Vigor 500 PSU
Just when you think you've reviewed every power supply known to man,
something new comes along and just blows you away! Our friends at
Cooler Guys have
sent us over a killer PSU manufactured by
MGE called the
Extreme Gamer Vigor 500. Even at an incredible 500 watts, I thought that
this was just another plain-Jane power supply... After all, we've
reviewed quite a few over the years. Once I opened the box, I realized
that I could never have been more wrong.
Once I saw this PSU, I realized that
MGE had really gone over the top in both the quality and modding
departments. First of all, the housing is CHROME PLATED! This alone
would make any PSU stand out in a crowd, but MGE didn't stop there. MGE
went on to add two window mods to each side of the housing, dual LED
cooling fans, fan speed controller, nylon sleeving over all the wiring,
and the latest in 4-pin power connectors that we've just seen from
Vantec and A.C. Ryan. The entire unit just screams quality
seems like the latest fad in PSUs these days is the giant 120mm cooling
fan. Power supplies are one of the hottest components in a computer
system so cooling is extremely important. With dual cooling fans, I'd
say MGE has the heat issue thoroughly covered.
the back is a heavy duty fan speed controller. This controller controls
both cooling fans at the same time, not just one.
Here is a good look a the secondary cooling fan. This fan also has built
in LEDs. Our particular model has blue LEDs, however these PSUs are also
available with red or green LED fans.