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Thanks, Duck. You deserve 3 good reps for those three posts. But for the sake of not over-repping, I'll give you one Enthusiastic Rep+!!!!

You've been a big help, thanks alot.
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Why would anyone use Newegg or their reviews for buying guidence?
You don't? Usually the reviews are helpful, and it gives you an idea on the quality of a product. Of course, you always need to make sure there's a good amount of ratings.

The only other way would be to ask on places like OCN, and it would be quite annoying if you kept asking about everything, right? I think newegg is a good site for reference since they have a large selection/reviewers, but yes their prices are not always the best. Personally, I only buy stuff from them when they have price cuts/shell shockers because I also have to pay tax. When I got my Zalman it was -$30.
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You don't? Usually the reviews are helpful, and it gives you an idea on the quality of a product. Of course, you always need to make sure there's a good amount of ratings.

The only other way would be to ask on places like OCN, and it would be quite annoying if you kept asking about everything, right? I think newegg is a good site for reference since they have a large selection/reviewers, but yes their prices are not always the best. Personally, I only buy stuff from them when they have price cuts/shell shockers because I also have to pay tax. When I got my Zalman it was -$30.
No way.... I always use objective reviews from people who know what they are doing first. I then ask around. Newegg reviews barely factor in.... especially with PSUs. Virtually no one on Newegg understand much about PSUs. I rather get advice from 4-5 experts than 1000 n00bs.

I always check www.jonnyguru.com for PSU questions.
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Heh, I love when Newegg reviews say that it provides "Good Power" based on absolutely no testing at all. Duckie is right, I ignore all Newegg reviews (especially PSUs) apart from looking for abnormally high reports of DOAs.
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I don't want to start a whole new thread to ask this, so this might be the best place to do it. If I wanted to upgrade my current PSU (see sig), and I insisted on modular, what's the best in the 800W-950W range?

Right now I'm looking at the Silverstone DA800 & DA850, just because I know my Decathlon is reliable, quiet, and does a great job. But if I decided to go with one of the newer video cards out there, I would probably need more power than I currently have. I love my current PSU, but if I needed more power, what are my options?

I like what everyone has to say about Seasonic, but when I looked for a modular Seasonic, I didn't see any.

What about PCP&C, do they offer modular? I didn't see any.

My needs in order of importance are as follows:
1. 100% Modular
2. 800W-950W Range
3. Solid (Reputation & Performance-Wise)
4. Quiet
5. Efficient
6. Knows how to make a great Key Lime Pie

Thanks in advance for the help. If I don't get more than three responses here in the next 24 hours, I'll just start a new thread. I hope that's okay (Mods?).
Well I just sold a Ultra X3 1000w PSU to another member for $205 shipped. You will LOVE that power supply. 100% modular. Sleek black finish. Sleeved cables. Big fan on top. The Flex Force cables are EXCELLENT for cable routing. I would have kept the Ultra if I didn't just buy a Corsair 750w
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But explain to me why you thought a 750W Corsair was better than your 1000W Ultra X3. That's the part that confuses me. If it's so good, why "downgrade"?
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But explain to me why you thought a 750W Corsair was better than your 1000W Ultra X3. That's the part that confuses me. If it's so good, why "downgrade"?
He RMAed a low-end Ultra 600w-ish PSU. In the mean time, he had bought the 750w Corsair. Since Ultra didn't have any other modular PSUs in stock, they upgraded him to the 1000w X3. Since he does not need the 1000w, he sold it.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
He RMAed a low-end Ultra 600w-ish PSU. In the mean time, he had bought the 750w Corsair. Since Ultra didn't have any other modular PSUs in stock, they upgraded him to the 1000w X3. Since he does not need the 1000w, he sold it.
Ahhh! Thanks again, Duckie. Man, you're like the know-all, see-all, end-all embodiment of OCN, huh? I appreciate all the consistent support.
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Nspire 650 WATT -- ATX2.2 Power Supply
This power supply has the switch on the rear
650W ATX P/S
Retail box
Fan: 140mm
Material: Steel
Warranty: 2 year
Dimension 150mmX160mmX86mm
20/24pin connection: 1 500mm
4+4pin 12V connection: 1
6 pin PCI Express COnnection: 2
5 pin SATA connection: 4
4 pin peripheral power connection: 6
4 pin floppy power connection: 2
Voltage Output : +5V = 28A , +12V1 = 18A, +12V2 = 18A, 3.3W = 30A, 5Vsb = 3A
Input: Universal 100~240VAC, 50/60Hz
Weight: 5lb (gross)
Modular
i got this in each of my two computers since may 2008 runing 24/7 very nice, no complaints so far, paid $87,00 CAD
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Heh, I love when Newegg reviews say that it provides "Good Power" based on absolutely no testing at all. Duckie is right, I ignore all Newegg reviews (especially PSUs) apart from looking for abnormally high reports of DOAs.
shinji2k and duckie are correct. Anyone who buys stuff based on one site's reviews is simply making a big mistake. The idea is to research and then research the research, and then wait for a good deal on the product.

One thing I gotta say about newegg is that whenever they have a special going, it usually tends to be very good. For example, I bought my 500W Antec Earthwatts from them for 50 something bucks, with free shipping and no sales tax.
    
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