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There are two PSU brands called "Sparkle". There's Sparkle Power Inc, or SPI, which was one of the most highly respected power supply OEMs in the world, until they were bought by FSP around the turn of the century and made into a subsidiary brand that sells mostly relabeled FSPs. They're still fairly reputable, because FSP is.

This particular unit is from a new entry to the field, Sparkle Computer Inc, who have been known for making graphics cards for nearly a decade, for both Nvidia and ATI. Their new power supplies here are made by the OEM Great Wall, which has burst onto the scene recently heavily backed by the Chinese government.

The Sparkle Gold Series are very good power supplies. Their performance is up there with the best. Only downside is there are concerns about build quality, mainly the soldering work is a bit (or a lot) on the sloppy side. But if you look, they aren't cheap. The 1000W costs $250 on Newegg. I posted this because it is a deal, meaning that it's available for cheaper (in this case $100 cheaper) than you usually see it.


But yes it is a good power supply, and yes it is a good deal, or I would not have posted it. Now stop polluting my thread.
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yes you are? quit trollin

this is an excellent psu for the price

but i guess 15 year olds these days are buying psu's based on looks rather than performance
Does that make you more mature to call everyone with an opinion you dislike a kid?
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Does that make you more mature to call everyone with an opinion you dislike a kid?
Remember. Children have opinions; adults have facts.
post #24 of 33
If anyone has any question to the quality/performance of this PSU, just look at who made the post lol

Great price, I wish we had a Microcenter here in Vegas
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It's available online for shipping...
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no relation to sparkle (as in graphics cards) right?

i think sparkle as in radeon cards that i used to buy in 2004

i might actually check this out , i'm planning to tri-sli 470's later this month
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post #27 of 33
Hey you guys seem to know alot about PSUs. How would it compare to this:


http://mushkin.com/Power-Supplies/Jo...ule-1200W.aspx

And is this a good PSU also?
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no relation to sparkle (as in graphics cards) right?

i think sparkle as in radeon cards that i used to buy in 2004

i might actually check this out , i'm planning to tri-sli 470's later this month
It is Sparkle, as in video cards.


There is another company called Sparkle that makes PSUs that has been around much longer. There was some legal dickering about the names when the graphics Sparkle entered the PSU market. The older company now labels things as "Sparkle Power Inc" and the newer one labels things as "Sparkle Computer Inc."
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There are two PSU brands called "Sparkle". There's Sparkle Power Inc, or SPI, which was one of the most highly respected power supply OEMs in the world, until they were bought by FSP around the turn of the century and made into a subsidiary brand that sells mostly relabeled FSPs. They're still fairly reputable, because FSP is.

This particular unit is from a new entry to the field, Sparkle Computer Inc, who have been known for making graphics cards for nearly a decade, for both Nvidia and ATI. Their new power supplies here are made by the OEM Great Wall, which has burst onto the scene recently heavily backed by the Chinese government.

The Sparkle Gold Series are very good power supplies. Their performance is up there with the best. Only downside is there are concerns about build quality, mainly the soldering work is a bit (or a lot) on the sloppy side. But if you look, they aren't cheap. The 1000W costs $250 on Newegg. I posted this because it is a deal, meaning that it's available for cheaper (in this case $100 cheaper) than you usually see it.


But yes it is a good power supply, and yes it is a good deal, or I would not have posted it. Now stop polluting my thread.
Phaedrus2129 has spoken...all nonsense (and trollin') depart!

Uber nice deal for a really nice psu

edit: the 1250w unit is on sale at MC too.
Edited by wermad - 2/14/11 at 9:41pm
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It is Sparkle, as in video cards.


There is another company called Sparkle that makes PSUs that has been around much longer. There was some legal dickering about the names when the graphics Sparkle entered the PSU market. The older company now labels things as "Sparkle Power Inc" and the newer one labels things as "Sparkle Computer Inc."
Cool. Their video cards are pretty damn good, although pricey, the reviews have always been generally good for their video cards. I like the fact that they usually don't stick to reference designs.
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