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XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W Power Supply

XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W Power Supply (XFX: P1550SXXB9)
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XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W Power Supply
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Rating: 8.77/10
David G_T@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 01/14/15
Cons: none so far

Pros: Works as intended
Comment:
Easy to install. No bumps along the way. Quiet.
TheGreatGazoo™@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 07/16/14
Cons: Non-modularNo fan monitoring headerPictures don't match actual unit (as others have noted)

Pros: QuietReliable
Comment:
Not much to complain about this unit. It is pretty quiet overall and powers up a modest system with a older i7-860 and R260 card. It has proven to be very stable even during an extreme heat spell we have had lately (ambient temps - 35 degrees). There are cheaper units at this wattage rating but they won't have the reliability that this unit can provide. Also the current pictures does not match what is actually shipped as others have noted. There is another similar unit that is Gold rated versus the Bronze of this PSU, but is costs a bit more.
Tuerivitam@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 07/05/14
Cons: Not modular

Pros: Quality, decently quiet.
Comment:
This is a Seasonic rebranded PS which means it is good quality. Not modular, and priced higher than comparable power supplies at this wattage, but definitely worth it for a system that's running 24/7 for a few years. Hate MIR's, but process was easy.
Dragn@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 06/27/14
Cons: None

Pros: QuietGood power ratings
Comment:
Got this PSU for an older build with:Intel Q6600Radeon HD4850Gigabyte P45-UD3RAData 128GB SSDIt runs almost silent whilst in idle or playing movies. Currently using this as an HTPC, so not much testing with load. However, the amperage ratings look good with 44A on the 12v rail. If this is to be trusted (which online research suggests), this is even slightly higher than the Corsair VX550 that I'm running on my gaming rig. Good quality overall for a $55 PSU.
ROBERT_K@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 06/23/14
Cons: Cable lengths are long...

Pros: Quality, Warranty
Comment:
So far I'm loving this purchase. Read up on it being a Seasonic manufactured PSU and I registered it to get the full warranty. The rebate form is quick and easy to fill out online but you have to mail it to get the prepaid credit card as usual. It seems super quiet compared to some of my old units. A couple of little quirks, the unit you get is the TS550 which is fine as it's the same spec, Bronze rated. The warranty is non-transferable. To see the specs sticker you need to pull the PSU as it's on the top of the PSU and not the side.
mf4361@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 05/27/14
Cons: none

Pros: Work as advertised, quiet
Comment:
Broke my previous budget PSU and decided to get one better branded and built. Apparently this unit is built by Seasonic which has a good reputation for high quality PSU. Its quiet even under gaming load. Powers my O/C'd FX-6300 / M5A97 / R7 250 with much to spare.The cables are wrapped and long enough to be routed behind the case. Lots of connectors, too many for me, but others might need it.Great buy and recommended!!
Eduardo_T@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 05/04/14
Cons: Some people might struggle with cable management since it's full wired.

Pros: Very reliable yet at a very affordable price. This power supply is manufactured with the best quality by Seasonic.
Comment:
This is a high quality power supply, no doubt about it. Reason why I gave it 2 stars is because I received the XFX TS 550W, it seems it is sold under the name of the XFX Core Edition. Both are quite the same, I did not returned it because it served it's porpuse quite right but BEWARE! you might not get the XFX Core Edition, but the XFX TS 550W.
bien_a@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 04/17/14
Cons: sleeving not the best, received a TS550 instead of a Pro550W

Pros: Small clean design. Sufficient cable length all sleeved. Quiet fan
Comment:
The power supply proved to be quiet at moderate to medium loads. At higher loads, the fan tends to get noisy. The product description is for an XFX Pro550W (#P1550SXXB9). The product that arrived is a TS550. Looking at the specs of the TS550 (#P1550GTS3X) it is gold certified. This one however has a bronze certified label on the PSU housing. The carton and the PSU housing is for TS series. The actual product specs and the SKU/UPC is for the Pro550. A couple of weird things with the cabling:(These issues do not affect the functionality of the PSU)1 X 6+2 pin plus 1 X 6-pin pcie connector for the video card(The six pin is labeled pcie but the 6+2 has no label).2 sets of EPS12V cable. One is a single 8-pin and the other is a split 4+4 pin.3 sets of cables with 3 sata power connectors each (for a total of 9 sata devices). The two cables are of equal length, the 3rd cable is about 6 inches shorter.Using OCCT 4 for an extended PSU test, the power supply worked without any issues even when stress tested continously for about 2 hours. This PSU will be powering a system that draws less than 50% of its rated 528W +12V output x max CPU and GPU so I'm not expecting any major longevity issues.
jathor@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 03/31/14
Cons: none

Pros: price, performance, connectivity
Comment:
i have 2 650w versions of this and i like them so much i bought this at 45$ on special for an htpc, most connectors out of any other brand for this wattage and oem by seasonic.
Zer0@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 01/15/14
Cons: cable management can be a messtwo molex leads, one is enough

Pros: stablereliablequiet
Comment:
Bought this for a budget build. Good quality PSU that's stable, reliable, and also quiet. Downside with non-modular PSUs, it creates a mess of cables in the case. It comes with two 4-pin molex leads with 3 connectors each which is overkill. Not very many things require molex anymore.
Nathan_Y@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 01/02/14
Cons: Lots of wires

Pros: Decent, cheap and reliable
Comment:
This PSU is great however the wires are very annoying.
Len_B@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 12/28/13
Cons: not modular, but i knew that

Pros: Decent price-after rebate,Sleeved cables that look great,Plenty of connections,Quiet,Feels like good quality(made by seasonic i think?),80 Plus Bronze,5 year warranty
Comment:
Also have the 650W one(2 Years and still running strong)and this one is smaller at 5.5 inches long vs 7in so it will work good in small cases.
Kevin_C@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 10/05/13
Cons: Non-modular

Pros: 80+ Bronze, solid 550w capacity, very quiet
Comment:
This is a good, reliable PSU for a fairly decent price. I haven't had any problems with this since purchasing.
ASUSpro@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 09/22/13
Cons: not modularcould be cheaper

Pros: worksquietlots of cables
Comment:
Good price power supply. Cables all sleeved. I think they can have few less cable. Such a big clutter to hide, but that's just my opinion.
Gord_W@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 09/16/13
Cons: It would be nice if it were modular.

Pros: Price, quality
Comment:
Good quality and output for a budget gaming rig.
>jonathan<@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 09/01/13
Cons: none

Pros: quiet, decent power
Comment:
quiet power supply. does its job no problem so far
Alesandro_G@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 08/07/13
Cons: lots of extra cords

Pros: very quiet,
Comment:
It is very quiet and fits nicely into my case. Obviously not modular so there is a lot of extra cords but this power supply has been amazing and will use it again!. Have not had any problems yet and hope not anytime soon in the future
MG@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 08/04/13
Cons: Câbles rigides.

Pros: Bon prix lorsqu'en solde à 57.99$.Bonne marque.Bon manufacturier (Seasonic).Ventilateur très silencieux.80Plus Bronze.
Comment:
Ce bloc d'alimentation a puissance suffisante pour pratiquement tous les système avec une seule carte graphique et processeurs haut de gamme actuels. Il est silencieux et sont prix lorsqu'en solde est très acceptable. Avec un manufacturier comme Seasonic la qualité et la fiabilité est présente donc un très bon achat.
R. B. Inc.@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 07/26/13
Cons: - Single fan

Pros: - Price was good- For the most part sleeved- Quiet
Comment:
Got this to replace an Antec TP2 550W that died. So far hasn't given me any troubles. The sleeves really help, but ideally it would've been nice to have completely sleeved cables or maybe even modular. For the price though this was the cheapest 550W I could find that wasn't from a suspect company. I wish there were 2 fans though, like my older PSU, but haven't had issues with it yet.
Saberon@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 05/13/13
Cons: Non modular

Pros: Feels very SolidGreat priceLots of cablesRebranded seasonic5 year warranty
Comment:
Very quiet and have yet to have an issue with any of these units. Cables are sleeved and there are a lot of connections.
Eric_L@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 04/08/13
Cons: none

Pros: Nice dark sleeving over cables,80 plus bronze certified.
Comment:
I purchased this power supply as an upgraded to my aging antec 450 watt power supply. picked up on sale with a $5 instant rebate, and $10 mail in rebate.Comes with a very nice 5 year warranty as well.Also the OEM manufacturer of this unit is seasonic, so you know your getting a quality product.
Dennis_C@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 03/21/13
Cons: Didn't come with a power cable. :(

Pros: Sleeved cablesLow noiseGood build quality. Everything feels solid and premium.
Comment:
I have no complaints about the XFX 550 Pro. Everything feels solid, and the cables were very well protected. The wires felt a little stiff, but that's to be expected. The only fault was that it was missing the power cable. This is a serious problem because it makes a good product unusable. It's supposed to be included in the box, so someone must have been sleepy on the job. I had a spare cable, and PSU is working very well.
Blacknight3@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 03/11/13
Cons: Cables seem just a tad short.

Pros: Good reliable company Lots of connectorsExcellent price pointQuietCbales well sleeved
Comment:
Bought this to power a buddies budget rig, yet leave some room for futire expansion/improvement. Overall impressed with the unit except for one thing. This went into an HAF 912, which isn't an over large case, and yet the 8 pin just barely went behind the motherboard for plug in. In a larger case this would not have been possible. Minus 1 point for that. Otherwise excellent.
Jonathan_S@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 02/17/13
Cons: not modular

Pros: Quality
Comment:
Very good power supply, but not modular. I knew it before I bought it, but they are a lot of useless cables. For the rest, this power supply is very quiet.
Danny_S@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 02/04/13
Cons: cables are short, too many cables

Pros: if fan is facing down -- quiet operation nice sleek design
Comment:
overall this is a good power supply, i got it for 60 after an mir, but now its 50 after an mir. its a pretty good power supply and i think its worth the price that i paid for it. i love xfx and love how they always give out a game with most of their products. they make great power supply's that have great aesthetics.
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Product Features

XFX P1550SXXB9 Core Edition Power Supply
The XFX P1550SXXB9 Core Edition Power Supply is designed to deliver tight DC voltage regulation with minimal AC ripple, giving you safer, cleaner power. The The XFX P1550SXXB9 Core Edition Power Supply features XFX?s new EasyRail? Technology that allows you to connect numerous devices without worrying about running out of power before reaching the maximum wattage. The The XFX P1550SXXB9 Core Edition Power Supply allows you to stack numerous power-hungry components without fear of crashing. It's also a perfect solution for hardcore gamers. Purchase the The XFX P1550SXXB9 Core Edition Power Supply today!

What It Is and Why You Need It:

  • 550 Watt
  • 80 Plus Bronze
  • Quiet 135mm Fan
  • EasyRail? Technology

Output

AC INPUT
100~240V 50/60Hz
DC OUTPUT
+3.3V
+5V
+12V1
-12V
+5VSB
550W
Max
Combined
Watts
24A
24A
44A
0.5A
2.5A
550W

Features

  • 550W of continuous power at 50°C
  • Tight voltage regulation (±5%)
  • High efficiency operation up to 85% (80 Plus Bronze)
  • Single, high power +12V rail (up to 53A/636W)
  • High quality Japanese brand capacitors (105°C)
  • Quiet 135mm ball bearing fan provides superior cooling
  • Supports multiple high-end graphic adapters (NVIDIA SLI & ATI CrossFire Ready)
  • Supports the latest ATX12V and EPS12V standards
  • Active PFC with Universal AC input
  • Energy Star 4.0 and RoHS compliant

Product Specifications

Model
BrandXFX
ModelP1550SXXB9
SeriesTS Series
Spec
TypeATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91
Maximum Power550W
Fans1 x 120mm fan
PFCActive
Main Connector20+4Pin
+12V RailsSingle
PCI-Express Connector3 x 6+2-Pin
SATA Power ConnectorUp to 8 Connectors
SLISLI Ready
Haswell SupportNo
CrossFireCrossFire Ready
ModularNo
EfficiencyUp to 90%
Energy-Efficient80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
Over Voltage ProtectionYes
Input Voltage100 - 240 V
Input Frequency Range50/60 Hz
Input Current4A-8A
Output+3.3V@20A, +5V@20A, +12V@45A, -12V@0.3A, +5VSB@2.5A
Dimensions5.5" x 5.9" x 3.4"
Features
Connectors1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 4+4 Pin ATX12V / EPS12V
1 x EPS 12V 8-pin ATX12V / EPS12V
Up to 6 Peripheral (2x Triple Molex 4pin)
Up to 9 SATA (3x Triple SATA Cables)
1 x 6-pin PCI-E
1 x 6+2-pin PCI-E
FeaturesEasyRail Plus Technology allowing plenty of wattage headroom to handle your devices

Ultra Quiet Fan Design

Ultra Voltage Regulation Design

Haswell Ready

AMD Radeon CrossFire Ready

NVIDIA GeForce SLI Ready

Multiple PCI-E 6-Pin and 6+2Pin connectors

True Wattage guarantee

80 Plus Gold certifying 90% power efficiency

Extreme heat tested capacitors
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts5 years limited
Labor5 years limited
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