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Originally Posted by shinji2k View Post
I would avoid that Kingwin. Here's a review on it: http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...50aHVzaWFzdA==. It has some good points but overall it is a mediocre PSU and for $150 you can do MUCH better.

I should ask, you've got both of those psus hooked up so you can run 2 3870X2s right? If I can find a PSU that's ~$160 (including shipping for that Kingwin PSU) that will power your rig, would you please get rid of that Logisys PSU also? AFAIK that Logisys is another Youngyear built POS (the same as your Apevia), so not something I would trust around expensive hardware. Something like these two would be the cheapest PSUs I can recommend to run your rig: Antec TPQ-850 $160 shipped, Cooler Master Real Power Pro 850 ~$164 shipped ($170 shipped from Newegg). Both of these are very nice Enhance built PSUs (slightly different models) with 64A (768W) available on the 12V which is probably the minimum I would recommend for quad crossfire on an OCed system.
O.K. Shin...I think more and more about the performance that I have had with my cards in relation to higher oc settings short comings, considering what many have suggested that I should be getting from my E6600 being frozen @ -44+c....such as vga obvious crashes(which I think are a result of increased power demand when oc to 4.009Ghz...seems more to be a video problem that crashes it....

Anyways, I know this is going off topic...so back to the psus'

I give you +rep for all of those recommendations ty...but~!

It's also nice to have a good looking psu as well especially if you are going to pay more money for it. You & many have made it clear that I should in fact have better psu to best the two 2870x2s' also supplying the current and future components....including oc.

All of the psu you listed shin are great choices...but I want something that will keep to the continuity of my rig I made some shots...right now the psu are all blue led the kingwin mach I is all blue...but I think after reading the review that the ABS would be better:


This is what I think will be what I would want as a stepping stone...that may retain some resale value until I can afford the new koolance liquid cooled psu:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817814014


http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...QyNCwxLCxoZW50
aHVzaWFzdA==

Ultimately I will get the Koolance:http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...product_id=665

But, this psu is not available at least until the end of June ...and it's $600+...this is another important reason for getting the ABS...as I think I could actually resale it & the Logisys & Ultra x2(once it's fixed somehow) more than the Apevia. But with the right wc setup...wow how quiet it would be~!





Edited by thunder_2008 - 5/30/08 at 4:46pm
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I can't say anything bad about that Tagan. I like my picks a bit better, BUT if you like the looks of the Tagan, there's no reason to not buy it. And let's hope the new Koolance can live up to the hype. The old 1200W was disappointing because it was more like a 850W PSU that was pushed to 1200W. It performed well up to 850W, but after that ripple was out of control making it useless above 850W. The confusing thing was that their OEM (CWT) has some of the best 1000W and 1200W PSUs available but Koolance in their wisdom decided not to use them. Hopefully they learned their lesson this time but details are still spotty so we don't know how it will perform.
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Originally Posted by shinji2k View Post
I can't say anything bad about that Tagan. I like my picks a bit better, BUT if you like the looks of the Tagan, there's no reason to not buy it. And let's hope the new Koolance can live up to the hype. The old 1200W was disappointing because it was more like a 850W PSU that was pushed to 1200W. It performed well up to 850W, but after that ripple was out of control making it useless above 850W. The confusing thing was that their OEM (CWT) has some of the best 1000W and 1200W PSUs available but Koolance in their wisdom decided not to use them. Hopefully they learned their lesson this time but details are still spotty so we don't know how it will perform.
Yes...Tagan it is~!

As for the koolance psu: http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...product_id=665

I think the concept is really kool...lol...(kool-ance). In that it would make for a near fanless rig(anyways fan quiet). But, I don't know if it's even like it's predicessor...is it modular...part modular???

The photos for it shown below are kinda lacking I know they want to spin the expectation in hopes to bring sales to new highs.


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post #25 of 26
That page you linked is all we really know about that Koolance. The old one was modular and I don't see mention of modular on that page, but I'd say it's a good chance it is modular. I'm also pretty sure they stuck with CWT again and based on that rail layout it looks like it has true dual 12V rails (2 psus in one case basically) which is characteristic of their PUC line: http://www.cwt.com.tw/english/2_prod...ail.php?ID=958. So *fingers crossed*, it could make for an interesting PSU if my assumptions are correct.
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(to the OP about the psu)

and my two cents?
I think its butt ugly!!

good luck tho, sounds like youre going to need it
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