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#41 TigerKraw

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 02:31 AM

I could not find Antec Neo power 550w on the list the 650w version is there so I'm guessing the the 550w version is OK as well.

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 04:32 AM

Hey TigerKraw, I feel that way about the Zalmans (750w). The 850w has made into the medium and extreme categories. Go figure ;-) I recommend it, what's up? Glenn
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Posted 22 November 2008 - 07:04 AM

I could not find Antec Neo power 550w on the list
the 650w version is there so I'm guessing the the 550w version is OK as well.



Hey TigerKraw, I feel that way about the Zalmans (750w).

The 850w has made into the medium and extreme categories.

Go figure ;-)

I recommend it, what's up?

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@TigerKraw & Glenn. Info taken from OP.

All reviews will only come from the following sites as they are the only ones that actually test PSUís properly; Anandtech, Hardware Secrets, Jonnyguru and Silentpcreview.

Only PSUís available in Australia will make the list and only those that have been reviewed buy one of the above mentioned sites.

Some PSUís will fall into 2 categories. This is because of the wide variance between end user systems and their needs.



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


I hope this helps clear things up a bit. There will be PSU's on the market that should make the list but, until there is a proper review they can't be added as we need to know fore sure how they actually performs.

@c0nc0n: I see no reason why I should not let you do it. So spread the word and get people buying good PSU's. Also thanks for asking.
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#44 TigerKraw

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 12:47 PM

I read a few reviews, dont know if they are from the trusted sites list, I will have to google them again to refresh my memory. One interesting thing was compatabilty problems with the ASUS boards and you needed to update the Bios from Asus I dont know if that problem still exists, I think it occured about 2 years ago. probally no concern now.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:23 AM

Is the silverstone DA/OP650 good? Which one is beter or should I spend and extra $25 for Corsair HX620w?
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#46 ryangzzz

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 04:13 AM

I'm fairly new here and i loved how the pros answer to questions in details, so i'm gonna stay here and ask some questions, putting my full trust into your hands =D i'm building a very new pc for my christmas holidays (yes, its a gift to myself.. budget came from my whole year savings *pout*). the only problem is, i dont know how much power i would need to run this system and also if just using cooling from stock+casing(CoolerMaster HAF 932) would be sufficient. I am badly in need of help.. these are my system specs.. MOBO - XFX MB-N780-ISH9 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI Intel Motherboard *Bought* Ram - 4x OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 / 1066MHz / Platinum XTC / NVIDIAģ SLI-Ready Edition 5-5-5-15 2.1-2.3v *Bought* Proc - Intel Core 2 Quad 64 Q6600 2.40GHz/1066MHz GPU - XFX NVIDIA Geforce GTX260 (Core 216) 896MB GDDR3 BLACK EDITION HDD - Western Digital Caviar 640GB HardDisk/7200RPM/16MB/ DVD - Pioneer DVD+/-RW 20x12x20x Dual LayeR DVDReWriter Drive/DVD-RAM/SATA Casing - Cooler Master HAF Chassis RC-932-KKN1 P4 ATX Casing PSU IN MIND - Corsair Tx 650w This is gonna be the first time i'm building a "semi-enthusiast" set and will be doing some MINOR overclocking to this system, but before i do i would love some tips and advice on whether or not it will work out. Thanks in advance for all comments, be it good or bad, and i would like to know if you guys have any more ideas that i can add or change in this system.

#47 mohawk

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 06:27 AM

The TX 650 will be fine. If you wanted to go modular then the HX 620 will be good as well.
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#48 mohawk

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:04 PM

Added: ē InWin Commander 650W ē Zalman ZM750-HP ē Corsair TX850
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Posted 10 February 2009 - 12:57 PM

i am looking at building my own system and would like some help with this please

#50 mohawk

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 06:35 AM

i am looking at building my own system and would like some help with this please


Hi tpaz,

You will need to start your own thread as this is not the thread for you as you will not get much help to build a PC.

Start a thread asking for help and include what you want to use the PC for, your budget and your location so we can recommend a good store to buy from.
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#51 foolz

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 07:01 PM

Hey, I'm looking for a PSU for my new build. E8500 HD4870 P45-DS4P WD 750GB 7.1 Forte 4GB ddr2 ram Pioneer DVR-216 I was considering a 650W generic Hytec PSU, but generic brands might be best to avoid, especially if I can find little information on them. The Corsair HX620 was suggested to me in another thread, but it's about twice the price of the Hytec and I'm not sure it is crossfire compatible as I may plan on going for two HD 4870s in the future (x8/x8 oh well). But if the Hytec really would be more of a risk than a bargain then I'll be willing to pay more as it's an important area of the PC. EDIT: managed to find a list of crossfire PSUs, and apparently the HX620 should be good for two. Thanks

Edited by foolz, 04 March 2009 - 08:43 PM.


#52 Harmonic Cacophony

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 07:10 PM

Man, the Corsair is only like $140. That's bugger all to pay for a decent PSU. Especially when you've got a $400 graphics card. EDIT: Hey, it has gone up in price. Cheapest is $179. Still not a bad price though, I'd pay it if I needed a PSU and didn't have one already...

Edited by Harmonic Cacophony, 04 March 2009 - 07:15 PM.


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Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:46 PM

The danger with a generic brand would be if it died a couple of years down the track that it might take out components with it, yeah? It would probably be smarter paying the extra $100 or so than risking having to pay $500 for a new PSU and damaged video card in a year or twos times. Plus it appears to be crossfire certified so that's an added bonus for the future. Thanks Harmonic Cacophony. :)

Edited by foolz, 04 March 2009 - 08:55 PM.


#54 mohawk

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 08:36 PM

Updated main list format to allow up to date prices from staticice (cheers tantryl) Added a secondary list for PSU's that are no longer listed on staticice.
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#55 mohawk

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 07:38 AM

Added: ē Coolermaster UCP 700W ē Antec Truepower New 750W
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 10:26 AM

Added: ē OCZ Fatal1ty 700W
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#57 mohawk

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 08:29 PM

Added: ē Enermax Liberty Eco 620W
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#58 SceptreCore

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:00 PM

Hey Mohawk.

Corsair have this new value PSU, the CX-400w, that looks like a spiffy unit. I haven't got any reviews from the usual respected sites posted in the list, but I did manage to find one review.

Seeing as Im building a unit for my brothers mate for around about $800... at a mere $84 this little baby seems to be the perfect choice.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 12:47 AM

yeah the CX 400 seems really promising! single 30A 12v rail. i hadnt been able to find a review so thanks for that link. the seasonic s12 II 430W and the Earthwatts 430W are its best rivals it seems, but both those have two 12v rails. all three are said to have max combined wattage of 360w for 12v. the earthwatts 430w doesnt have 120mm fan.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 10:43 PM

here is something i am trying to figure out... which is the best value modular psu, whether listed here or not, in the 600-700w range. if not modular, which doesnt have a crazy amount of cables (or is such great value that wrestling with cables is a easily overlooked) and same question, but in the 700-800w range. availability now and in the future also is a factor i think should be considered when determining such a choice. im thinking the Earthwatts 650W is the best for the 600-700w range. if it absolutely had to be modular then the Seasonic M12 II or Zalman ZM600-HP. but i am willing to be corrected. i have a corsair hx-620 which i bought long ago when they were cheaper - ave never had any problems with it, but its too expensive now when compared with other choices that have become available since the time it once dominated.




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