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I was looking at this psu for a friends build. It is modular and wanted it for easy cable management. The Seasonic m12II is just a bit too expensive and the Antec 500D and NeoEco are non modular. Is it a good unit or should I get something else.

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I was thinking this sips around 400-500w right?
     
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Originally Posted by Spykerv View Post
I was looking at this psu for a friends build. It is modular and wanted it for easy cable management. The Seasonic m12II is just a bit too expensive and the Antec 500D and NeoEco are non modular. Is it a good unit or should I get something else.

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6950 Asus DirectCUII hopefully unlock to 6970
MSI GD55
1 HDD
2 fans

I was thinking this sips around 400-500w right?
Why don't you look into the Corsair VX550W/650W? I know it's not modular, but am sure you can keep things tidy enough.
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Why don't you look into the Corsair VX550W/650W? I know it's not modular, but am sure you can keep things tidy enough.
Non modular, costly, probably a Seasonic rebadge.

If I wanted nonmodular I would purchase an Antec new power TP 650 or the 500D earthwatts or the Neo Eco. All less costly all same great performance
     
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I say go for it. Seems to have a pretty good feedback on Newegg.
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OCZ ModXStream Pro?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341017

It's on the recommended list an only $5 more after MIR.

Or if you're feeling especially thrifty the 500w edition is only $44 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341016
Edited by [\/]Paris - 4/17/11 at 7:07pm
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OCZ ModXStream Pro?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341017

It's on the recommended list an only $5 more after MIR.
Its a personal goal of mine to never buy anything OCZ, its probably a 200w peak system

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Originally Posted by PhillyOverclocker
I say go for it. Seems to have a pretty good feedback on Newegg.
Yeah... newegg doesn't exactly have the smartest users.

I was hoping you guys can give some personal usage feedback or possibly say its a rebadge of the s12ii or m12ii

But I think you're right, I may just be paranoid. yeah I'll go for it unless you guys say anything.
     
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I say go for it. Seems to have a pretty good feedback on Newegg.
Don't listen to a thing reviews on Newegg say. I wouldn't go for the ones with all 1 stars of course, but otherwise, most of those people don't have a friggin clue. Not their fault...But just because a power supply makes your computer run the first time you hit the power button doesn't mean it's good.

Not saying this to you...just a general fact.
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Its a personal goal of mine to never buy anything OCZ, its probably a 200w peak system



Yeah... newegg doesn't exactly have the smartest users.

I was hoping you guys can give some personal usage feedback or possibly say its a rebadge of the s12ii or m12ii

But I think you're right, I may just be paranoid. yeah I'll go for it unless you guys say anything.
That PSU is on Overclock.net's recommended list. It's not crap, otherwise it wouldn't be there. However I definitely understand your suspicions. I got burned on a Thermaltake re-badge unit that really made life a nightmare for me.

Here's a link to the OCN list:
http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html
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Don't listen to a thing reviews on Newegg say. I wouldn't go for the ones with all 1 stars of course, but otherwise, most of those people don't have a friggin clue. Not their fault...But just because a power supply makes your computer run the first time you hit the power button doesn't mean it's good.

Not saying this to you...just a general fact.
Yeah, newegg is definitely not the place to check for the quality of a product, unless it just has copious amounts of bad ratings.
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Oh we're not saying it's bad. It's a solid unit, just Newegg reviews make me shutter sometimes.
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