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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...evia%20iceberg

Due to my rather sketchy power supply, (Orion 585watt. *** is Orion?) I've been meaning to get it replaced. Being a softy for aesthetics, I've looked at cool-looking LED PSUs. I've yet to find a nice LED that is ALSO modular with nice UV sleeving, but I digress;
The one above is a very killer-looking box. However, I'm very skeptical about PSUs because if anything is bound to fail, it's a PSU. Naturally, I've looked at a few reviews and they seem good, yet slightly outdated. I wanted some feedback I could trust (Namely, you guys.)

I know you'll recommend me something more reputable, but my Thermal take Armor Jr has very little room to pass wires in back so I'm doomed to have some cables showing in front, and If they're gonna show, well, might as well have cool green ones, right?

I'm rambling now. Basically, what I'm asking, is will this be sufficient to power my rig with some headroom to spare? Taking into account my liberal overclocking ways.

Thanks!

(P.S. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817814015 This is sexy too.)
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I will only tell you this ONE TIME. Avoid Apevia PSUs under any and all circumstances. They are no good.

If you need something flashy, there are better choices.
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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817256059

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817139005

two better (significantly) PSU at similar pricepoints.

A jonnyguru review for (I think it was Apevia Iceberg? Warlock?) stated they overrate their PSU!!
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Thanks +rep for both.

I'm aware those PSUs are better, but I want something sexy too. I guess it's asking too much? Black is so dull. I don't mind skimping slightly on sheer power for some good looks.
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I guess I've been lucky with my power supplies. My old apevia 450w is still running 6 years strong, and my rosewill is going 2 1/2 years strong. Granted they are not the best, but I cannot say anything bad about my apevia.
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The power supply is the most important piece of hardware in your computer. Seriously, save the good looks for other things in your rig, don't skimp on the PSU.

Plus, "sexy" isn't a good word for the Apevia. Tacky is more appropriate.
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Originally Posted by Twistacles View Post
Thanks +rep for both.

I'm aware those PSUs are better, but I want something sexy too. I guess it's asking too much? Black is so dull. I don't mind skimping slightly on sheer power for some good looks.
Also, just think of the EMI

Of course, it shouldn't be much, unless if you are an audiophille (iirc, clear plastic isn't the greatest material to block EMI).

I have not seen a single, decent, "flashy" PSU (LED fans, clear body, woo-woo), as rated by JonnyGuru ([H] hasn't even bothered reviewing this type of PSU).

Corsair PSUs are far more subtle than that. Some of Seasonic's are just as nice, too.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Twistacles View Post
Thanks +rep for both.

I'm aware those PSUs are better, but I want something sexy too. I guess it's asking too much? Black is so dull. I don't mind skimping slightly on sheer power for some good looks.
Wrong way to look for a power supply my friend Your computer won't be sexy after the PSU dies and takes your components with it. A slightly boring looking PSU is miles better than one full of LEDs and plastic panels.
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Wrong way to look for a power supply my friend Your computer won't be sexy after the PSU dies and takes your components with it. A slightly boring looking PSU is miles better than one full of LEDs and plastic panels.
Be that as it may, my only motivation for shopping for one is Aesthetics and a little insurance.

Cant be worse than my HEC orion that is probably running close to full load

gawsh im difficult arent i
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Be that as it may, my only motivation for shopping for one is Aesthetics and a little insurance.

Cant be worse than my HEC orion that is probably running close to full load

gawsh im difficult arent i
Then don't come to us when your power supply dies taking your computer with it
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