We would like to thank Xigmatek for supplying the review sample.
It has been a while since we last reviewed a Xigmatek product because the company has recently only released its Maverick line consisting of three mainstream PSUs with capacities ranging from 400-600 W. All of these meet 80 Plus Bronze efficiency requirements and feature a semi-modular cabling design and fiercely compact dimensions. Xigmatek apparently saw an opening in the PSU market for shallow units of which only Silverstone has a significant amount on offer, and while these units are compact, a Maverick S unit's most interesting asset is definitely its low price, which should net it a high price/performance score so long as it performs decently.
In today's review, we will evaluate the 500 W unit of the series, which, like its siblings, sports an interesting look because of its extraordinary fan grill and orange fan. Andyson manufactured the unit, and its official specifications say it to be able to reliably deliver its full power continuously at up to to 50°C, which is high for such a mainstream PSU. The Maverick S 500 is also ErP Lot 6 2013 ready since it consumes less than 0.5 W in standby and comes equipped with flat and black modular cables. These specifications look thrilling for a PSU that costs less than 40 bucks, and we are curious to see how it will perform.