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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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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

Link: http://www.gamedude.com.au/prod_show.php?art_no=psZAzm750_hp

www.zalman.co.uk

 

Cheers, Glenn

 

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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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@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.

 

 

 

Added:

 

- Antec NeoPower Blue 650W

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@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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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.

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@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.

 

 

 

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

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

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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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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

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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

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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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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?

 

Glenn

@TigerKraw & Glenn. Info taken from OP.

 

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

 

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

 

Some PSU’s 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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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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Is the silverstone DA/OP650 good? Which one is beter or should I spend and extra $25 for Corsair HX620w?

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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 / NVIDIA® 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.

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

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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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