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 LATEST TOPICS |  FORUMS » GENERAL DISCUSSIONS » RE: LOOKING TO BUY A POWER SUPPLY? LOOK ...
Subject: RE: Looking to buy a Power Supply? Look here first!!
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Rui_H Nov 28, 2006 08:32 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Great post! +5

I see you're determined to become a PSU expert.

Also for Stacker users like me, and Silverstone TJ-07 and those cases which supports two PSU's, make sure you utilize it and maybe you could save some cash. Using a fanless and an older Enermax (26A on 12V) right now in mine. Going to dedicate one to a second-wave DirectX 10 card and the CPU, and will be running drives and motherboard off the other.

Topic URL: http://forums.ncix.com/forums/topic.php?id=1218226

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SKYMTL Nov 28, 2006 08:38 AM Reply | Bookmark
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I'm actually aiming to increase EVERYONE'S knowledge about PSUs. I think having as much information about a product before you buy is key to making the right purchase. Its pretty depressing seeing people buying $70 power supplies to power $2000 of equipment. If I can help at least one person make the right decision, I'll be happy.

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Mr. Admiral~X~™ Nov 28, 2006 08:45 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Good to see someone else is choosing to talk about PSUs seriously

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Mark_S Nov 28, 2006 08:52 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Agreed. Good links btw and + 5 to you.
I'm personally picking up the Silverstone Zeus ST75ZF for it's great price to performance ratio

This message was modified by the poster at 11 28, 2006 09:13 AM

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Mr. Admiral~X~™ Nov 28, 2006 08:56 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Just stick around jonnyguru.com for all PSU related stuff, you can find all these reviews linked there as well

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SKYMTL Nov 28, 2006 09:01 AM Reply | Bookmark
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I am actually going to update the original post whenever there are any new, good reviews of PSUs out there.

The whole crop of "We hooked this PSU up to a 7900GTX SLI system and it ran it perfectly for a whole hour! Editor's Choice!!!" reviews do NOT constitute good reviews in my book so you will never see me linking one. The only reviews you will see me post are the fully-loaded, O-Scope reading, transistor analyzing ones.

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Mr. Admiral~X~™ Nov 28, 2006 09:02 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Glad to see you have changed

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SKYMTL Nov 28, 2006 09:03 AM Reply | Bookmark
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All the jonnyguru reviews are linked at the bottom of the first post. In addition, Jonny has already complimented Xbitlabs for a great review roundup and good testing methods.

This message was modified by the poster at 11 28, 2006 09:20 AM

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TehSocks Nov 28, 2006 11:25 AM Reply | Bookmark
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SKYMTL, +5 again. You continue to amaze me. Great work!

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TehSocks Nov 28, 2006 02:00 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Also have you found any Nmedia reviews?

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SKYMTL Nov 28, 2006 03:15 PM Reply | Bookmark
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I'll be buying an Nmedia tonight considering my Antec 450W took a shiite on me. Serves me right for lauding its robustness. I'm buying the Nmedia to use it and start a review myself. Then I'm probably going to a Zeus and donating the Nmedia to Jonnyguru.com to review.

Stupid Antec PSU.....

Good to see this is a sticky though.

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ggogeta Nov 28, 2006 03:45 PM Reply | Bookmark
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I was wondering what you were thinking about the Pc Power and Cooling Power supplies. They were the first to sell the 1kwatt psu, and the packaging they use for their power supplies is better than any other company... I could not see those anywhere in your links, even though they have a serious reputation for the only product they make, power supplies.

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SKYMTL Nov 28, 2006 03:56 PM Reply | Bookmark
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I will of course be adding power supply review which include the PCP&C but I had to get on here for long enough to order a new PSU. OCZ GameXstream 700W...I just couldn't pass up the price. PCP&C make the best PSUs around.

Now I have to get off this computer as I've got a 7900GTO, OC'd X2 3800+ and 2 HDs running off of a modded 250W PS.

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sye Nov 28, 2006 05:26 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Wish I had read this before I bought my OCZ Gamestream 700W on sale.
Can't complain it for the price, but it might have issues if I push it beyond 600/650W.

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Killuminati Nov 28, 2006 07:53 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Amazing post + 5

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Toronto Nov 29, 2006 05:16 AM Reply | Bookmark
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SKYMTL said:



Can you report back on the noise factor on the Zeus. I'm looking for a power supply now as my Seasonic 500Watt just died.
Many of these highly rated power supplies such as the Zippy, Silverstone, and PCP&C seem to only offer noisy 80mm fans. Those with 120mm fans seem alot quieter.

I just can't see myself spending upwards of $200 for a noisy powersupply.

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SKYMTL Nov 29, 2006 05:25 AM Reply | Bookmark
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I didn't go with the Zeus. I picked up the OCZ GameXstream 700W mostly because of the price.

I'm working on updating the original post right now. I'm adding a bit more info and making it a bit easier to access.

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Silent Fox Nov 29, 2006 05:43 AM Reply | Bookmark
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sweet, your post made it to the sticky section.

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NCIX Forum Admin Nov 29, 2006 08:22 AM Reply | Bookmark
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In case nobody has noticed, we created three new forum categories yesterday.

PSU Discussions
CPU Discussions
VGA Discussion

Once we get a coupole more things tweaked this post can be a sticky under PSU Discussions instead of the main area (as it would eventually have to be removed).

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SKYMTL Nov 29, 2006 08:37 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Updated original post with more info and made it easier to read with listings under alphabetical order. More to be added soon.

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ggogeta Nov 29, 2006 09:52 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Nice post! Here are some points for you :)

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stoanee Nov 29, 2006 07:24 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Must be nice to have all that time to assemble this information.(just jealous)

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Tony Y Nov 29, 2006 09:41 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Thanks for the links, especially xbit and jonnyguru. I haven't been in the market for a power supply in a long time (over two years), and before I've been using silentpcreview as the site for most of my readings on power supplies. It's great to see these other sites so we can get second, or third opinions on the power supplies.

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logger Nov 30, 2006 03:32 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Thanks alot for the Info. Good Stuff and Honest. I had an OCZ 520 powering an AMD Dual Core, 4800 with 2 gigs of OCZ Ram, Ati x1900xtx, 2 Raptors and a CD and DVD burners OC to 2600Mhz. Nothing but Cold Boot Problems. THe review sites said this 520 unit was more than enough to power this setup. Wrong.Wrong Wrong.

I bought OCZ 700 Gamestream, Cold Boot Gone. THose Ati x1900xtx love lots of extra power.

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SKYMTL Nov 30, 2006 04:18 AM Reply | Bookmark
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To tell you the truth, I have been compiling that info for more than a week. I've been bringing it to the office (where I hardly have any time) and back home with me on a flash drive. Now its up and to add stuff to it will be realitively easy.

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Pho3n!x Nov 30, 2006 02:24 PM Reply | Bookmark
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I have been recomending the OCZ GamerXStream 700W like crazy and I didnt even own one. I just bought one hoping to get it tomorrow. Ill give you guys and SKYMTL an update soon

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MrDisco Nov 30, 2006 11:11 PM Reply | Bookmark
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you should also include some other reviews aside from xbit. ie.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article676-page1.html
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article656-page1.html
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article670-page1.html

etc.

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. :lol: Hofenator-likes tips :lol: . Nov 30, 2006 11:44 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Nice one SKY! +5 for the awesomeness!

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LMAONADE! Dec 01, 2006 11:36 PM Reply | Bookmark
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SKYMTL you are my hero

thanks so much!

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gus_t Dec 02, 2006 01:44 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Wow, first off great post.

Im currently building from scratch and this thread was very helpful.

Maybe I should be posting this elsewhere, but I have not found any reviews for this PSU
OCZ GameXStream 600W ATX12V 24PIN SLI Ready Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black

Im considering it because it comes at a discounted price when bundled w/my CPU

E6300
X1950PRO -or- EVGA 7900GS GPU
2 GIGS Corsair PC6400 DDR2-800RAM
Western Digi. 250gig HD
running in a ASUS P5W DH Deluxe ATX LGA775 mobo

ANy thoughts?

Thanks again for this great post!

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