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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-psu-efficiency,2796.html
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Gamers demand a lot from their computers, starting with the PSU. Therefore, almost every PSU manufacturer sells products optimized for gaming PCs. We introduce ripple and noise testing in this roundup to further improve our power supply evaluations.

My Antec True Power New 750 is the best of the lot, beating the AX850 an the X-750 in ripple suppression biggrin.gif:D:D:D:D

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Edited by SadSoul - 1/1/11 at 3:03am
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"gaming" power supplies?

lol
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Originally Posted by SadSoul;11850532 
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-psu-efficiency,2796.html

My Antec True Power New 750 is the best of the lot, beating the AX850 an the X-750 in ripple suppression biggrin.gif:D:D:D:D

Glad to see you're taking your Prozac. thumb.gif
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This sounds so wrong. The CM Gold is known to have huge ripple issues while the Seasonic X series is meant to be one of the best. Meanwhile, no-name power supplies I have never even heard of get Tom's Approved?
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I can see the Antec taking the gold...but...Cooler Master topping Seasonic? I don't believe it for a second.
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This sounds so wrong. The CM Gold is known to have huge ripple issues while the Seasonic X series is meant to be one of the best. Meanwhile, no-name power supplies I have never even heard of get Tom's Approved?

I was thinking the same thing when I read this. I mean, I knew the new TruePower line was good, but why are the CoolerMaster, Chieftec and be Quiet! getting better ratings than the Corsair and SeaSonic?
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Originally Posted by jellis142;11850708 
I can see the Antec taking the gold...but...Cooler Master topping Seasonic? I don't believe it for a second.

Yeah, I trust Toms on PSU reviews as much as I'd trust Saulin to give me an unbiased GPU review smile.gif

Seriously, I will only trust JG for things like this myself.
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Originally Posted by SadSoul;11850532 
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-psu-efficiency,2796.html

My Antec True Power New 750 is the best of the lot, beating the AX850 an the X-750 in ripple suppression biggrin.gif:D:D:D:D

gaming-psu-efficiency,3-T-267113-13.png

the antec tpq's are awesome. thats why i am selling an 850w version and upgraded to the 1200w version ;-)
    
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As I see it, they either disregard ripple suppression unless it's outside spec and only rate after efficiency or they also included price in the rating.

If you compare CoolerMaster, Corsair and SeaSonic results, the CM has by far the worst ripple suppression but has about 1-2% better efficiency. In my world, ripple suppression > efficiency when the difference in efficiency is so small (especially 'cause I'm on 220V, so I get my 90% efficiency on all of the good PSUs biggrin.gif).

Anyway, here's a part that didn't make sense to me:
"The bottom line is fairly positive with the Seasonic X-750 scoring great results in our efficiency tests. The supply is not without weaknesses, though. Seasonic is generous with its eight Molex and nine SATA connectors, as well as with the three CPU connectors." - Tom's

What weaknesses? 'Cause it isn't mentioned anywhere in the article. I guess it was holdup time, but I don't know what the hell that even is...
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The only real weakness the Seasonic X has (which by the way includes the AX850) is a slow transient DC response. Otherwise, it's pretty acclaimed.
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