chouriki plug in 650w Scythe Chouriki 2 Plug In 650W PSU Review

While Scythe is well-known for their cooling products, we are going to look at something different from the Japanese company – a power supply unit. Scythe boasts some interesting specifications and performance figures about their Chouriki 2 650W Plug-In PSU; we will thoroughly test the power supply and see if it can live up to the company’s expectations and satisfy the craving needs of hardcore PC enthusiasts.

Scythe
originally started out in 2002 in Tokyo, Japan, as a passive and low noise
cooling solutions designer and manufacturer. They were very successful with
some of their cooling products and it was that success which allowed them to
expand their product lines, offering a great number of cooling-related products
and expand into other segments of the market as well. At present Scythe one of
the better known cooler manufacturers among enthusiasts but they also are no
stranger to the power supply and computer case markets. Today we are going not
going to review a cooler but one of Scythe’s power supply products, the
Chouriki 2 650W Plug-In PSU. The Chouriki 2 Plug-In range is currently the best
Scythe offers and consists of four power supplies rated between 650W and 1000W,
meaning that the 650W unit we received is the weakest and, at the same time,
the most common and popular power supply of its range. Scythe boasts some
interesting specifications and performance figures about their Chouriki 2 650W
Plug-In PSU; we will thoroughly test the power supply and see if it can live up
to the company’s expectations and satisfy the craving needs of hardcore PC
enthusiasts.


intro Scythe Chouriki 2 Plug In 650W PSU Review

 

Manufacturer features and specifications

 

Model Number: SPCR2-650

Dimensions: 150 × 160 × 86 mm / 5.91 × 6.3 × 3.39 in
(W×D×H)

Cooling: Scythe Kama Flex 135 mm Fan – max. 1,150 rpm

Noise Level: 6.7 – 18.2 dBA (650 Watt)

Efficiency: 80PLUS® Silver20/50/100% system load (80PLUS.org)

Protection: Overcurrent Protection (OCP), Overvoltage Protection
(UVP), Overpower (Overload) Protection (OPP), Short Circuit Protection (SCP),
Undervoltage Protection (UVP), Overtemperature Protection (OTP)

Standards: ATX 12V Version 2.3, EPS 12V

Weight: 2.2 kg / 77.6 oz. (w/o Accessory)

Warranty: 5 Year

80PLUS® Silver & Five Year Warranty : Chouriki 2 PC power supply reaches
an efficiency of 86-90 percent, by system load of 20/50/100% and is equipped
with the 80PLUS ® Silver certification. Five-year warranty is granted by Scythe
on the new Chouriki 2 series.

Kama FLEX 135 Fan : The build-in Kama FLEX 135 mm fan ensures
optimum transport of heat air from inside of the power supply and it work
extreme silent under load. The integrated S-FDB bearing works as an improved
anti-shock structure for a long life (120,000 hours MTBF at 25 °C).

Intel ATX12V v2.3 : Compatible with latest desktop power supply
design guide by Intel™. Full support of most current AMD & Intel CPU:
Intel® Core 2 Duo™ / Quad™ / Extreme™ / i3™ / i5™ / i7™ and AMD® Athlon™
64X2/X4 or Phenom™ X2/X3/X4/x6

Quality Capacitors : Chouriki 2 uses highest durable
105°C Japanese capacitors. Provides uncompromised performance and
reliability,  delivering 4 times the
lifespan of conventional 85ºC rated capacitors.

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