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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371047

Google says it's an S12II circuit, with japanese caps. Unless I'm missing something, it should be a good buy for $60, yeah?
Edited by Drenlin - 6/19/11 at 8:29pm
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Yeah, that's a pretty good deal, especially seeing as how it's only $5 more than a 520C.
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Yeah that's right.

If you want to play the rebate game, other good options are the XFX Core Edition Pro 550W (Seasonic S12II, Japanese caps) for $50 AR and the Enermax NAXN 80+ 600W (CWT DSAII like Corsair CX / CX V2) for $30 AR.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207013
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194087
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Its meh.
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Its meh.
Hardly. At $80 it was meh. At $60 it's pretty great.
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Awesome.

Any better options with a hard ceiling of $80?
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Originally Posted by mikeaj View Post
the Enermax NAXN 80+ 600W (CWT DSAII like Corsair CX / CX V2) for $30 AR.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207013
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194087
I can't say the naxn 600W is all that great with it's low 12v rail rating.
post #8 of 9
NAXN 80+ would make a great 80PLUS Bronze 520W.

It makes a mediocre 80PLUS 600W.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
NAXN 80+ would make a great 80PLUS Bronze 520W.

It makes a mediocre 80PLUS 600W.
Yes and that's why I don't like it, Maybe i'm a bit harsh on units, but it's like buying a mustang with a v6. Sure it looks nice and it drives fine, but it's no where near as fun or exciting as the v8 and the v8 is what a mustang should have not a measely v6.
Edited by Eagle1337 - 6/20/11 at 11:59am
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