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I'd like to see EVGA rise to the challenge and come up with a NEX1500 v2 capable of taking on the Corsair. It needs competition, and EVGA's got as good a chance as any to do it.

I keep hearing about a new 1500/1600 watts EVGA but i have not heard anything at all
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Wolf said the documentation was sub-par and worth deducting points, however the unit was so good he couldn't not give it a 10. That and no-one but Silverstone would get a 10 for documentation if he went by their standards.

I'm aware, and I wasn't talking about just the documentation specifically. I just used that as an example of a unit that got close to it.

Just before going out, I'd skimming through it with a friend. We joked about how it wouldn't get a perfect score due to the issues of him setting up the software, and then we saw the conclusion page and his explanation. For some reason, we found the whole thing funny and was legitimately laughing. Don't ask why. lol But yeah, even if he had deducted points, it wouldn't have affect the review either way.

Btw, have you heard any news on the EVGA 1600w unit that's coming out? The only thing I heard about it is that it's expected to be release June-ish from a member on this site, but that's about it.
Edited by qwan456 - 4/30/14 at 12:39pm
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Hmmm. So much goo on the AXi1500 should at least warrant a half-point reduction in build quality.
Wolfy is a sell-out. Although for such a beast I would be too.
Good job Corsair. Now give me 10 years of warranty and I'm sold.
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post #204 of 392
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Hmmm. So much goo on the AXi1500 should at least warrant a half-point reduction in build quality.

The goop is there to keep bigger parts from moving around and breaking solder joints in shipping. It's a little much in this unit, but not in any way a hindrance to proper operation, as evidenced by the fact that I had it pushing 1500W above its rated maximum temp. I especially appreciated the amount they used on the PFC coils, as they are the most likely to move around in shipping.

Companies that operate in the industrial market like Flextronics, Zippy, Delta, and Etasis to name a few don't do things like drown parts in silicone without good reason. This is the opposite of cost cutting... can't see that as a bad thing, and I'm certainly not going to score against it.
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The goop is there to keep bigger parts from moving around and breaking solder joints in shipping. It's a little much in this unit, but not in any way a hindrance to proper operation, as evidenced by the fact that I had it pushing 1500W above its rated maximum temp. I especially appreciated the amount they used on the PFC coils, as they are the most likely to move around in shipping.

Companies that operate in the industrial market like Flextronics, Zippy, Delta, and Etasis to name a few don't do things like drown parts in silicone without good reason. This is the opposite of cost cutting... can't see that as a bad thing, and I'm certainly not going to score against it.

None of the server-grade MNCs you mentioned use such an amount. And they could just as easily pile on as much as they wanted too, but it isn't deemed necessary (...is it?).

I don't know, to me a perfect 10 should be just that, perfect in every way. I mean the overall score would still be like 9.9, which is still bada$$.

And if EVGA does pull another wonder in the +1500w range, it'd be interesting to see how much they'll price it compared to the AXi.

Ahhh, good times in the uber range again.
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Cooler Master has launched a new addition to its V-Series of high end power supply units, which is currently available in 700W, 850W and 1000W, the fully modular V Series V1200 Platinum PSU.

Based on the same V Series platform, the V1200 Platinum PSU comes with a 80Plus Platinum efficiency rating delivering up to 93 percent of efficiency at 50 percent load, as well as single +12V rail and fully modular design and high quality components like highest grade Japanese electrolyte and solid capacitors, a custom PCB interface, and high quality 42mm transformers.

The full modular design comes with flat ribbon cables which are considered the best when it comes to cable routing as well as features a total of twelve PCI-Express 6+2-pin connectors making it suitable for any multi-GPU configuration. The PSU is cooled by a bottom place 135mm Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) fan with auto/hybrid switch.

The Cooler Master V Series V1200 Platinum PSU is backed by a 7-year extended warranty and should be available soon with a suggested retail price of €259.99 inc. VAT.


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Still using that terrible KM3 pinout thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif other than that should be great.
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Still using that terrible KM3 pinout thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif other than that should be great.

Actually its a XP3 unit which is an upgrade of the KM3 but most still say KM3.
Anyway its a the same PSU as the Seasonic Platinum 1200 watts just with the Cooler Master name on it
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Actually its a XP3 unit which is an upgrade of the KM3 but most still say KM3.
Anyway its a the same PSU as the Seasonic Platinum 1200 watts just with the Cooler Master name on it
Is there any reason besides production costs that Seasonic has too load up all those double wires?
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Cooler Master has launched a new addition to its V-Series of high end power supply units, which is currently available in 700W, 850W and 1000W, the fully modular V Series V1200 Platinum PSU.

Based on the same V Series platform, the V1200 Platinum PSU comes with a 80Plus Platinum efficiency rating delivering up to 93 percent of efficiency at 50 percent load, as well as single +12V rail and fully modular design and high quality components like highest grade Japanese electrolyte and solid capacitors, a custom PCB interface, and high quality 42mm transformers.

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The Cooler Master V Series V1200 Platinum PSU is backed by a 7-year extended warranty and should be available soon with a suggested retail price of €259.99 inc. VAT.



I think it would be more informative if you could include your own comments Shilka when posting about a new PSU.
Like "it's based on the XP3 SeaSonic platform which is great but a little pricey, nevertheless, an excellent unit with a freakishly high amount of connecters".....or something like that lol.
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