Today we will take a look at a budget class power supply from Coolermaster called “GX-Lite 700W”. GX-Lite is a budget series from Coolermasters GX-series and offers good performance for minimum cost. Let’s see how well it performs and what it has to offer!
Type: Intel ATX 12V V2.3
Input Frequency Range: 47Hz ~ 53Hz
Power Good Signal: 100 ~ 500ms
Hold Up Time: >17ms
Efficiency: 88% Typically
Protection: OVP / SCP / OPP
Operation Temperature: 0 ~ 40?(Nominal Input Voltage)
|Type||Intel ATX 12V V2.3|
|Dimension (W / H / D)||150 x 140 x 86 mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inch)|
|Input Voltage||180-264V (Auto Range)|
|Input Frequency Range||47Hz-53Hz|
|PFC||Active PFC (>0.9)|
|Power Good Signal||100-500ms|
|Hold Up Time||17ms|
|Protection||OVP / OPP / SCP|
|Operation Temperature||0-40?(Nominal Input Voltage)|
|Regulatory||TUV / GOST / CE / C-Tick / CCC / KC|
|Connector||M / B 24 pins x 1
CPU 4 + 4 pins x 2
PCI-e 6+2 pins x 4
SATA x 6
Peripheral 4 pins x 3
Floppy 4 pins x 1
GX-Lite series power supplies come in a white cardboard box with the main details printed on top of it. GX-Lite series power supplies feature single 12V rail for up to 55A (700W model) and high efficiency rating of up to 88%. We’ve seen higher efficiency ratings with other PSU:s on market, but they all cost much more than the reasonable 70€ GX-Lite 700W costs.
Let’s take a look inside. Along with the power supply we have a power cord, small installation manual and 4 screws. This is very typical what you get with almost all power supplies available on market. Unfortunately GX-Lite series power supplies do not use modular cables so hiding the cables within your case might be a bit problematic. Also, the extra cables are always bad for airflow through your computer.
GX-Lite series power supplys are colored in typical grey that we’ve seen throughout the home computer history. Undoubtedly the choice of color has something to do with the lowish price of the GX-Lite series and the fact that this is a basic power supply meant for basic computers.