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you can use all kinds of things to build case feet, i build these out of timing chain sprockets off the crankshaft of a 2008-2010 Mini Cooper S. Granted, new they are $36.50 each, and it takes 8 to make it.... wow, $292 worth of case feet. maybe a bit excessive.

    
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Here is a link to a site that reviewed it and used some of the tests you were talking about and then gave it their silver award.
Sorry I posted the Wrong link.

THis is the site I was talking about

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/522

I will say that it was stated that it gave slighty above normal noise on the 3.3 v line if it went above 650watt usage for sustained periods, which I will NEVER be doing with this PSU.

I should have said in the first post that I will only be keeping this PSU until I upgrade my graphic cards, not for life lol.

Please bear in mind that I am getting this PSU for about 30.00 dollars brand new from Newegg if bought with my Storm Scout.

I would still like some suggestions on PSUs if you have any.
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[quote=Blue Destroyer;13270752]
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Originally Posted by Metawin View Post

The xfx black 750w is one of the best 750w psu's out there. Also semi-modular and $99 after rebate.
Thanks, I have read good reviews of it somewhere else also and really like it.

What is your opinion on this PSU as compared the xfx one as it is slightly less expensive and that is an important consideration for me right now.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371026
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Or get in touch with FannBlade and get a set of his custom Billit Feet. They are Awesome.
Not anymore, he is having health issues.

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[quote=Metawin;13270702]
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Nope, it's the exact same psu in the JonnyGuru review. Part number RS750-ACAAE3-US v2.31. Awards are only as good as the place or person handing them out. A Newegg Award is mostly based on SALES of the unit or on PRESS reviews, not on actual testing done by a qualified reviewer with the proper equipment.

Hey thanks for replying!

I was not talking about newegg awards though, I was referring to the tech and OC sites that test these things. I use newegg for the reviews of the people who actually own it, and they were positive(any complaining was mostly because it was not modular).

Here is a link to a site that reviewed it and used some of the tests you were talking about and then gave it their silver award.

http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1782&pageID=8392

I went to your link and it was informative, but it was kind of dated, he was using a pre-production test unit. Even with that said, he still gave it good marks at the end, just not top teir, which is not that important to me.

All of the review sites that I have read have given it good marks (not stellar, think B student) and that was about 8 of them, along with the newegg reviews (4eggs, would be 5 but not modular) I am just not convinced its that bad. I do like the way Jonny phrases things though LOL.

If you have any suggestions on a 750 watt PSU, along the same price point of the Combo deal (or even SLIGHTLY more expensive than that) I would be grateful if you shared it, I am not married to this PSU by any means.

Thank you for your insight on this.
The link you posted did NOT use proper test equipment and has no way of testing ripple or noise so it's results are bogus at best.

And dated doesn't mean it's wrong. I'll take a review from JonnyGuru over any other review out there. Those guys are the most knowledgeable and have the best equipment to do proper reviews.

Phaedrus, one of the most knowledgeable people on PSU's you will find put that PSU into perspective.

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CoolerMaster is one of those brands that everyone respects, but when you actually look closely many of their products (though not all) have an air of iffiness about them. In particular, their power supplies.






GX 650W - 750W:
The GX series is marketed by CoolerMaster toward gamers as a budget PSU. The naming scheme is reminiscent of Corsair's "*X" nomenclature. Don't be fooled. Only the 750W model has been tested; it was found that the +3.3V ripple goes out of spec at 450W load, and the +12V goes out of spec at 550W. If you've read my articles you know that excessive ripple hinders overclocking and can damage components. Thus this is no more than a 450W power supply in real use. The 750W's current price at Newegg is $80. Seeing as how you can get a Corsair VX450 for $65 or a SeaSonic S12II Bronze 430W for $66, that gives this Seventeam-built CoolerMaster product a null value.

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That tells you how poorly most review sites do when they don't use the proper equipment they it needs to be used for a review.

I already mentioned what PSU you should get. You won't draw 500 watts with the system you have. Even with some upgrades you would be more than fine for the foreseeable future with the Antec True Power New 650.

But do what you want or make a thread in the PSU forum here and get some other opinions from some of the other people here that know PSUs. I've told you what I think and that you would be making a big mistake. That PSU can only supply 450watts of CLEAN power to your system. It might be able to put out more power than 450, but it is so far out of spec that it will cause instability, power overclocking, and can damage your other components. My advice is don't buy the second vid card and spend the money on a good PSu instead. Save up a little more and get a second vid card later.

But I'm done with this. I've told you what I think, but if you want an unstable system with cheap components go for it.

[quote=Blue Destroyer;13270752]
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The xfx black 750w is one of the best 750w psu's out there. Also semi-modular and $99 after rebate.
But you basically no technical or customer support for them here in the USA. They may be built by Seasonic, but there is no guarantee that they haven't cheapened the components used in them, especially recently. XFX has really gone downhill lately.
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[quote=PapaSmurf;13271220][quote=Metawin;13270702]

The link you posted did NOT use proper test equipment and has no way of testing ripple or noise so it's results are bogus at best.

And dated doesn't mean it's wrong. I'll take a review from JonnyGuru over any other review out there. Those guys are the most knowledgeable and have the best equipment to do proper reviews.

Phaedrus, one of the most knowledgeable people on PSU's you will find put that PSU into perspective.



That tells you how poorly most review sites do when they don't use the proper equipment they it needs to be used for a review.

I already mentioned what PSU you should get. You won't draw 500 watts with the system you have. Even with some upgrades you would be more than fine for the foreseeable future with the Antec True Power New 650.

But do what you want or make a thread in the PSU forum here and get some other opinions from some of the other people here that know PSUs. I've told you what I think and that you would be making a big mistake. That PSU can only supply 450watts of CLEAN power to your system. It might be able to put out more power than 450, but it is so far out of spec that it will cause instability, power overclocking, and can damage your other components. My advice is don't buy the second vid card and spend the money on a good PSu instead. Save up a little more and get a second vid card later.

But I'm done with this. I've told you what I think, but if you want an unstable system with cheap components go for it.

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But you basically no technical or customer support for them here in the USA. They may be built by Seasonic, but there is no guarantee that they haven't cheapened the components used in them, especially recently. XFX has really gone downhill lately.
LOL calm down
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LOL calm down
Metawin, Papsmurf has been very patient and provided you the PSU he recommends as well as a list of other recommended PSUs. I can understand his frustration when you keep coming back and still suggesting the same PSU. If you don't want to take his advice that is fine but honestly, the man has given you ample information to make an educated decision.

+Rep Papa, I found your posts informative. Will def be using that list on my next build
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Does anyone here know if I should get Antec True Power New 650 instead of the Antec EarthWatts EA750 which is only about $6.00 more?

I know the 750 is slightly larger than normal, does anyone know of there being a problem with that in the Storm Scout?
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The EA-750 is a Delta built unit, but it's a slightly older design. It's better than the GX-750, but it isn't as good as the TP New 650. A quick look at the Recommended PSU List I keep linking you to shows you that it does NOT appear on it. That's really all you need to know to make that decision.
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I think I am going to go with the Antec TruePower New TP-750 instead.

It is on the list, jonnyguru gave it a 9.5, it has 4 out of 5 eggs on newegg and its under $100.00 (99.99 with free shipping )

The only problem is that newegg went out of stock on it yesterday!
Oh well I have to wait two weeks anyway, besides newegg's RMA policy is worth the wait.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371025

Feel free to add more if you find a better/less expensive one around the same quality and power.

Thanks for all of the help guys.
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