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post #6481 of 6753
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Originally Posted by Elrick View Post

Sorry if this is a repeated question here but I have to ask this;

Just saw this model for sale on Newegg - http://www.newegg.com/global/au/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817103085

Is it worth buying and using, or is it "utter rubbish" (shilka's usual terminology here).

Use to remember they had produced sterling units some years ago still used in server rooms around the world but they went silent, until I saw their latest product on Newegg.

As usual, would appreciate some serious commentary here regarding this power supply because it is "Platinum" based and attracted my attention immediately.

 

I don't know. I am pretty sure this PSU used to be on the list in the OP, but one thing I do know is, the 80+ Certification can't be used to judge the quality of a PSU.

 

Can you buy from PC Case Gear?

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post #6482 of 6753
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post


I don't know. I am pretty sure this PSU used to be on the list in the OP, but one thing I do know is, the 80+ Certification can't be used to judge the quality of a PSU.

Can you buy from PC Case Gear?

Sure, have already bought some RM550x units in my last order with them, just was curious to know if there are other, BETTER power supplies about for sale?

Hate to miss out on a brilliant unit, due to living here in Convict Town plus the experts here on Power Supplies know your stuff hence always touching base here is of prime consideration, when it comes to purchasing numbers of PSUs.

As always want to purchase the VERY best Power Supplies that are made recently that are GOLD or PLATINUM rated.
post #6483 of 6753
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Originally Posted by Elrick View Post


Sure, have already bought some RM550x units in my last order with them, just was curious to know if there are other, BETTER power supplies about for sale?

Hate to miss out on a brilliant unit, due to living here in Convict Town plus the experts here on Power Supplies know your stuff hence always touching base here is of prime consideration, when it comes to purchasing numbers of PSUs.

As always want to purchase the VERY best Power Supplies that are made recently that are GOLD or PLATINUM rated.

 

Why do they have to be Gold or Platinum? Like I said, that's not an indication of quality.

 

Anyway, the RM550x easily destroys that Sparkle PSU. You could get the 650W G2 from PC Case Gear which is again a much better unit (it is just as good as the RM550x) for less than the cost of that Sparkle PSU.

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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
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Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
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Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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post #6484 of 6753
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

Why do they have to be Gold or Platinum? Like I said, that's not an indication of quality.

Anyway, the RM550x easily destroys that Sparkle PSU. You could get the 650W G2 from PC Case Gear which is again a much better unit (it is just as good as the RM550x) for less than the cost of that Sparkle PSU.

$10 more and you can get the 750W G2 unit - no brainer isn't it?
post #6485 of 6753
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Originally Posted by Bold Eagle View Post

$10 more and you can get the 750W G2 unit - no brainer isn't it?

Is it? Why pay $10 for something you don't need? Power requirements are only going down, so the idea of buying a much higher wattage PSU than you need is becoming less and less relevant.

That $10 is probably better spent elsewhere.
post #6486 of 6753
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$10 more and you can get the 750W G2 unit - no brainer isn't it?

 

Not when someone is focused on trying to spend as little as possible (and they're already only looking at a 600W PSU).

 

So, I am recommending something with more power at a lower cost. You're recommending something with more power at a higher cost. To me, the no-brainer is to go with the 650W G2. However, even having said that, I want to see what he has to say.

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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
AudioAudio
X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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post #6487 of 6753
Look at Corsair RMx/i and EVGA G2/P2 or SF Leadex Gold Platinum models.
I'm not sure I would want a Sparkle to sparkle.
post #6488 of 6753
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

So, I am recommending something with more power at a lower cost. You're recommending something with more power at a higher cost. To me, the no-brainer is to go with the 650W G2. However, even having said that, I want to see what he has to say.

DONE, order put through for 15 - Evga 650W G2s.

Usually I go though Newegg's website looking for something 'unusual' as to say but when I saw that "Sparkle" and they are still making PSUs, naturally thought about putting through an order to them. Alas far cheaper to get some PSUs locally than to bring a whole pallet load in from overseas.

Thank you very much OCN Experts, you're worth your weight in Gold cheers.gif .
post #6489 of 6753
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Originally Posted by Elrick View Post


DONE, order put through for 15 - Evga 650W G2s.

Usually I go though Newegg's website looking for something 'unusual' as to say but when I saw that "Sparkle" and they are still making PSUs, naturally thought about putting through an order to them. Alas far cheaper to get some PSUs locally than to bring a whole pallet load in from overseas.

Thank you very much OCN Experts, you're worth your weight in Gold cheers.gif .

 

Wow. 15? What are these going to be used for?

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
AudioAudio
X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
AudioAudio
X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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post #6490 of 6753
Isn't he making like a classroom or something? He had some questions before involving many PCs not a single one.
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