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Cougar GX 800W Power Supply Review

The Cougar GX 800W is quite attractive, although we know some enthusiast users who really hate gold panels. It measures 180mm x 150 mm x 81 mm (LxWxH).

A large fan rests underneath the gold grill, with the Cougar logo in the center. We will take a closer look at the fan shortly, when we get the unit cracked open.

One side of the unit is honeycomb vented to ensure airflow is adequate. A power connector and switch are offset at the side of the unit.

This unit sadly failed our paint quality stress test (see images directly above). This involves us applying light/moderate pressure with a screwdriver head across the surface of the unit. Most of us know how easy it is to accidentally brush the surface of a power supply during the build phase with a variety of tools.

The GX 800W was rather easy to mark, and a lot of attention will need to be paid during the build phase if you want it looking pristine.

The modular connector panel is fully loaded, and colour coded for ease of installation. The design of this panel is excellent and easy to access even inside a system chassis.

Cougar GX 800W Power Supply
DC Output
+12V1 +12V2 +12V3 +12V4
Max Output
22A 22A 24A 24A
Total Power 150W 792W 6W 17.5W

Cougar list the +12V1, +12V3 and +12V4 output on the rear of the unit, with the +12V2 linked to the hardwired cabling.

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