XFX 850W Black Edition Power Supply Review

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XFX 850W Black Edition Power Supply Review

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:05 am

XFX is well known for making video cards and motherboards. Now they have moved to power supplies, and we are taking a look at their first offering from them, the XFX 850W Black Edition. Join us as we see how it performs with our Core i7 test system.

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With the fan out of the way we can get a look at the heat sinks and capacitors inside the XFX 850W Black Edition Power Supply. All of the capacitors are high quality Nippon Chemi-Con. Those who are really into power supplies just "ah ha". For those of us who are not, what we are looking at is Seasonic M12D guts in an XFX wrapper. This same platform drives the PC Power and Cooling Silencer 910 as well. With this many names of big companies known for quality parts this should be one sturdy PSU.


Article Title: XFX 850W Black Edition Power Supply Review
Article URL http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1166/1/
Pricing At Time of Print: $169.99
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Re: XFX 850W Black Edition Power Supply Review

Postby Gomeler » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:13 am

Woah that fan is bright. Definitely scorch your retinas green. Looks like a nice PSU otherwise, a few too many hard-wired cables for my taste but nice performance. It didn't blow up at 850w and higher which is great :lol:
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Re: XFX 850W Black Edition Power Supply Review

Postby DL13 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:31 pm

Once you put in a case you wont see the color so it doesn't bother me, I like it. The performers is what I'm looking for in a PSU.
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Re: XFX 850W Black Edition Power Supply Review

Postby stopthekilling77 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:43 pm

Yep Seasonic makes some good power supplies! I could see myself doing an all-XFX build someday to utilize their color scheme :lol:
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Re: XFX 850W Black Edition Power Supply Review

Postby lordvic » Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:53 am

The XFX 850W seems to be a really solid PSU. Might consider getting a PSU from XFX for my next PC; try something else instead of Antec for a change. :)
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Re: XFX 850W Black Edition Power Supply Review

Postby Pingspike » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:10 am

As good as this psu is, I just cant justify paying twice as much as another psu. So I just got a 850w from newegg for 99 bucks with free shipping.

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four 20 amp 12volt rails for 99 dorra. cant go wrong.
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Re: XFX 850W Black Edition Power Supply Review

Postby ckthecerealkiller » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:26 am

Pingspike wrote:As good as this psu is, I just cant justify paying twice as much as another psu. So I just got a 850w from newegg for 99 bucks with free shipping.

Linq: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817182070
four 20 amp 12volt rails for 99 dorra. cant go wrong.

This is a modular PSU and 80 plus silver which brings up the price a good deal.

I'd personally take a single 70 amp 12v rail over 4 20 amp, as well. This is more of an enthusiast PSU vs a budget.
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