CIT 550W Gold 12Cm Silent Atx Power Supply
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- Silent and better ventilation
- Wattage: 550 W
- Connectors: 1 x 4 pin ATX 12 V, 5 x 4 pin Molex, 1 x FDD Power, 2 x SATA Power
- Noise: Less than 17 dB
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Specifications AC INPUT: 230V ~60/50Hz 5A Model 550U DC Output Max +3.3V +5V +12V1 +12V2 -12V +5VSB 28A 30A 16A 16A 0.3A 2.5A 550W Features # Dual 12v Rails # New Version Ver. 2.2 # Silent and Better Ventilation # ATX 12V Compliant for all Types of CPU and Mainboard # 12cm Silent Fan Connections: 20+4 Pin Main Connectors: 1 P4 4-Pin 12V Connectors: 1 4-Pin Molex Peripheral Connectors: 4 SATA Connectors: 1 6-Pin PCIe Connectors: 1 Floppy Drive Connectors: 1
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Top Customer Reviews
PC. It is of a sturdy, robust construction, switched, silent as described, and I can feel by touching my PC casing that it is running much cooler than it did with its original PSU. The PSU includes far more connections than I could possibly use (for anyone unfamiliar with the names of the connectors - see my uploaded photo). I use my PC heavily for video editing and I'm not sure whether it's my imagination or wishful thinking but I'm sure my PC is running faster following upgrading the power supply.
It has surpassed expectations and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a replacement or upgrade.
At the time of ordering, there were 6 positive reviews on here which helped swing my decision, along with the attractive budget price. Atmittedly, I have read some shocking reviews for some of the other Colors psu models (only fair to mention that but then again, some really good reviews help make up for those!) but I thought i'll take a chance with this one at this price...and so far I have not been dissapointed:
This unit comes with just about every type of connector you could possible need for the average PC set-up (handily for me: including a 6 pin PCI-Express power connector for my new graphics card) - the main motherboard connector having a versatile 20+4 pin configuration (I use the full 24-pin option).
For the average person like me who is not espeically computer-savvy but just about gets by, fitting this psu was a doddle - I just did the obvious thing and copied how my old psu was connected (with the simple addition of sticking the 6 pin connector into my newly fitted graphics card as well). All those connectors/cables can make quite a tangle if your pc case isn't espeically roomy but a bit of perserverence and you'll be fine!Read more ›
It's great, quiet as a whisper, cools the whole pc and has all the connectors you could possibly ever need for ide/sata/fdd/Mobo/CPU/PCI-E card.
All in all its bloody amazing and at the price it's going I give it top marks.
My last build was 2 years ago using a Gigabyte GA-M770-UD3 + AMD5000DualCore + ATI 3650 + WD 320 GB SATA 2048 GB Memory 800Mhz - Samsung DVD drive.
After 1 I had increasing porblems with the DVD drive, which sometimes wasn't detected. Replaced it but weeks later the same happened again. Over the last 3 months my PC just stopped - black screen and rebooting - crashed my first 500 GB HD. Replaced HD - later the Motherboard. You would think a 550W PSU is sufficient for this constelation - but when I reassembled the PC and nothing worked I realized that it might be the PSU. After doublecheckeing each step, I checked the PSU with a Voltmeter - and it produced nothing. Checked it it against another PSU Gold from my older PCs. Nothing worked the Voltage on this one was low, worked only with my old Athlon2800.
Conclusion - it might be a tempting offer - but if you use it for DualCore or QuadCore with and some decent components this PSU is just to weak. I recommend going with branded PSU with a proven 20AMP output.
- it was well packages in plastic and the cables were not twisted together
- two SATA connectors
- one 24 pin connector able to become a 20 pin connector easily
- one 6 pin PCI-E connector
- one 4 pin + 12V connector
- one floppy connector
- four molex connectors
- the SATA cables are connected so you need an adapter to connect most of you SATA units to the PSU
- it doesn't come with any connections pins so i was having to juggle around with the screws that came with the case
Good points about it:
- It has good connectors, and the right amount of them for its wattage
- Looks kind of cool
- Decent suction to pull heat out of the case
- Relativity quiet
- It is not as silent as some other brands out there, even the 'budget' ones. For example I have a 780w PSU from Maplin and you could hear a pin drop.
- Odd squeaking noise (possibly duff psu, it could be the capacitors under AMD's Cool n' Quiet scheme, which drops the voltage continuously)
- The whole of the casing of the PSU seems to flex, so when top-mounted in the case it droops slightly
But the biggest point of all, IT IS NOT 550w! On the 12v rail, which is what counts, it is [12v1 16a] and [12v2 16a] which means that it is 32a x 12v which gives you 384w. IT IS MISLEADING!
My setup is:
- FX-8350 @ 4.2ghz
- HD 7850 @ 1150/6000 1.2v
- 2 x WD 2TB HDD
- 1 x Sandisk 128gb SSD
That setup is quite power hungry (FX cpu :D), and it scrapes 400w. When you add USB peripherals it loads it even more. This resulted in the computer freezing or shutting down, when using demanding programs such as gaming.
I am most likely going to keep this PSU for a minor build which requires no more than 350W, for which this PSU would be totally suitable. For 20 pounds it is not worth sending back, with all the hassle of labels and that.
I bought a G7 780w PSU from Maplin, for about 40 pounds, and it is a world better. It has 4 x 12v rails totaling 864w, meaning that there is loads of headroom for crossfiring 2 7850s which I will do. The G7 is much quieter, and it keeps the PC remarkably cool inside, considering I have no case fans.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Got this for my new build. It is loud but does the job correctly. Only problem I has with this is the cords being small for the 4 pin CPU power connector to the motherboard and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rezaul alam
Cheap and easy to install. - I'd always used far more expensive PSUs in the past, but since this was a replacement for an old machine, I thought I'd give it a try. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Gary
Worked first time, even comes with casing screws.....is 24 pinPublished 9 months ago by Reddwaf4ever enterprises
Quick delivery and well packed.On inspection I found that the advertised 4 sata connections was incorrect and only had two requiring me to purchase additional cables. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mr. S. G. E. Woolhouse