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post #5831 of 28613
Well, I know this is a bit off topic for this forum section, but I am about to pull the trigger on purchasing 1 of 3 PS units. Since the scouts tend to be well knowledged and most active, heres my narrowed choices. Any hands on information or experience knowledge will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

XFX 650W

CM Silent Pro 700W

Thermaltake 850W
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just found this thread. good stuff. i cut out the steel mesh at the front and top fans and have approx. 3c drop in 100% cpu load test. amazing...



Edited by DrBrownfinger - 2/24/10 at 3:02pm
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just found this thread. good stuff. i cut out the steel mesh in the front and top fans and have approx. 3c drop in 100% cpu load test. amazing...
Sup man! Glad you found the CMSSC Will you be joining?
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Originally Posted by clee413 View Post
Well, I know this is a bit off topic for this forum section, but I am about to pull the trigger on purchasing 1 of 3 PS units. Since the scouts tend to be well knowledged and most active, heres my narrowed choices. Any hands on information or experience knowledge will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

XFX 650W

CM Silent Pro 700W

Thermaltake 850W
I'd go with the Cooler Master PSU myself. I've used quite a few of there PSU's and haven't had a bad one yet... (I have 3 of them in various builds right now.)
post #5835 of 28613
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Originally Posted by clee413 View Post
Well, I know this is a bit off topic for this forum section, but I am about to pull the trigger on purchasing 1 of 3 PS units. Since the scouts tend to be well knowledged and most active, heres my narrowed choices. Any hands on information or experience knowledge will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

XFX 650W

CM Silent Pro 700W

Thermaltake 850W

Clee, I don't understand. Do you want to know which power to get because you have 3 different watt amounts here. It's kind of hard to tell when they're not all the same.

I wouldn't get the XFX because of it's ratings and while they make excellent graphics cards the're not known for thier PSU's.

The Cooler Master is incredibly similar to the same PSU made by Chieftech, look 'em up I coudn't believe the similarity. Nothing wrong with Chieftech it powers my main rig.

Thermaltake, no, wouldn't get that either for the same reason as XFX, they're more into cooling, not PSU's.

While you're looking for a PSU, realize that the 80+ symbol isn't just one thing. There's 80+ bronze, silver & gold, in order of reliability and delivering 80% of it's power through it's lifetime, not just when you get it.

Me, I want this baby: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703020

For you I'd recommend this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139010

Corsair has been in the game for a while and you can't go wrong with the Silver unit, plus they are really quiet.
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post #5836 of 28613
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Well, I know this is a bit off topic for this forum section, but I am about to pull the trigger on purchasing 1 of 3 PS units. Since the scouts tend to be well knowledged and most active, heres my narrowed choices. Any hands on information or experience knowledge will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

XFX 650W

CM Silent Pro 700W

Thermaltake 850W
Out of the three you have listed, for my money I'd go with the Cooler Master as well. 50 big amps on a single +12v rail and the black flat modular cables what's not to like?
    
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Clee, I don't understand. Do you want to know which power to get because you have 3 different watt amounts here. It's kind of hard to tell when they're not all the same.

I wouldn't get the XFX because of it's ratings and while they make excellent graphics cards the're not known for thier PSU's.

The Cooler Master is incredibly similar to the same PSU made by Chieftech, look 'em up I coudn't believe the similarity. Nothing wrong with Chieftech it powers my main rig.

Thermaltake, no, wouldn't get that either for the same reason as XFX, they're more into cooling, not PSU's.

While you're looking for a PSU, realize that the 80+ symbol isn't just one thing. There's 80+ bronze, silver & gold, in order of reliability and delivering 80% of it's power through it's lifetime, not just when you get it.

Me, I want this baby: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703020

For you I'd recommend this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139010

Corsair has been in the game for a while and you can't go wrong with the Silver unit, plus they are really quiet.
As far as listing 3 units with 3 different watt amounts, is because I don't really need anything above 700w. Currently, I am using a 650w and it's more then enough power. Therefore, I wanted to based my decision more loosely on the watt amount, and more on the overall quality and 'bang for buck'. (Hope that cleared that up).

I was, however, reading a JohnnyGuru review on the XFX and am sad to say that he found a flaw, and does not recommend it for Athlon rigs (which is what I am running) do to ripples in a CL1 test. I'm not really sure at all what that means, but the summary stated, "Buy one without worry, for your modern 12V based rig will never see this ripple bug come out and bite you. But if you need something to run that old 5V based Athlon rig, you should seriously look elsewhere."

Now, I am running Athlon X2 but I don't know if it is 5V. (Still new here). Collectively, between OCN replies and JohnnyGuru review, I will stay away from XFX. Better to be safe then sorry, even though I really wanted to get the XFX.

As far as the "80+" ratings. Based on the original list I posted, the CM's description reads as simple, "80 Plus" no telling of Bronze, Silver, or Gold. Should that concern me?

Thank you for your detailed response, as well as all the others who have commented. They are all helpful.

@BriSleep: Thank you especially for the Corsair recommendation. I will look further into this product.
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post #5838 of 28613
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As far as listing 3 units with 3 different watt amounts, is because I don't really need anything above 700w. Currently, I am using a 650w and it's more then enough power. Therefore, I wanted to based my decision more loosely on the watt amount, and more on the overall quality and 'bang for buck'. (Hope that cleared that up).

I was, however, reading a JohnnyGuru review on the XFX and am sad to say that he found a flaw, and does not recommend it for Athlon rigs (which is what I am running) do to ripples in a CL1 test. I'm not really sure at all what that means, but the summary stated, "Buy one without worry, for your modern 12V based rig will never see this ripple bug come out and bite you. But if you need something to run that old 5V based Athlon rig, you should seriously look elsewhere."

Now, I am running Athlon X2 but I don't know if it is 5V. (Still new here). Collectively, between OCN replies and JohnnyGuru review, I will stay away from XFX. Better to be safe then sorry, even though I really wanted to get the XFX.

As far as the "80+" ratings. Based on the original list I posted, the CM's description reads as simple, "80 Plus" no telling of Bronze, Silver, or Gold. Should that concern me?

Thank you for your detailed response, as well as all the others who have commented. They are all helpful.

@BriSleep: Thank you especially for the Corsair recommendation. I will look further into this product.
Go with the Cooler Master. For me it's always performance vs the money I'll spend. You already said you don't need anything over 700watts, so of the three listed you're only left with two. The thermaltake has 4 +12v rails of only 18 amps each! It may have 850 watts total but it's the amperage that gives the hardware the "fuel" to do it's job. Look at this way, you can feed a race car 100 gallons of fuel an hour but if the fuel isn't high grade racing fuel it'll run like crap, if at all. Also single rail vs multiple rails? My belief is more parts increase the chance of something going wrong plus with a single rail you don't have to worry about the load balancing act. That's why I have the OCZ PSU that I have now. It offered great performance vs cost. I have no complaints other than I wish the Cooler Master hadn't went off sale just days before I ordered my parts.
    
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Ok, the Cooler Master and the Chieftec have the same specs, they even look the same on the inside, the only difference is the fan size and controller. So I can't find anyone who sells the Chieftec in that size except in Germany. The reason I even looked is you'd pay about $20- less if you could get it under the Chieftec name.

I'd still say get the maximum wattage you need under the Corsair brand. For $10- more this is what I got for Mindy's Scout: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139012
With a 7 year warranty, they must be pretty convinced you'll never need a PSU again.
I don't know what an AMD draws but you see my specs, with everything O/C'ed running 2 1Tb drives, monitor, router, 8 fans, modem and even telephone, all the power I can draw on this system is 448watts.

BTW, Chieftec doesn't have an H on the end. My bad in my sig line. Also BTW, if I had done this build I would have put this in: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139007 Why do I need all that power? When Nvidia gets off thier behinds and releases the new Fermi cards I'm going to buy 2 of the top of the line.
Edited by BriSleep - 2/24/10 at 5:38pm
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Ya i would go with the corsair all the way, the warranty is awesome and the cost is just a bit more. Enermax and corsair are all i will use. But hey, ultimately your budget decides lol.
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