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Hardwaresecrets seems to be the only thorough review, and it is indeed a pretty bad review.

the other reviews are of the type "aaahh a PSU... it looks nice on the outside (only one of the others actually bothered opening it), let's put it in a rig. Hey, it works! Fun! Good PSU"

I don't take those kind of reviews seriously.

If you read the hardwaresecrets review closely, you can see they have a lot of criticism on how the interior of that PSU is set up and built. Plus, that a Tagan another tester had burned on top of that. Yes, there is a possiblity they had a faulty one, but do you want to run that risk with $2,500 of parts at stake. If you really want to save money, don't do it on the PSU but drop one of the 8800GTX's. the PSU is the LAST component to save on.
    
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Hardwaresecrets seems to be the only thorough review, and it is indeed a pretty bad review.

the other reviews are of the type "aaahh a PSU... it looks nice on the outside (only one of the others actually bothered opening it), let's put it in a rig. Hey, it works! Fun! Good PSU"

I don't take those kind of reviews seriously.

If you read the hardwaresecrets review closely, you can see they have a lot of criticism on how the interior of that PSU is set up and built. Plus, that a Tagan another tester had burned on top of that. Yes, there is a possiblity they had a faulty one, but do you want to run that risk with $2,500 of parts at stake. If you really want to save money, don't do it on the PSU but drop one of the 8800GTX's. the PSU is the LAST component to save on.
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I agree with the Silverstone 850W
    
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Well I was thinking that maybe a Tagan 1100w would at least work even better than an Silverstone 850w. Not only that but I can get one for about the same price or maybe even a little less.
just cuz the tagas has more power doesnt mean it will run better then the silverstone... if i was you i would go with the silverstone ne day over the tagan lol, goodluck!
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"Yes, there is a possiblity they had a faulty one, but do you want to run that risk with $2,500 of parts at stake. If you really want to save money, don't do it on the PSU but drop one of the 8800GTX's. the PSU is the LAST component to save on."

Agreed.
He definately nailed it when he said that you should drop one of the the vid cards and use the money to get a good PSU.
The PSU is providing massive amounts of power to all of your thousands of dollars worth of goodies. Building a rig with dual 8800GTXs and skimping on the PSU is like building a really nice car, running out of money and putting a ****ty engine in it.
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you could get a dedicated GPU PSU!!! Then you could aford to splash out on a low wattage high quality seasonic to power your Mainboard, CPU etc.
    
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post #38 of 43
The cost would be about the same I guess... The dedicated PSU is like $90 (the FSP one; I would not really get the Thermaltake one). The Seasonic is like.... $150 or so??

Plus, the Silverstone is also of excellent quality; at least as good as the seasonic.
    
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inquirer anyone? lol
    
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