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post #1 of 21
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http://www.staples.ca/ENG/Catalog/cat_sku.asp?CatIds=&webid=325601&affixedcode=WW

I found this at work, and i can easily knock off 50% for myself if its worth it. It's been at this price for a while, and its been on the shelf for a long time. I personally don't think it's worth it, but i couldnt find any reviews. Anyone got any other opinions, or should I grab it for a future build?
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post #2 of 21
i cant see the link, not from canada or where ever and it asks for postal code. but most of the time you shouldnt trust no name psu's even for 50% off. EVER

50% off now could cause you to replace parts destroyed by it later on and more money
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ca325601_1_enl.jpg

  • 80PLUS Bronze Certified
  • Built-in 140mm Blue LED cooling fan
  • 4 +12V output circuits provide supreme power
  • Support dual GPUs and dual/quad core CPUs
  • APFC ATX12V version 2.3 and EPS12V version 2.91 compatible
  • 1 x 6 pin and 1 x (6+2) pin DUAL PCI-E ready
  • Semi-modular Cable Management to eliminate clutter and improve airflow
  • Surge Current protection
  • Input Transient Voltage protection
  • Over Voltage protection
  • Over Load protection
  • Short Circuit protection
  • Low noise design
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Don't bother
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post #6 of 21
saw the title, (first word in my mind) NO.

bronze however? odd. let's see if we can get a review that ripped out the internals and found the OEM and loadtested it
post #7 of 21
I'd pass. Go for a well known power supply. Skimping on the psu is not a good idea.
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saw the title, (first word in my mind) NO.
bronze however? odd. let's see if we can get a review that ripped out the internals and found the OEM and loadtested it

The 80+ bronze is the only thing that caught my attention. If it wasnt for that, i wouldnt have bothered. And hypothetically, if it wasnt load out 700w, and just pops out 500-600, for only $30 for a modular seems to be worth it as well.
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saw the title, (first word in my mind) NO.
bronze however? odd. let's see if we can get a review that ripped out the internals and found the OEM and loadtested it

The 80+ bronze is the only thing that caught my attention. If it wasnt for that, i wouldnt have bothered. And hypothetically, if it wasnt load out 700w, and just pops out 500-600, for only $30 for a modular seems to be worth it as well.

slickdeals i can find 500-600w PSU's that're well reviewed by rip apart-sites-like jonnyguru/hardwaresecrets for $30 after rebate >_>
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Originally Posted by dnnk View Post

The 80+ bronze is the only thing that caught my attention. If it wasnt for that, i wouldnt have bothered. And hypothetically, if it wasnt load out 700w, and just pops out 500-600, for only $30 for a modular seems to be worth it as well.

This is just for efficiency, that's it. Much more important stuff is voltage regulation, ripple suppression, OCP circuitry, PCB design & soldering .... and sooo much more (I'm not an expert to list them all).

To learn more about PSUs (check sig):
http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies
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