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post #1 of 24
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So you know when I describe a power supply with a one or two word epithet, exactly where it falls in my hierarchy. Also an example of a unit or series that I would place into that category.


Top tier ------- (SeaSonic X)
Very good ---- (Silverstone Strider Plus)
Good ---------- (Corsair TXv2)
Decent ------- (OCZ StealthXStream II)
Solid ---------- (Antec Earthwatts 750W)
Average ------ (Corsair Builder Series CX)
Mediocre ----- (Thermaltake TR2 430W)
Poor ---------- (CoolerMaster eXtremePower Plus)
Bad ----------- (Raidmax Hybrid)
Trash --------- (Ultra Power LSP)
Appalling ---- (Linkworld LPJ2)
Leadman LP-8867 (Leadman LP-8867 aka Echostar 680W aka Blue Star 650W)


"Good" and up are suitable for top of the line enthusiast systems.
"Solid" and up are suitable for gaming systems.
"Poor" and up are suitable for average home systems.
"Bad" and "trash" need to be avoided except in emergencies.
"Appalling" and below are not suitable for use even in emergencies.
Edited by Phaedrus2129 - 3/10/11 at 6:51pm
post #2 of 24
Great list! The PSU is something I have never skimped on in a build. (hence my Seasonic) I know I will be able to Crossfire my GPU in the future no problem, and rely on this PSU for a while. Can't live w/o modular either hehe.

(got a great Black Friday deal on my Seasonic )
post #3 of 24
Where do the AX series fall?
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post #4 of 24
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Where do the AX series fall?
They're rebrands of SeaSonic X.
post #5 of 24
Great, thanks.
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How about mine, Tuniq. Been solid for a few years now.
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post #7 of 24
Nice Scale! lol

I remember making this a while back for the appalling category:



PSU Question:
Wasn't corsair's TX650W the one when Corsair suddenly changed its insides from seasonic to something else recently?
What would you say is a great bang-for-the-buck PSU? OCZ's stealthxtreme?
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I needed something with short cables and I had a CM EPP lying on the floor, so...
     
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post #9 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lazloisdavrock View Post
How about mine, Tuniq. Been solid for a few years now.
Tator Tot knows those units better. I think they're around the Solid region.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Anton338 View Post
Nice Scale! lol

I remember making this a while back for the appalling category:



Quote:
PSU Question:
Wasn't corsair's TX650W the one when Corsair suddenly changed its insides from seasonic to something else recently?
Yes, from SeaSonic S12 to CWT PSHII.

Quote:
What would you say is a great bang-for-the-buck PSU? OCZ's stealthxtreme?
Antec NeoECO and Rosewill Green Series are better values. Similar pricing, better quality.
post #10 of 24
Well,where does that leave this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817121080

I'm about to pull the trigger on one,sale ends tonight.
Should I go for it?
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