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Cougar GX-S 500

The Cougar GX-S 500 has a maximum capacity of 500 Watts.

It has an 80 Plus rating of Gold, is built to be silent, and its dimensions (LxWxH) are 18cm x 14cm x 8.6cm.

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Cougar GX-S 500

help iconCapacity500Whelp iconLength18cm
help iconForm FactorATX12V & EPS12Vhelp iconWidth14cm
help icon80 Plus RatingGoldhelp iconHeight8.6cm
help iconEfficiency at 100%90.18%help iconFan Size140mm
help iconEfficiency at 50%91.10%help iconModularno
help iconEfficiency at 20%87.16%help iconSilentyes
help iconInput Voltage110V - 240Vhelp icon24 Pin Mobo Connectoryes
help iconInput Frequency Range50Hz - 60Hzhelp icon4+4 Pin CPU Connectoryes
help icon+3.3V Output20Ahelp icon8 Pin Connectors2
help icon+5V Output20Ahelp icon4 Pin Connectors3
help icon+12V Output42Ahelp iconSATA Connector6
help icon+12V Count2

Cougar GX-S 500 compatibility review

The Cougar GX-S 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 Cougar GX-S 500 has an 80 Plus rating of Gold. This means the PSU operates at average efficiency levels of at least 87%, 90%, and 87% for loads of 100%, 50%, and 20% respectively. Gold is the second-best 80 Plus certificate available, and as such the Cougar GX-S 500 is extremely efficient and comes highly recommended. The actual efficiencies for this PSU are 90.18%, 91.10%, and 87.16%, for loads of 100%, 50%, and 20%.

The dimensions of the Cougar GX-S 500 (LxWxH) are 18cm x 14cm x 8.6cm. Make sure to compare these measurements against the case you desire if planning on using it in a build.

The Cougar GX-S 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 Cougar GX-S 500 is designed for low volumes, meaning that its constant drone while your PC is on would be less noticeable - ideal for those that prefer silent environments.

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