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Hi there,

I have a NOX Sonar 780W PSU on my rig. I've been searching about it, trying to figure its efficiency, trying to figure who made the PCB reference design, but haven't found anything.


Efficiency on this thing lays around 75% based upon calculations made by myself, but if anyone could provide more accurate numbers, it'd be great

Also, does anyone know who's the OEM manufacturer of the PCB? That would help quite a lot trying to figure out what is this made of.


I must say that it's rock solid, with pretty much accurate voltages (12.2, 5.15 and 3.35V on idle, they stay in the same values under 500W load), silent, and why not, cheap. It retails around 90€.
And it's modular, so what else can I ask?

Connectors are also well built, with overall rail sleeving that makes the thing look properly done.



Any light on the origins of the thing would be great



Edit: Super Flower PSU? Lol the name makes me roflmao all the way until I pee


Anyways, we'll see if it's still alive after 3 or 4 years kickin' asses right and left. If it survives with decent voltage output I'll post it lol!

Someday I'll open it and see what it's got on the internals, and see how well is it built.
Edited by Artikbot - 1/27/11 at 4:17pm
   
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Here's a review saying over 80%

EDIT: here's a translated page
http://translate.google.nl/translate...45.htm&act=url
Edited by aliteDC - 1/27/11 at 4:19pm
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It's in spanish, seems NOX only retails in Spain and UK.

80%... Goddamn that's pretty much. I doubt it coming from an $90 unit


Thanks for the article!
   
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Well I got a NOX case I think they got more other stuff in holland.
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Hi there,


Edit: Super Flower PSU? Lol the name makes me roflmao all the way until I pee

Yes, it's a Superflower PSU. The 500W SF PSU that came with this 4-5 year old case is still alive and kicking. I haven't done any efficiency testing or to see how clean and pristine the power draw on this is, but its the only PSU I've owned and used for that long that hasn't had any issues. I've hooked it up to rigs that pull down at least 500W (measured with Kil-a-watt) and it never complained. Simple fact that its running over spec - despite without any apparent issue - kept me from doing that 24/7, but it survived a good 1-2hour stress testing/OC'ing on said rigs (One in particular I'm thinking of was a GTS 260 216 SLi rig with a aQ6600) without problem.

Superflower makes surprisingly high quality stuff in my experience. The $100ish case (MSRP new back then) I have from them is 4-5 years old and has the same features list as modern $200-300 cases. 8x80mm fans, only one of which has needed replacing due to a bad bearing. Aluminum Case, rolled edges with rounded corners. Removable HDD bay. Removable Motherboard tray. Cable Anchors for cable management. Plenty of space. Black interior. Only thing it doesnt have that I really want is a Bottom mount PSU. It's not going to win a beauty pageant, but if you like clean, simple, and black, it's hard to beat.
    
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That looks like the Kingwin Lazer PSU, compare it with this review over at JG. A perfectly decent PSU.
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Jesus! Seems SuperFlower makes the Apex series and Kingwin the Sonar series. Mine looks EXACTLY the same as Kingwin 750W. Exactly I mean, even the testing decals are placed in the same way!

According to Newegg it is 80Plus, so the thing itself is pretty impressive I must say.

So, for a $100 PSU you get modular design, solid voltages, nice appearance, and 80+ certification? Definitely this company is a Win itself.

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