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Originally Posted by dude120 View Post
The ax850 is Gold Certified. Assuming theres no flaws from the factory it should be a better power supply.
As for the corsair 1200AX, its really disappointing that it isn't working as its supposed to. The unit looked real good from the initial reviews its a pity theres been so many problems with it.
Not so. Efficiency is the least important factor in a power supply's quality and performance, but the most easily marketed.
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Not so. Efficiency is the least important factor in a power supply's quality and performance, but the most easily marketed.
What gold units out today should be avoided?
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Originally Posted by ljason8eg View Post
Not near as important as ripple suppression and voltage regulation.
These are the two you'll never know are effecting you but could possibly be ruining your life.
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post #194 of 244
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What gold units out today should be avoided?
The AX850 for starters. Worse voltage regulation and similar ripple suppression to the HX850 for $100 more? Pfaugh. The CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold units have very mediocre ripple. There are build quality concerns on the Rosewill 80+ Gold units.

80+ ensures (usually) that a power supply can do its rated wattage with a given efficiency. No more. Fortunately at present most of the companies capable of creating an 80+ Gold PSU are doing at least a semi-competent job of it. But a lot of them sacrifice performance for that high efficiency rating. The Corsair AX850 for example; I can name a half dozen 850W power supplies off the top of my head that I'd rather have. Corsair HX850, Silverstone ST85F-P, SeaSonic M12D 850W, XFX BE 850W, Antec TPQ-850, Antec SG-850. Bam.
post #195 of 244
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What gold units out today should be avoided?
This for starters, I'm sure there are more, and I'd say avoid most cooler masters honestly, only a few are really even worth your time.
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I just opened the box up.
Stickers are going the right way, zipties, screws and case badge are there.
I haven't had a chance to plug anything in, or take any pictures yet. Thats for the weekend.

EDIT:
I just realized I'm going to have to take the bottom drive cage out of my 800D to keep my 220 down there.
Edited by Murderous Moppet - 8/26/10 at 10:20pm
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post #197 of 244
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are you sure its just not one of the gpu's buzzing or making noise?
100% sure about that, no noise at all with my HX1000. Also, I put my ear right next to the PSU back and you can hear it very clearly.

However, so far it is a smaller pitch not a loud pitch like the previous unit. The previous unit sounded like someone was making tea with those old school whisling pots.

I really hope the noise won't go higher then this cause its already somewhat annoying if no sound is on.
post #198 of 244
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Those units sound like a hair dryer after 10 minutes of load. That includes Evga's version and Antec's version.
If you heard how loud my rig was now, you'd understand..... I'd bet money that I wouldn't be able to hear it over my system now. Plus it's EVGA...... me want.......
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If you heard how loud my rig was now, you'd understand..... I'd bet money that I wouldn't be able to hear it over my system now. Plus it's EVGA...... me want.......
Again...why? The Antec is far cheaper and is the same unit.
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post #200 of 244
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If you heard how loud my rig was now, you'd understand..... I'd bet money that I wouldn't be able to hear it over my system now. Plus it's EVGA...... me want.......

the EVGA unit is a re-skin of the Antec TPQ-1200OC.

just like Precision is a re-skin of afterburner/rivatuner(ab is too but precision looks allot like ab)

mind you, i saw somewhere the TPQ-1200OC doing 1700w at the wall with some of the safety features disabled.

and yes. i've never heard it over my system.
Edited by dracotonisamond - 8/27/10 at 11:46am
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