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post #1801 of 6753
Tator Tot and Original Sin guys your input needed here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1327861/fsp-epsilon-80plus-600w-unknown-combined-power-for-the-12v-rails
post #1802 of 6753
Thread updated, removed some canceled and discontinued units from Gigabyte, Sparkle, etc... added some new units from InWin, Silverstone, Seasonic, Rosewill, Corsair, etc.. added some reviews as well.
Edited by Original Sin - 12/13/12 at 12:04am
post #1803 of 6753
Had a choice of the Cooler Master 1500w or the Silverstone ST1500. Same price and both were new. I went with the Cooler Master. Seems like the reviews were much more positive then the Silverstone. I don't have full modular cables but I don't mind since I'm using some extensions. So far, its been able to handle my rig ok but my needs are actually pushing this unit. So I'm planning to add a smaller unit to run one card and my system while the 1.5kw unit will run three cards. My new case has an extra spot for a second psu.

Just checking in if the CM 1.5kw fits the bill to be on this list thumb.gif
post #1804 of 6753
Quote:
Originally Posted by wermad View Post

Had a choice of the Cooler Master 1500w or the Silverstone ST1500. Same price and both were new. I went with the Cooler Master. Seems like the reviews were much more positive then the Silverstone. I don't have full modular cables but I don't mind since I'm using some extensions. So far, its been able to handle my rig ok but my needs are actually pushing this unit. So I'm planning to add a smaller unit to run one card and my system while the 1.5kw unit will run three cards. My new case has an extra spot for a second psu.
Just checking in if the CM 1.5kw fits the bill to be on this list thumb.gif

 

Reviews of CM's 1500w Silent Pro M2 haven't been good to say the least. Some early units had Vreg & Ripple units with others showing other issues. Which is why most reputable sites have yet to publish a review on the unit.

 

The Strider 1500w, on the other hand, is a proven unit. It's solid all around with the only downside being it's low-ish 12v wattage. Just due to the older design. It can be seen as a positive though, as server style systems with many HDD's or add-on cards may need that additional 3.3v or 5v amperage to help with the ICs on those devices.

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570K  Biostar TZ774XE Power Color AX5770 1GB 4x4GB 1866Mhz 9-10-9-27-2T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Western Digital Green 2TB Samsung Spinpoint M4 500GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X-25M G2 80GB Lite-On BluRay Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2212HM Deck Legend Frost Tactile Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Custom Acrylic Test Bed 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Cooler Master Storm Tactics FPS Beyer Dynamics DT-990 600ohm Samson MediaOne 3A 
AudioAudioOtherOther
FiiO E09k QOGIR FiiO E17 ALPEN Microsoft Lifecam Studio Blue Yeti Pro Microphone 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10-A5800K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Radeon HD7770 1GB 2x8GB 1866mhz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2TB 5400 RPM  24x DVD Drive Noctua L9A 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
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post #1805 of 6753
I'm happy w/ the CM unit. I hope to see more positive reviews of it soon thumb.gif

I do wish CM would do 100% modular, especially since the msrp is a tad high. The ribbon cables for the modular cables are really nice though.
post #1806 of 6753

The price is way too high.

 

Silverstone, Lepa, Enermax, & Thermaltake have ~1500w-1600w units that are better than the Cooler Master.

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TTTbox
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570K  Biostar TZ774XE Power Color AX5770 1GB 4x4GB 1866Mhz 9-10-9-27-2T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Western Digital Green 2TB Samsung Spinpoint M4 500GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X-25M G2 80GB Lite-On BluRay Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2212HM Deck Legend Frost Tactile Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Custom Acrylic Test Bed 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Cooler Master Storm Tactics FPS Beyer Dynamics DT-990 600ohm Samson MediaOne 3A 
AudioAudioOtherOther
FiiO E09k QOGIR FiiO E17 ALPEN Microsoft Lifecam Studio Blue Yeti Pro Microphone 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10-A5800K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Radeon HD7770 1GB 2x8GB 1866mhz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2TB 5400 RPM  24x DVD Drive Noctua L9A 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 32" IPS TV Logitech K400 Seasonic G360 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Logitech K400 Trackpad Custom 2.1 Home Theater Setup 
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Test Bed
(24 items)
 
TTTbox
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570K  Biostar TZ774XE Power Color AX5770 1GB 4x4GB 1866Mhz 9-10-9-27-2T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Western Digital Green 2TB Samsung Spinpoint M4 500GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X-25M G2 80GB Lite-On BluRay Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2212HM Deck Legend Frost Tactile Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Custom Acrylic Test Bed 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Cooler Master Storm Tactics FPS Beyer Dynamics DT-990 600ohm Samson MediaOne 3A 
AudioAudioOtherOther
FiiO E09k QOGIR FiiO E17 ALPEN Microsoft Lifecam Studio Blue Yeti Pro Microphone 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10-A5800K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Radeon HD7770 1GB 2x8GB 1866mhz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2TB 5400 RPM  24x DVD Drive Noctua L9A 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 32" IPS TV Logitech K400 Seasonic G360 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Logitech K400 Trackpad Custom 2.1 Home Theater Setup 
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post #1807 of 6753
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post

The price is way too high.

Silverstone, Lepa, Enermax, & Thermaltake have ~1500w-1600w units that are better than the Cooler Master.

I didn't pay msrp biggrin.gif
post #1808 of 6753

I wouldn't pay money for it.

Test Bed
(24 items)
 
TTTbox
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570K  Biostar TZ774XE Power Color AX5770 1GB 4x4GB 1866Mhz 9-10-9-27-2T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Western Digital Green 2TB Samsung Spinpoint M4 500GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X-25M G2 80GB Lite-On BluRay Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2212HM Deck Legend Frost Tactile Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Custom Acrylic Test Bed 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Cooler Master Storm Tactics FPS Beyer Dynamics DT-990 600ohm Samson MediaOne 3A 
AudioAudioOtherOther
FiiO E09k QOGIR FiiO E17 ALPEN Microsoft Lifecam Studio Blue Yeti Pro Microphone 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10-A5800K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Radeon HD7770 1GB 2x8GB 1866mhz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2TB 5400 RPM  24x DVD Drive Noctua L9A 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 32" IPS TV Logitech K400 Seasonic G360 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Logitech K400 Trackpad Custom 2.1 Home Theater Setup 
  hide details  
Reply
Test Bed
(24 items)
 
TTTbox
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570K  Biostar TZ774XE Power Color AX5770 1GB 4x4GB 1866Mhz 9-10-9-27-2T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Western Digital Green 2TB Samsung Spinpoint M4 500GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X-25M G2 80GB Lite-On BluRay Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2212HM Deck Legend Frost Tactile Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Custom Acrylic Test Bed 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Cooler Master Storm Tactics FPS Beyer Dynamics DT-990 600ohm Samson MediaOne 3A 
AudioAudioOtherOther
FiiO E09k QOGIR FiiO E17 ALPEN Microsoft Lifecam Studio Blue Yeti Pro Microphone 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10-A5800K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Radeon HD7770 1GB 2x8GB 1866mhz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2TB 5400 RPM  24x DVD Drive Noctua L9A 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 32" IPS TV Logitech K400 Seasonic G360 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Logitech K400 Trackpad Custom 2.1 Home Theater Setup 
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Reply
post #1809 of 6753
My Pc Power and Cooling 950w Mk2 is pretty sweet so far smile.gif got it for $100 tax in.
post #1810 of 6753
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post

I wouldn't pay money for it.

Sounds like you're not fond of CM, ? Well, reviews give it thumbs up. Its good for me regardless of how you feel wink.gif. I think it deserves to be this list. Some units barely make the cut and yet are listed here. They're not terrible units but they still do the job. I think this does the job quite well and if you look used you can find it ~$200 or less. But I agree with you, the msrp is too high but that shouldn't affect its performance.

Here are some the reviews that say its a pretty darn good unit:


http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4831/cooler_master_silent_pro_m2_1500_watt_power_supply_review/index.html

http://www.rwlabs.com/article.php?id=739

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2044/1/

http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/power-supplies/20098-cm-sprom2-1500w-psu?showall=&start=5

http://www.3dgameman.com/reviews/1351/cooler-master-silent-pro-m2-1500w-power-supply

http://www.thinkcomputers.org/cooler-master-silent-pro-m2-1500w-power-supply-review/4/

etc...



Btw, does jg.com plan to review one soon?
Edited by wermad - 12/12/12 at 9:02pm
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