For this review I will be looking at a product from one of the big names in the computer hardware industry, though, as their name might suggest, not one of their “normal” pieces of hardware. The company is Arctic Cooling and the hardware under review is the Arctic Cooling Fusion 550R PSU, that’s “Payment Saving Unit”, but it is a power supply too.
Before we look at the Fusion 550R here is some background info on Arctic Cooling as a company. Taken from their website.
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 attitude to work is based o¬n 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.
ARCTIC COOLING is a leader in creating thermal cooling solutions for personal computer systems that enable CPU, GPU and PC case cooling whilst reducing the noise level. Increased heat generated by modern computer systems has overwhelmed most existing cooler manufacturers in their efforts to keep pace with the demands in terms of noise level and cooling. The noise pollution caused by today’s IT systems has increased, severely affecting productivity in open office environments.
ARCTIC COOLING has been working closely with globally recognized companies such as ASUS, Sapphire, Powercolor and ATI. Through these partnerships ARCTIC COOLING has been able to adapt to the changing market requirements and has quickly developed the optimal solutions.
ARCTIC COOLING combines the Swiss art of engineering to realize innovative cooling ideas. Thanks to the low labour cost in Asia, ARCTIC COOLING has consistently produced innovative solutions which lead the market in price / performance. Cooling solutions are created from the demand of our customers. Due to the continuous product development at ARCTIC COOLING the demands of end-users will always be satisfied. As a result of the head-start ARCTIC COOLING has in knowing end-user´s requirements, manufacturing possibilities and ARCTIC COOLING´s strong R&D, ARCTIC´s products will continue to be market leaders in cooling solutions and provide assemblers, computer hardware distributors and IT-technicians with innovative, virtually silent, cost-effective cooling solutions for CPU, GPU and PC-case worldwide.
Having read that let us get on with the review!!
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