AeroCool Integrator MX 700w Power Supply Review



/ 4 months ago

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A Closer Look


Aerocool has presented the Integrator MX really well in the packaging. While the front of the packaging doesn’t give you a clear view of the power supply itself the information provided is nice, clear and bold. You may note in the image that the ‘Silver’ efficiency has been stuck onto the box. As above though, this has been recertified likely after the original packaging was made.

For what the front of the box lacks for, in detail, the rear easily makes up for it. Not only are you given a nice image of the power supply (as well as the semi-modular design) you are also given a very extensive list of it’s key features. In addition to this, you are also given the method in which the power is outputted to the specific voltages.

The Power Supply

The power supply has a nice strong aesthetic. While there is some Aerocool branding on it, the most notable aspect mostly contains product specific information rather than gaudy advertisements.

The Aerocool logo is found to the side and centre of the fan (which is protected by a nice guard). Without it being upside down, it’s also a bit easier to see just how well the information displayed directly on the block.

Despite the ‘modular’ to the front of the packaging, this is actually semi-modular. In semi-modular terms though, the design is a little unusual. Rather than giving you the basic cables attached, you actually have the vast majority as part of the cable bundle. The non-modular aspect is only a small smaller band for additional CPU/PCIe/peripheral ports as required. The non-modular aspect should only be considered in the frame of covering ‘unusual’ circumstances in a build.

While the main cables have a nice protective sleeving, the non-modular cables are a little more flexible. The lengths of all cables are pleasantly decent and as such, management/keeping things tidy shouldn’t be a chore.

We should note that in terms of what you get with the power supply, it’s very minimal. You are given the additional non-modular cables, the bolts to attach it to your chassis and a manual. The manual is rather brief in it’s information and doesn’t much go into the warranty or specifics of the power supply.

Interior

Once inside the power supply, the presentation, on the whole, is pretty decent. Given that this is more of a non-modular power supply, sometimes the innards can be a little messy. Particularly in terms of cables. At a glace though, things are fairly decent.

A closer look at the power supply internals does show a lot of ugly glue placement. Something we always tend to mark a product down over. If something has to be stuck into a system, it’s always preferable to see a little more care in the application. On the positive side though, the head sinks are nicely located to the centre and as a whole, the key components are well spaced.

The main capacitor is a Mscon brand which is rated up to +85c. In terms of comparative capacitors, there are better models available. Specifically, those rated to 105C. Try as much as I can, I can not find the specific country of origin of design and as such, I’ll have to leave that conclusion a little open-ended.

Important – Please Read

To understand the results on the new few pages, please take the time to read our detailed testing methodology page. The next page of this review will help you understand what the results of our testing mean, and educate you on the various qualities we look for in a good PSU.

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