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Hi!


I was just wondering if the Chieftec Nitro series PSUs are any good?

In a review, the 750W model gets a 87% efficiency during 50% load, and during 500W load, it scores 85% efficiency...


Now, I don't know about you guys, but to me that sounds pretty good


Or do you have any horror stories to tell me?


Thanks!
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I, like you, have read some pretty decent reviews on them as well. The only way to know for sure is time though. I would say go for it from what I have heard though. They got to start somewhere.

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In a review, the 750W model gets a 87% efficiency during 50% load, and during 500W load, it scores 85% efficiency...
TBH thats not anything special, but not that bad either.
Edited by Chuckclc - 5/17/11 at 2:12am
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It's a CWT PSHII (same as the TX650-C, TX750-C and Corsair GS series), which means it's a decent/good unit provided the price is right.

Edit: The <500w Nitro's are CWT DSA afaik (90% sure but maybe someone else can clarify) and are fairly good aswell.
Edited by GameBoy - 5/17/11 at 2:27am
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post #4 of 17
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Hi!


I was just wondering if the Chieftec Nitro series PSUs are any good?

In a review, the 750W model gets a 87% efficiency during 50% load, and during 500W load, it scores 85% efficiency...


Now, I don't know about you guys, but to me that sounds pretty good


Or do you have any horror stories to tell me?


Thanks!
I am not saying they are bad but why not getting a cheap xfx? which are on top list of PSU's
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I, like you, have read some pretty decent reviews on them as well. The only way to know for sure is time though. I would say go for it from what I have heard though. They got to start somewhere.



TBH thats not anything special, but not that bad either.
Yeah, that was my thought It was a friend of mine asking, so guess I could give him the good news

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It's a CWT PSHII (same as the TX650-C, TX750-C and Corsair GS series), which means it's a decent/good unit provided the price is right.

Edit: The <500w Nitro's are CWT DSA afaik (90% sure but maybe someone else can clarify) and are fairly good aswell.
Had no idea that CWT did their units... I much rather prefer Seasonic of course I have no idea how good CWT units are :S

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I am not saying they are bad but why not getting a cheap xfx? which are on top list of PSU's
Problem is, that here in Denmark the XFX's are actually more expensive than Corsair and Chieftec...
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Had no idea that CWT did their units... I much rather prefer Seasonic of course I have no idea how good CWT units are :S
CWT and Seasonic both make good units, but of course it depends on the specific platform used.
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Chieftec is a pretty good European brand.

Their units are sourced from FSP, Delta, CWT and Sirtec, for the most part.

Most of the time they aren't the best, but when the other brands around you complete crap *cough CoolerMaster cough*, a Chieftec is a reliable and sensible choice.
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CWT and Seasonic both make good units, but of course it depends on the specific platform used.
So it would be bad to use with an AMD setup, or vise versa? (cannot remember how it's spelled!)

Or do you mean between sockets like LGA775 and LGA1155 or AM2 and AM3+?

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Chieftec is a pretty good European brand.

Their units are sourced from FSP, Delta, CWT and Sirtec, for the most part.

Most of the time they aren't the best, but when the other brands around you complete crap *cough CoolerMaster cough*, a Chieftec is a reliable and sensible choice.
Dang it! I got a Cooler Master! Baah, I only found out after I just bought my Silent Pro Gold 800W. Although, it performs quite well for the moment, I still have my doubts...

I'll keep in mind that the Chiefecs are reliable
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