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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817553005
really cheap, but i never heard of cougar before. is it any good?
Edited by ilikepancakez - 10/11/11 at 7:45pm
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not sure..looks pretty scary to me..80 plus silver.hmmm..check this thread.. http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...ugar-psus.html..see if you can find out what the 12v rail situation is..i saw the side of a 700gx..it looks pretty solid to me..i'd pull the trigger on it..if you're using it for your sig rig...
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I wouldn't recommend it.
Stick with a reputable company for PSU..I'd skimp on ram before I'd skimp on psu...but thats just me I suppose.
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its not bad IIRC
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post
not sure..looks pretty scary to me..80 plus silver.hmmm..check this thread.. http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...ugar-psus.html..see if you can find out what the 12v rail situation is..i saw the side of a 700gx..it looks pretty solid to me..i'd pull the trigger on it..if you're using it for your sig rig...
the link says the sx series are good. im gonna take the risk and go for it. hope it doesnt fry my system :I



on second thought some of the feeback looks really bad. i dont know man
Edited by ilikepancakez - 10/11/11 at 7:46pm
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by El_Capitan View Post
Tom's doesn't know their ass from their elbow when it comes to PSUs.

The SX700 is not a terrible power supply, but it isn't on my shortlist. I consider it as not usually worthy of recommendation, but not something that needs to be replaced right away if you already own it.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Tom's doesn't know their ass from their elbow when it comes to PSUs.

The SX700 is not a terrible power supply, but it isn't on my shortlist. I consider it as not usually worthy of recommendation, but not something that needs to be replaced right away if you already own it.
Lol, true, but any information always helps on making a decision. I do like your analysis, though.
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post #9 of 11
Cougar is HEC's foray into the retail PSU market. HEC PSU's are generally not bad but are run-of-the-mill. I'd say they are on the level of OCZ. If it's cheap, go and get it.
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post #10 of 11
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would it be good enough to power 2 6870's and bulldozer, both overclocked?
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