Computex 2010 CoverageClayMeow - July 5, 2010
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COUGAR is one of those companies you're probably not familiar with. Based in Germany, COUGAR products are only sold in Eastern Europe, so it's no surprise if you haven't heard the name before. COUGAR produces power supplies. At Computex, COUGAR was showing off its 80 Plus Gold, 80 Plus Silver and 80 Plus Bronze lines.
Its 80 Plus Gold series is called COUGAR GX and consists of 600W, 700W, 800W, 900W, and 1050W models. The 600W model is quad-rail with two rails at 20A and two rails at 24A. The 700W and 800W models are also quad-rail, but with two rails at 22A and two rails at 24A. The 900W and 1050W models are hexa-rail at 25A apiece. All COUGAR GX models feature 105°C Japanese capacitors, solid caps, Rapid Switch Technology (RST), and a 14cm Hydro-Dynamic Bearing (HDB) fan. They are also modular.
COUGAR has two 80 Plus Silver series, COUGAR SX and COUGAR SE. Both feature 105°C Japanese capacitors, RST, and a 14cm HDB fan. The main difference is that the SX line is modular and quad-rail, while the SE line is non-modular and dual-rail. The SX line comes in 550W, 700W and 850W versions. The SE line comes in 400W, 460W and 560W versions.
Lastly, we have 80 Plus Bronze, which like Silver, comes in two flavors, COUGAR CMX and COUGAR POWERX. COUGAR CMX features 105°C Japanese capacitors and a 14cm HDB fan, and comes in dual-rail 550W and 700W versions and hexa-rail 1000W and 1200W versions. In addition, they're modular. The COUGAR POWERX line features 105°C Japanese capacitors and a 12cm HDB fan, and comes in dual-rail 400, 550W and 700W versions. The POWERX line is not modular.