Inside the Box
Sliding things out of the box we find the Golden King 550W power supply wrapped in bubble wrap and surrounded by cardboard and all of the various cables for the unit. Not exactly the greatest protection we have seen to protect the unit during shipping and handling, but it obviously works well since the unit arrived undamaged.
The Golden King comes in the standard matte black finish that a majority of power supplies come in these days. On this side of the PSU, we find the Golden King logo paired with the 80Plus Platinum logo and Super Flower's web address.
The other side has the I/O specification label and serial number.
On the back, we have a very large honeycomb mesh grill allowing for maximum airflow to vent the heat.
Moving to the front, we find the modular connections. All of these are universal so that any modular cable can be plugged into any connector. Note that the bottom three connections have rubber plugs covering them. The unit ships with all six of them covered and we removed the top three so you could see the difference. For those that are in dusty conditions, this should help keep unused connectors clean and dust free for future use.
While the top is just a blank slate, the bottom houses the large 140mm fan that cools the unit. It contrasts with the unit quite well.
Also included in the box are the modular cables, AC input cord, mounting screws, user manual, and a note telling you that it is normal for the fan not to start running immediately upon the power supply switching on.