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Aerocool Strike-X 800W

Aerocool’s Value series hasn't shown anything to impress us. Let's see if this model from the flagship Strike-X series can do that.

Our sample seemed to have come through some other reviewers already. We even found a user manual for a Hiper PSU in its box, so we can’t tell you anything about the accessories that are supposed to be shipped with it.

The product box is large and painted black and red. Unlike the packaging of the Value series, it lacks a carry handle.

The PSU's connectors and electrical specs are listed on the back of the box.

Exterior Design

Aerocool’s flagship series looks far more inspired than the unassuming Value. It features a cherry-black color scheme, different surface textures, an X-shaped fan grid and modular design.

The case has no other vent openings save for the fan grid and the honeycomb mesh of the back panel.

The X-shaped vent grid is of course the most remarkable visual feature of this PSU.

Circuit Design

Could the user manual for a Hiper PSU we found in the box really mean something? The Strike-X 800W turns out to have much in common with the Hiper K800!

Well, the DC-DC converter cards are different and there are two input capacitors instead of one, but the overall similarity is unmistakable.

Like Aerocool's Value series and Hiper PSUs, the Strike-X 800W is actually manufactured by Andyson.

As opposed to the Value series, this PSU has a PS232S supervisor chip.

The heatsinks are similar to those of the Hiper K800 in size and position except that the additional input capacitor made it necessary to remove some fins from one of them.

The Strike-X 800W is equipped with electrolytic capacitors from Teapo. The barrels at the input are rated for an operating temperature of 85°C. The output capacitors are rated for 105°C.

Cables and Connectors

The Strike-X 800W has the following cables and connectors:

  • One mainboard cable with a 20+4-pin connector (71 cm)
  • One CPU cable with a 4+4-pin connector (72 cm)
  • One CPU cable with an 8-pin connector (72 cm)
  • Two connectors for graphics card cables
  • Four connectors for peripheral power cables

Included with the PSU are:

  • Two graphics card cables with two 6+2-pin connectors on each (50+14 cm)
  • One cable with three PATA power connectors (50+15+15 cm)
  • One cable with two PATA power connectors and a floppy-drive plug (50+15+15 cm)
  • Two cables with four SATA power connectors on each (50+14+14+14 cm)

The cables are all sleeved. They are long enough and offer enough connectors for any configuration. The second CPU power cable seems redundant, though. It is likely to remain unconnected in most computers.

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