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How good is this PSU? I just won it from the Mushkin facebook contest and I am probably going to use it for a future build or sell it. How dependable are these PSUs and can I trust them for a long term solution?
Edited by NguyenAdam - 1/28/11 at 9:37pm
    
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It's a fairly decent Topower design AFAIK. Nothing special but it will do what it's rated at without much trouble. I'd probably rank it next to a HX1000.
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Certainly better than that raidmax thing you're using right now... swap for the Mushkin and sell the raidmax to a passing sucker discerning buyer.
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Haha. Too bad I can't sell anything on this forum. Not enough rep yet. This psu isn't complete crap though.
    
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Originally Posted by NguyenAdam View Post
Haha. Too bad I can't sell anything on this forum. Not enough rep yet. This psu isn't complete crap though.
Last I heard it was an Andyson 450W. So no, not complete crap, just grossly overrated.
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Originally Posted by NguyenAdam View Post
How good is this PSU? I just won it from the Mushkin facebook contest and I am probably going to use it for a future build or sell it. How dependable are these PSUs and can I trust them for a long term solution?
It's based on the Topower Powerbird 1200w unit. The only major differences are the inclusion of a sleeve bearing fan instead of the stock Dual Ball Bearing San Ace.
Though some reports stated they changed over to the San Ace (I can't confirm with pictures or revision numbers though.)

Either way; it's a good platform. Better than the Channel Well Tech PUC designed used by the Corsair HX1000 and Thermaltake Toughpower 1000, 1200, 1350 & 1500w units.

Ripple at 1200w is considerably lower (PUC is around 100mv, Powerbird is around 60-70mv)

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Last I heard it was an Andyson 450W. So no, not complete crap, just grossly overrated.
Realistically it's a 550w I do believe (though Andyson calls it a 600w IIRC)

It's got something like 500w on the 12v rails (492w actually I think, but it's either 41 or 42A on the 12v rails.)
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Thanks for the help guys. Hey Phoedrus... wanna take it off of my hands for a price? haha
    
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Thanks for the help guys. Hey Phoedrus... wanna take it off of my hands for a price? haha
Use it instead of that Raidmax garbage . Then bash the Raidmax with a big hammer. Or sell on your local CL to some idiot (the Raidmax).
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I doubt I could sell it on CL. Its only $60 + its modular. I have the old non-modular version. If I were to let this go, it would only be for like $40. I'll just keep the raidmax in my rig and then use the mushkin for my new SB build that is hopefully going to come alive in the summer.
    
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