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Huh, notice you have the really nice FSP. How's that working out for you?
Its a GREAT psu bought it to replace my NUUO. Its quieter than the NUUO also. Dont get me wrong i liked my NUUO when i had it but after all this hassle to get them to back up thier product ill never buy a sunbeam product again.
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post #12 of 24
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Wow, its about a fifty-fifty vote. Well the only plus I've seen for the Nuuo is that it is $20 cheaper. The Antec has 3 12V rails. This will be a long term PSU hopefully, and I know that Antec is a great brand name. I am leaning that way a little more. I am going to buy a psu in the next few hours.
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post #13 of 24
I have the Sunbeam. Is is a GREAT psu. It has modular cabling, so it keeps your case nice 'n clean. Also it comes with the digital fan controller, which looks really nice in your 31/2 slot. It looks great, too with a really sexy finish. It has a large 120mm fan that really keeps the temps cool.

I love it. It made a huge difference in my games believe it or not, and I was coming from an antec 400w

But YOU ARE RIGHT, Antec has always been a trusty brand. I think either one would make you happy.
post #14 of 24
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Well, the Antec has a few more new compatabilities not to mention 3 12V rails...and after having my last PSU cause me so much trouble, I want to make sure that doesn't ahppen again.

I think that's what I'll get, but the Nuuo does look great. Both are modular. Maybe I'll pick up a fancy fan controller later
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i just received the nuuo a few days ago and my rig is almost identical to yours. however, the nuuo is not supplying me the proper power on the 12v rail. instead of staying around 12, its always at 11.5. theres no reason for it not to be at least at 12, if not even a little higher.

im sending it back and getting a replacement, but if i still have the same problem im probably going to go w/ the antec that youre talking about.

be sure to let me know what you decide and how it works out

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post #16 of 24
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Well, the Antec has a few more new compatabilities not to mention 3 12V rails...and after having my last PSU cause me so much trouble, I want to make sure that doesn't ahppen again.

I think that's what I'll get, but the Nuuo does look great. Both are modular. Maybe I'll pick up a fancy fan controller later
You do realize that having 3 12V rails lowers the current on each of them? I'd much rather have 2 beefier rails over 3 lesser ones. Some of the new ATI cards suck a LOT of current and I don't think the Antec could provide it.

To the poster above quoting 11.5 Volts, are you judging that by a software reading? If so, I wouldn't bother RMAing anything until you use a voltmeter. Software readings are pretty unreliable.
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post #17 of 24
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You do realize that having 3 12V rails lowers the current on each of them? I'd much rather have 2 beefier rails over 3 lesser ones. Some of the new ATI cards suck a LOT of current and I don't think the Antec could provide it.

To the poster above quoting 11.5 Volts, are you judging that by a software reading? If so, I wouldn't bother RMAing anything until you use a voltmeter. Software readings are pretty unreliable.
i have 4 12v rails @ 15a each with a HIGHLY overclocked X1800XL over XT speeds Drawing 13a at idle... more rails doesnt make the PSU underpowered in fact SLI and Crossfire recomend a multiple rail PSU for multiple cards. I dont think my card would run if what your saying is true
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post #18 of 24
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You do realize that having 3 12V rails lowers the current on each of them? I'd much rather have 2 beefier rails over 3 lesser ones. Some of the new ATI cards suck a LOT of current and I don't think the Antec could provide it.

To the poster above quoting 11.5 Volts, are you judging that by a software reading? If so, I wouldn't bother RMAing anything until you use a voltmeter. Software readings are pretty unreliable.
i dont have a voltmeter, but ive checked w/ various programs like speedfan, everest, and the one that came w/ my mb and they all have read exactly the same, 11.49.
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post #19 of 24
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i have 4 12v rails @ 15a each with a HIGHLY overclocked X1800XL over XT speeds Drawing 13a at idle... more rails doesnt make the PSU underpowered in fact SLI and Crossfire recomend a multiple rail PSU for multiple cards. I dont think my card would run if what your saying is true
They recommend multiple rails because you have 2 cards. Spreading the load evenly adds to stability. Show me a single "recommendation" from ATI or NVidia praising 3 or 4 12 Volt rails. How would you attempt to load 3 rails evenly with 2 video cards and also how could you draw out maximum current from all 3? With 2 rails, it'd be very easy.

Look at the power these new 1900's use at STOCk speeds. It's crazy!
http://www.nordichardware.com/Review...lse=469&page=6
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post #20 of 24
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They recommend multiple rails because you have 2 cards. Spreading the load evenly adds to stability. Show me a single "recommendation" from ATI or NVidia praising 3 or 4 12 Volt rails. How would you attempt to load 3 rails evenly with 2 video cards and also how could you draw out maximum current from all 3? With 2 rails, it'd be very easy.

Look at the power these new 1900's use at STOCk speeds. It's crazy!
http://www.nordichardware.com/Review...lse=469&page=6
doesnt matter 2,3,4 80 rails even though they are individual 12v rails they all draw from the same source, so my 4 12v rails @ 15a each are the same as 1 12v rail with 60a on it. if i wanted to i could pull all 60 amps outta 1 rail.

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It's important to remember that even though there are two "independent" 12V lines, they still draw from the same main source. It's highly unlikely that there are two separate 120VAC:12VDC power conversion devices in a PSU; this would be much too costly and inefficient. There is only one 12VDC source, and the two lines draw from the same transformer. Each line is coming from the same 12VDC source, but through its own "controlled gateway".
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=23916
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