Aspire Chameleon 550w PSU

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Appearance

I can imagine the appearence of this power supply having a 'marmite-like' effect on people. You'll either love it or hate it.
The unit is made up of 4 aluminium mesh sides and a corrugated top for maximum cooling performance. Surprisingly, the unit still managed to have a heavy, quality feel to it.
Aspire have also taken care to professionally braid and sleeve all cables in UV reactive material, and have also included UV reactive easy-grip molexes.

Aspire PSU Top Aspire PSU Front

Aspire Top Aspire Cables

It's nice to see that Aspire continued the green theme of the PSU right down to the power switch and power connector.
Also around the back of the PSU is a Fan Speed Adjuster (which i will cover later on), and a switch for changing the colour of the fan LED's as seen below.

LED Blue LED Green LED Red
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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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