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Chill Innovation CP-520W Modular Power Supply Review

Rating: 8.0.

Many of you might not have heard of Chill Innovation, a Scandinavian company who have been working within the power supply sector for 9 years now. They are targeting the enthusiast performance media center audience with their new 520W ‘Virtually Silent’ Modular ATX power supply.

Chill Innovation are a Danish company who have been focusing on noise pollution in modern computer systems – their goal? Create cost effective products while lowering noise levels as much as possible.

The CP-520W power supply is rated to 50c and has two separated 12V rails. The 135mm fan is S.M.A.R.T. controlled to reduce noise levels, while delivering good airflow.

  • Form Factor: ATX 2.3 / EPS 2.92
  • Power Factor Correction: Active PFC (PF >0.9)
  • Cooling System: 135mm temperature controlled fan
  • Efficiency: >85% Nominal
  • Standby Consumption: ~1W
  • MTBF: +100.000 hours minimum at 25°C
  • Operating Temperature: 10°C to 50°C
  • Operating Humidity: 20% to 70% non-condensing
  • Protection: OVP, OLP, OCP, SCP, Surge
  • Approvals: EMC/CE, FCC, CB, UL, TÜV, RoHS
  • Dimensions: 150 x 160 x 86 mm (D x L x H)

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  • Nathan

    Good choice for a media center, I like low noise power supplies. its always something I want to change in my media center as I have a loud OCZ model from years ago.

  • Thomas

    Modular at this price is quite an achievement, especially considering the pretty good design.

  • Raymond E

    finally, a low noise modular PSU which isnt over £100. love it.