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How good is this PSU Brand Name Cougar MX-Series MX650 650W PSU ATX12V 80+

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Hello there. I have been looking for a good decent PSU to buy. What anyone know this couger brand PSU. Cougar MX-Series MX650 650W PSU ATX12V 80+

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Can't find any info on that PSU specifically. Stay away.

We can recommend a better unit given a budget...
 

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Seasonic or Superflower Only
 
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There's more than Seasonic out there, though. If you look in my specs, you'll find I trusted an FSP unit to run a rig with an overclocked 2600k and two GTX1070s... and it mines 24/7...
There's also Silverstone, Antec, Corsair, and Evga that might be worth considering, just to name a few.
 

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There's more than Seasonic out there, though. If you look in my specs, you'll find I trusted an FSP unit to run a rig with an overclocked 2600k and two GTX1070s... and it mines 24/7...
There's also Silverstone, Antec, Corsair, and Evga that might be worth considering, just to name a few.
Its about the OEM, to end confusion I recommend those 2 since not everyone does research and this person keeps on looking at weird units.
 
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Can't find any info on that PSU specifically. Stay away.

We can recommend a better unit given a budget...
Ok what about the OCZ ModXStream-Pro 600W Modular SLI Power Supply Active PFC PSU OCZ600MXSP new one
I wanted the thermalake PSU or the seasonic but they sold out and others are to pricey for me. 160-200 us dollars.
 

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Ok what about the OCZ ModXStream-Pro 600W Modular SLI Power Supply Active PFC PSU OCZ600MXSP new one
I wanted the thermalake PSU or the seasonic but they sold out and others are to pricey for me. 160-200 us dollars.
Start saving then

Start saving then
That psu is a Sirfa which are utter Garbage, stay away unless if you like to damage your pc.
 
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What PSU are you thinking if it's so expensive? A good 550-650W is usually around 100 USD/EUR.
 

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Thermalfake PSUs (like almost all of their products) are usually kinda meh. I wouldn't waste my money on that.
 

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Its about the OEM
 
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What about the CoolerMaster silencer ?

Look at that list
 

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Cougar takes alot of their business from HEC. HEC make a lot of Cougars 80+ Gold & also 80+ Bronze units. HEC also make 80+ Bronze units for Be Quiet.

90% sure its gonna be an HEC if not then an Andyson -- both are fairly solid. Not the best in the world but pretty solid.
 
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You're probably on a tight budget.

Do you really need a 600 watt PSU?

What GPU and CPU are you using?

Do you plan to upgrade to a different GPU during the life of this PSU?

What store do you buy from and what is your budget so that the community can pick out a quality PSU that suits your needs?
 
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People get scared away from buying uncommon PSU brands, but I've had a few of them and haven't had a bad experience yet. The Zalman 700W silver-rated PSU in my main system has been going strong for 6 years, and before that I had an Aywun Megapower 750W bronze-rated PSU that I've still got in one of my backup systems.
 

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People get scared away from buying uncommon PSU brands, but I've had a few of them and haven't had a bad experience yet. The Zalman 700W silver-rated PSU in my main system has been going strong for 6 years, and before that I had an Aywun Megapower 750W bronze-rated PSU that I've still got in one of my backup systems.
Zalman was known for making some strong power supplies back in the day. AFAIK they are still in the PSU business but in fairly limited capacity. Most of their products are mainly made for Asian markets while outside regions will only see very limited supply. They are having a hard time getting back into the market as its dominated by so many players that have been in the game for longer and already built their empire. This wouldnt of happened if their parent company tried throw them under the bus when they were going bust but Zalman had to scale back on 90% of the stuff they did.


As for the Aywun. Ive read enough about them to know that youre probably getting 60-70% of the quoted specs and efficiency ratings for the price paid for it, Even when its brand new and freshly unboxed.

People have every reason to be scared away and go with a tried, tested and highly reviewed/recommended brand over an unknown brand which probably only a quarter of the world has heard about and no reviews or information exists other than people on forums telling other people they are bad.

The power supply is the #1 most important thing in your system. Because if that dies, then so could everything else thats hooked up to it because it fries. Electricity isnt anybody's friend. If a power supply cant keep electricity regulated and under control. Then there will be a loud bang and lots of black smoke, maybe even a small fire which then also results in a lot of stress and a costly bill or repairs or replacement parts.


Imagine Propping up your system with a $1300 graphics card and $500 CPU with a $50 aliexpress power supply. Just because it says 750w Bronze doesnt mean anything. Any random joe at home can print out a fancy sticker that says 750w and a load of random specs and slap it on the side of a power supply.


There are certain situations where it might not matter though... For instance if youre building a low powered office rig or machine to do nothing but web browse and media streaming. Because at that point youre not really stressing the power supply.
 
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Cougar takes alot of their business from HEC. HEC make a lot of Cougars 80+ Gold & also 80+ Bronze units. HEC also make 80+ Bronze units for Be Quiet.

90% sure its gonna be an HEC if not then an Andyson -- both are fairly solid. Not the best in the world but pretty solid.
Cougar is part of the HEC group

Its about the OEM, to end confusion I recommend those 2 since not everyone does research and this person keeps on looking at weird units.
Probably because they are not in the north American market and have limited choices for overpriced PSU.

Its about the OEM
Yet you previously recommended a seasonic psu in another thread where seasonic wasn't the oem. You are simply fan boy recommending units and with a clear lack of understanding what makes a good psu from a bad psu, that fails to help any OP
 
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You're probably on a tight budget.

Do you really need a 600 watt PSU?

What GPU and CPU are you using?

Do you plan to upgrade to a different GPU during the life of this PSU?

What store do you buy from and what is your budget so that the community can pick out a quality PSU that suits your needs?
Hi. Yes I'm on tight budget with tight income due to disability. I recently upgraded the GPU about 43 days ago from a unbranded graphic card GTX Nidvia 1050ti which is really 550ti Chip unfortunately. I've gotten scammed on the card. So I bought a used XFX AMD RX 570 manufacturer in 2017 which only need a fan replacement, I've already done it this past Thursday. I've bought a manufactured failed voltage PSU Cooler Master Rs-500-PCAR. So I've been told that this is junk because of its doesn't hold up it's standards. Which is very true. So I've been looking for a decent Psu Used or new like seasonic or thermalake as told to get. It's first time building from scratch a pc I'm only tinker PCs but never build one before until now.. I'm very mechanical incline from pervious occupation in electrical and engines. I'm not too familiar best products names only a very few Im aware of. I usually get my PC hardware from AliExpress, Newegg or eBay. I have account with Amazon but I don't really like Amazon.

I'm using a CPU Unlockable and overclockable FX-4300 3.8ghz turbo max MHz in Overclock is 4400 - 4600mhz I've been using in the past. Its a 95 Watts Vishera. It pretty good product for a 4 core better than the non FX CPU that I had in it before. But I'm looking for upgrade soon or later in 8 core FX. I have a Gigabyte 970a-D3sp about 50 Watts to run it.
 
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This is a good PSU.
Is it? There seems to better options out there, no?

SUMMARY

Given the fact that this unit is an old group regulated design priced to compete with units bearing actual DC to DC conversion for the minor outputs, I’m going to go ahead and suggest that you get something a little more useful to modern systems. Like most power supplies of this ilk, the design is a relic of times gone by that is in no way optimal for modern computing needs. It’s not quite the poor performer that other recently tested units were, but it’s far from a sensible purchase here toward the end of 2018. I mean, look… EVGA themselves have better units for less money than this one. Shouldn’t that tell you something?

The GOOD:

  • very good to excellent ripple control
  • managed 80 Plus White efficiency despite not being certified
  • handled much higher temperatures than rated
The BAD:

  • overtemp protection didn’t kick in
  • not at all price competitive
The MEDIOCRE:

  • rated at 25 degrees for full power
  • third tier capacitors
  • questionable fan quality


EDIT: Patriot, what is your budget man?
 
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What about the CoolerMaster silencer ?

Look at that list
I'll look at it thank you
 
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