Cougar GEX X2 1000W PSU Review

Box & Bundle

The graphics design of the box is appealing. You will find a photo of the PSU, Cougar’s logo, the product’s model name, and several badges with the PSU’s most important features on the package’s face. Only the Cybenetics efficiency and noise badges are missing, which is a shame.

Product Photos

The punched fan grille looks good, and it doesn’t seem to be too restrictive. The unit’s compact dimensions will help during installation, especially in smaller chassis. Lastly, the modular panel hosts eleven sockets.


Modular Cables
Description Cable Count Connector Count (Total) Gauge In Cable Capacitors
ATX connector 20+4 pin (660mm) 1 1 18AWG No
4+4 pin EPS12V (650mm) 1 1 18AWG No
8-pin EPS12V (650mm) 1 1 18AWG No
6+2 pin PCIe (650mm+100mm) 3 6 18AWG No
12+4 pin PCIe (650mm) (450W) 1 1 16-28AWG No
SATA (510mm+115mm+115mm+115mm) 1 4 18AWG No
SATA (500mm+115mm+115mm) / 4-pin Molex (+115mm) 2 6 / 2 18AWG No
AC Power Cord (1360mm) – C13 coupler 1 1 18AWG

Two EPS connectors on dedicated cables, six PCIe 6+2 pin on three cables, a single 12VHPWR set at 600W, ten SATA, and only two 4-pin Molex connectors. The distance between the SATA and 4-pin Molex connectors is low, and I would like to see at least three 4-pin Molex connectors. What makes an impression is that the ATX connector is longer than the EPS ones. Usually, it is the other way around.

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8 thoughts on “Cougar GEX X2 1000W PSU Review

  1. Hello. This is not the first time I have noticed errors in your article.
    1. Page 1. First write about the depth of 140mm, then as 160mm.
    2. Page 3. APFC MOSFETs and Main Switchers. The text has one name, but a hyperlink to another.
    3. Page 4. Fan Speed (RPM) and PSU Noise (dB[A]) columns. Fan speed and noise do not match page 9.

    I did not read the entire article, but only walked through what interests me.

    1. 1) you were correct I wrote 160mm instead of 140mm. Feel free to shoot me!
      2) the link is correct in APFC, not correct in main switchers. fixed
      3) The page 9 IS NOT THE SAME DATA as page 4. If you had read a bit of the text or noticed the temperatures on the corresponding graphs, you would have seen that.

      You understand that in a review where a full week’s work is needed and around 20K readings have to be obtained (yes thousands) there can be mistakes!
      So I would appreciate a bit tact and understanding from my readers.

  2. Ive installed it today and it sucks ass, just sitting in browser it overheats and turns fan on with like 1500rpm to my hearing every 3-5min, also ive looked more closely and this review is so off, on box it says 30% fan start, its 300w, and u show us its 500w, it just cant be true

  3. I’m finding more and more sources confirming that the 12VHPWR connector is actually 450W
    This is a very vile deception :C
    Be careful with this cable.

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