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How much does cable sleeving on the whole unit cost 5$ or something like that?
It's probably more like .35cents per unit rolleyes.gif
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post #42 of 51
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It's probably more like .35cents per unit rolleyes.gif

Yes so why cheap out like that its just being lazy and half assed
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post #43 of 51
I was also interested in Hec's new retail line, but found out a lot of bad things about it from "Hardware Secrets" reviews. It looks like Hec isn't building the power supplies with real life scenarios, so what happens to be is, you don't get the wattage written on the label. Well, at least some of the models are like that. HS didn't review them all, but few of the major models I believe.

If you want the best of the best? Get Seasonic and be done with it. Every single review will show you how beast their power supplies are and the thing is? Seasonic is the major oem brand behind a lot of premium brands like Corsair, Antec, XFX and probably others as well.
Edited by adi518 - 5/26/13 at 10:18am
post #44 of 51
Maybe not reliable but they really want your young flesh when their desires are high in the heat of the night.





Wait...... what were we talking about?
post #45 of 51
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If you want the best of the best? Get Seasonic and be done with it. Every single review will show you how beast their power supplies are and the thing is? Seasonic is the major oem brand behind a lot of premium brands like Corsair, Antec, XFX and probably others as well.

Wrong the main OEM for Antec is Delta

And claiming Seasonic is the best is also wrong
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post #46 of 51
Hmm... right, then explain. Which brand exactly is better than Seasonic? I look it as a whole, not if a specific power supply is better than a specific Seasonic. Aren't SS first to put out platinum power supplies?
Edited by adi518 - 5/26/13 at 12:16pm
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Hmm... right, then explain. Which brand exactly is better than Seasonic? I look it as a whole, not if a specific power supply is better than a specific Seasonic.

Seasonic is a maker of PSU´s but they are not god/king/best as many like to think even Seasonic has made crap in its time

Also Seasonic is not the largest PSU maker in the world that title belongs to Delta as they sit on a huge part of the units you find in prebuilt PC´s like Dell HP that sort of PC´s

Super Flower / ATNG / FSP / Silverstone / Delta / Enermax and even Enhance Electronics has proven time and time again that they can be just as good or even better then Seasonic

Just look at the Super Flower Leadex the NZXT HALE 90 V2 the Fractal Design Newton R3 and the Enermax Platimax all are very high end units but no ones gives a .... about those all they want is Seasonic
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post #48 of 51
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may I ask why you would prefer the antec over the coolermaster and corsair counterpart?
Seasonic uses japanese caps and not some crappy chinese cap. Simple enough. And very clean power supply as well
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FX6100
4x8gb ddr3 (i will replace my motherboard and add 2 more sticks of ram)
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2x140mm fans on hyper212
2x120mm case fans
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Seasonic S12ii-520W is enough
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Faced with a decision like that, if I didn't know anything about them, I'd pick the 80 plus bronze too. It's more likely to be some kind of reasonably-modern platform with say two-transistor forward on the primary. Voltage regulation and ripple/noise, and actual quality would still be unknown, but as long as they're not lying, it passed through ECOS at 100% load @ 23C without dying.

Looks like the Aerocool X-Strike is some kind of Andyson, who are usually okay. Advertised +12V rating is 492W out of that 500W total.

Looks like the Huntkey (which are usually bad except the higher-end models) is bad if it's anything like this similarly-named 550W unit:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Huntkey-V-Power-550-W-Power-Supply-Review/754/1

Advertised ratings for the Huntkey... actually, wait, forget it. It's like two unspecified +12V "rails" (who knows what's really inside) of 18A each for the whole lineup up to 500W? If a 500W model only has one PCIe power connector, that's a bad sign, folks.
Everything Huntkey has = garbage. And everything Andyson makes now ... is no good.

Back to the OP, Cougar (It's a brand of HEC ...) PSUs are only good if you decide to buy the CMX v2 and SX v2 and GX and GX v2. And even then they are more expensive than a equivalent Seasonic
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Yes so why cheap out like that its just being lazy and half assed
It is far too budget cut-cost ... The 500W costs just as much as a Rosewill Capstone 450W. do the sums, there isn't any! They put out similar 12V power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182066
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post #49 of 51
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Seasonic is a maker of PSU´s but they are not god/king/best as many like to think even Seasonic has made crap in its time

Also Seasonic is not the largest PSU maker in the world that title belongs to Delta as they sit on a huge part of the units you find in prebuilt PC´s like Dell HP that sort of PC´s

Super Flower / ATNG / FSP / Silverstone / Delta / Enermax and even Enhance Electronics has proven time and time again that they can be just as good or even better then Seasonic

Just look at the Super Flower Leadex the NZXT HALE 90 V2 the Fractal Design Newton R3 and the Enermax Platimax all are very high end units but no ones gives a .... about those all they want is Seasonic

Right but the main focus here is on stationaries, not laptops.

Good to know about Fractal. I knew their power supplies were good but had no clue who's the oem really. They're just not as popular as Seasonic.. I mean the only popped recently so what do you expect really?

Also, they don't have a psu that is fully modular like Seasonic. For some, it's a deal breaker.
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Right but the main focus here is on stationaries, not laptops.

Good to know about Fractal. I knew their power supplies were good but had no clue who's the oem really. They're just not as popular as Seasonic.. I mean the only popped recently so what do you expect really?

Also, they don't have a psu that is fully modular like Seasonic. For some, it's a deal breaker.

The new EVGA SuperNova G2 based on the Super Flower Leadex platform and it is fully modular and so is the FSP made NZXT HALE 90 V2

And the Fractal Newton R3 is made by ATNG one of the least known PSU´s makers out there and i think its the most underrated OEM there is no one knows them

The Rosewill Fortress and Fractal Tesla R2 is the same unit made by ATNG only difference is a few parts that make the Tesla R2 gold rated and the Fortress platinum rated
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