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post #1 of 17
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Wanted some opinions on the Mushkin Enhanced Joule 1000W PSU MKNPS1000

I currently have a TX-950 and love it but I want modular
Worth the "upgrade" or no?
post #2 of 17
if you got the money to do it, might as well. mushkin psu's are supposed to be pretty solid from what i've heard, and modular is soooo nice
post #3 of 17
I don't know if it's an upgrade from an excellent unit such as the TX950, but it's probably an OK unit. I'm looking at inside pictures of it, and it looks like it's got all the right parts from what I can see, but the pictures aren't great. The OEM is Topower, the caps are Teapo, so it should be an average to good unit overall. Should operate within ATX spec at the very least. Efficiency drops below 80% at high loads but you won't be operating it at a high load anyway... like I said, it's not an upgrade from a TX950. If you want a modular unit, personally I'd just recommend that you get a good 750W unit, it would be more than enough for your system.
post #4 of 17
Stick with the tx950
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Mushkin will learn, in time, than low end OEMs for the PSUs are not a good plan. I briefly considered the same unit, and decided pretty quickly it wasn't for me. It was right after discovering it was made by Topower I believe.
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post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by allikat View Post
Mushkin will learn, in time, than low end OEMs for the PSUs are not a good plan. I briefly considered the same unit, and decided pretty quickly it wasn't for me. It was right after discovering it was made by Topower I believe.
uungh yeah mushkin is all topower last i heard. The joule is topower.
post #7 of 17
Keep the TX950, its a really good psu.
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post #8 of 17
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Thanx for the replies guys
+repped everyone
post #9 of 17
The Mushkin Joule 1000w is actually on par with the TX950 in terms of Load Regulation & Ripple/Noise Suppression.

The TX950 does a slightly better job on the 5v rail (25mv vs Mushkin's 30mv)

The Mushkin Joule 1000w is based on the Topower Powerbird platform. It's a great unit.

The Mushkin Volta 500/600w units are only so-so though. They're not bad, but they're not fantastic either.
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post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
The Mushkin Joule 1000w is actually on par with the TX950 in terms of Load Regulation & Ripple/Noise Suppression.

The TX950 does a slightly better job on the 5v rail (25mv vs Mushkin's 30mv)

The Mushkin Joule 1000w is based on the Topower Powerbird platform. It's a great unit.

The Mushkin Volta 500/600w units are only so-so though. They're not bad, but they're not fantastic either.
I dunno i'm just a little unsure about it since i can't seem to find reviews from reliable sources like johnny guru.
I search through 185 reviews on Johnny guru and nothing.
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