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post #1 of 13
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I have 1 week til I order new PSU, mainly been using 'hardwaresecrets' for the consistient and to the point reviews, unlike johnyguru

what does the OCN folk think of HS
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post #2 of 13
pretty good just as good as jonny guru but better funded since they buy a lot of power supplies retail to test which also helps expose the pos units
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just read there review of a Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W, most 12V ripple/noise I've seen yet
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...y-Review/902/7
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post #4 of 13
I usually just go by what phaedrus and twocables say.
 
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post #5 of 13
It's a very reliable site. Just remember that Gabe places a lot of emphasis on "price point" if you're looking at which PSUs have various awards.
post #6 of 13
good site, johnny guru good too
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post #7 of 13
OR you can just tell us what PSU you plan to get to power which components. Alot easier and reliable.
    
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by sloppyjoe123 View Post
OR you can just tell us what PSU you plan to get to power which components. Alot easier and reliable.
If I want to throw down I'll get this silverstone for $135 which seems pretty for 80+silver and fully modular, which I really want

but theres a few that are a bit cheaper, and keeping a close eye on sales next week too
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post #9 of 13
Good numbers and methodology, but they don't publish exact vreg numbers and Gabe hands out awards like candy.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by StarDestroyer View Post
If I want to throw down I'll get this silverstone for $135 which seems pretty for 80+silver and fully modular, which I really want

but theres a few that are a bit cheaper, and keeping a close eye on sales next week too
well have i got news for you

jonnyguru review

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=183

lab review

http://translate.google.com/translat...hp%3Ft%3D76269

^ same guy who does the techpowerup reviews
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