The Chieftec CTG-550C has a maximum capacity of 550 Watts.
It has an 80 Plus rating of Standard, is built to be modular, and its dimensions (LxWxH) are 14cm x 15cm x 8.6cm.
|80 Plus Rating||1||Height||1cm|
|Efficiency at 100%||1%||Fan Size||1mm|
|Efficiency at 50%||1%||Modular||yes|
|Efficiency at 20%||1%||Silent||yes|
|Input Voltage||1||24 Pin Mobo Connector||yes|
|Input Frequency Range||1||4+4 Pin CPU Connector||yes|
|+3.3V Output||1A||8 Pin Connectors||1|
|+5V Output||1A||4 Pin Connectors||1|
|+12V Output||1A||SATA Connector||1|
The Chieftec CTG-550C power supply has a maximum wattage output of 550W. 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 Chieftec CTG-550C has an 80 Plus rating of Standard. This means the PSU operates at average efficiency levels of at least 80% for loads of 100%, 50%, and 20%. Standard is the lowest 80 Plus certificate available, but with 80% load efficiency minimums, the Chieftec CTG-550C is still reliably efficient and is by no means a bad PSU choice. The actual efficiencies for this PSU are 81.62%, 83.77%, and 82.04%, for loads of 100%, 50%, and 20%.
The dimensions of the Chieftec CTG-550C (LxWxH) are 14cm x 15cm x 8.6cm. Make sure to compare these measurements against the case you desire if planning on using it in a build.
The Chieftec CTG-550C is modular, meaning that cables can be taken out and connected back in as necessary. This can make cable management much easier, leading to a less chaotic build, and better airflow.
The Chieftec CTG-550C 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.