Riotoro Builder 500W Power Supply

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SUPPLIED BY: JonnyGURU.com
PRODUCT: Riotoro Builder 500W
PROD LINK: Builder 500W Product Page
PRICE: £49.99 @ Epsilon Computers
Price is at time of testing!

Riotoro Builder 500W

Moving on, we find the unit itself looking somewhat plain but not bad. I’ve always liked the matte black look.

Riotoro Builder 500W

As mentioned, this is not a modular unit so there’s not a lot to see from this angle.

Riotoro Builder 500W

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.

Riotoro Builder 500W

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

Riotoro Builder 500W – DC Output
DC Output +3.3V +5V +12V -12V +5VSB
18A 18A 41.68A 0.3A 2.5A
Max Power @ 40°C 90W 500W 3.6W 12.5W
500W

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.

Riotoro Builder 500W

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.

Riotoro Builder 500W

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.

Riotoro Builder 500W

Two SATA chains come with this unit, giving us lots of drive support.

Riotoro Builder 500W

Here’s the one and only CPU cable.

Riotoro Builder 500W

And finally, the one and only daisy chained PCI-e cable.

Riotoro Builder 500W – Cabling
Type of Cable Length from PSU AWG
Modular Cables
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
5.25″+5.25″+5.25″ 410+150+150 mm
SATA+SATA+SATA 400+150+150 mm
SATA+SATA+SATA 400+150+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.