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I'm about to buy a PSU for my sig rig, and I love the looks of this unit. However, I can't find anything about it on the 'net.

Is it safe to assume it's anywhere near as high quality as the 850w unit Jonnyguru tested? Does anyone know what unit it's based on? Any reviews at all out there I may have overlooked?

Yes, I know there are cheaper, high quality 650w units. But I want this one.. I have a black/white theme in mind, and once I add either the NZXT phantom or a Fractal Design R3 (either one in white) I'll be set. The money isn't an issue as long as the quality is there.

So, is there anything I need to know before ordering this unit? ..Am I about to be a guinea pig?

Lastly, I'm pretty certain a quality 650 will cover a clocked i5 + clocked SLI 460s, yes?
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Found review here
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It's the same platform as the 750W and 850W versions you have seen reviewed, and yes, it's a good unit, and yes, it will easily power your Core i5 and two GTX 460s.
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Found review here
Lol. I don't consider Rodney Reynolds a "review." Certainly not for a PSU. Thanks for looking though.

Shub: That's what I was looking for. If it's based on the same, high end Superflower unit, then it's going to be perfect for me.
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Bumping..

So no one (except Shub) knows -anything- about this unit? That isn't comforting.
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Quote:
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lol @ only con is 1 12v rail
    
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Edit: never mind
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I know you're trying to help, and I appreciate that, but..

That "review" is as fail as Rodney Reynolds'. Look what they're using to generate a "load." A Quad core Phenom II and a 5570. *facepalm.*

3dgameman used something similar, I believe it was an i7 and a single 460. Nothing close to being a real strain.

That won't generate a 50% load for that PSU, let alone a full load. These guys (RR included) don't have the equipment or knowledge to be attempting a PSU review. The only thing of value in either one is what connectors there are, and this information could be gained just by looking at the unit on NZXTs website.

They show a little fragment of a voltage regulation test and call it grand. That's BS. Where's the hot box testing? Where's the ripple suppression tests? What about an actual, 100% load for crying out loud? What platform is it actually based on? (this was answered by Shub, thankfully. These "reviewers" wouldn't have the slightest.) Adding insult to injury, as pointed out by Kick, is his idea of a "con."

With their testing and methodology, they would probably think the Diablotek RPM 1050 was a good unit. Even it could hold up a PhII and a 5570!

I dont know much about PSUs and testing, but ... I know when I'm reading BS. If this is all it takes to be an online PSU reviewer, I may as well get in the business.

Sigh.. I disdain being a guinea pig.
Edited by pursuinginsanity - 12/23/10 at 2:16pm
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To be honest, I didn't read the review. I just copy & Pasted the link. Sorry.
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