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    Ryanpower2 CableFREE 550W ACR-PS2100
    Author: JonnyGuru
    Date Posted:03/04/2005 08:22.50
    SLRating: SLRating: 7/10
    Bottom Line: Given the nice finish, the modular cables and the around $100 price tag, I'd say this power supply gets a good rating in the features column. Does the CableFree 550W pull off being a quality power supply from the masters of mod or does it turn out to be all show?

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    First Impressions

    Kicking the tires

    First impressions of the Ryanpower2 power supply are good.  The unit feels stout.  Fairly heavy considering there are no cables attached.  We see the same sort of "fingerprint-prone" titanium finish that we've seen a lot of lately.  Fortunately, A.C. Ryan has included a felt chamois to polish the power supply with.

    The modular cables for the Ryanpower2 are quite different than the Ultra X-Connect we just reviewed.  Both good and bad.

    First the good:  The CableFREE cables "snap" into the power supply. They're not popping out any time soon!  I was actually able to pick the power supply up by the cables after I snapped them in.  The bad is... well.. they're not very pretty.  The Molex (or AMP or whatever you want to call them) connectors are standard connectors, in black, and the sleeves are just webbing, similar to what a lot of non-modular power supplies already have, and the heat shrink tubing that holds that webbing in place is about half of an inch shy of the connectors so we can see all of the wires being used. On one of my cables, the heat shrink came loose and the webbing moved around on the cable.  On another cable, the webbing snagged like pantyhose and began to tear.  On the upside, you can buy different color cables from A.C. Ryan.

    Here's a mess of cables plugged into the Ryanpower2.  They're nice... but not AS NICE as (in my opinion) they could be, especially coming from a case mod supply company.

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    1. Introduction
    2. First Impressions
    3. Observations
    4. Technical Overview
    5. Test Results
    6. Conclusions

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