Arctic Cooling Fusion 550RF Power Supply Review

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External Impressions

Moving to the outside of the power supply we see a very clean unit. It is covered in a matte black finish, and the name is on either side.

Arctic Cooling Fusion 550RF Power Supply

This is the first side of the Arctic Cooling 550RF.  As you can see it provides a nice clean look.

Arctic Cooling Fusion 550RF Power Supply

This is a shot from the other side.  It is very similar to the first side with the exception that it gives you the unit’s serial number.

Arctic Cooling Fusion 550RF Power Supply

Taking a look at the top of the power supply, we can see the 80 plus emblem.

Arctic Cooling Fusion 550RF Power Supply

When I flip the power supply over we can see the label with the good stuff.  It gives us another chance to see all of the key features offered by this unit.

Arctic Cooling Fusion 550RF Power Supply

Here we can see the externally mounted Arctic Cooling F8 Pro fan.  This 80mm fan provides the Arctic Cooling Fusion 550RF with the cooling it needs for those long nights of gaming.  This fan has a variable speed of 700 – 2000 RPM which is controlled by the intelligent fan control.  This fan also remained extremely quiet during the test.  If it weren’t for the other turbines in my test rig I wouldn’t have known it was running

Arctic Cooling Fusion 550RF Power Supply

The back of the unit, though not overly flashy, is designed for function.  It is left wide open so that there can be plenty of airflow to stay cool. There is also a power switch on the back, which is something far too many entry level power supplies don’t come with.

Arctic Cooling Fusion 550RF Power Supply

The Arctic Cooling Fusion 550RF has plenty of connectors for most systems today.  If offers the following connectors. All lengths are taken from the face of the power supply. 

  • 20+4 motherboard connector x 1      17 inches long
  • 4 pin 12 volt connector x 1         18.125 inches long
  • Sata connectors x 6             14″, 17.5″, 21.25″, 24.75″,31″, and 38″ along 1 cable
  • 4 pin Molex connectors x 3         12″, 18.5″, 24.5″ along 1 cable
  • Floppy disk connector x 1         31″ from the power supply (7″ from the last Molex)
  • 6 pin pcie connectors x 2         20″, 23″ long
  • 6+2 pcie connectors x 2            20.5″, 23.5″ long
  • Fan connectors x 2               4″, 6.5″
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