Nexus RX-5300 530W PSU
Posted by: Mac on: 04.03.2010 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
Specifications / features as taken from the Nexus website.
The Nexus RX-5300 power supply is guaranteed to provide you with over 82% efficiency (see graph elsewhere on this page). This means the power supply is using the power it is drawing from the wall outlet more efficient and less electricity is wasted. Obviously this is better for the environment and it saves you on your electricity Bill! A more efficient power supply also results in a cooler power supply. So less cooling is needed and we are able to make the power supply even quieter.
Modular & Sleeved Cables
Messy Cables interfere too much with the airflow inside your PC. The modular cable design allows you to only connect the connectors you really need. Plus all cables are sleeved with a quality black and white X-mesh for a clean good look.
Active PC Circuit
Power Factor Correction (PFC) allows the power distribution system to operate at maximum efficiency. This does not so much influence your electricity bill but it will also reduce energy consumption at the side of the power provider so it is contributing to using our planets resources better and more careful. Active PFC is technically more complex then passive PFC and matches the overall high quality standard and reliability of this Nexus power supplies
By carefully selecting each component we aim at creating the best possible of mix of components to make our power supplies as silent as possible. We are confident that our power supplies are leading the market when it comes to solid performance at the lowest possible noise level. When we test the noise level we do this in a ISO-certified chamber for noise tests. It is important to know that the background noise in such a chamber is a little over 15 dB(A). These are the best possible conditions for these tests and hence you should always be aware when a manufacturer is claiming dB(A) values lower than 15 dB(A). Because how are they able to measure this?
Full Range Automatic
This power supply can be used on 115VAC and 230VAC input power. Selection is automatically made no voltage selection has to be set. Just plug in and go.
• 530 Watt true power PSU.
• SINGLE 12V RAIL.
• 82% efficiency; complies with 80PLUS BRONZE specifications.
• Inaudible performance.
• Modular cables sleeved with X-mesh.
• Active PFC.
• Real Silent 13.5cm fan.
• Excellent airflow, honey-comb grill.
• Full range automatic; no voltage selection has to be set.
• Multiple safety features such as: overvoltage and short-circuit protection.
• Ball bearing fan.
• Complies to WEEE & RoHS.
• Version ATX 2.2.
• Size:150x86x158mm / 5.9x3.4x6.2in.
As with its stable mate the RX5300 has a very nice specification listing, everything you could want of a high spec power supply is there. From the LARGE single 12volt rail, possibly preferable over multiple 12 volt rails for some people as today’s hardware, more specifically high end graphics cards, could easily overload a low power 12v rail on a multiple 12v power supply rendering the whole pc unusable where as a larger single 12v rail would need a VERY powerful system to overload it.
Other features worth mentioning are the fan, which at 13.5cm is bigger than most, even at full speed it registers 30dB(A) which is indeed very quiet.
The RX-5300 is also rated as 82% efficient which is very good, and gets it an 80Plus Bronze rating. The more efficient your power supply the lower your electricity bill, always check to make sure how efficient your power supply is.
It comes with some power connectors fitted, very few modular power supplies are fully modular, and why would they need to be as, let’s face it, every pc has a motherboard which needs to be powered up. The drive / Molex power connectors are on modular cables and it seems to have a reasonable amount of both at 6 of each with a floppy power connector on the end of the Molex power leads. It “only” comes with 2 PCI-E power connections, one of which is a 6+2 connector
And finally as you would expect any high end power supply to have it comes with over voltage / short circuit protection.
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