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RAIDMAX Thunder RGB RX-535AP-R 535W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Power Supply $44.99 F/S @ NeweggFlash

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Price is reasonable for RGB modular power supply without mail in rebate. Keep in mind that this is Aura Sync RGB power supply, other Aura Sync power supply is at least twice of this price or more. I actually paid $64.99 after mail in rebate few month back for a Thermaltake RGB power supply that only has a switch with few RGB options and no Aura Sync.

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Optimized silent design 135 mm RGB LED Fan maximizes the airflow and minimizes the noise

A strong single +12Vrail for high end system heavy load configuration provides stable and highly compatibility

Modularized Cable design for easy cable management and improved airflow inside the case

Honeycomb ventilation design for optimal heat dissipation

80 Plus Bronze Certification guarantees more than 85% efficiency at typical loads

Low noise and voltage regulate DC output quality perfectly

Industrial grade protection circuitry prevents damage resulting from SCP, OCP, OVP, UVP and OPP.

The intelligent fan control technology is designed for better thermal solution

AP-S PSUs are equipped with an extra-long 12V ("P4" = 600mm) connector cable, which accommodates bottom-mounted-PSU chassis
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BrandRAIDMAX
ModelRX-535AP-R
SeriesThunder RGB
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TypeATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V
Maximum Power535W
Fans1 x 135 mm RGB Fan
PFCNo
Main Connector20+4Pin
+12V RailsSingle
PCI-Express Connector2 x 6+2-Pin
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Warranty
Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years

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Imo, RGB is not worth risking putting this thing in your system until someone does a thorough review of this unit.

Very few Raidmax power supplies are actually good-quality (the Vampire 80+ Gold and their Titanium line are the only ones i've seen that are good) and the rest are anywhere from very mediocre at best to potential house-fire at worst.

For this price there are plenty of better options out there that won't be a potential risk to your computer (example:, the CX650 in this post).
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Imo, RGB is not worth risking putting this thing in your system until someone does a thorough review of this unit. Keep in mind that the RGB power supply of higher price from Thermaltake which has more reviews are not Aura sync, they only have a switch with few options, this one is Aura Sync and their competition are charging double the price for Aura Sync RGB power supply.

Very few Raidmax power supplies are actually good-quality (the Vampire 80+ Gold and their Titanium line are the only ones i've seen that are good) and the rest are anywhere from very mediocre at best to potential house-fire at worst.

For this price there are plenty of better options out there that won't be a potential risk to your computer (example:, the CX650 in this post).
That power supply in your link is not RGB. I've been doing IT for 12 years and I have used RAIDMAX brands power supplies in the past for clients and none have given me lemon. Here are a couple of reviews I found from newegg and amazon, the one on amazon is a review for the same line up but a higher wattage version of that power supply and the reviewer is a verified buyer who bought the unit:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152078&cm_re=RAIDMAX_Thunder_RGB-_-17-152-... [newegg.com]
"Pros: RGB Can be hooked into existing RGB Controllers to SYNC the RGB in a build.
RGB is very bright
Cons: N/A"
https://www.amazon.com/Raidmax-RX-735AP-R-Thunder-Power-Supply/dp/B076QHHB6X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=... [amazon.com]
"Lydia Faye
5.0 out of 5 starsI like it.
November 4, 2017
Verified Purchase
So far it's great. Compatible with Asus Aura Sync. Comes with a rgb header cord but doesn't work as a splitter (comes with male and female ends). Taped the cords with black electric tape for aesthetics (I have a Thermaltake P3 Snow Edition, colored cords don't look that good. It doesn't show up in the Aura Sync program, it's color choices is used on the same rgb header on my mobo (asus x370-f). It's not fully modular.
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That power supply in your link is not RGB. I've been doing IT for 12 years and I have used RAIDMAX brands power supplies in the past for clients and none have given me lemon. Here are a couple of reviews I found from newegg and amazon, the one on amazon is a review for the same line up but a higher wattage version of that power supply and the reviewer is a verified buyer who bought the unit:

Apologies, I should have specified professional review like the ones you get from HardOCP or JonnyGuru as they fully-test their units by putting them under various load conditions and even disassemble them to show how well they are built, how good the parts are that they use.

While RGB is nice it is not a indication of the quality of the power supply itself and I would not risk hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of hardware for some colorful lights. If you wish to do so then that is entirely your decision.

Granted they are usually cheap and were one of the few to have such cheap units for a while but now even the likes of EVGA and Corsair have $20-30 units that are much better built so it's very hard to recommend something that is worse to much worse for the same price-point.
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Apologies, I should have specified professional review like the ones you get from HardOCP or JonnyGuru as they fully-test their units by putting them under various load conditions and even disassemble them to show how well they are built, how good the parts are that they use.

While RGB is nice it is not a indication of the quality of the power supply itself and I would not risk hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of hardware for some colorful lights. If you wish to do so then that is entirely your decision.

Granted they are usually cheap and were one of the few to have such cheap units for a while but now even the likes of EVGA and Corsair have $20-30 units that are much better built so it's very hard to recommend something that is worse to much worse for the same price-point.
For people that need Aura Sync RGB power supply, this would be a bargain at half the price or less. Comparing non RGB power supply with RGB power supply is like comparing non RGB fan with RGB fan which is not a fair comparison. Those review sites are the reasons why we consumers have to pay more bucks for the same thing. The bigger brands spend more money on advertising and giving review sites perks while the smaller brands gets left out. Raidmax has been around since year 2000, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raidmax They are not some nobody, if their products are truly junk, they would have filed for bankruptcy like OCZ. The new comers might not heard of them but old timers all know, that's why when you type in raidmax in the brand box of slickdeals, their brand actually shows up. Even slickdeals recognize this brand as non generic because they are not generic junk.

FYI, I don't get pay by raidmax to back them up because I make tons of money in the stock market. However, I have strong sense of justice, and I've used their products in the past so I know they are not junk. Besides, you can't get 80 plus certified without passing the quality check anyways.
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I'm one of those that believe that power supplies are one of the components that you should not be bargaining on. Aura Sync is nice but I don't see it being worth risking damage to system when you don't know if they built it well.

If you wish to take that risk then that is your decision but I believe it is only fair that people know what they are getting into when they bargain with a important piece of hardware like this.

Secret I also wouldn't ask the old timers about Raidmax either, they were very notorious for failing-units for some time and have only recently gotten better.
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I'm one of those that believe that power supplies are one of the components that you should not be bargaining on. Aura Sync is nice but I don't see it being worth risking damage to system when you don't know if they built it well.

If you wish to take that risk then that is your decision but I believe it is only fair that people know what they are getting into when they bargain with a important piece of hardware like this.

https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...es2/secret.gif I also wouldn't ask the old timers about Raidmax either, they were very notorious for failing-units for some time and have only recently gotten better.
I've never had a failed RAIDMAX, I understand your concern regarding the safety of your desktop components. However, power supply is probably not the most you should be concerned about. You should be more concerned about what power strip or UPS you are using. This week, I had to use two power supplies to fix one desktop, because the dell desktop had dead factory power supply, so I put a new one in, works fine on my end. As soon as the client brought it back to his dental office and plugged it in, he heard a pop and it smells really bad. Turns out that power supply also died, and it was his APC UPS that killed both power supplies by overloading it some how, and he said other customers with that same APC UPS also got the same issues where their electronics got killed and they posted it online. Luckily, the power supplies actually protected the internal components like the motherboard and everything else, so the only thing that died was the power supply. You should be more concerned about where you plug your power supply into instead of worrying about the power supply itself.
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