Cougar GX-F Aurum 550w Power Supply Review




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Cougar has always looked to build upon its excellent range of power supplies with models to suit consumers of all levels and types. Want an inexpensive PSU? What about a top of the range model? – Then Cougar almost certainly has something to tempt you!

In announcing their latest design, however, I must admit that I’m more than a little taken with the GF-X Aurum!

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Cougar GF-X Aurum Power Supply

The Cougar GF-X Aurum is certainly a design that appeals to the more ‘high-end’ specifications of the market. With gold-rated efficiency and a huge 7-year warranty, the particular model we have is the 550-watt version. It should, however, be noted that 650 and 750-watt versions are available.

With its sleek gold and black design, however, it’s definitely eye-catching. And in the good way too!

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Features

  • 80 PLUS® Gold Certified
    • Up to 91% efficiency power conversion to cut down your electricity bill
  • Fully Modular Power Supply Unit
    • Connect only the cables you need for less clutter and better airflow
  • HDB Fan
    • Hydro Dynamic Bearing Fan: Extended durability and lower noise levels
  • Superior fan Curve Tuning
    • Advanced technology for noise minimization
  • Flawless Operation at 50°C
  • Powerful performance at 50°C ambient temperature
  • Ultra-stable Voltage Outputs
    • DC to DC technology for enhanced voltage stability
  • Single 12V DC Source
  • Massive outputs for high power devices
  • Strong Safeguards : OCP, OPP, OVP, UVP, SCP & OTP
  • Maximum safety for your key system components
  • 7-Year Warranty
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Specifications

For more details specifications, please visit the official product page via the link here!

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What Does Cougar Have To Say

“The COUGAR GX-F AURUM is a high-quality 80 PLUS Gold certified PSU with flawless power delivery in 50°C environments. Compact, efficient, silent and durable, GX-F AURUM is the best answer for those looking for the best value in PSUs.”

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Connections

As this is a fully-modular power supply, you have a lot of flexibility in using only the cables you required. You are, however, limited as to how many are supplied with your particular model.

Fortunately, Cougar has you covered with a full list based on their entire GX-F Aurum range. The only factor I would note with the 550w version is that you only get 1 (spitting into 2) PCI-E cables. Pretty much exactly what the vast majority of us need for a graphics card, but not much scope for anything more beyond that.

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