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Chill Innovation CP-520W Modular Power Supply Review

The Chill Innovation CP 520W power supply has no ordinary fan installed. The Yate Loon D14BM-12 is rated to a maximum speed of 1,400 rpm while generating 62cfm at a noise level of 29dBa. This model sits between the D14BL-12 which rotates at 1,000rpm but pushes only 46.9cfm of air. The higher models in the range such as the D14SH-12 can emit up to 48 dBa while pushing 140 cfm of air. This choice offers good air flow with low noise emissions.

This is an active PFC design and can offer less than 1W power drain in standby mode. Chill Innovation are using Samxon components, a company who specialise in Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors. The overall board layout is clean, with large heatsinks separating the PCB design into three sections. The design incorporates hi grade industrial level 105c low ESR capacitors from Samxon.

The cables are fully sleeved into the case, offering protection against cabling fraying. There are cable ties in place to keep the internal layout neat and to ensure airflow isn't hindered. The RPM fan header lets you monitor the revolutions when hooked into a 3 pin fan connector on the motherboard.

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