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Spire Rocketeer V SP-500W 500W Power Supply
Author: dadx2mj
Manufacturer: Spire Power
Source: Spire Power
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Spire Rocketeer V SP-500W 500W Power Supply
June 13, 2006

The Basics:

As you can see, the Rocketeer SP-500W is a good looking power supply... as far as looks and power supplies go anyway. Spire calls it a "dark grey titanium colored enclosure", and it all depends how the light is hitting it as to how it looks. At some angles it looked down right black, some angles looked grey, and at yet other angles it looked like a mirror or chrome finish. No matter the angle, the finish is obviously top notch. As you can also see by the below left image, the Rocketeer V SP-500W has two fans, the bottom fan is a 120mm unit while the rear fan is a standard sizes 80mm fan, and both fans have Blue LEDs. As I came to find out while testing, the 120mm fan is controlled by the big green "Turbo" button on the back of the Rocketeer V SP-500W. The 80mm fan is a three stage fan that is automatically controlled by temperature, speeding up in three stages as temperature increases.

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On the front of the Rocketeer V SP-500W we have the 20-pin ATX motherboard connector and the additional 4 pin connector for motherboards requiring it, along with two "P4" power cables.

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On the back side of the Rocketeer V SP-500W we have the previously mentioned 80mm LED variable sped fan and the control button for the 120mm LED fan, along with a standard on/off switch, the socket for AC power, and the red switch to select between 110 Volt or 220 Volt service.

As with just about every power supply manufactured today, the Rocketeer V SP-500W has a sticker covering a screw that holds the case together warning that removing it voids the warranty, and as always we ignored it and opened up the Rocketeer to get a look inside. Note the fairly large heatsinks.

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Finally, Spire has stamped the company name/logo into the side of the power supply housing.

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