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    A-Power equals generic...
    This is simply another re-badged Deer or other such garbage PSU...
    NOT recommended

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    So JP, what's your take on the new DX10 cards predicted power usage?

    I've heard people are worried there 500-550w quality psu's won't be enough. When you consider an X1900XTX uses roughly 120ish watts alone on full load (please correct me if i'm wrong on that) I can't imagine these new cards requiring much more than that, let alone needing more than a good 500w psu just because of the card.
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    Personally, I don't think power requirements will go up that much for a while. Power requirements have stayed pretty steady over the last few years.
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    If anything I predict power usage will go down, like that of current CPU's...
    The emphasis lately is on cooler and lower power usage in general...
    also with the power consumption lowering on the CPU end, that does free a LITTLE more for the GPU...
    People also WAY overestimate the actual needed amount of power their system uses...
    The wattage calculators round up, and are allowing for MAXIMUM draw when ALL components are working full blast...
    this is rarely if EVER actually attained...
    Most will find out that if they have a QUALITY unit... they have nothing to worry about...

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    Hey, JP, I will be buying some Mushkin RAM for my system. Now, there is this deal, that on www.newegg.com I could get a free Mushkin PSU (with Rebates of course), and It might not actualy be a bad investment. From what I see, it looks pretty solid, it weighs a ton, and it gets good reviews:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817812002

    Just looking for your thoughts on it.
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    Well theres 2 sides to this...
    Pros...
    Good name, as far as their other products are known to be good...
    Not sure if THEY actually manufacture or just rebadge the unit...
    On PAPER it looks good...
    Cons.....
    No reviews from reliable sources available yet (i.e. your the guinea pig)
    Paper specs aren't reliable because of no standardization requirements...
    Its a bit on the expensive side...
    NOT ridiculously so, but as good, can be had for less...

    If you do get this...
    I'm sure we'd all appreciate your review of its performance...

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    well if I could get it for free through rebates, i'd be willing to be a guinea pig

    It looks good, but like JP said, anything can look good on paper.
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    I wouldnt mind being the guinea pig. I think I will get it, since I am buying that exact RAM that it's being offered with.

    Time to break out the MULTIMETER!!!
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    wrong post.
    Last edited by stroyal; August 10th, 2006 at 03:12 PM.

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    Ultra X2

    Any ideas on this newer PSU from Ultra, worst I heard is the fan is pretty loud.
    I get all my News from FNC and right blogs, so I know I am fair and balanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPMiller
    Well theres 2 sides to this...
    Pros...
    Good name, as far as their other products are known to be good...
    Not sure if THEY actually manufacture or just rebadge the unit...
    On PAPER it looks good...
    Cons.....
    No reviews from reliable sources available yet (i.e. your the guinea pig)
    Paper specs aren't reliable because of no standardization requirements...
    Its a bit on the expensive side...
    NOT ridiculously so, but as good, can be had for less...

    If you do get this...
    I'm sure we'd all appreciate your review of its performance...
    Review of a mushkin PSU (not quite the same one): http://www.silentpcreview.com/article643-page5.html

    Conclusion: can handle the load, but sucks for noise and efficiency
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    What about this XION PSU? I didnt see XION on the list. A friend's PSU broke (Aspire piece of junk...) and he doesnt have much $$ wise. I'm sure after looking at the amperages that it'll power it, but I'm not so sure with the name. Reviews criticize it, but you always get a few broken units here and there no matter what company you buy from. What I'm looking for is your opinions on this matter. Here's the unit right here:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817190005

    I did some research and a higher end PSU by them is very good.

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    I suppose I'd trust it with a lower end system...
    Truth is, the price worries me a little...
    Alot of "good" brands rebadge a few low-end offerings instead of making their own... so you may not be getting a Xion at all
    believe it or not I often look at the fan grill and make my decision based on that, for taking a chance on cheap models...
    That style of grill cut-out often signifies a rebranded deer/eagle unit...

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    Does anyone know anything about Casecom PSUs such as this one:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/61308/rb/21814686241

    Personally I don't think I would ever trust something like that, but someone else I know wants to get one. I'd like to convince them otherwise, but can't really seem to find a reliable source saying that they are no good.

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    I would definatly stay away from it...

    Price usually isn't a big factor in quality, but when something is too cheap you know they probably skimped out on something.

    I would jump for one of those Hiper Type R's...I just wish they had them in the US(and I had some money to spend on one )
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    What about those Xclio power supplies?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=Xclio&Ntk=all

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    I have read good things about those PSUs. They're heavy, the rails are steady, enough volts on the dual +12v rails. I wouldnt trust w/ a power hungry system however. I've seen benchmarks on these and they cant go much more than they're rated at (unlike FSPs and others). But they are generally good.

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    be fun to hook up a resistance test load on a free psu, too bad I need any ram.
    <--daydreams of someday coaxing a psu to actually burn

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    JP, do you have any information on the quality of fan the manufacturers use? I prefer the ball bearing fan to the sleeve and found out recently (due to failure) that the fan in the psu had a sleeve bearing.

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    Is those power supply watts good? It will be used for some games, overclock, and photosmart

    here link it look normal task. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Tab=1&NoMapp=0

    It need be low prices because need save for another parts.
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