The CP-520W arrives in a rather understated box with only a list of the key selling points across the top, along with the wattage below.
Inside, the power supply is protected with thick foam inserts on all corners.
This power supply is a modular design, although all the cables are supplied fitted into the rear with a heavy duty cable tie around them.
There is a large 135mm fan at the top, behind a silver grill. We like the plain black and silver appearance as this will suit the majority of systems on the market.
The rear of the PSU is fully vented to help with the air flow as much as possible. There is a power button above the power connector.
For a power supply in this range, the output specifications are quite impressive, with 25A available to both +12V1/2 rails.
|Connectors||Chill Innovation CP-520W|
|ATX Connector||1x 20/24 pin (55 cm extra long)|
|EPS Connector||1x (55cm extra long)|
|PCI-E Connector||2x 6+2 pin (removable)|
|4 Pin Peripheral Connector||5x (removable)|
|SATA Connector||6x (removable)|
|Floppy Connector||1x (removable)|
The connectivity is very impressive, and we particularly like the extra length ATX and EPS connectors, especially as some motherboards place the EPS cable top left.