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Cougar CMX Series 850 W


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Mar 3, 2011
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Cougar revamped their CMX series, and today, we take a close look at the CMX 850 W unit slotting in behind the 1 kW and 1.2 kW models of the series. It is Bronze certified, but achieves, according to Cougar, up to 89% efficiency, which is noteworthy for a unit of the bronze efficiency class.

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System Name Chaos
Processor Intel Core i5 4590K @ 4.0 GHz
Motherboard MSI Z97 MPower MAX AC
Cooling Arctic Cooling Freezer i30 + MX4
Memory 2x4 GB Kingston HyperX Beast 2400 GT/s CL11
Video Card(s) Sapphire HD7950 Vapor X, 800/1400 @ 1.075V/1.45V
Storage 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD + 1 TB WD Green (Idle timer off) + 320 GB WD Blue
Display(s) Dell U2515H
Case Fractal Design Define R3
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Seasonic SS-380GB
Mouse CM Storm Recon
Keyboard CM Storm Quickfire Pro (MX Red)
Another astonishingly mediocre HEC unit? Why, that was completely unexpected.

I really think I hate HEC much more than most low-end garbage/exploding $10 no-name units, just because of HEC's continuing insistence on making everything just work and nothing more. Right down the middle of the performance benchmarks, only just grazing the sideline of sucking hard. It's frustrating to see again and again.

Man up HEC, and either save and cut corners everywhere, making your units suck to their full potential, or step up your game and offer something worth more than it's paintjob!