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Cooler Master GX 450 W Power Supply Review

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A Look Inside the Cooler Master GX 450 W

We decided to disassemble this power supply to see what it looks like inside, how it is designed, and what components are used. Please read our Anatomy of Switching Power Supplies tutorial to understand how a power supply works and to compare this power supply to others.

On this page we will have an overall look, and then in the following pages we will discuss in detail the quality and ratings of the components used. The printed circuit board of the GX 450 W is completely different from the one used on the other GX models and, as mentioned, it is identical to the BFG LS-450, which is not manufactured anymore.

Cooler Master GX 450 W power supplyFigure 4: Top view

Cooler Master GX 450 W power supplyFigure 5: Front quarter view

Cooler Master GX 450 W power supplyFigure 6: Rear quarter view

Cooler Master GX 450 W power supplyFigure 7: The printed circuit board