessarily equate to a higher wattage output and a more expensive electricity bill. In fact, you may find that a higher capacity PSU will function more efficiently than a lower capacity PSU because it is dealing with a lower percentage of its maximum load - that is, it is not being stressed to the same extent.

The Baobab Xtreme 500 does not appear to have an 80 Plus certificate, so make sure it is as effective as you need it to be if using it in a build.

The Baobab Xtreme 500 is not modular, meaning that cables are built into the PSU itself and cannot be taken out and connected back in as necessary. This can result in difficult cable management and consequently a messy build and poor airflow.

The Baobab Xtreme 500 is not designed for low volumes, meaning that its constant drone while your PC is on could potentially be noticeable and irritating, though this may only be a problem for those that require silent environments.

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