HEC | Cougar 700CM

Cougar CM are a series of Power Supplies by HEC (High-Quality Evolution Commitment), a Taiwan-based company owned by the well-known Compucase Enterprise Ltd. The high-end among all the Cougar CM series is the 700CM which packs with 700Watts total power, enough to satisfy hardcore gamers like me, and is able to operate 2 GPUs (CrossFireX or SLI) of the current generation, with a stylish reddish-orange design to attract gamers. I bought the Cougar 700CM @ PCHub for PHP4,200, as part of my new Core i7 Rig build.

Features of Cougar 700CM:

Type: ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.91
Maximum Power: 700W Continuous @ 40°C
Fans: 1 x 140mm Ultra Quiet Thermal-Controlled Ball Bearing Fan
PFC: Active
Main Connector: 20+4Pin+12V Rails 2
PCI-E Connectors: 2 x 6Pin, 2 x 8Pin CrossFire Certified SLI NVIDIA HYBRID-SLI Certified – 9800 GX2
Modular: Yes
Efficiency: Up to 87% Efficiency
Energy-Efficient: 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
Over Voltage Protection: Yes
Overload Protection: Yes
Input Voltage: 100 – 240 V
Input Frequency Range: 50/60 Hz
Input Current: 10A
Output: +3.3V@24A, +5V@20A, +12V1@30A, +12V2@30A, -12V@0.5A, +5VSB@2.5A
Approvals: FCC, UL (E199442), ROHS
Dimensions: 6.5″(L) x 5.9″(W) x 3.4″(H)

Features:
Connectors 1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 8Pin EPS 12V
1 x 4Pin ATX 12V
6 x peripheral
6 x SATA
1 x Floppy
2 x 6Pin PCI-E
2 x 8Pin PCI-E
Features Dual independent and stable +12V rails promote the best performance to gamers
Supports the newest specifications of ATX12V & EPS12V
Extremely Low Noise Level at < 23dB NVIDIA SLI and CrossFire certified Ultra Quiet Smart Fan Design Modular cable design allows you to detach connectors freely and use only the cables you need Very high efficiency (> 87%) = better power consumption and less heat
Created for usage with current and next-generation multi-core CPU and GPU platforms

Pros:

– Reddish-Orange stylish design that makes it attractive
– Ultra Large fan below the PSU Structure
– Safety switch in the rear part, accesible at the back of the PC
– Super durable Snake-skin-like cables
– efficient energy saving
– CrossFireX and SLI-Ready

Cons:

None so far… this one died, very short lifespan. I don’t know if it’s a defect, or the manufacturing is really faulty (check this link).

Performance: 8/10 [ultra-quiet, large 700Watts power]
Value: 7/10 [it’s cheaper than Huntkey’s same 700watts PSU plus, it’s worthy]
Design: 9/10 [reddish-oranged colored theme attracts hardcore gamers]
Overall Rating: 9/10
My Comment: im giving it a perfect score since it fits really well for Black Honey…i’ll see if it fits again when i had another HDD and GPU.I recommend everyone not to buy it anymore, based on my experience.

|> System of a Down – B.Y.O.B.

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About mistercomputer

I'm Ken. Blogger. Programmer. Instructor. Gamer. Lover.

Posted on June 2, 2009, in BLACK-SONE and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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