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Kingwin isn't all bad, their like Rosewell, they have hits and misses. This is a bullseye. I'd stick this in a 24/7 server anyday Or an HTPC, or even my current rig. 550w is enough to run most systems, I'd trust this with an i7 and two 6870's for example...it's pretty too!
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the reason i assumed was this:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0325743
it shortrd out my old pc so i built me a new one...
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I've never used Kingwin fans...for some reason, I think Rosewill makes some of the most reliable fans that ever existed imo Sucks about a single fan shorting out an entire system though
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Quote:
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This unit performs better than those two, and is even more quiet.
More quiet? The Seasonic X are fanless below 20% and then almost inaudible till around 60-70% load.

I'd say its a lot to pay for a 550w PSU and almost definitely not worth it.
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Oklahoma Wolf & Jonny

my 2 fav reviewers

nice work on this article little expensive for my blood but a very good unit
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Originally Posted by JuStIn871 View Post
the reason i assumed was this:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0325743
it shortrd out my old pc so i built me a new one...
A fan would not short out your entire rig and cause damage unless you were running a crappy PSU and connected something wrong.

Not to sound rude, but this error is 100% PEBKAC.

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More quiet? The Seasonic X are fanless below 20% and then almost inaudible till around 60-70% load.

I'd say its a lot to pay for a 550w PSU and almost definitely not worth it.
This thing can be fanless up to 70% load or potentially higher. It also has tighter voltage regulation on the 3.3v, 5vsb, -12v, & 5v rail. The Sesaonic X-Series platform lets that slide.

Even at full load; it's a good 5dB(A) less than the Seasonic's 70% load state.

To top it off, it can output 650w reliably and be as efficient as the X-660 & X-650.
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post #27 of 45
Tator's right. It's probably just about the best power supply on the market.
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I understand that it's probably the best power supply out there but that doesn't mean it's worth it. For the same price you can get a HX750 as well. Having said that, my PSU isn't worth its price either - we just like to have shiny stuff I think efficiency is overrated personally.
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I agree that it's easily the best consumer 550w available.

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I understand that it's probably the best power supply out there but that doesn't mean it's worth it. For the same price you can get a HX750 as well. Having said that, my PSU isn't worth its price either - we just like to have shiny stuff I think efficiency is overrated personally.
Some people won't mind digging deep in their pockets if they want the best of the best.
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Quote:
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I understand that it's probably the best power supply out there but that doesn't mean it's worth it. For the same price you can get a HX750 as well. Having said that, my PSU isn't worth its price either - we just like to have shiny stuff I think efficiency is overrated personally.
Efficiency = saved money.
Saved money is not overrated.
Therefore, efficiency is not overrated.

That said, I want this, just because...
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