Discussion in 'Reviews' started by crmaris, Sep 18, 2013.
To read this review go to: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CoolerMaster/V550S/
what a awesome review i noticed the new way in review this time it's great, nice work mate next time i want to hear your voice in video , good work
Thanks for the positive review! Couple notes,
We don't need a cable grommet because the edges of the metal casing are rolled back. There's no sharp edge and thus no need for a dedicated plastic grommet. Many companies use this technique, and it is in many ways superior to using plastic.
I think it's also worth mentioning that we cleared Platinum efficiency easily.
You really should be harder on these power supplies with not enough pci-e connectors.
In this day and age a psu like this with its full 550w available on the 12v could easily power up to 2 x 7950's with an intel chip. Nobody likes having to resort to adapters. I think the psu's final rating should be more affected by such limitations.
Also the psu having an extra 3% more efficiency at low loads is sort of irrelevant really. When a psu is released which has 3% more efficiency at normal load situations than those currently available, then I'll be impressed.
It's not about needing grommets - it just looks more complete and premium when there is one since there is no gap between the cables and casing. It also shows attention to detail by the manufacturer.
Understood! But when trying to make a great unit at a low price point, you have to prioritize. Five cents for a plastic grommet to make the unit look slightly cleaner, means five cents shaved somewhere else.
$89.99 is the MSRP. Once you see the street price of these units, you will be amazed, and the CoolerMaster VS series will jump to the top of the Performance/$ metric.
When will these be available at retail?
Nice review and seems like a nice PSU but the quality has me thinking how long will it last.
With bad joints and parts barely soldered on and near shorts and that's just going by one of the pictures
wow first i looked at the "trace" left middle and was shocked as i know my bequit psu internals this looks dirty but what the heck, just someone forgot to clean the flux of....
but then the chip on the right bottom... solder pads?
are you guys insane, that looks like a short or close to.. wrong package and way to narrow!
I don't have any bad joints in my sample, on the other hand found 7 solders balls, one big piece of sodler barely holding and the +5 V path to modular panel is not fully covered with solder, leaving plain copper.
I managed to identify the bridge rectifier, it is GBU15L06.
EDIT: It seems this PSU is the furnace to test the Teapo CG polymers. It filters the +5 V SB output together with some suscon crap, there is not a Pi filter, just these two caps. We'll see in a few years how good or bad they are…
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