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Yeah is made by CWT, pretty much same design as the Xigmatek PSU.
Except Xigmatek will use slightly better ingredients.

For example on 750W
DC OUTPUT CABLE CABLE MANAGEMENT vs W/O CABLE MANAGEMENT

HEAT SINK W/ ANODIC TREATMENT DELUXE CASTLE TYPE vs STANDARD HEAT SINK

TERMINAL GOLDEN COATING vs STANDARD TIN COATING <----kicker


TRANSPARENT 2-BALL BEARING quiet FAN/ BLUE LED vs STANDARD BLACK FAN W/O LED

not sure on the 1000Watt thus I don't have that one yet.


p.s. let me find out 1000w
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post #22 of 25
I like the Xigmateks (except the 850W). It's the situation I described earlier. It has out of spec ripple at full load on the 12V. The 750W and below are great and the 1000W (same PUC design as Corsair and others) is awesome.
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Yeah is made by CWT, pretty much same design as the Xigmatek PSU.
Except Xigmatek will use slightly better ingredients.

For example on 750W
DC OUTPUT CABLE CABLE MANAGEMENT vs W/O CABLE MANAGEMENT
Ok, yes. They are well priced for modular.
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HEAT SINK W/ ANODIC TREATMENT DELUXE CASTLE TYPE vs STANDARD HEAT SINK
So they are painted (or powder coated). Doesn't mean better, just maybe added cost in my book.
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TERMINAL GOLDEN COATING vs STANDARD TIN COATING <----kicker
Gold is great except whatever it connects to (HD, mobo, gfx) won't be gold plated so this is useless.
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TRANSPARENT 2-BALL BEARING quiet FAN/ BLUE LED vs STANDARD BLACK FAN W/O LED
Transparent fans are always lower quality and less durable compared to their normal counterparts. The plastic has to be pure to be transparent and can make it brittle. Standard fans can have added strengtheners (fiberglass and such) since they are opaque so they are better quality.
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"So they are painted (or powder coated). Doesn't mean better, just maybe added cost in my book."

is more than just color.

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/image....hfM184X2wuanBn

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/X...es/inside4.jpg

picture taken from 850w but is the same looks, not just it looks better, I bet those heatsink perform better too.

"Gold is great except whatever it connects to (HD, mobo, gfx) won't be gold plated so this is useless."

oh hey, no matter what, gold is gold plated.

"Transparent fans are always lower quality and less durable compared to their normal counterparts. The plastic has to be pure to be transparent and can make it brittle. Standard fans can have added strengtheners (fiberglass and such) since they are opaque so they are better quality."

errrr I don't think any of these transparent fan's motor will generate enough force to break the blades...so who cares?
People love transparent fan for the looks, do you know how many transparent fans are out there? Why people replacing their fan with LED fan? I do like transparent fan with LED bling bling and slience, 2 ball bearing is always nice..........is more expensive parts...period.
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post #24 of 25
Yeah I looked up some pictures myself and the heatsinks on the Xigmatek remind of me of the ones on the 1kW CWT. Do they cool better? Who knows. That's not exactly something you can test easily. They do seem to be more compact but it's arguable that they are better heatsinks.

Also, since most connections aren't gold (instead are tin because it's cheaper and performs almost as well), whenever there is tin-gold mating you will get more corrosion than you would with a tin-tin connection. The gold doesn't corrode but it causes the tin to form oxide deposits on the gold which interferes with conductivity. It's not that this is all that important, but the gold plated connector idea is purely marketing when implemented. In a perfect world with every connection gold plated then sure, it's good but it's unnecessary in a normal temperature and humidity environment.

I guess we are just going to disagree on the fan. I'm not a fan of LEDs in my PSU, it just makes it look cheap. It is a fact that clear fans are not a strong as a traditional fan. I have seen very few fans break so it's a non-issue but it is still true.

And poohball is a very unique name. Ever been over at XS? This is starting to remind of the legendary thread started by someone named poohball that went on for pages about the Xigmatek's efficiency.
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Yeah I looked up some pictures myself and the heatsinks on the Xigmatek remind of me of the ones on the 1kW CWT. Do they cool better? Who knows. That's not exactly something you can test easily. They do seem to be more compact but it's arguable that they are better heatsinks.

Also, since most connections aren't gold (instead are tin because it's cheaper and performs almost as well), whenever there is tin-gold mating you will get more corrosion than you would with a tin-tin connection. The gold doesn't corrode but it causes the tin to form oxide deposits on the gold which interferes with conductivity. It's not that this is all that important, but the gold plated connector idea is purely marketing when implemented. In a perfect world with every connection gold plated then sure, it's good but it's unnecessary in a normal temperature and humidity environment.

I guess we are just going to disagree on the fan. I'm not a fan of LEDs in my PSU, it just makes it look cheap. It is a fact that clear fans are not a strong as a traditional fan. I have seen very few fans break so it's a non-issue but it is still true.

And poohball is a very unique name. Ever been over at XS? This is starting to remind of the legendary thread started by someone named poohball that went on for pages about the Xigmatek's efficiency.

That was me! Hey you reminded me someone too!
btw, I don't know if they cool better but they do looks better, cost more and SEEMS to be cool better.

sure gold plated might be marketing or whatever...but whatelse is not marketing? I like gold plating period.

I won't disagree you on fan too, I have seen regular fan blades breaks too, so it won't matter. And yes LED fan is really a personal preference.

it still won't change the fact that XT PSU cost more. You can throw in anything you can to try to dis it as a "waste", but I like expensive stuff.
Edited by poohball - 6/18/08 at 10:47am
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