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    Default Antec EA Gold Pro 550W, be quiet! SP11 550W, Cougar GX-F 550W review @ Computerbase


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    The be quiet! SP11 did very good, but is rather expensive.
    The Antec is a good PSU, but the price is higher at the moment than for the Seasonic Focus which makes the Antec less attractive. It's worth checking local pricing though.
    The Cougar did well. The 550W model tested here also survived the 50 degree ambient full load testing. The price is so-so. As long as the Seasonic Focus Plus is cheaper there is not much point to buy the Cougar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipus II View Post
    As long as the Seasonic Focus Plus is cheaper there is not much point to buy the Cougar.
    Don't know about that. Seasonic tells us their PEG cable in the Focus Gold 550W is only good for 225W, which is way to low for an expensive 550W PSU. The Cougar also has two separated PEG cables which is a big plus imo. It also doesn't have capacitors in the cables, which is also a plus. The fan in the Cougar is probably also a better one then the Hong Hua from Seasonic. And because they're both similar priced I believe it's actually a good option over the Seasonic. But a review from Aris will tell us more about the performance.
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    Here in Germany the Cougar GX-F is +10% versus the Focus Plus. This might be different in other markets or in the near future. Especially since the Cougar GX-F was just released. Anyway, it's proven to be a solid PSU. If price is good and it meets the requirements of the plannend PC it's a good choice.

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    All three are electrical fine, not much difference there.
    That leaves the connectors, Fan and fan Controller...

    And of course Protections...‚

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    Don't know about that. Seasonic tells us their PEG cable in the Focus Gold 550W is only good for 225W, which is way to low for an expensive 550W PSU
    IMO this is enough for a single GTX1080 (225 PCI+75w from MB) with a OC'ed quad core CPU. Would be nice to see another modular cable added on that unit but i think the price would be a little higher since would mean one more connector on the PSU and another cable.

    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    The fan in the Cougar is probably also a better one then the Hong Hua from Seasonic
    From the review seems like the Cougar is a little more louder than the other two. But you know, if the HH come with that lovely sound...would be a big minus..

    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    But a review from Aris will tell us more about the performance.
    Even if Cougar does have a little bit lower level of performance in transient tests or in the other metrics it's still a solid performer and a very good alternative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al3xand3r View Post
    IMO this is enough for a single GTX1080 (225 PCI+75w from MB) with a OC'ed quad core CPU. Would be nice to see another modular cable added on that unit but i think the price would be a little higher since would mean one more connector on the PSU and another cable.
    Agreed it's enough for a GTX 1080. But most of the time a PC with GTX 1080 will take around 300/350W. For a PC like that a 400/450W PSU is also perfect. It's more a problem for cards like GTX 1080 Ti and Vega 56/64 and similar.

    From the review seems like the Cougar is a little more louder than the other two. But you know, if the HH come with that lovely sound...would be a big minus..
    Yeah better, quality wise.

    Even if Cougar does have a little bit lower level of performance in transient tests or in the other metrics it's still a solid performer and a very good alternative.
    I was more thinking of performance issues, not really a small difference in performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    Agreed it's enough for a GTX 1080. But most of the time a PC with GTX 1080 will take around 300/350W. For a PC like that a 400/450W PSU is also perfect. It's more a problem for cards like GTX 1080 Ti and Vega 56/64 and similar.
    Agree, but you know, this can be a problem for a user wich will want to use every singe watt on that PSU and not for most people's who rather would pick a 650w+ PSU for a rig with less than 300w power consumption. I think all PSU OEM's and the PM's knows this fact better than us.

    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    I was more thinking of performance issues, not really a small difference in performance.
    It's a beautiful platform and apart from 3.3v rail transient response and low than 17 ms holdup time it can't be in my opinion. But we will see
    The bigger brother, GX-F750 it's already tested at Cyben for certification and it's look very nice yet (exception is the noise level).

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