Intro & Specs
What do you get when a company aimed at the modding community releases a Power Supply? Let’s take a closer look at the A.C.Ryan
The RyanPower2 comes in two different versions; you can go all out and buy the 550W or go for the more modest 450W edition. Each one features a CableFREE management system which allows you to plug in only the cables you need.
The cables are all sleeved and have a high quality feel. In the default configuration you’ll get:1x 24-pin to ATX 20 pin extension cable
1x P4-12V to P4-12V extension cable
1x Molex 4 pin extension cable for Drives & Floppy (3x T-Molex, 1x Floppy)
2x Molex 4 pin extension cable for lights/ fans/ others (3x Molex)
1x Molex 4 pin to SATA extension cable (2x T-SATA)
1x Fan 3 pin Quad Splitter cable, (4x Fan 3 pin)
1x PCI-Express power cable
The case of the PSU is painted with a highly reflective black paint, A.C. Ryan even included a cloth so you wipe away smudges you’re bound to leave with your fingers.
When we pop the hood of the 450W version we can take a gander at the aluminum heatsinks which are bolted onto the hot parts of the PSU, and if we look from it sideways you can see that there are two 3-pin connectors for the fans, meaning you can swap them out if you feel the need.
But not that you have to, as it comes with two very silent fans, 80mm in the back and 92mm in the bottom.
The RyanPower2 is a completely mod-able unit; A.C.Ryan sells acryl covers for it, as well as UV reactive sleeved cables. What’s more, if you decide to mod it yourself you can send it pictures to them and win prizes.
When speaking about mod-able, we don’t only just mean the looks either, the cable management system allows you to swap connectors and upgrade them to newer standards, A.C. Ryan ensures us that it’s PCIe and BTX ready.
But what good is a shiny metal box with UV reactive cables if it doesn’t perform? Well, before we put it on our test bed let’s take a look at the specs:
The 3.3v and 5v lines offer plenty of power, even in this mid-way 460W version, the 26A 12v rail seems kind of low when compared to the 34A of the Coolermaster RealPower 450W, but don’t let it fool you all too soon.
Noise/Performance/Conclusive thoughts this way ->>