Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,678 Reviews & Articles | 45,649 News Posts

Cougar CMX V3 850-Watt 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Review - Cabling Arrangement & A Look Inside


By: | 80 PLUS Bronze PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Apr 8, 2014 10:03 pm
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: Cougar

Cabling Arrangement

 

cougar_cmx_v3_850_watt_80_plus_bronze_power_supply_review_19

 

Cougar does a relatively decent job when it comes to the connector availability and cable summary chart. There are certainly more modular connectors available than modular cables provided, so you can move cables around as needed to balance the load across the dual 12V rails.

 

cougar_cmx_v3_850_watt_80_plus_bronze_power_supply_review_20

 

Speaking of 12V rails, let's look at the dual 12V rail layout for the Cougar CMX V3 850W power supply. 12V1 consist of the 24-pin Main, the native PCIe cables, half of the modular PCIe connectors, and all of the connectors labeled for your peripherals. 12V2 takes care of the rest, providing power for the natively wired EPS12V connector along with the second half of the modular PCIe connectors.

 

 

A Look Inside

 

cougar_cmx_v3_850_watt_80_plus_bronze_power_supply_review_21

 

Inside is a clean layout with three large heat sinks and a few smaller ones to draw heat away from the unit. Cougar couldn't have gone much smaller on the unit as the PCB is packed and there isn't any space to spare.

 

cougar_cmx_v3_850_watt_80_plus_bronze_power_supply_review_22

 

A pair of Japanese manufactured Panasonic capacitors are found on the primary side of the unit.

 

cougar_cmx_v3_850_watt_80_plus_bronze_power_supply_review_23

 

The secondary side is filled with Teapo caps.

 

cougar_cmx_v3_850_watt_80_plus_bronze_power_supply_review_24

 

Cougar uses the Young Lin Tech DFB132512H fan to provide the active cooling in this power supply.

    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.

    Australia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at PLE Computer'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

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Or Scroll Down