Thermaltake Smart BX1 RGB 550W
Thermaltake Smart BX1 RGB 550W Non Modular 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply #PS-SPR-0550NHSABE-1
Model – Thermaltake Smart BX1 RGB
Type – ATX 12V v2.4 and EPS v2.92
PSU Category – Non Modular
Series – Smart BX1 RGB series
Maximum Power – 550 Watt
Input Frequency Range – 50Hz
Input Current – 10A max.
Over Voltage Protection – Yes
Power Supply Units [PSUs] are often overlooked during a PC build despite its crucial part in determining the reliability of the entire system. All your PC components depend on PSU for power. Even if you’re on a tight budget, you don’t want to make any compromises when it comes to the power supply. We’re here to discuss factors you need to consider before purchasing the PSU for your rig.
Factors need to be considered before purchasing a PSU -
There is no point in buying a PSU with way more potential power than you’ll ever use. A PSU calculator web page or software can be handy in finding a rough estimation about the wattage requirement of your build. However, it is not recommended purchasing a PSU just above your system’s power needs. A PSU delivers maximum efficiency with 40 to 60 percent load. Besides, the performance of a PSU declines with time. So, you better opt for a PSU capable of taking you through your next few upgrades for multiple years.
You must buy a PSU that fits inside your PC case. Higher-wattage PSUs tend to be a bit longer [compared to typical 5.5 inch PSUs] to house the additional power components they need. This may create issues with cable routing or even with placing other internal components inside the case. So, it is a must to go for a PSU compatible with your PC case.
Different PSUs come with different types of power connectors, including 20/24-pin power, 4-pin ATX12V, 4-pin Molex, floppy, SATA, 6-pin PCI-Express graphics and 8-pin PCI-Express graphics. You must get a power supply with connectors your PC components required. If you don’t find required connectors in a PSU within your budget, check what cable adaptors the PSU includes to extenuate the problem.
If you have limited space in your case, it’s worth paying extra for a modular power supply. A modular PSU let you plug in the power cables you need and leave the extra ones. This facility will help reducing cable clutter that can hinder airflow and heat up the atmosphere inside the case.
PSUs convert voltages from wall outlets to lower levels as required by the PC. The power supply wastes some power as heat during the conversion. A PSU with higher efficiency means it can power the PC with minimum loss of electricity. Anything 80% and above is good. With a more efficient PSU, you can end up saving money as it will require less electricity to power your PC. The “80 Plus” Certification shows that the power supply has been tested to have 80% efficiency at every load. There are higher tiers of 80 Plus that show even higher efficiency such as 80+ Bronze or Silver. As the efficiency of the PSU gradually drops during the lifespan of the PSU, it is recommended to opt for a PSU with the maximum efficiency possible as long as it agrees with your budget.
Model Thermaltake Smart BX1 RGB
Series Smart BX1 RGB series
PSU Category Non Modular
Type ATX 12V V2.4
Maximum Power 550W
Input Voltage 230V
Input Frequency Range 50Hz
Input Current 10A max
Fan Size Yes, 120mm
Fan Bearing Sleeve Fan
Efficiency 80 Plus Bronze Certified
Protection OVP, OPP, OTP, SCP
Over Voltage Protection (OVP) Yes
Over Power Protection (OPP) Yes
Over Temperature Protection (OTP) Yes
Short Circuit Protection (SCP) Yes
ATX Main Connectors 1
EPS Connectors 1
PCIe Connectors 2
SATA Power Connectors 6
4-Pin Peripheral Connectors 4
Floppy Connectors 1
PFC (Power Factor Correction) Active PFC (>0.9 typical)
Power Good Signal 100 – 500 ms
Hold Up Time >10ms at 100% Load
Operating Temperature 10-40 degree C
MTBF >100,000 Hours
Form Factor ATX
Dimensions 1150 x 86 x 140mm
Regulatory / Safety Approval TUV, cTUVus, CE, FCC, BSMI
Others Color: Black, RGB Fan: Yes, Form Factor: ATX, Peak Output Capacity: 660W, PFC (Power Factor Correction): Active PFC, Power Good Signal: 100-500 msec, Hold Up Time: > 16msec at 70% of full load, Storage Humidity: 10% to 95%, non-condensing, Cooling System: 12cm Fan Hub, Speciality: 10 RGB LEDs Preinstalled, Ultra Quite 120mm Hydraulic Bearing Fan, <80 mV Low Ripple Noise, High Quality Japanese Main Capacitor, 80 PLUS 230V Bronze Certified and Intel C6/C7 States Ready
Part No PS-SPR-0550NHSABE-1
Warranty 5 year