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ARCTIC COOLING Introduces its First PSU - Fusion 550R

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The Swiss cooling solutions provider ARCTIC COOLING, which is famous for its low noise cooling-solutions for CPUs and GPUs is presenting its first power supply unit - the Fusion 550R. In a close cooperation with Seasonic, ARCTIC COOLING has developed a PSU that not only fulfils highest demands but is at the same time virtually silent and highly efficient.




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Nice, but I dont get why the fan is monted outside of the PSU. Would it allow more air to be drawn in?
Glad they have used seasonic, and for that price, it'll be a good contender against corsair PSU's.
 
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Nice, but I dont get why the fan is monted outside of the PSU. Would it allow more air to be drawn in?
Glad they have used seasonic, and for that price, it'll be a good contender against corsair PSU's.
I think it has to do with the design of their fan. It apparently pulls in air from the side as well.
I have no idea how well that works though.
 
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I think it has to do with the design of their fan. It apparently pulls in air from the side as well.
I have no idea how well that works though.
That concept works fine, it pulls more air as the guard around it is not blocking the suction. The guard that goes around the fan is for safety purposes you know? Less surfaces for the air to rub agains also means less turbulence and less noise.

Their choice of seasonic = WIN.
 
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Looks pretty cool. I like the external fan. That way you can replace it easier if it fails!
 
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Thanks to the design, imagine how easy it'll be if you need to replace the fan :D

Edit: Second thoughts, the cable will still be a problem, ah well, that's what i get for jumping the gun

Edit2: Unless it's outside the two external connectors, that'd be awesome
 
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Nice price, now more people should afford a quality PSU.

Only think weird is, where do the cables go? Surely they'll add more pics soon, but don't like it when they (everyone) photoshops cables out of press photos.
 
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I dont like the design at all.

1./ An external mounted fan increases the size of the device... and is more likely to block against something

2./ Surely this fan pushes are in... but it is more efficient to pull air in with an internally mounted fan? Why? Air spill. Much air will just get pushed sideways and not make it into the fan.

3./ Much better is an EXIT fan that pushes air OUT. And to do this in such a way that on a medium or low powered system, no case fans are needed... the air gets pulled into the PSU and out the back by the PSU fan.

4./ The efficiency ratios are OK, but nothing spectacular. There are better ones out in the market.

Disappointing for a good company. But then again, this is NOT their specialty, so they will have a china or taiwan OEM make it, and then just slap a Arctic cooler on the back and call it "Arctic".
 
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I dont like the design at all.

1./ An external mounted fan increases the size of the device... and is more likely to block against something

2./ Surely this fan pushes are in... but it is more efficient to pull air in with an internally mounted fan? Why? Air spill. Much air will just get pushed sideways and not make it into the fan.

3./ Much better is an EXIT fan that pushes air OUT. And to do this in such a way that on a medium or low powered system, no case fans are needed... the air gets pulled into the PSU and out the back by the PSU fan.

4./ The efficiency ratios are OK, but nothing spectacular. There are better ones out in the market.

Disappointing for a good company. But then again, this is NOT their specialty, so they will have a china or taiwan OEM make it, and then just slap a Arctic cooler on the back and call it "Arctic".
Agree with you on the fan, but this PSu is made by Seasonic :rockout:
 
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I think it looks great and might be willing to buy one in the future if there are higher powered versions. The Arctic Cooler 7 in my machine has really made me become fond of AC.
 

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It's an external fan, but the fan still sits inside the PC case right? Wouldn't like it if the fan hangs outside the back of my case.. IDK, just seemed like some might think this fan hangs out the back of the case and pulls air in (unlike 99% of all other PSU's that push air out the back)..
 

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I dont know if it will compete with Corsairs psus. Their 650 and 750w which offer more and better are a tad bit more than the 94.99 USD street price. I like the look and all that but I dont know...