Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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Cougar SX850 850W Power Supply Review

If you are looking for a power supply Cougar is a brand you probably would not look at let alone even hear of.  Cougar is a division of HEC Compucase and manufacturers power supplies and cases.  They actually make quite a few different power supplies.  Today we will take a look at the SX850, which is an 850W 80PLUS Silver certified power supply.  This power supply also features a really cool design, modular cables, 140mm fan, rapid switch technology, and 105C Japanese Capacitors.  Let’s take a look at the SX850 and see if it is the perfect power supply for your new build!

Special thanks to Cougar for providing us with the SX850 850W Power Supply to review.

Features
COMPATIBLE WITH LATEST PC-TECHNOLOGY
Supports the newest specifications of ATX12V.
Created for usage with current and next-generation multi-core CPU platforms.
SUPPORT MULTI-GPU TECHNOLOGY
Support PCI Express 2.0 next-generation graphic card with 8(6+2)pin PCI-E connector.
MAXIMUN EFFICIENCY
Up to 91% of efficiency, compliant with 80-PLUS®  SILVER efficiency requirement.
RST (RAPID SWITCH TECHNOLOGY) POWER
COUAGR SX provide highest efficiency performance with Rapid Switch Technology.
DC-DC TECHNOLOGY
DC-DC technology provides highest efficiency, most stable performance, and perfect regulation (Regulation <3%).
CLC FILTER DESIGN
CLC filter design efficiently suppress Ripple/Noise <1%.
HIGHEST DURABLE & RELIABLE SOLID CAPS FOR 12V,3.3V,5V
The best solution for a High-End PSU by using solid caps for 12Vs, 3.3V, 5V, solid caps  provide highest efficiency, best reliability, and extend power lifespan.
105°C JAPANESE CAPACITORS
COUGAR® use highest durable 105°C Japanese capacitors providing uncompromised performance and reliability, delivering 4 times the lifespan of conventional 85°C rated capacitors.
HIGH PERFORMANCE AT 50°C
Non-stop high performance and full rated wattage at 50°C/122°F ambient temperature.
HDB (Hydro-Dynamic Bearing) 14cm FAN
Advanced HDB (HYDRO-Dynamic Bearing) fan provide best lifespan and super silent performance. Temperature-controlled design adapts its rotating speed to the PSU temperature. Even on its highest rotating level the fan is still quiet enough to be barely noticeable.
DYNAMIC FOUR-12V RAIL
Automatic dynamic load distribution on Four-12V rail provide power separately to the GPU and the CPU. If you are not using all output lines, the PSU automatically reroutes needed power from unused lines. This improves the performance of the 12V lines considerably for systems with high-end graphic cards in SLI® or CrossFire® mode and  provides high voltage stability to keep components safe.
FLEXIBLE CABLE MANAGEMENT
The modular cables that reduce air friction help maximize airflow through the PC case. The modular design also simplifies installation as it allows unprecedented flexibility in using only those cables which are needed.
COMPLIANT WITH LATEST EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE 2005/32/EG (EuP)
In Standby consumption is ‹0.3W, compliant with economy-friendly electrical equipment.
SUPPORTS THE ENERGY STAR 5.0
Compatible with Energy star 5.0 computer system.
FULL PROTECTIONS WITH OCP, SCP, OVP, UVP, OPP, OTP

Packaging
The SX850 comes in a nice retail package.  On the front there is the Cougar logo along with the 80PLUS Silver logo, 5 year warranty logo, and a 850 sticker letting us know this is the 850W version of the power supply.  There is quite a lot of information on the back of the power supply.  You have a list of features, diagram of some of the features, and an output graph and connector list.

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Opening the box up everything is nicely organized inside.  Taking it all out you have the SX850 power supply, a set of modular cables, power cable, mounting screws, 2 velcro cable ties, and a user’s guide.

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Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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