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Cougar CMX V3 850-Watt 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Review (Page 2)

Zac O'Vadka | Apr 8, 2014 at 5:03 pm CDT - 1 min, 51 secs time to read this page
Rating: 85%Manufacturer: Cougar

Package

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Typical orange and black adorn the packaging for the CMX 850W V3 power supply. The front gives us a decent shot of the power supply, and the list of features at the bottom should cover what most are after.

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For those who aren't satisfied by the highlights on the front, there is a lot more detail present on the back of the box, including I/O specifications, connector availability, and more.

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The top, bottom, and both sides lack anything of importance other than showing the colors of the power supply.

Inside the Box

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Inside, we find that things are packed well with plenty of foam on all sides of the unit. The bundled cables and accessories occupy the remaining space inside the box.

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The top of the unit houses the I/O specification label for the CMX V3 850W power supply. Here we can also see the semi-gloss finish on the top.

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Both sides feature the Cougar CMX logo, with the other side being inverted. This is our first glimpse at the Cougar red, which tends to resemble more of a candied metallic orange that feels like it changes color depending on lighting and angle.

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There's nothing special going on in the back of the unit. Here we see the standard honeycomb mesh with AC input and heavy duty on/off rocker switch.

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Turning around to the front, we find that the modular connectors are clearly labeled for both rail and connector type. The only thing lacking here is labelling for the natively wired cables.

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Moving to the bottom of the unit, we see that the orange shows up a bit more red this time, just as I said before. We'll get to the 135mm fan in a bit.

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As stated before, all of the modular cables are fully sleeved and have been made into flat cables. This technically helps with airflow but can make routing cables difficult from time to time if you need to twist the cable.

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Also included inside the box are mounting screws, cable ties, the user manual, and AC input cord.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Zac O'Vadka

Zac provides professional IT support by day, but plays the role of enthusiast by night. He's been building high-end custom computer for the nearly fifteen years and writing PC hardware reviews for the better part of a decade. Aside from computers, he also dabbles in quite a bit of home A/V equipment. Throughout the years, Zac has picked up an extensive knowledge of power circuitry and leverages this to provide the PSU reviews. When not found testing or writing, you can often find him speeding through the winding countryside on his motorcycle.

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