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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703022

i bought it hope is didn't make a mistake, has the quality of these things gone down? seems like it should be like $200 or so.
post #2 of 26
The quality of them has gone down. PC Power and cooling used to be the best out there a few years ago but since then stuff has changed


its still a good unit though, you get what you pay for (most of the time)
 
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Their quality hasn't gone down so much as others have improved in price and/or quality themselves.

That said, PC Power and Cooling hasn't been at the vanguard of quality in a long time.
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what the others have said about quality...another thing might be because it's fully non-modular, which is a big pain in the but if you have a case without alot of cable room

modular psu's especially fully modular psus are usually more expensive
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post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
Their quality hasn't gone down so much as others have improved in price and/or quality themselves.

That said, PC Power and Cooling hasn't been at the vanguard of quality in a long time.


Yup, this says it all.


There are so many good brands in PSU's now, it's pretty awesome...
post #6 of 26
Hm, retailer doesn't state what protection that PSU has, really want some OCP on those things.

Contrary to market hype, it used to be single rail PSU's didn't have OCP and so were not as safe as the multi-rail alternative. Don't think that applies now as system builders saw past the manufacturer hype pretty fast.

I'd check to make sure that psu has OCP.
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Originally Posted by Thingamajig View Post
Hm, retailer doesn't state what protection that PSU has, really want some OCP on those things.

Contrary to market hype, it used to be single rail PSU's didn't have OCP and so were not as safe as the multi-rail alternative. Don't think that applies now as system builders saw past the manufacturer hype pretty fast.

I'd check to make sure that psu has OCP.
It didn't "used to be", that's the current state of affairs. And 90% of people fell for the single rail hype.
post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by erikn777 View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703022

i bought it hope is didn't make a mistake, has the quality of these things gone down? seems like it should be like $200 or so.
Are you looking at buying a new PSU? If so, then what will it be powering?
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post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Are you looking at buying a new PSU? If so, then what will it be powering?
putting together parts for a lga2011 build so all i have to buy is mobo, ram and cpu.

I have 2 x 6850s, that pc power and cooling psu, a haf case (damn it's huge), and a RASA water cooling kit, going to need a new block, its 1366. LSI RAID card, 4 mechanical drives and a couple SSDs in raid. also a sound card and after market NIC card. probably a 3rd older gen 1 SSD as page file drive.
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Whoa. You already have this 910W power supply?
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