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Looking for getting a new psu and came across a 850w raidmax for $70. Plan on offering $60. Model is this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152043

I know generally raidmax are not good but there 1000w psu is on the recommend list so thought I would ask. Thanks.
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Looking for getting a new psu and came across a 850w raidmax for $70. Plan on offering $60. Model is this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152043
I know generally raidmax are not good but there 1000w psu is on the recommend list so thought I would ask. Thanks.

It's an Andyson Nuclear unit... on the low side of average... but at 60$ it's a pretty good buy(provided it's new).
post #3 of 14
It's 80 plus gold and it has 4 eggs review so I don't think it would be that bad even though I donlt trust newegg reviews. I ran one 630w modular for like 2 years and my brother for like 2 more years and never had a problem with it, but we were using a system that didn't even get close to 400w. I would say it might be safe if you don't plan to go close to 800w.
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All its going to be powering is a fx-8120 and a gtx 560ti. Don't use a lot of hard drives or anything. But will have a crap load if fans. Pretty sure that if a 8120 can be powered by a stock 350w psu, an 8120 with gtx 560ti should be fine on a 850w lol.
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All its going to be powering is a fx-8120 and a gtx 560ti. Don't use a lot of hard drives or anything. But will have a crap load if fans. Pretty sure that if a 8120 can be powered by a stock 350w psu, an 8120 with gtx 560ti should be fine on a 850w lol.

Don't overclock you FX past 1.4 V or 4.5 GHz. I wouldn't trust pulling too much power on this PSU. 80 Plus rating does not indicate a PSU quality.
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Don't overclock you FX past 1.4 V or 4.5 GHz. I wouldn't trust pulling too much power on this PSU. 80 Plus rating does not indicate a PSU quality.

I've been reading reviews and all of them are positive. Is there something else I should know? I know raidmax has a bad rap but I ran a 730w hybrid with a I7 920 overclocked to 3.8 with sli gtx 275 for over a year without a hicup.
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I've been reading reviews and all of them are positive. Is there something else I should know? I know raidmax has a bad rap but I ran a 730w hybrid with a I7 920 overclocked to 3.8 with sli gtx 275 for over a year without a hicup.

You should know that this unit does NOT have what it takes to pass 80 Plus Gold. A review done on its older brother, 1000AE, only has the efficiency of 80 Plus Bronze. Internal build quality of this PSU family is acceptable at best in my opinion.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/02/23/raidmax_rx1000ae_1000w_power_supply_review/9

HardOCP conclusion is that 1000AE is a passing PSU, but nothing outstanding about it.

Newegg reviewers typically don't push their PSU hard enough, and are more of a rookie than geeks.
Edited by trumpet-205 - 4/26/12 at 5:31pm
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Raidmax / Andyson (their OEM) scammed 80PLUS by sending a different unit (Andyson K series, 87-90% efficient) for certification than what is actually being sold to customers (Andyson E series, 79-85% efficient). The E series are not terrible PSUs and it can do its rated wattage, but Raidmax still committed fraud and the only reason they aren't in legal trouble is because Ecos Consulting (in charge of 80PLUS) would rather have Raidmax's US$5,000 per unit fee (and possibly some extra grease on the side) than bother suing them and losing a customer.

In other words Raidmax are cheating frauds and even though the PSU is of acceptable quality, I cannot recommend it. Buy it if you like, then go downtown and buy some sketchy pirated DVDs and a fake Rolex because it's essentially the same deal.
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Lol the boss has spoken. Can you recommend a psu under $100 that is modular and can power a highly overclocked fx-8120 and gtx 560ti with room for more hds and fans? If something like that exsits
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http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-ModXStream-Modular-Performance-compatible/dp/B001IZ7MHU

I like this one biggrin.gif
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