The GX 450 power supply fills a void in the lower-end market for a gaming-grade, high quality power supply. This should be perfect for portable gaming systems, lower-end build, as well as HTPCs. It has a very solid build, and a particularly open, airy venting system. The single 12V fail is particularly robust, and supplies a total of 35A on that rail alone. The components are very clean, and look very deliberately laid out, which is generally a great sign of quality, as cheaper, less reliable power supplies often show their vulnerabilities in their circuit design. The larger top/bottom intake fan cools more effectively while operating at lower RPM, which means quieter operation than traditional smaller intakes on the side.
And with a great 5 year warranty and 80 Plus Silver efficiency paying you back on your electricity bill, it looks like the mid-range market has a new high end offering in the GX 450 power supply, from one of the most respected computer component manufacturers, Coolermaster!
- Solid build, quality finish
- Open exhaust, large and quiet intake fan
- Robust main +12V rail providing 35A
- 5 Year Warranty
- 80 Plus Silver
- Relatively few peripheral connectors
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