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Newegg just rolled out the Platinum KINGWIN STR-500.

Don't know if it is any good. As to the KINGWIN Lazer Platinum LZP-550.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817121083

Newegg now has two platinum PSU's listed. Both are by Kingwin.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...UM%20Certified
post #2 of 11
Ah, there it is. Yes, it's an excellent unit, as is the LZP-550.
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=244
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post #3 of 11
Ooo, platinum rated and fanless? Great psu for htpc.
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That's the KINGWIN Stryker, not the Lazer Platinum.

I don't know anything about the Stryker.


Edit: OMG! A +12V rail capacity of 498W?! Yeah!
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post #5 of 11
$159.99 psu that is not gold plus rated and only has 500 watts. Yes its fanless, but the nicer Gold Plus psu you will never hear the fan anyways.

My corsair AX 850 at full load on my set up never hear the fan at all =)
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Originally Posted by mcc21 View Post
$159.99 psu that is not gold plus rated and only has 500 watts. Yes its fanless, but the nicer Gold Plus psu you will never hear the fan anyways.

My corsair AX 850 at full load on my set up never hear the fan at all =)
Platinum is a higher rating than gold...
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by mcc21 View Post
$159.99 psu that is not gold plus rated and only has 500 watts. Yes its fanless, but the nicer Gold Plus psu you will never hear the fan anyways.

My corsair AX 850 at full load on my set up never hear the fan at all =)
I'd like to to add to what Usario said: with PSUs of this caliber, we are really just splitting hairs.

Besides, that efficiency certification is mostly marketing hype. For example, ask all of the PSU experts what they think of the 1100W ABS Majesty. It's Gold certified, but it's not a good unit at all.
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post #8 of 11
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Platinum is a higher rating than gold...
yes i know... but does he really need a 'platinum' rating for such a premium price when a gold rating is industry standard for 'good' product already?
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yes i know... but does he really need a 'platinum' rating for such a premium price when a gold rating is industry standard for 'good' product already?
Who? TwistedMind? He's just telling us about it.

Besides: the internals are what matter, not the efficiency certification. The efficiency certification is almost entirely marketing hype and is something that should never be used to judge a power supply.
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post #10 of 11
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Ahh! lolz. Yea, I was just posting about that newegg rolled out with yet another platinum PSU. Which is good news to me as other company's should be soon rolling them into newegg, very soon, higher wattage/all sorts of platinum's.

lolz, thanks for the stick up TwoCables.
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