Introduction & First looks
Today we will take a look at the Cougar’s newest mainstream computer oriented power supply called A450. It is 450W supply with 120mm fan and reasonable price. Let’s see how well it performs.
Please check their website http://www.cougar-world.de/en.html for information regarding the company.
Specifications & Features:
– EXTREMELY HIGH EFFICIENCY
Up to 89% of efficiency, compliant with 80-PLUS® Bronze efficiency requirement .
-COMPATIBLE WITH LATEST PC-TECHNOLOGY
Supports the newest specifications of ATX12V
Created for usage with current and next-generation multi-core CPU platforms.
-HIGHEST DURABLE & RELIABLE JAPANESE CAPACITORS
The best solution for a High-End PSU by using Japanese capacitors, Japanese capacitors provide uncompromised performance and reliability.
-ULTRA-QUIET & TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED FAN
Extremely Low Noise Level, equipped with a large and ultra-quiet 120mm fan.
-DYNAMIC DUAL 12V
Automatic dynamic load distribution on dual 12V line to provide power separately to the GPU and the CPU. If you are not using all output lines, the PSU automatically reroutes needed power from unused lines. This improves the performance of the 12V lines considerably for systems with high-end graphics cards in SLI® or CrossFire® mode. and provide high voltage stability to keep components safe.
-COMPLIANT WITH LATEST EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE 2005/32/EG (EuP)
Energy consumption in Standby is < 0.5W, compliant with economy-friendly electrical equipment.
-FULL PROTECTIONS WITH OCP, SCP, OVP, UVP, OPP
The packet is colored all in black. On the frontside there’s a large A-letter printed in it, alongside with 80+ Bronze efficiency tag. In the lower left corner it has the numbers 450W printed in it and lower right corner has some SLI-Crossfire compatibility labels. The backside shows the most important specifications about the power supply. Basically all the information I gave you in the features / specifications section is printed in the box.
Inside we find the power supply well packed. With the supply we get a brief manual, a couple screws, and a power supply cord. Cougar A450 has 1x 24pin ATX-connector, 1x 4+4pin +12V cpu connector, 1x floppy connector, 6x SATA-connectors, 3x Molex connectors and one of both 6pin and 6+2pin PCI-E connectors.
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