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post #1161 of 6730
Damn... maybe i should just hope to get the Enermax back =)
http://www.planet3dnow.de/vbulletin/...#content_start These guys says it's pretty good, nothing bad on the build quality, great features etc.
http://www.pc-experience.de/wbb2/thr...threadid=28977 These guys also
http://www.hardwareoverclock.com/Cou...700_Watt-5.htm 95% score
http://hardware-academy.org/reviews/...0.html?start=6 Silver Award.
http://www.tweak.dk/review/Cougar_CM...yning/1010/5/1 - An OK PSU.
http://www.ocaholic.ch/xoops/html/mo...mid=340&page=7

http://www.pcmhz.com/hardware-review...review?start=4 "Cougar Power CM 700 is one of the ideal choices for users with medium and large budgets. As can be ideal for the enthusiast, the modding enthusiasts and those who want to impress your friends circle."
"...we are dealing with a source produced by one of the most renowned producers HEC (which made ​​source for many other brands on the market)."

http://www.hardware.no/artikler/cougar_cm_700w/71653/4 The only bad review, complaining about ripple being too high.
Edited by Akusho - 4/26/11 at 10:03am
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At the 750W and 850W recommendations you have the Corsair TX series listed but not the HX series. I would think they both should be recommended. As far as I have read, the HX750/850 are fantastic PSU's....
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I can't choose Corsair cuz they dont sell them
850W Corsair would probably cost much more than my Enermax, and i dont have the money to waste on this.
Also, if i take SeaSonic i lose money(around 30$), or I will have to spend lots of time trying to get them back from the store )

PS SeaSonic looks kinda cheap... no cable sleeving, kinda lame gray color... not saying that the bright orange of HEC is better, but still...
Edited by Akusho - 4/26/11 at 9:31am
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post #1165 of 6730
Quote:
Originally Posted by Akusho View Post
Damn... maybe i should just hope to get the Enermax back =)
All of those reviews do not include either proper testing (with load equipment) or ripple results. HEC units (especially the CM, CMX, and some others) feature high ripple on the 3.3v rail.

Those reviews also did not tear down the unit like other sites would to inspect the soldering.

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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post
At the 750W and 850W recommendations you have the Corsair TX series listed but not the HX series. I would think they both should be recommended. As far as I have read, the HX750/850 are fantastic PSU's....
HX750/HX850 are no longer made as the AX750 and AX850 replace them.
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PS SeaSonic looks kinda cheap... no cable sleeving, kinda lame gray color... not saying that the bright orange of HEC is better, but still...
That's because it's an OEM unit. Not designed for you and I really, but more so designed for people who build PC's for a living as you're supposed to buy them in bulk.
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Originally Posted by Akusho View Post
Damn... maybe i should just hope to get the Enermax back =)
http://www.planet3dnow.de/vbulletin/...#content_start These guys says it's pretty good, nothing bad on the build quality, great features etc.
http://www.pc-experience.de/wbb2/thr...threadid=28977 These guys also
http://www.hardwareoverclock.com/Cou...700_Watt-5.htm 95% score
http://hardware-academy.org/reviews/...0.html?start=6 Silver Award.
http://www.tweak.dk/review/Cougar_CM...yning/1010/5/1 - An OK PSU.
Those reviews are all severely lacking in methodology. No ripple testing, no hot box testing, no load testers, ... you can't do a good review without those

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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post
At the 750W and 850W recommendations you have the Corsair TX series listed but not the HX series. I would think they both should be recommended. As far as I have read, the HX750/850 are fantastic PSU's....
The HX750/850 are not in the list because they are no longer in production. Everybody agrees that they're great units, but the list only includes units currently in production


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I can't choose Corsair cuz they dont sell them
850W Corsair would probably cost much more than my Enermax, and i dont have the money to waste on this.
Also, if i take SeaSonic i lose money(around 30$), or I will have to spend lots of time trying to get them back from the store )

PS SeaSonic looks kinda cheap... no cable sleeving, kinda lame gray color... not saying that the bright orange of HEC is better, but still...
Yes, the SeaSonic looks drab, but it's high quality inside the ugly gray casing. The ThermalTake you mentioned earlier would also be fine.
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Thanks guys. I'll continue hoping to get a new Enermax... otherwise I'm screwed.
HEC is bad, SeaSonic looks crappy, Thermaltake... well, maybe as the last option.
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The Thermaltake is a good, CWT PSH unit.
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Yeah, and costs more than the Enermax, so i prefer to stick with it until the very end, when I'll have no choice but to pay for TT.
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All of those reviews do not include either proper testing (with load equipment) ...
Quote:
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Those reviews are all severely lacking in methodology....
I'm hearing echoes. LOL
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