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They're good PSU's but they are ALWAYS made out to the best, when clearly they are not. Silverstone, Seasonic, Zippy, they all are much better but get nowhere near the recommendations they deserve while the GameXstream steals all the "glory". It just annoys is all
    
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Well... those brands are not necessarily 'much' better... reviews vary.

They are all good PSUs, but the GameXStream just delivers a lot of power for a relatively low price.

The most serious competitor at this moment for the 700W is actually the PC Power & Cooling Silencer, which I do recommend over the 700W GameXStream. However, finding a PSU that delivers 600W and 44A on 12V rails for like ~$120 is hard, other than the GameXStream

Do note that the review was still good, save the ripple issue.

Zippy is good, but expensive if you want to get the same power; the Silverstones are indeed underestimated (I think the single rail 560W version is one of the best PSUs out there; the multiple rail version have some problems though, like an odd distribution among the rails, although Silverstone might have fixed that). Seasonic is good also, but 36A on the 12V rails for a 600W unit is a little low...
    
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Well... those brands are not necessarily 'much' better... reviews vary.

They are all good PSUs, but the GameXStream just delivers a lot of power for a relatively low price.

The most serious competitor at this moment for the 700W is actually the PC Power & Cooling Silencer, which I do recommend over the 700W GameXStream. However, finding a PSU that delivers 600W and 44A on 12V rails for like ~$120 is hard, other than the GameXStream

Do note that the review was still good, save the ripple issue.

Zippy is good, but expensive if you want to get the same power; the Silverstones are indeed underestimated (I think the single rail 560W version is one of the best PSUs out there; the multiple rail version have some problems though, like an odd distribution among the rails, although Silverstone might have fixed that). Seasonic is good also, but 36A on the 12V rails for a 600W unit is a little low...
I'm not siding with Silverstone, Seasonic, or Zippy over OCZ or FSP because of the brand, no, I'm siding them because of the history they have have having the best of the best out on the desktop market. A 700w PSU is 700w PSU, what distinguishes them is their future reliability, the caps they use and their voltage regulation.

The review is on the GameXstream is pretty good but the ripple problem could be an issue sometime down the road.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256009



The Gamexstream is an inferior product, in every way, compared to the Etasis based Silverstone above and they're only 35$ apart.

I'll admit the Zippys are a little expensive but it's generally agreed that it's worth the premium considering the reliability you are getting, the silverstones, from what I have seen, have never had problems with their rails and the newer 600w Seasonics (M12) put out 576w on the 4 12v rails alone (it's actually 1 or 2 rails) with the 700w outputting 672w on the 12v.
    
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I agree that the 700W version is not the best in it's segment, and I stated that in my previous post, picking the PC Power & Cooling over the GameXStream. However, to state that the GameXStream is inferior in every way without any proof except specs (and of course the Silverstone wins the specs race, since it has a higher rated wattage) does not convince me. Plus, $35 is a significant price difference.

However, to get back on topic more or less, the GameXStream that should be discussed here is the 600W version and not the 700W version, since it's the 600W version that's recommended to the OP. Again, I don't think it's easy to find another PSU in that price range that delivers what the 600W GameXStream delivers.

The OP already made his decision, and I hope it works out for him
    
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I said it was inferior because it has worse efficiency under high load and that the voltage regulation isn't anything to write home about, that and the shady 12v specs, at first glance you would think that there was 680w (using the 700w version as an example, the 600w is worse) available to the 12v rail but then you look again it actually has to share it (680w) with the +3.3v and +5v rails
    
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Ok now chozart which one do you rekon i get
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He recons, like he stated (and I agree with) to get the OCZ 600W.
    
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Umm note under 100$ CND and not from Newegg

So should i get the OCZ modstream 520watt?

Canceled order btw
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Wow, I guess I need 900+ rep in order to be taken seriously here :/
    
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My sub-$100 CAD recommendation:

SilverStone SST-ST56F Strider 560W $91.79

Currently out of stock, but let's hope they get it soon. Good price for a good PSU.

Boredom: I am taking you seriously. But, we both lost a bit track of the discussion here. The OP was asking for a sub-$100 PSU, and we both fell into the trap of talking about a above $150 PSU. Again, I do recommend other PSUs over the 700W GameXStream, most notably the PC Power & Cooling Silencer. And do note I recommended a Silverstone for his budget
    
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