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    MAD DOG Multimedia MD-500SCPS
    Author: JonnyGuru
    Date Posted:03/04/2005 10:43.40
    SLRating: SLRating: 7.5/10
    Bottom Line: If you have a computer that loads up heavy on the 5V or won't load the 12V up over 20A while the 5V is also over 20A and you don't want to spend more than $100 on a modular power supply, this might be a good power supply for you. But if you've got an SLI system...

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    Observations

    Taking a look inside:

    The insides of the MD-500SCPS are very neat.  Unfortunately, the insides are very small.  And it's easy to keep small things neat.  I do like how the wires for the cable interface are routed between the interface card and the power supply housing.  We can see that all three fans are ball-bearing so they should last a long time.

    The heatsinks are a bit small than they should be and even with the fans set to "normal" the power supply still got hot after a couple hours of 300W operation.  There's plenty of airflow.  I honestly think the heatsinks need to be a little bigger to help dissipate the heat.


    All of the wires, but those needed for the ATX connector and the 2x2 12V connector, route BEHIND the interface card.  We didn't see anything like this in either the Ultra or A.C. Ryan.


    Here we can see the back of the interface card.  It looks very clean because, as explained above, all of the cables are routed between the power supply housing and the PCB for the interface card.



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