First look at the Fusion 550R
Arctic Cooling most known for their superb cpu coolers have released a power supply on to the market. If we look at the stats they promise alot, 82-86% efficiency, intelligent fan control and ultra quiet 80 mm fan. Knowing Arctic Cooling I know I should expect a superb product so lets have a look if they can live up to their name also on the PSU market.
About Arctic Cooling:
ARCTIC COOLING is a privately owned company founded in 2001 with headquarters in Switzerland, offices in Hong Kong and the USA and production facilities in Asia. The ARCTIC COOLING team consists of international highly educated people with business, technical and communicational skills. The attitude to work is based on Swiss principles of innovative spirit and high standards of workmanship for which it is recognized internationally. This striving for excellence is integrated in all processes as a matter of course. ARCTIC COOLING´s core competencies are multifarious including systematic noise reduction,copper and aluminum heatsink development, customization of thermal solutions, as well as designing quiet fans. More recently quiet and cool PC Cases and Power Supplies have been developed.
• Ultra quiet 80mm PWM fan with low noise impeller
• 550W output power, ATX 2.2
• 82-86% efficiency, 99% PFC
• 80mm ARCTIC F8 Pro fan
• Intelligent fan control (700 – 2,000 RPM)
• Controller for case ventilation
• Over-Power, Over-Voltage, Short Circuit protection,
• Over-Current Protection
• SLI and Crossfire compatible
This PSU comes packed a bit different than a traditional PSU. Most companies pack their units in boxes to prevent damage to them, AC has decided to pack it in a plastic enclosure. It seems to have taken the shipping well though and there was no damage or dents on the unit. On both the top and the back of the enclosure you can read about the units features.
Inside the box you will find that they have packed a small manual which explains the number of connectors and functions this unit has. You also get four screws for mounting and a sticker, the power cable is going to be different for you if you are not from Europe but one is always included.
This unit should be quite ECO friendly and use less power and that is one part we are going to look at later, the PSU looks nice though with a black case and sleeved cables.