Finally, we have the SATA power and 4-pin Molex connectors. There is not a whole lot here so do be advised to keep your storage drives at a minimum at best.
As Tech Critter do not own any industrial grade load tester to perform intensive tests on the power supplies on hand, we will be performing tests from the end user’s angle.
As usual, we mounted the Huntkey GS500 on our Vector Bench Case to go through some stress tests with various combinations of hardware…. only, this time, we’ve hit a snag, more on this later.
Proceeding with the Haswell low power state test, we put our system into standby mode / hibernate / sleep mode and resume the system from these state, no stability, and compatibility issue here, which is a good thing.
The GS500 is overall a good PSU, assuming that you are powering a system that runs on a low power consumption GPU, i.e: the GTX950 or GTX960. We said this as we experienced shutdowns during a few attempts of stress-testing on Furmark with a GTX660Ti. Needless to say, we didn’t proceed with the higher-end power hungry GPUs, knowing that the PSU itself is at its very limit.
Still, if you’re having an entry level gaming system or low-powered-media-only PC that doesn’t draw too much PCIe power from the PSU, the GS500 would serve the purpose just right.