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post #912 of 6741
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Originally Posted by wot View Post
Can anyone recommend me a PSU, please?
So far, I have had to choose only between these two units:
Corsair Ax850 - 178€
NZXT Hale90 - 850W -169€
My system:
2600k on water, gtx570sli, 8Gb ram and 6 hdds.
If anyone can recommend a better alternative from an online shop in Europe within price of 190€, please let me know. I would appreciate it. Thanks!
Hale90 is pretty good; and so is the AX Series.

I would personally get the NZXT probably; but only cause it's normally chaeper.
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Wow! I am just shocked (no pun intended) that there aren't more recommendations for PC Power & Cooling I mean come on, massive single rail, rated at 50degrees C and 7 year warranty?
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Wow! I am just shocked (no pun intended) that there aren't more recommendations for PC Power & Cooling I mean come on, massive single rail, rated at 50degrees C and 7 year warranty?
PC Power & Cooling was bought by OCZ in 2007.

Turbocool units are massively outdated, and were massively overpriced. I mean, $550 for a so-so 1200W? Now you can get an Antec HCP-1200 or Corsair AX1200 for $300, and the Turbocools have finally been retired.

The original Silencer units are virtually impossible to find.

Silencer Mk.II units are made by Sirfa and are basically tweaked versions of OCZ Z-series Gold units. There's nothing exceptional about them and they aren't really worth bothering with for their price.

The Silencer 760W and 910W are nice SeaSonic S12D units, but again pricing just sucks on those.
post #915 of 6741
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PC Power & Cooling was bought by OCZ in 2007.

Turbocool units are massively outdated, and were massively overpriced. I mean, $550 for a so-so 1200W? Now you can get an Antec HCP-1200 or Corsair AX1200 for $300, and the Turbocools have finally been retired.

The original Silencer units are virtually impossible to find.

Silencer Mk.II units are made by Sirfa and are basically tweaked versions of OCZ Z-series Gold units. There's nothing exceptional about them and they aren't really worth bothering with for their price.

The Silencer 760W and 910W are nice SeaSonic S12D units, but again pricing just sucks on those.
I remember reading a very similar quote 2 years ago and they STILL haven't lowered their prices to reasonable levels? Such shame.
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They have lowered prices on the Mk.II units, but the competition has lowered their prices more.
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They have lowered prices on the Mk.II units, but the competition has lowered their prices more.
Understood. Still don't meet reasonable price point then.

Honestly, as much as I like OCZ, I don't understand why they won't drop the PSU market like they did with RAM? It's pretty obvious they going full throttle on SSD's that they're going low key on anything else. Are they really making so much profit off them yet?
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Understood. Still don't meet reasonable price point then.

Honestly, as much as I like OCZ, I don't understand why they won't drop the PSU market like they did with RAM? It's pretty obvious they going full throttle on SSD's that they're going low key on anything else. Are they really making so much profit off them yet?
OCZ's low end market (StealthXStream/II & ModXStream Pro) are probably their more profitable designs as people are always buying them because they are cheap.

@enorbet2
PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 750 & 950w are both on the list. They're decently priced and perform at least pretty well.
Though currently you can get better units for the price of the 750w from XFX, Corsair, Silverstone, Cougar, Antec, & OCZ (which uses the same unit as the Fatal1ty 750w, and sells it for $100)

The SMKII 950w isn't a bad PSU; but it doesn't hold up to silver efficiency in the hot box and you can get a Corsair TX950, or a Antec HCG-900 for cheaper. With equal or better performance.

Silencer 760 & 910 are great units, but again; you can find the exact same units being sold by XFX for much less. Especially since the 910 is $200
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OCZ's low end market ... as people are always buying them because they are cheap.
...
Though currently you can get better units for the price of the 750w from ... & OCZ ...

...

Silencer 760 & 910 are great units, but again; you can find the exact same units being sold by OCZ for much less. Especially since the 910 is $200


So in other words OCZ buys PC&C only to put similar products with their own logo at cheaper prices? That marketing model has been holding up all these years now?
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They didn't start in earnest until late 2009, early 2010. They let the brand stagnate for a couple of years, and greatly reduced production, until they remembered, "Oh yeah, didn't we buy that one company a few years back? We should do something with that!"
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