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#21 tantryl

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 11:58 PM

Probably draws a bit more then, add 30W per card to be on the safe side. HX-620 should still be fine, although will now be operating around the 70% load range.
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Posted 24 September 2008 - 09:11 PM

Extended answer: I wouldn't use PSUs from the likes of Zalman (known to replace internal parts with cheaper alternatives; feel free to draw the conclusion on this one), a number of the Enermax units (specifically Infinity series), ....


Any particular beef with the Enermax Infinity?
I'm considering it for my fileserver, which, admittedly won't take much (celeron d, onboard everything + about 10 hard drives), but I'd like to know any downsides before going ahead.


I bought a Thermaltake 850 for my main pc. It runs great, but has a ton of cables - it was the final straw that caused me to get a new case. Fits great in the new case (Lian-Li PC201)

I wish modular PSUs (in general) wouldn't fix so many cables. You don't need both 8 and 4 pin ATX cables. You don't need the PCI-E cables fixed - not every machine needs this. It'd be nice if they came with, say a 1-drive, 2-drive, 3-drive and 4-drive SATA cable, so you could use just what you need, instead of only 4-drive ones. This is the sort of flexibility, and cable minimisation we ask for when going modular. (end rant) :)
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Posted 05 October 2008 - 04:15 PM

Added: ē Antec Earthwatts 650W ē Antec Signature 650W Also have updated the list layout. Reviews are not in their own section anymore but can now be found as part of the PSU's listing. Thanks for the idea tantryl : )
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#24 tantryl

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 10:39 AM

All the jonnyguru review links appear to have been truncated and broken.
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Posted 18 October 2008 - 07:04 AM

Bummer. Thanks for the heads up tantryl. Will have to see what happened to them later as I'm off to Live today. Cheers,
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Posted 18 October 2008 - 11:26 PM

Jonnyguru links fixed!
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 12:56 PM

Thanks for your quality work mohawk.
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 06:29 PM

Price up date guys. With our dollar going down the drain it was actually quite surprising to see that a lot of PSU's only went up or down (yes some went down) by around $2 -$3. Antec was the only brand to have all of their products go up across the board. @ AnthraxPants, Thanks mate.
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#29 GlennsPref

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 10:58 AM

Hi.

Zalman ZM750-HP (750w)
formfactor ATX12v 2.2 /eps 12v
750w max continuous
80+ rating
4 x 12v rails @ 20a each (sli ready)
Modular cables (pretty)
Heat pipe and large fan, with yet more blue leds.
Max ripple @ full load 12v 150mv
Beautiful Black/brown anodised finish.

Price: $199
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 05:59 PM

what do we all think of vantec's ion2+ PSUs? to me it seems they represent great value, and theyre andyson OEM. vantec makes the best external hard disk cases on the market so this should extend to PSUs, right? right? :)

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 04:44 PM

@Glenn: Cheers for the input. Just waiting for a review from one of the recommended review sites before it goes on the list.

what do we all think of vantec's ion2+ PSUs? to me it seems they represent great value, and theyre andyson OEM.

vantec makes the best external hard disk cases on the market so this should extend to PSUs, right? right? :)


@xyron:

The 450w supplying 30amp starts from $53
The 500w supplying 32amp starts from $63
The 550w supplying 34amp starts from $70
The 600w supplying 36amp starts from $80

Looking at the Vantec ion2+ 600w PSU for example and comparing it to the ten quality 500w to 560 watt PSU’s on the list, you can see that they provide around the same or more amp’s than the Vantec does which leads me to believe that it is really only a 500 to 550 PSU.

In conclusion, by going on how much they cost here in Australia and how each model only supplies 2 more Amps then one underneath it, IMO I would have to rate them as a yum cha brand not to be recommended.



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- Antec NeoPower Blue 650W

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#32 SceptreCore

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 07:53 PM

@Glenn: Cheers for the input. Just waiting for a review from one of the recommended review sites before it goes on the list.


Like I haven't given you one already!

Hey Mohawk, what's the deal about these new and highly priced Lian Li PSU's about now. Are they much better and worth the price?

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 09:16 PM

Lian Li Maxima Force 470W supplying 34amp from $168.85 Lian Li Maxima Force 650W supplying 45amp from $231 Lian Li Maxima Force 750W supplying 54amp from $280 Lian Li Silent Force 650W supplying 46amp from $253 Lian Li Silent Force 750W supplying 54amp from $305 Lian Li Silent Force 850W supplying 62.5amp from $330 Hey SC, On paper the 650w and 750w models don’t put out as many amps as the majority of PSU’s in their class on the list whilst the 470w and 850w models are on par with PSU’s in their class on the list. Their price is the biggest killer. I find it very hard to justify spending $168.85 for a 470w PSU when I can pick up any number of quality 600w + PSU’s for around the same price. So far there are no real reviews out on the web and I have not been able to find out who the OEM is which are supplying Lian Li with the units yet. I think that these PSU’s will be of good quality as I don’t believe that Lian LI would put their name on crap units but, I could be wrong. We’ll just have to wait for some good reviews to see how they fair. Edit: Have now found out that the Lian Li Silent Force 850W OEM is ACBEL Polytech Inc. I will try to find out if theyare doing all of Lian Li's PSU's or if they are using different OEM's for different lines.

Edited by mohawk, 16 November 2008 - 04:41 PM.

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 11:27 AM

@Glenn: Cheers for the input. Just waiting for a review from one of the recommended review sites before it goes on the list.

what do we all think of vantec's ion2+ PSUs? to me it seems they represent great value, and theyre andyson OEM.

vantec makes the best external hard disk cases on the market so this should extend to PSUs, right? right? :)


@xyron:

The 450w supplying 30amp starts from $53
The 500w supplying 32amp starts from $63
The 550w supplying 34amp starts from $70
The 600w supplying 36amp starts from $80

Looking at the Vantec ion2+ 600w PSU for example and comparing it to the ten quality 500w to 560 watt PSUís on the list, you can see that they provide around the same or more ampís than the Vantec does which leads me to believe that it is really only a 500 to 550 PSU.

In conclusion, by going on how much they cost here in Australia and how each model only supplies 2 more Amps then one underneath it, IMO I would have to rate them as a yum cha brand not to be recommended.



ouch, shot down. :(

i really thought the 500w version would be great value at $58 from MSY, what else would you recommend for under $80 to power the rig in my sig (may be moving to a DFI board soon but apart from that as it is?)

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 04:09 PM

The Vantec's might be good value for money. Dollar per amp on the 12V+ rail(s) they look OK, even if they market their output higher than a realistic amount. However guessing as to whether they're any good is all we can do until Mr Katzer, Mr Torres, one of the SPCR boys, Mr Robotech or even one of the HardOCP fellas gets a hold of one and makes sure it can actually do what it claims with acceptable build quality, ripple, noise and uh, noise (one being for electrical noise, the other for volume of the fan/buzz from the components).

Before that it's all just guesswork. And sort of the point of this thread is recommending PSUs that are actually good, not that there's a chance they might possibly be good.
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 02:39 PM

bought an enermax noisetaker 600w for $55 including shipping instead :) (second hand)

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 02:55 PM

im guessing that coz the mushkin XP-800AP and the enermax REVOLUTION 85+ 850W isn't on the list so not avialible in aust?

Edited by weredragon, 19 November 2008 - 03:08 PM.

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 06:38 AM

im guessing that coz the mushkin XP-800AP and the enermax REVOLUTION 85+ 850W isn't on the list so not avialible in aust?


A Staticice search came up with nothing but this just means that currently the 262 retailers on staticice don't stock them.

If you are in the market for a 800w PSU you won't go wrong choosing one of the ones on the list.
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Posted 20 November 2008 - 07:56 AM

im guessing that coz the mushkin XP-800AP and the enermax REVOLUTION 85+ 850W isn't on the list so not avialible in aust?


A Staticice search came up with nothing but this just means that currently the 262 retailers on staticice don't stock them.

If you are in the market for a 800w PSU you won't go wrong choosing one of the ones on the list.



yea i tried i was hoping somone else would know where to get one... owell back to the drawing board...i'll have a GOOD look at the ones on the first page

Edited by weredragon, 20 November 2008 - 08:00 AM.

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 04:59 PM

Hey mohawk, I was hoping if I could reproduce this list on another forum? I would send you a PM but it doesn't work for me. :s The other forum is pretty dire need of some TLC in it's PC build forum - Sick and tired of answering the same PSU questions. You would get the kudos and mentioning of where I got it from! Cheers, c0nc0n

Edited by c0nc0n, 21 November 2008 - 05:01 PM.

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