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Mushkin XP-800AP 800W Review

Price: $185.81 - $219.99


One of the most overlooked components when building a computer is the power supply. More attention is paid to the CPU and other speedy components, but sometimes there is no thought to what is going to power them. There is often a misconception on what brand or type of power supply to purchase when building a new computer. Are all power supplies considered equal? Would you "settle" for a Celeron Processor since it looks and specs like a Core 2 Duo? Of course not. So why should you skimp on a power supply? With the number of new products coming out for computers these days, you need to make sure you have enough power to run them all. There are so many power supplies on the market, how do you choose the right one? There are many factors one must consider when choosing a power supply for your system. Efficiency, connections, and design are some of these factors that will help determine the power supply that's best for you.

Mushkin, known for its high quality memory, offers high performance power supplies as well. One of these power supplies is the XP-800AP. The Mushkin XP-800AP is an 800 watt power supply with four 12-volt rails to power an extreme system, and then some. The Mushkin XP-800AP features technologies like ActivePFC and RailFusion to keep your system operating smoothly while being Eco-Friendly. So will the Mushkin XP-800AP be enough? Will it provide the power that is needed to sustain your powerful system? Let's take a look and find out.


Closer Look:

The Mushkin XP-800AP comes boxed in a black box with a green pattern on it and the Mushkin logo. The front of the box lists the features of the XP-800AP and the sides have the specifications, package contents, and a brief summary of technology that went into making the Mushkin XP-800AP Power Supply.








Opening the top of the box reveals an inner box that houses the extra cables. The power supply, main power plug, mounting screws, and cable ties are underneath.




Now let's unpack this power generating beast and let's see what it is made of.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Power Supply)
  3. Closer Look (Cables)
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing (Setup, Idle, Load, Airflow Testing)
  6. Conclusion
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