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Post by -mogwai » Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:24 pm

what are your opinions on this psu? i was thinking about getting one.
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Post by LVCapo » Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:40 pm

I've never used one, but the general opinion on most forums is that its a crap PSU that only got some notoriety because it was the first (or one of the first) modular power supplies

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Post by infinitevalence » Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:42 pm

most people think they are decent only for light duty and looks. They have very bad power regulation and dont last very long. I suggest staying away.
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Post by -mogwai » Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:58 pm

thanks, guys. that's all i needed to hear.

what psu would you recommend? i'm about to get an x850xt pe. right now, i have a thermaltake 400w psu. i want something sleeved.
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Post by Bio-Hazard » Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:33 pm

I've got one in my first, now back-up A64 system and it works just fine and the rals are solid as a rock and right at spec and also keep my system more stable than the Antec 480 that it replaced. Some people reported problems with them, but mine has been just fine and my system runs overclocked most all the time. As with any computer part, you can always get a bad or great part.
Here's a pic of it in my review sample Cooler Master Centurion case.

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And in my old Lian-Li case.

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And here it is pushing my old water cooling system.

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I've had it from when they first came out, I will keep using it until it dies, and it doesn't look like that day will come anytime soon...................... :finga:

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Post by Bio-Hazard » Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:39 pm

You might want to try one of these from Hiper. I got one of them in Friday for review. They seem to be very good so far, it replaced my burned out Thermaltake TWV500 in my monster rig. The PSU has been getting super reviews over in Europe and they just started marketing them here in the US.



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http://www.hipergroup.com/products/hpu-4b580.html

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Post by -mogwai » Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:08 am

where would i buy it? how much?
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Post by Bio-Hazard » Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:15 am

Frozen CPU is the only plase I've seen them so far, but I'm sure there are more online shops that have them, I just haven't looked.

129.99 , Pretty high dollar.

http://www.frozencpu.com/scan/se=Power% ... earch.html

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Post by -mogwai » Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:18 am

yeah f*ck that.

i'm thinking about something in the $60 range...

what about the aspire atx-as520w psu? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817148009

anyone here have one or hear good things about it?
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Post by Bio-Hazard » Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:22 am

You could give the Ultra a try, I'm extremely happy with mine, but it was one of the first batch out, they may have changed them sence.

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Post by infinitevalence » Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:34 am

Aspire is not know for getting the best PSU's either. If your looking at the $60 range then Fortron, Sparkel, Enermax, Thermaltake, and Antec are all decent options.
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Post by Antonik » Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:03 pm

The PSU looks amazing. On most forums I visit theres alot of negative reviews about them, including Antec powersupplies. Everyone seems crazy about enermax and ocz though.

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Post by Bio-Hazard » Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:42 pm

infinitevalence wrote:Aspire is not know for getting the best PSU's either. If your looking at the $60 range then Fortron, Sparkel, Enermax, Thermaltake, and Antec are all decent options.
I just burned out a new Thermaltake TWV500 last week and a Antec a few months ago. so it's luck of the draw as far as I see it. You have to take the good with the bad..................... 8)

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Post by Antonik » Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:52 pm

Bio-Hazard wrote:
infinitevalence wrote:Aspire is not know for getting the best PSU's either. If your looking at the $60 range then Fortron, Sparkel, Enermax, Thermaltake, and Antec are all decent options.
I just burned out a new Thermaltake TWV500 last week and a Antec a few months ago. so it's luck of the draw as far as I see it. You have to take the good with the bad..................... 8)
Bleh you blew an antec? thats what i have...I only had 2 PSUs, both generic, and it gave up after 2 years taking with it my motherboard,graphics card, and audio card. All to be replaced by another generic thats working to this day :o.

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Post by -mogwai » Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:11 pm

do rosewill or logisys make good power supplies?

apparently, rosewill, for being a small no-name company, consistently puts out quality crap... that's the only reason why i'm asking
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Post by -mogwai » Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:00 pm

what do you all think about the ocz modstream?
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Post by infinitevalence » Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:25 pm

The OCZ modstream is ok, its about the best modular PSU that i know of, its not as good as the OCZ powerstream but its still good enough.
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Post by -mogwai » Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:33 pm

powerstream's pretty damn expensive.... and i like modular because i dont like extra wires and **** all over inside of my case.
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Post by Apoptosis » Wed Jul 13, 2005 1:43 am

Antonik wrote:The PSU looks amazing. On most forums I visit theres alot of negative reviews about them, including Antec powersupplies. Everyone seems crazy about enermax and ocz though.
I'm loving the OCZ PSU's and that is ALL i run on the test bench and on my personal systems. Antec did me just fine from 2001 to 2004, but when the need came for 600+ Watt PSU's Antec didn't impress me after the True Control 550 came out.

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Post by Bio-Hazard » Wed Jul 13, 2005 5:05 pm

I had time to install the Hiper PSU today, so my main rig is up and running again................. :) I did a couple of quick reading with a multimeter at idle and load, OC'd just a little and the rials didn't more, rock stable....................... 8)

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Now just to see how long this one lasts.................. :snakeman:

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