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gonna try to win this psu lol


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270690277694#ht_1535wt_1139
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What about a Rocketfish RF-700WPS2 from ebay. I bought one two years ago and was brand new just without original packaging. I'd have to say it's one of the best purchases I've made. It's basically the same design as the Corsair VX-550 with the addition of modular capability.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rocketfish-RF-70...#ht_1971wt_932
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

Regarding the CX430, Phaedrus2129 has discovered that these are overrated by at least 20% (or up to 75% for the CX600). The new CX "Builder" units seem to be below the usual quality everyone has come to expect from Corsair.
Really? JG gave the CX430 a 9.
post #24 of 32
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is the cx500 any better than the cx430 ?

edit:

got the neo eco 400w off newegg
Edited by koven - 1/13/11 at 1:23am
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Originally Posted by A-Dub View Post
Really? JG gave the CX430 a 9.
It's still a 380W by +12V capacity. It's a CWT DSAII 380W. The sticker says 430W. It can do 430W, but only if you pull an unrealistic amount of power from the +5V/+3.3V. CWT called it a 380W, I call it a 380W.
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theres only one 4pin 12v on that model... does that make a difference if i need 8pin?
If you don't overclock the CPU, then you won't need an 8-pin even though it's a 6-core.

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Originally Posted by D4V3_1987 View Post
600W OCZ StealthXStream is very cheap.. If im not wrong its around $50-$60. I had one and it was solid. At the same time you will have a 100-200 extra watts for future upgrading and maybe a bigger vid card or another vid card. Just a thought.
The 600W StealthXStream is junk. This isn't a personal attack on you or anything, but none of the StealthXStream PSUs are worth purchasing except for the 400W unit. Well, this at least applies to enthusiasts like us.

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Originally Posted by bluesky2012 View Post
CX430 is not a bad choice for sure. How about this ARK ARK500/8 500w ATX 12v Power Supply just for $14.00. Might be the way to go.
No. A thousand times no. Never, ever, ever, ever, ever subject a nice computer system to a generic PSU like this. Ever. I wouldn't even trust a PSU like this to power a very basic office computer that has cheap onboard video, a single-core processor, one little hard drive, and no optical drives.

Edit: Dammit, nevermind. I just clicked the link. You are another Deal Studio spammer, so again: nevermind.

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Originally Posted by koven View Post
Were you unsuccessful in winning this? I mean, is that why you bought it from Newegg?

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Originally Posted by phasezero View Post
What about a Rocketfish RF-700WPS2 from ebay. I bought one two years ago and was brand new just without original packaging. I'd have to say it's one of the best purchases I've made. It's basically the same design as the Corsair VX-550 with the addition of modular capability.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rocketfish-RF-70...#ht_1971wt_932
I don't know anything about this particular unit, but I'll say this: Rocketfish does not have a good reputation for making decent power supplies. You couldn't pay me to power my system with one of these.

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Originally Posted by A-Dub View Post
Really? JG gave the CX430 a 9.
I know. But there's this:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
It's still a 380W by +12V capacity. It's a CWT DSAII 380W. The sticker says 430W. It can do 430W, but only if you pull an unrealistic amount of power from the +5V/+3.3V. CWT called it a 380W, I call it a 380W.
For this reason, I could probably think of at least a half a dozen other PSUs that are better without spending any more.



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Originally Posted by koven View Post
is the cx500 any better than the cx430 ?

edit:

got the neo eco 400w off newegg
Congratulations! But why didn't you get the 400W StealthXStream? I apologize for asking, but I'm very curious. Just ask Phaedrus2129 about the 400W StealthXStream.
Edited by TwoCables - 1/13/11 at 11:45am
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post #27 of 32
TwoCables, the Rocketfish 900W is a Huntkey X7, which is their good line. They're pretty solid units, I recommend them.
post #28 of 32
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too impatient to wait for ebay auction to end lol, i want to get this build started asap and the neo eco from newegg already shipped/will be here tomorrow

didnt get the stealthxstream because the guy used the UPC for rebate... not sure if that would have affected warranty w/ no upc/serial or what not , just decided to play it safe.. neo eco 400w is solid right? plus phaedrus didnt really provide with any suggestions lol so i just pulled the trigger
post #29 of 32
Koven: I admit that I'm just splitting hairs, so I say you won't be disappointed whatsoever!

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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
TwoCables, the Rocketfish 900W is a Huntkey X7, which is their good line. They're pretty solid units, I recommend them.
But what about the Rocketfish RF-700WPS2 that was recommended above?
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post #30 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Koven: I admit that I'm just splitting hairs, so I say you won't be disappointed whatsoever!


But what about the Rocketfish RF-700WPS2 that was recommended above?
That's a CWT PSH 550W. Basically a modular Corsair VX550 with cheaper caps and a blue glowing fan.
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