Aspire Chameleon 550w PSU

Introduction

Introduction

People choosing a new Power Supply Unit generally fall into 3 catagories, those who are on a budget, those who want a fully 'blinged out' unit, and those who want rock stable voltages with high power output.

Today i'm going to be reviewing the Chameleon 550w PSU from Aspire which appears to be targeted at all of these catagories. Will it perform? Read on to find out!


Packaging

Aspire Box Aspire Box Side

Clearly set to stand out from the croud, Aspire have chosen a gaming theme for the graphics on the front of the box. Turn the box around to the side and Aspire have put in a window so that you can get a bit of a look at the braided cabling without tearing the box open.

Aspire Box Side Aspire Contents

Inside the box you will find a standard power cord, some thumb screws and the unit itself with the bulk of cables being held together by an elastic band. It's nice to see that Aspire chose thumb screws over standard ATX screws, as these add a bit more class to the look of the unit when it is in place.
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Most Recent Comments

25-04-2006, 07:01:36

JN
Looking for high power and 'bling' to match? We test out Aspire's PSU, so see if it cuts the mustard.

Review Here

25-04-2006, 07:11:48

WC Annihilus
Nice review man. Shame bout it, though as you said, should make a decent alternative to generics for lower level rigs.

25-04-2006, 15:19:26

NickS
I've had one before, the 20p version. I bought it back when I had my P4/6800 rig, to replace my Enermax 350w. I didn't replace it cause I needed to but because I was going to upgrade to s754 soon and I wasn't sure. So I got it, popped it in, and ran 3D01. It emitted a LOUD high pitched squeal but was stable. So, I RMA'ed it and got another one. Same thing! So I RMA'ed that and demanded it be replaced with the Enermax Noisetaker 420w that I had for so long.

Yeh, they aren't that good . Nice review, XMS . Very thorough.

Nick

25-04-2006, 16:50:05

Eguy
Yeah I had a few of these for my fist self built pc's a long time ago, needed many replacements
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