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PRODUCT: Riotoro Builder 500W
PROD LINK: Builder 500W Product Page
PRICE: £49.99 @ Epsilon Computers
Price is at time of testing!
Moving on, we find the unit itself looking somewhat plain but not bad. I’ve always liked the matte black look.
As mentioned, this is not a modular unit so there’s not a lot to see from this angle.
And not much to see from this angle, either. The internals appear to be from Sirfa’s factory, who has in the past been all over the place for quality when it comes to bargain units.
The fan gives us a simple wire grille. Nothing special, but better for silent computing than the punched steel we sometimes get with cheaper units.
|Riotoro Builder 500W – DC Output|
|Max Power @ 40°C||90W||500W||3.6W||12.5W|
And here we have the load table. The user guide tells us that this unit is good for forty degrees at full power, which makes it considerably more useful than the 450BV when it comes to actually getting the whole 500 watts from it.
In this shot, Riotoro shows they know which way the wind is blowing. No 20+4 pin nonsense on the ATX cable, just a straight 24 pin. No motherboard I’ve seen in years now uses the 20 pin connector anymore.
I am also pleased to report that there are no in cable capacitors.
Even better, there really are no awful Berg connectors to stick in our craw. Not that I’ve stuck those in my craw before, mind you. I mean, they’ve got to have very little nutritional value.
Two SATA chains come with this unit, giving us lots of drive support.
Here’s the one and only CPU cable.
And finally, the one and only daisy chained PCI-e cable.
|Riotoro Builder 500W – Cabling|
|Type of Cable||Length from PSU||AWG|
|24 pin ATX connector||440 mm||18|
|4+4 pin CPU||540 mm|
|6+2 pin PCI-e, 6+2 pin PCI-e||450+150 mm|
|Unit Dimensions (L x W x H)|
|140 mm x 150 mm x 85 mm|
And I am pleased to report that the thin wire gauge I took issue with on the EVGA review is not present today… it’s all 18 gauge.