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I wish I had that kind of money to throw around. If you are wealthy and this isn't a problem, then just get the extreme overkill. However, I think you will find yourself in a position in the future wondering why you ever believed you would ever need this much power because each new generation of video cards and CPUs require less and less power.
True, but if one buys a 1500Watt PSU for a system that only uses 450-450 Watts during load, shouldn't the PSU last pretty much forever? That's how I feel about my 1000P2. My rig never goes over 450watts, the fan never turns on and the casing only gets lukewarm to the touch. That coupled with EVGA's 10 year warranty pretty much makes it a "buy it for life" kinda thing IMO.
post #3582 of 3909
Ye well still i can't chose betwheen supernova and Corsair Ax.. i have both amazon pages open from hours and i can't decide myself to click buy in one of the two smile.gif

[By the way, 1600 p2 is exactly 70 € more expensive than 1200 here, and to be honest..unfortunatley i'm not that guy who can buy himself a Ferrari, but i definitly can spend 70€ more withouth remorese yet... depside they are screwing our economy up]
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Get whatever evga is offering, cause screw corsair and their price tag. biggrin.gif
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Multi rail is safer but also more annoying if you overload a rail by mistake.
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Wait a sec: but Ax1500i is not Multi rail AT ALL!
It's a single rail psu with a virtual option in its software to "simulate" multi rail.

Oh god, i lost 2 days smile.gif I'm gonna buy a P2. period.
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I think I do, but I am at work. I say think, as I have the leadex (superflower the oem) version of the psu, I don't know that they changed of, however I would recommend spending $20 at a auto parts store and buy a multi meter. Even a cheap one.

Aaaah, that would be awesome man! Yeah no worries, I already have a multi meter. I work with computers and small electronics, hence how I eventually found the courage to take this job on, but I'll be honest and admit I haven't done much modding around power supplies before.
Still waiting for the MDPC-X sleeving to arrive though!

Would be great if you could get back to me on that pinout. It's really odd, the connectors on the PSU side are all identical, regardless of what you connect them too. Makes for an easier job if you have the pinouts only on one though, I suppose.

Sorry for the wait, have been super busy with the baby.


Hopefully this helps

This is looking at the PSU!!

Led pin when grounded brings on led
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I'm looking to buy a Supernova G3 550W or RM550x to go in a everyday desktop machine(Antec 300) with integrated graphics.

The most important things for me are:

- No coil whine
- Low ripple
- Excellent voltage regulation
- reliability

I can't figure out which one to get. There's the review on jonnyguru with the G3 750W version which looks good but the G3 750W+ versions have a 10 year warranty vs the G3 550W/650W which has a 7 year warranty. Are the same parts used, or different parts?

Since I won't be pushing the PSU over 250W the PSU fan won't be turning on unless I take the G3 with the eco button. The PSU mounts at the bottom on the Antec 300. If I put the PSU with fan opening faced downwards. Is it ok to do so with the fan off, or will the heat get trapped and slowly kill the life out of the components?

If I decide to turn eco button off, and leave the HDB fan always. Can the fan last 10 years? Personally I'd love to keep the fan always running at a low speed to cool the components in the PSU.

I'm tempted to give the SuperNova G3 a go but I worry about quality control.
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I'm looking to buy a Supernova G3 550W or RM550x to go in a everyday desktop machine(Antec 300) with integrated graphics.

The most important things for me are:

- No coil whine
- Low ripple
- Excellent voltage regulation
- reliability

I can't figure out which one to get. There's the review on jonnyguru with the G3 750W version which looks good but the G3 750W+ versions have a 10 year warranty vs the G3 550W/650W which has a 7 year warranty. Are the same parts used, or different parts?

Since I won't be pushing the PSU over 250W the PSU fan won't be turning on unless I take the G3 with the eco button. The PSU mounts at the bottom on the Antec 300. If I put the PSU with fan opening faced downwards. Is it ok to do so with the fan off, or will the heat get trapped and slowly kill the life out of the components?

If I decide to turn eco button off, and leave the HDB fan always. Can the fan last 10 years? Personally I'd love to keep the fan always running at a low speed to cool the components in the PSU.

I'm tempted to give the SuperNova G3 a go but I worry about quality control.
I would pick the G3 but there is another option you probably dont know about

The new Bitfenix Whisper is on par with the RMx and the G2 and it cost about the same
https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=Bitfenix+PSU&N=-1&isNodeId=1

It also have a 450 watt version something the EVGA and Corsair is missing in their high end series
Whatever you do dont get a Bitfenix Fury as that one SUCKS!
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Thanks for the heads up on the Bitfenix. I notice the OEM is Channel Well GPU Series where is the RM550x is just Channel Well. Whatever that means?

I'm not a fan of ribbon cables on the ATX. 450W is nicer though. But I won't add that to my choices.

If you don't have the fan on with the G3, should you have the fan facing up if it's mounted at the bottom of the case so heat can just escape thru the fan grill? I just don't want any dust or anything falling into it which is why I would prefer to have the fan facing downwards.

What kind of history does Superflower have?
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Channel Well Technologies (CWT) is a manufacturer. The RMx Series is based on some CWT series of PSUs, but I don't know what that series is. We know what the series is for the BitFenix Whisper, so we're pointing it out.

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