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post #1 of 13
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I was wondering if anyone had purchased this product because I was wondering if it was any good.

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58896&...kin%20Enhanced

It's only $55 for 650 watts and I don't really want to buy an expensive 80-100$ PSU for my desktop.

Seeing that it's Mushkin it can't be THAT bad.

Can it?
post #2 of 13
Dont skimp on a component that could destroy your whole rig. If your tying to save some cash the XFX psus are pretty good for the price.

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=59616&...anufacture=XFX
 
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I like the other members of the Volta series somewhat more since they're made by Topower, and they're OK. Not earth-shattering, but OK. This particular unit is made by Andyson, which is a brand I don't trust very much. Also note that its 12V rail only does 516W, which makes it a 550W unit at most. 650W isn't happening.

If you need 650W, look at better units. But let's see your computer specs (along with any upgrades you have planned) and we can make an adequate recommendation.
post #4 of 13
PSU is the one thing NOT to skimp on..
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Your power supply can mark the death of your computer. Anything power related is critical. Mushkin is nice but these are just rebrands. The SeaSonic X series is good. Get one of those. Corsair has some too. I would go for SeaSonic, Corsair (just rebrands), and Enermax.
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post #7 of 13
fill out your system specs and we can better help you find a good PSU for what you have...

here is a link to the forum's psu listings

http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html
Edited by nil405 - 4/13/11 at 2:28pm
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Okay, I've been looking into the PSUs that are recommended, and I realized that a handful of them are 80+ gold certified, so I was wondering if this one would work

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817152043
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Okay, I've been looking into the PSUs that are recommended, and I realized that a handful of them are 80+ gold certified, so I was wondering if this one would work

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817152043
It's only 80PLUS standard. Raidmax are scheming little jerks, and didn't just do the usual little cheats most companies do to get higher efficiency at 80PLUS (like shorter cables, hand picking the best unit from a given batch, etc.). They went and sent in a completely different power supply.

What they sent to 80PLUS: Andyson K series, 80PLUS gold, high-end

What you get when you buy a Raidmax "Gold" unit: Andyson E series, 80PLUS standard, solidly mid-range



Only reason to buy it is to stuff it up Raidmax's CEO's bum.
Edited by Phaedrus2129 - 4/15/11 at 9:39pm
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I have a review here for a mushkin volta. Honest opinion they suck.

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