Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
7,521 Reviews & Articles | 55,391 News Posts

XFX XTR 550-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Review

By: Zac O'Vadka | 80 PLUS Gold PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 23, 2014 2:00 am
Comment () | Email to a Friend | Font Size: AA
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: XFX

Inside the Box

 

xfx_xtr_550_watt_80_plus_gold_power_supply_review_10

 

Upon cracking the box open, we are greeted with another box. This box sits on top of the power supply itself, and holds all of the modular cables.

 

xfx_xtr_550_watt_80_plus_gold_power_supply_review_11

 

Remove the cable box, and you find that the power supply is very well protected.

 

xfx_xtr_550_watt_80_plus_gold_power_supply_review_12

 

On top of the power supply, you can find the I/O specification label for the unit, and see the black textured finish of the XTR 550W power supply.

 

xfx_xtr_550_watt_80_plus_gold_power_supply_review_13

 

Both sides feature the same XTR logo, with the opposite being inverted.

 

xfx_xtr_550_watt_80_plus_gold_power_supply_review_14

 

About 80% of the back is meshed, so that as much air as possible can flow through. The AC input, and on/off rocker switch are also back here.

 

xfx_xtr_550_watt_80_plus_gold_power_supply_review_15

 

All of the connectors on the front are well labeled for the modular cables.

 

xfx_xtr_550_watt_80_plus_gold_power_supply_review_16

 

The octagonal fan grill is integrated into the case, and is a pleasant difference from the norm.

 

xfx_xtr_550_watt_80_plus_gold_power_supply_review_17

 

All cables are modular and of the flat ribbon type, with the exception of the 24-pin Main. It is sleeved with black nylon mesh.

 

xfx_xtr_550_watt_80_plus_gold_power_supply_review_18

 

Rounding out the contents of the box are the user manual, the AC power cord, and the mounting screws.

    PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.


    United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.

    United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.

    Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.

    We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.

Related Tags

loading