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I bought a case and PSU pack from Overclockers.co.uk and it came with a GX 750W. Now after reading some reviews, they say its not as good as it could be. Should I not open it and try to sell it? Or are the reviews a load of smoke and mirrors?
post #2 of 32
It's not that good a unit, you're better off selling it and doesn't deliver the labeled power.

this review mentions
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-GX-750-W-Power-Supply-Review/917/10
Quote:
Of course GX 750 W offers as advantages having four power cables for video cards and more SATA power connectors, but it is only safe to run this new Cooler Master unit up to 450 W.
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post #3 of 32
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Safe to run? Is it going to blow up if I push more than that?
post #4 of 32
Safe to run on what?
Your rig, yes.

The 3.3V ripple exceeds ATX specs if the load is pushed beyond 450W.

Your rig can run on a quality 450W, in this case, Antec Neo ECO 450C just fine.
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post #5 of 32
Once again, my Edit button is missing. -.-

Anyway, to add on to what I just said, your PSU won't blow up at 450W, but the ripple levels are dangerous and will harm your components in the long run.
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post #6 of 32
It's an extremely poor PSU and is realistically a mediocre 400-450w. Build quality is also pretty sub-par.
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post #7 of 32
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I was looking to upgrade to SLI 460's in a few months so I think I'm going to sell it.
post #8 of 32
It is a mediocre psu but safe to run.
post #9 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by GameBoy;12380475 
It's an extremely poor PSU and is realistically a mediocre 400-450w. Build quality is also pretty sub-par.

Spot-on.

It's not a 750W. It's 450W.

It uses Su'scon caps.

It has a sleeve bearing fan.
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post #10 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by linskingdom;12380487 
It is a mediocre psu but safe to run.

It isn't safe to run it at 750w (or anything close to what it's rated at) in any shape or form.
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