Cougar GX 800W Power Supply Review

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Today we are going to look at the current high grade 800W power supply from Cougar – the GX 800W. This is a modular design which has received 80 Plus Gold Certification and it features Cougar Vortex HDB fan technology. Retail pricing is around £140 in the United Kingdom so it is facing stiff competition.

We haven’t reviewed many Cougar power supplies in the last year, however they are a retail subset of parent company HEC. The Aerocool GT-1050SG which we reviewed last week was an HEC design and it walked away with an award after a commendable set of results.

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Company Specifications:

  • MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY
    Up to 93% of efficiency, compliant with 80-PLUS® GOLD efficiency requirement .
  • RST (RAPID SWITCH TECHNOLOGY) POWER
    COUGAR GX provide highest efficiency performance with Rapid Switch Technology.
  • DC-DC TECHNOLOGY
    DC-DC technology provides highest efficiency, most stable performance, and perfect regulation (Regulation <3%).
  • CLC FILTER DESIGN
    CLC filter design efficiently suppress Ripple/Noise <1%
  • COUGAR VORTEX FAN TECHNOLOGY
    The entire COUGAR GX are equipped with the new exclusive COUGAR VORTEX 140mm fan, this unique design with it´s high-vortex-airflow turbine blade and enhanced frame design provide optimum cooling efficiency which in turn leads to a reduction of the fan speed and extremely quiet operation. In addition the advanced HDB (Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing) not only minimizes potential noise even further but also prolongs it´s effective best lifespan.
  • ADVANCED MODULAR CABLE
    The advanced modular cable management is further improved by utilizing new flat cables that simplify installation as well as reducing air friction in order to maximize airflow. This gives gamers the power they need, and flexibility of easy upgrades they demand.
  • COMPATIBLE WITH LATEST PC-TECHNOLOGY
    Supports the newest specifications of ATX12V
    Created for usage with current and next-generation multi-core CPU platforms.
  • SUPPORT MULTI-GPU TECHNOLOGY
    Support PCI Express 2.0 next-generation graphic card with 8(6+2)pin PCI-E connector
  • HIGHEST DURABLE & RELIABLE SOLID CAPS FOR 12V, 3.3V, 5V
    The best solution for a High-End PSU by using solid caps for 12Vs, 3.3V, 5V, solid caps provide highest efficiency, best reliability, and extend power lifespan.
  • 105 °C JAPANESE CAPACITORS
    COUGAR use highest durable 105°C Japanese capacitors provide uncompromised performance and reliability, delivering 4 times the lifespan of conventional 85°C rated capacitors.
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE AT 50°C
    Non-stop high performance and full rated wattage at 50°C/122°F ambient temperature.
  • DYNAMIC MULTI-12V
    Automatic dynamic load distribution on multi-12V line to provide power separately to the GPU and the CPU. If you are not using all output lines, the PSU automatically reroutes needed power from unused lines. This improves the performance and safety of the 12V lines considerably for systems with high-end graphics cards in SLI® or CrossFire® mode. and provide high voltage stability to keep components safe.
  • COMPLIANT WITH LATEST EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE 2009/125/EC (ErP)
    In Standby consumption is <0.3W, compliant with economy-friendly electrical equipment.
  • SUPPORTS THE ENERGY STAR 5.0
    Compatible with Energy star 5.0 computer system.
  • FULL PROTECTIONS WITH OCP, SCP, OVP, UVP, OPP, OTP
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  • HWExpert

    That is very overpriced for UK market IMO.

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  • Joe

    Not the best by a long shot. Looks quite nice, Enermax used to do gold coloured power supplies, but they dont often work well with blue or red lighting and a windowed side panel.

    technically, the ripple results would concern me long term, even if its not dangerous.

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