Circle Raw Power 500 Watt is a computer power supply from an Indian brand Circle CT. Circle CT is an Indian computer hardware company that is headquartered in Mumbai. They sell variety of computer components that includes Mouse, Keyboard, Speaker, Head Phone, Ear Phone, Webcam, Laptop accessories, Power Supply and Cabinets.
Circle Raw Power 500 Watt PSU
The quality of their products is average and their top selling products are mostly keyboards and power supplies. One thing I noticed about all their products is that they good looking and appealing to the eye. Their SMPS’s have become quite popular because their availability and local brand advantage. Here I am going to review their Circle Raw Power 500 Watt SMPS and tell you about its specs and performance.
Circle CT Official Website
Circle Raw Power 500 Watt (PFC) SMPS Specifications
Circle Raw Power 500 Watt SMPS with PFC is rated 500 Watt SMPS according to its Company. They have listed its specifications on their official website as shown below.
Circle Raw Power 500 Watt SMPS Specs
They have listed almost all the things except the most important thing in an SMPS, which is the amount of current on 12V rail. This is the only thing that matters and decides the performance of a SMPS. The listed current under 12V Rail of Circle 500W Power Supply is very low, which is only 28A. This current may be suitable for a 300W power supply but is not enough for a SMPS rated at 500 Watt.
12V Rail Current in Circle Raw Power 500 Watt SMPS
Build Quality and Connectors
The build quality of the SMPS is pretty good and it has adequate number of connectors for Power, PATA and SATA. It has got 3 PATA, 4 SATA and 2 PCI-E (6+6+2) connectors.
Comparison of 12V Rails of Circle 500W and Corsair 450W SMPS
Here is the comparison of the amount of current listed on 12V Rail on a local branded Circle Raw Power 500 Watt SMPS and a reputed branded Corsair 450W SMPS. Here you can see that the Circle 500W SMPS has only 28A on 12V Rail, whereas a Corsair 450W SMPS has 34A on its 12Volt Rail. Also the cost of Corsair 450W SMPS at Rs. 2300/- is lesser than the Circle 500W SMPS. This shows that power supplies from this Circle brand is neither worth the money nor the performance.
12V Rail Current in Circle Raw Power 500 Watt (PFC) SMPS -> 28A
12V Rail Current in Corsair VS450 SMPS -> 34A
12V Rail Current in Corsair VS 450 SMPS
Circle Raw Power 500 Watt SMPS is very underpowered power supply especially for a SMPS in 500 Watt range. Even a 400 Watt SMPS from good brands like Corsair, Antec, Cooler Master Etc. can outperform this SMPS by a huge margin. Circle 500W SMPS is priced at Rs. 2799/- which is very high for a local branded SMPS. So in all this SMPS is complete NO and should go for the power supplies from good brands like Corsair, Cooler Master, Antec, Tagan, Seasonic and VIP.