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Originally Posted by Derp;13776976 
After the modXstreams the price jump is ridiculous for modular PSU's. Is that antec TPN much better than my sig's PSU? Its about the same price but it comes with a $20 rebate and MOAR watts:p.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207007&cm_re=xfx_650w-_-17-207-007-_-Product




Thank you for the suggestion, ill definitely consider it if I decide to settle for a non modular PSU.
Here's what Phaedrus2129 has said about the TruePower New series:
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129;9479037 
True Power New (aka TPN) - The True Power New series is one of Antec's newer series, and boy is it a doozy. They returned to SeaSonic again and, um... Combined the TP3 units with the SeaSonic M12D platform? Whatever they did, the result was pure awesomesauce on a bun, resulting in a superb 750W power supply that performs comparably to then reigning champion Corsair HX750, for the significantly lower price of the TX750. The voltage stability is excellent and the ripple suppression is too! And it's partially modular? Holy crap, this is amazing! And the 550W version can be had for a mere $65 AMIR at Newegg at time of writing. GO. BUY NOW. Seriously, that's the best PSU bang for the buck I've ever seen (Well, except for the SeaSonic M12D 850W for $140. But that only lasted, like, two days before they sold out so it doesn't really count. Wish I'd picked up on it, though).

The only thing dragging this line down is the partial modularity, and... Both 4+4 and 8-pin mobo connectors? You only need one of those cables on a 750W PSU, any system that needs both won't run on a 750W unit in all liklihood. But otherwise they're superb! They make the Corsair TX series obsolete, and give the HX series a run for its money.

Further Reading

If I remember correctly, the XFX "XXX" Edition isn't all that good, even in comparison to their Core Edition units. So this leads me to believe that Antec's TPN series is quite a bit better.
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You'll want to check out Huntkey's Rocketfish power supply.


I owned it for about a year and it ran perfect with 5770 CF and a 3.85GHz Athlon II x4 630.
It would easily power an HD 6950.
    
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Here's what Phaedrus2129 has said about the TruePower New series:



If I remember correctly, the XFX "XXX" Edition isn't all that good, even in comparison to their Core Edition units. So this leads me to believe that Antec's TPN series is quite a bit better.
I wish it was still that cheap!

I dug up the post from October of last year when I was asking for advice for my sigs PSU, I completely forgot that I was even considering an antec TPN:

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Rosewill Libertas:
ATNG APL Based. Not a bad unit but you'll see pretty much the same performance as the RG630-S12 which is a "bad" thing for it's price point. Ala it's priced a little high for what it offers in terms of performance.
It's not a bad unit, but it would be on the lower end of choices.
Rosewill on the other hand has had a good track record of customer service over the past few months. Something they were a little slow in a year or so ago.
Antec True Power New 650:
I hate to say it this way, but the best way to put it is; "it's not modular." The PSU is superb in terms of performance, but it's not really a modular design. Semi-modular is more accurate but there is far to many hard wired cables.
XFX XPS 650 XXX Edition
This is a lot like the True Power New in terms of performance; and a solid unit with a much better modular cable system. And has slightly longer cables.

Right now if you're not looking to spend the scratch on a 80+ Gold PSU, then the XFX XPS 650 XXX Edition (Grey version) is my choice. A solid MIR with it, great performance. And overall a very good design.
Where did you hear about the XFX XXX editions being mediocre?

So confused!
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If you've had quality problems with PSUs I recommend buying a high quality unit such as the X-560. I know It's much more than you initially thought but it's always good to get a high quality psu imo.
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post #15 of 17
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I wish it was still that cheap!

I dug up the post from October of last year when I was asking for advice for my sigs PSU, I completely forgot that I was even considering an antec TPN:



Where did you hear about the XFX XXX editions being mediocre?

So confused!
About a month ago, I posted on here saying that XFX's "XXX" Edition is the best, the "Black" Edition is 2nd, and the "Core" is third. A few minutes later, Phaedrus2129 graciously corrected me and said that the XXX Edition is third while the Black Edition is first with their Core Edition being in the middle.
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I wish it was still that cheap!

I dug up the post from October of last year when I was asking for advice for my sigs PSU, I completely forgot that I was even considering an antec TPN:



Where did you hear about the XFX XXX editions being mediocre?

So confused!
About a month ago, I posted on here saying that XFX's "XXX" Edition is the best, the "Black" Edition is 2nd, and the "Core" is third. A few minutes later, Phaedrus2129 graciously corrected me and said that the XXX Edition is third while the Black Edition is first with their Core being in the middle.

If I remember correctly, their Black Edition is right on par with Corsair's HX Series (like, the 650W Black Edition is basically just as good as the HX650).
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post #17 of 17
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About a month ago, I posted on here saying that XFX's "XXX" Edition is the best, the "Black" Edition is 2nd, and the "Core" is third. A few minutes later, Phaedrus2129 graciously corrected me and said that the XXX Edition is third while the Black Edition is first with their Core being in the middle.

If I remember correctly, their Black Edition is right on par with Corsair's HX Series (like, the 650W Black Edition is basically just as good as the HX650).
Just to clarify: there's no 650W Black Edition, but the XXX Edition is still good, for the price it's the best modular unit one can get. It has a minor issue under crossload conditions, which isn't going to be a problem in a modern computer. It's virtually identical to the Corsair HX650 on the inside. I don't know how SeaSonic pulled off that crossload problem on the XFX whereas the Corsair doesn't exhibit it, but oh well.

The Core Edition is a little bit better, but it's not modular, so it's a trade-off. The Black Edition units are in a different league but they only come in 750W and 850W, and they're quite a bit more expensive.
Edited by Shub - 6/6/11 at 8:12pm
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