Tuesday, December 22nd 2015

Aerocool Presents 80Plus Gold Certified XPredator PSU Models

Aerocool Advanced Technologies, one of world's leading manufacturers of excellent gaming PC gear, expands its Xpredator power supply unit series by gold certified models with much higher efficiency. This new addition aims for ambitious gamers and enthusiasts, coming with total of four different models starting with 550 Watts and going up to 1.000 Watts. Aerocool's Xpredator series is known among gamers for its aggressive design and the great value-for-money ratio. These strong points have been adapted to the power supply unit series and combined with latest high-end features.

All four Xpredator Gold Series power supply units are utilizing the user-friendly modular-design, offering removable cable straps for improved cable management. The new Xpredator Gold power supply units are 80Plus Gold certified, which means that the efficiency reaches up to 92%. Aerocool achieved this by using a single 12 Volts rail, offering high compatibility and extremely high current output. The maximum voltage deviation of the single rail is at ±3% thanks to the DC-to-DC design, which is lower than the required ±5% by Intel's PSU design guide. Aerocool aims to deliver high efficiency and good DC output quality with low ripple noise, in order to reduce interference of system components.
The exterior design is far from ordinary, combining futuristic elements with a slick mesh-grid and the grey axial fan. Aerocool installs a 120-millimeter fan-model in the 550GM, 650GM, 750GM models and utilizes a big 140-millimeter fan for the flag-ship 1000GM model. The built-in fan operates at really low noise levels thanks to the thermal fan speed control and the optimized curve, which keeps the fan speed below 800 (550GM), 900 (1000GM) or 1.000 RPM (650GM, 750GM) before reaching 70% output the most user loads. Xpredator Gold power supply units support both the INTEL ATX12V v2.4 as well as EPS v2.92 standards and offer enough connectors for high-end PC components. The main 20+4P and CPU 4+4P cable straps are up to 600mm long and equipped with professional mesh-sleeves. The removable cable straps on the other hands, are utilizing black flat cables.

Another highlight is the low power consumption in standby mode thanks to the compliance to ErP Directive 2013. To ensure safe operation, all Aerocool Xpredator power supply units are equipped with protection mechanisms such as Over Voltage(OVP), Over Current Protection(OCP) for 3.3V and 5V, Over Power(OPP), Under Voltage(UVP), Short-Circuit (SCP) and Surge/Inrush Current Protections(SIP).

Aerocool Xpredator 80Plus Gold certified power supply units are available from e-tailers and retails starting this week. Manufacturer's suggested retail price as following:
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17 Comments on Aerocool Presents 80Plus Gold Certified XPredator PSU Models

#1
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
Hmmm....more like "semi-modular." Not saying that's better or worse, just commenting on their false advertising.
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#2
EarthDog
Hmm, I wonder who the OEM is and if this is a quality PSU...

"Fully modular" is the term used to describe when ALL cables are modular. Modular or semi modular describe what we see here. I wouldn't call this false advertising.
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rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
EarthDogHmm, I wonder who the OEM is and if this is a quality PSU...

"Fully modular" is the term used to describe when ALL cables are modular. Modular or semi modular describe what we see here. I wouldn't call this false advertising.
:D You have to stop thinking like US. We know these terms. Average consumers really don't know any different. They will pick it out because it says modular, and then be pissed because half the connectors are installed, some of which they won't even use.
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#4
EarthDog
Fair enough...it's still not false advertising though. It is modular, not fully modular. Its not my fault if they don't ask an associate or do the 10 seconds of research it takes to figure it out.
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#6
okidna
EarthDogHmm, I wonder who the OEM is and if this is a quality PSU...

"Fully modular" is the term used to describe when ALL cables are modular. Modular or semi modular describe what we see here. I wouldn't call this false advertising.
Sempron GuyAndyson OEM?
HEC / Compucase.
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#7
EarthDog
okidnaHEC / Compucase.
MEH... hit and miss. Need reviews!

How do you know, btw?
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#8
ShredBird
I had a semi-modular Aercool Horsepower 750W that lasted me 3 different overclocked Crossfire/SLI setups over a span of about 6 years of very heavy usage. Good power supply. I think at the time that unit was based on a Corsair unit. I would be interested in knowing their OEM as well.
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#9
okidna
EarthDogMEH... hit and miss. Need reviews!

How do you know, btw?
RealHardTechX
ShredBirdI had a semi-modular Aercool Horsepower 750W that lasted me 3 different overclocked Crossfire/SLI setups over a span of about 6 years of very heavy usage. Good power supply. I think at the time that unit was based on a Corsair unit. I would be interested in knowing their OEM as well.
You' got it quite right, HorsePower units OEM are Channel Well (CWT), whom also built most of Corsair PSUs.
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#10
Assimilator
Aerocool units range from "meh" to "bad". Unless you can get one that's built by CWT, avoid.
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#12
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
okidnaYou' got it quite right, HorsePower units OEM are Channel Well (CWT), whom also built most of Corsair PSUs.
Thermaltake units are made by CWT too, solid maker!
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#13
Tom_
rtwjunkie:D You have to stop thinking like US. We know these terms. Average consumers really don't know any different. They will pick it out because it says modular, and then be pissed because half the connectors are installed, some of which they won't even use.
You need the installed Connectors Anyway.
Making them modular is useless.
Or do you want to use your Computer without Main-Power and CPU-Power Connectors?
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rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
Tom_You need the installed Connectors Anyway.
Making them modular is useless.
Or do you want to use your Computer without Main-Power and CPU-Power Connectors?
No, I prefer my modular PSU's to be fully modular, including the main and CPU power connectors.
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#15
Caring1
rtwjunkieNo, I prefer my modular PSU's to be fully modular, including the main and CPU power connectors.
Me too, it just looks neater.
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#16
R-T-B
Tom_Or do you want to use your Computer without Main-Power and CPU-Power Connectors?
Believe it or not, there are some PSU applications that don't need those (mining asics)
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#17
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Tom_You need the installed Connectors Anyway.
Making them modular is useless.
Or do you want to use your Computer without Main-Power and CPU-Power Connectors?
It's nice to have fully modular (unless the ATX cable is is one of those flat monstrosities), but I wouldn't pay extra to get it.
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