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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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    Conclusions

    As you can see, the power factor is excellent, as it should be with active PFC.  The efficiency is horrible and the 12V just went whack-o during test three.  At least none of the modular cables fell out!

    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.  The cables aren't as nice as the X-Connect, but the fans are quieter and it has active PFC, so the score averages out to a nice little 8.

    Again, due to the failure, I have to grade performance on a curve.  I'm sure that not all Ryanpower2 power supplies make buzzing noises like houseflies caught in screen-doors, but I was so taken-back by the solder job on the interface card and those of the fan header that I can't help but think that failure rates might be a little higher than other brands.  I can tell you that the efficiency was poor, but the rails were potentially (if the 12V didn't wig out over 302W) stable.  So I'm giving this power supply a 6 for performance. 

    That makes this power supply's overall score an 7.



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