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Actually apart from the optical mess, the caps should be treated better on the cw than the chicony, unless the fets on the chicony are way over-speced and don't generate much heat.

Maybe corsair did actually over-spec them or did not believe that people would put the units on very high loads for long time periods. Maybe they just wanted a cheap unit to sell at all costs (bad company situation in terms of $? this could be possible considering the international economy in the last years, but dunno).

Hopefully it's ok, but I don't personally think that the chicony units can push their rated wattage for more than 3 years in high loads without extra additional air flow.

But it's too early yet, we'll see. tongue.gif
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Isn't part of cable management about airflow for better temperatures?

You did not observed well, the other three units has good airflow while having a neat layout
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You did not observed well, the other three units has good airflow while having a neat layout

Should i show the Rosewill Capstone Seasonic G and Cooler Master VS compared to the 4 already shown?
Edited by shilka - 4/11/14 at 10:13am
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This is a screen shot below of the max wattage drawn from my PC during a 2 hours run in test from my 2 new R9 290 cards using Heaven Benchmark 4.0...And yes you are reading that right it did indeed peak to 821.3 watts being pulled from the PSU

*snip*

Right, however as someone else said – no PSU today has 100% efficiency (the rated wattage is the one that is provided to the components).
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This is a screen shot below of the max wattage drawn from my PC during a 2 hours run in test from my 2 new R9 290 cards using Heaven Benchmark 4.0...And yes you are reading that right it did indeed peak to 821.3 watts being pulled from the PSU

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Owner of a Corsair RM PSU here!

Does it have coil whine? Nope. Does it power my overclocked system sufficiently? Yes.

Do I care about anything else? NOPE biggrin.gif
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Yes and i dont like it very much as it has way too many CapXon caps in it, So its guilty of the some of the same things as the Corsair RM is
The CWT RM looks like a mess
But at least it's cheap. And very tiny. It's not marketed as a high-end unit. I don't mind CapXon here since it's very damn far away from the mosfets. Also it has 5 years warranty and CM is being honest here, the engineers told me they are pretty darn sure it will last at least 5 years.
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But at least it's cheap. And very tiny. It's not marketed as a high-end unit. I don't mind CapXon here since it's very damn far away from the mosfets. Also it has 5 years warranty and CM is being honest here, the engineers told me they are pretty darn sure it will last at least 5 years.

To be honest i have not really seen it on sale anywhere nor have i seen that many talk about it, Ripple and voltage regulation does seem above average so maybe its worth it if its cheap enough? At least its not group regulated or anything like that

If its priced around the same area as the Corsair CX then yes that would be a better option, its kinda sad that the EVGA 500/600/500B/600B are not very good i had hopes for them
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To be honest i have not really seen it on sale anywhere nor have i seen that many talk about it, Ripple and voltage regulation does seem above average so maybe its worth it if its cheap enough? At least its not group regulated or anything like that

If its priced around the same area as the Corsair CX then yes that would be a better option, its kinda sad that the EVGA 500/600/500B/600B are not very good i had hopes for them
Huh ... this is one of the CM's new SERIOUS PSUs. Not the half hearted PSUs before the V-series
And yes it's priced the same as the CX. Performance about the same ripple wise and voltage regulation as a Seasonic M12II 750 but it has better efficiency and certainly, much quieter fan.

The key point is that it's only 140mm long. Mind you the Seasonic M12II 750 is no slouch, take a look at the M12II 850 Evo, same board same platform.

I think this PSU is only for asian markets though ...
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Huh ... this is one of the CM's new SERIOUS PSUs. Not the half hearted PSUs before the V-series
And yes it's priced the same as the CX. Performance about the same ripple wise and voltage regulation as a Seasonic M12II 750 but it has better efficiency and certainly, much quieter fan.

The key point is that it's only 140mm long. Mind you the Seasonic M12II 750 is no slouch, take a look at the M12II 850 Evo, same board same platform.

I think this PSU is only for asian markets though ...

I have not seen it anywhere
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