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COUGAR CougarA500 500W Haswell Ready Power Supply

  • 100 - 240 V 50/60 Hz
  • +3.3V@24A, +5V@20A, +12V@38.5A, -12V@0.3A, +5Vsb@3A
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With a professional-looking exterior and robust power inside, the all new Cougar A series PSU is a great choice for your gaming rig or performance system. In compliance with the trend of green power, the Cougar A series is 80 PLUS Bronze certified and consumes less than 0.3w in standby mode. The single strong 12V rail provides sufficient power for your multi-core processor and graphics card, while full range protection safeguards your components. A thermal controlled fan ensures quiet yet efficient cooling. If performance, efficiency, and reliability are what you're looking for in your new PSU, look no further.

  • newegg Robust Output The Cougar A500 provides 500W of robust and continuous output for your entire system. A single 12V rail provides a 460W maximum output, while two 6+2-pin PCI-E connectors are included for a multi-VGA configuration.
  • newegg Superb Efficiency This PSU is 80-PLUS Bronze certified with up to 88% of efficiency. It's also compliant with the latest ErP Lot 6 2013 standard with less than 0.3W energy consumption in standby mode, making it a budget-friendly piece of electrical equipment.
  • newegg High Performance at 40° Continuously high performance and full rated wattage at 40°/104° ambient temperature.
  • newegg Comprehensive Protection A full range of protections, including SCP, OVP, UVP, and OPP, safeguards the core components of the PSU and your entire system.
  • newegg Quiet Cooling The large, temperature-controlled 120mm fan delivers efficient and quiet cooling. The air inlet with its optimal air-dynamical design leads to a more silent operation.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Daniel S.
  • 5/29/2015 12:53:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPleased and Working well

Pros: Works well for the use in a mid grade Game PC and my first time using Cougar products in a custom build. It mounts well in my old ATX case from 7 years ago and has all connections I use and needed for the new graphics card and motherboard I have purchased. The graphics card I have been using with this is an NVidia GTX 770.

Cons: The only issue I have, but not really too much to gripe on, the fan doesn't move air quickly but it does move air enough to cool itself and supply an air intake on top PSU mount PC Cases. I would believe this PSU to be better suited for bottom mounted cases.

Other Thoughts: Would like the fan to move air faster, but not too worried about it at this time.

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  • John V.
  • 3/25/2015 2:05:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes the job

Pros: Solid build, good packaging, runs quiet, works great. Good choice for a non-modular PSU.

Cons: None

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  • Douglas T.
  • 11/5/2014 12:42:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid

Pros: Very reliable. Replaced a burned-out PSU that was constantly overloading the 5v, I was afraid my whole Motherboard was fried, but this delightful PSU showed me that everything was all right.

Cons: Can't think of any, it's really good.

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  • Edward P.
  • 9/6/2014 1:38:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo Problems

Pros: Haven't had any problems yet, the build quality is very good, the packaging is pretty cool, comes with a power cord and some tie wraps. the cords are all meshed for easy wire management. Everything was plug and play

Cons: The wires are oriented for a top mounted case but I have a bottom mounted case so all of the wire were upside down if that makes any sense. I could've mounted it upside down in the case but that would've impeded airflow.

The mesh cables made everything a little too thick to run the cables through my case's built in wire management channels but the tie wraps just ended up getting used.

The 4 pin CPU power cord is a little short which threw off the clean look I was going for, luckily no one but me knows this. If you've got a bigger case or NEED a clean looking build, I'd recommend an extender.

Other Thoughts: This was the perfect PSU for the budget gaming build I made, and it was at the right price. I'm very happy with my purchase.

NZXT Source 210 Case
ASUS M5A78L-M LX Plus
AMD FX-6300
ASUS AMD Radeon R7 250X 2GB
ADATA XPG 4GBx2 1866 MHz
Cougar 500W PSU
Seagate Barracuda 1TB

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  • Jonathan H.
  • 9/6/2014 7:11:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHopeful

Pros: -looks nice
-solid
-low noise
-The mesh covering on the cables

Cons: Well it died after 4 days tested it with my old pc to make sure and got the same results.

Other Thoughts: I have already sent it back hopefully it will be better after the RMA will see.

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  • Rachel S.
  • 7/2/2014 3:06:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks As Intended, but...

Pros: Works as intended

Cons: The first PSU arrived dead. I ordered another one which was fine, but yeah, that's something to be considered before purchasing this PSU

Other Thoughts: It's a fine PSU if it's not DOA.

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  • Alexander N.
  • 5/20/2014 12:15:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works perfectly, and is currently powering an i3 processor and a GTX 650 GPU.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I recommended this PSU to a buddy when he needed a PSU with more wattage. He gave me cash, and I used my card to buy this PSU. He hasn't had any troubles with it, and everything runs smoothly.

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  • James R.
  • 4/23/2014 8:07:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: great looking power supply unit, near silent 120mm fan. delivers power as it should. long meshed cables for all accesories. bronze certified

Cons: none

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  • William H.
  • 4/4/2014 9:11:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAll good so far

Pros: Nicely wrapped cables great length for the 24 pin and the 4+4 pin all voltages looking good so far

Cons: None really just awkward sata power cables

Other Thoughts: I'm pretty satisfied as of now when I get my 270x I'll see how it handles that. My set up In Win GT1 case Gigabyte GA-F2A88X-UP4 FM2+ motherboard AMD 7850K APU Thermaltake NIC F4 CPU cooler GSkill 2400mhz snpier series ram 8gb kit 3 hdds 4 fans CDR drive and 3 or 4 USB accessories and running all good oh yeah this PSU is super quiet can't hear it running at all.

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