Fractal Design Integra M 550W 80Plus Bronze Power Supply Review
Peter Donnell / 4 years ago
This is where the Fractal Design Integra shows off its greatest feature. Priced at around £50 from most major retailers, this is a great value for money unit given the range of features on offer and the overall design. We found one at CCL Computers for just £51.31, which is a very nice deal indeed.
The hardware specification of this power supply are nothing amazing, but it’s certainly ticking all the right boxes for anyone looking to build a new system, or even upgrade their current one. With semi-modular cables, as well as flat cables for the peripheral and PCI-E connectors, it’s going to help greatly with your cable management. There’s not a huge range of connections on offer, but for a smaller mini-ITX or Micro-ATX system build, office computer or HTPC, it’s going to give you everything you need and nothing you won’t need. With its short 140mm design, compatibility is going to be very high, allowing you to get it installed into some surprisingly compact chassis designs.
Design has always been one of the biggest advantages of Fractal Design products, and the Integra is no exception. This is a fantastic looking power supply, with a premium matte black finish, good quality cables and a high-quality white fan that contrasts nicely with the exterior of the unit. There’s only so much you can do with a PSU design, but this one should be a visual compliment to any system that it is installed in.
The build quality feels robust too and Fractal Design’s choice of internal components works well enough, not giving class leading results for ripple, but still well within the specifications. What did surprise me was the OPP, with the unit being able to pull well over 700w with ease, although this would result in the fan spinning a bit harder to keep it cool, it’ll certainly do it if and when you need it.
Overall, a very nice unit with reliable performance, good efficiency and a great price that is going to make it a tempting option from smaller chassis form factors and compact system builds.
- Good build quality
- Stylish design
- Flat cables
- Quiet fan
- Great OPP performance
- Good efficiency
- Competitive price
- Great chassis compatibility
- Ripple suppression could be improved
Thank you Fractal Design for providing us with this sample.