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Posted 30 July 2011 - 11:05 PM

Well, from what I've heard of it, it isn't noisy, but that may be because of locations, or even just my opinion of what is noisy.

30Dba is quiet according to most people and reviews, and that is around what the 380D is, but to me quiet is <20Dba

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 12:16 AM

i would strongly avoid antec earthwatts 650 ea green, purchased one and it lasted 4 days and the replacement lasted 5 days, the issue was that the power switch was broken and stuck on the "on" side so you couldn't flick it over, it wouldn't cut the power off when you hold the button down,so its a safety issue.switched back to my corsair vx450

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 08:02 AM

i would strongly avoid antec earthwatts 650 ea green, purchased one and it lasted 4 days and the replacement lasted 5 days, the issue was that the power switch was broken and stuck on the "on" side so you couldn't flick it over, it wouldn't cut the power off when you hold the button down,so its a safety issue.switched back to my corsair vx450

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Not really, a lot of PSU's don't even have any switch at all.

Do you mean that the switch worked for a few days, then stopped, or that the PSU (other than the switch) failed after a few days? If it is only the switch, I would say that it will just be a bad batch of switches (not Antec's fault), so yes I would probably avoid them for a while but it won't last too long most likely.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 06:34 PM

does your psu have a switch?, would you recommend one without a switch?

yes it was a bad batches of switches, as you compare the serial number, the switch clicked in the middle of the night, didnt know what it was till i checked, the second time i didn't hear any strange noises, so it is antecs/delta fault, it was manufactured by them and the units was not fit for a particular purpose.

i have never had an issue with a psu before,my antec neo from my old pc is great, i think they are produced by delta now, but im surprised how they were released, i only used each psu for like 15 hours,

this guy reported a similar problem, he didn't give serial
http://forums.anandt...d.php?t=2186376

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 07:48 PM

does your psu have a switch?, would you recommend one without a switch?

yes it was a bad batches of switches, as you compare the serial number, the switch clicked in the middle of the night, didnt know what it was till i checked, the second time i didn't hear any strange noises, so it is antecs/delta fault, it was manufactured by them and the units was not fit for a particular purpose.

i have never had an issue with a psu before,my antec neo from my old pc is great, i think they are produced by delta now, but im surprised how they were released, i only used each psu for like 15 hours,

this guy reported a similar problem, he didn't give serial
http://forums.anandt...d.php?t=2186376

Yes, mine does, but that didn't and wouldn't influence whether I bought a PSU or not. I'd just go with whatever was best for what I needed.

Delta won't manufacture switches – they'll buy them. And you can almost guarantee that some of them from that batch will be fine, so I'd put the blame on the switch manufacture. And it is probably a problem with most Delta-manufactured PSUs, not just that one anyway. I wouldn't go as far as saying the PSU isn't fit for its purpose, I'd just say that one minor feature doesn't work. If it was me, I'd just either replace the switch myself (although I probably wouldn't choose to void the warranty just for that), or just ignore it.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:11 PM

Would this psu be a a good buy https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=1137149 here is the 80 pdf for it http://www.plugloads...750W_Report.pdf here is a pdf of an ocz using the same base modle psu http://www.plugloads...750W_Report.pdf here is a reveiw of the ocz psu http://www.tweaktown...iew/index5.html should i get it or are the changes going to be so large that it isnot a safe psu anymore?
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:27 PM

Most likely it will be OK. That is, assuming the 80+ cert is on a genuine unit, and not on a unit especially done to get it (which has been known to happen I think).

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:33 PM

Hey, my friends psu is about a year old and it died, he thought it was time for an upgrade so he was looking at these two:
https://pricespy.co....ct.php?p=620431
https://pricespy.co....ct.php?p=923987

He has an iceqx 6950 and a 2600k (overclocked to somewhere over 4ghz, i cant quite remember)
he also wants at least semi modular.

would one of these be fine or should he be looking at something slightly more?

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:45 PM

Either of them should be fine. He'd probably need more than 600 W if he ever went Crossfire, but that is not necessarily even likely.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:47 PM

I would say go with the FSP group PSU. Should be good for his needs. Depending on his overclock, he could try for a lower Wattage PSU as well. Maybe 500-550W PSU. Use this to get him to calculate his wattage. And he might need more if he was going to Crossfire.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:12 PM

If he really wants modular then he should go with the Silverstone, it's fully modular. The FSP barely has any modular cables - only 3 molex and 1 PCIE cable are actually modular.

Take a look at the Corsair TX 650V2 https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=816698. It's dirt cheap at the moment, actually cheaper than the FSP and Silverstone and it performs much better and has better build quality. Only downside is that it is not modular.

Another option is the Corsair TX 550M https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=944499. I would recommend it over the Silverstone and FSP because it has better build quality and performance and it is semi modular. It provides more than enough power for his system.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:43 PM

I'm thinking of maybe restructuring the power supply list.

Rather than linking to every power supply I'll just have the series name. Also there will be a tier system from tier 1 through to 5 so that the list doesn't just include recommended power supplies but also show which ones you should avoid.

I'm not sure whether I will keep the OEM and 80Plus rating and stuff though.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 06:30 PM

Rather than linking to every power supply I'll just have the series name.

Only any good if the whole series is equally good. I realise that generally that is the case, but it isn't always with some cheap brands. But it does mean you can have one review for the whole series, rather than looking for reviews for each supply – but in saying that, if you've already found reviews for multiple supplies in the series, it might be worth keeping them all.

Also there will be a tier system from tier 1 through to 5 so that the list doesn't just include recommended power supplies but also show which ones you should avoid.

Good idea, although that would be a lot of work, and would have to be very clear.

I'm not sure whether I will keep the OEM and 80Plus rating and stuff though.

Well, I'd probably skip the OEM as it doesn't really affect anything much – if the supply is good, it's good; if it's bad, it's bad; irrespective of the supplier. However, the 80+ rating could be of interest. And definitely keep the modular/part modular/not modular, as PriceSpy lists part modular supplies as modular.

Actually, what might be best is if we had a wiki site so that it can be kept up-to-date – although I realise that you'd definitely want it set up so that only approved people can modify it, preferably only in specified ways at least without approval. If that is desired, I have a free webhosting account sitting doing nothing that I'm willing to volunteer – and I will guarantee right now that it would never be used for anything else and never have any ads either.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 06:35 PM

Picked up a ocz zx 850w 80+ gold certified psu for $200 with last months sale @ playtech
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 06:37 PM

We're even now gamernz99 :D

guitar_man_94 I think the following link should be somewhere in the post,

http://www.overclock...ingle-psu-brand

I see far too many people that recommend nothing but Seasonic and Corsair, which is why I try to make a point of recommending Antec and Silverstone units

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 06:40 PM

No way a cheap ass 670 cant compare to a psu haha oh well :P

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:47 PM

We're even now gamernz99 :D

guitar_man_94 I think the following link should be somewhere in the post,

http://www.overclock...ingle-psu-brand

I see far too many people that recommend nothing but Seasonic and Corsair, which is why I try to make a point of recommending Antec and Silverstone units


Yeah I will add that in.

I think something like this would be good, the reviews would not be needed because I am saying approximately how good they are. If someone wanted extra info they can then do some extra research :

Tier 1 - The Best quality and stability
Corsair AX (Fully Modular)

Tier 2 - High quality power supplies with high quality output
Silverstone Strider Plus Greater than 600W (Fully Modular)
Corsair TX M (Part Modular)

Tier 3 - Power supplies fully able to meet ATX specifications with reasonably good quality components
Antec Basiq (Non Modular)
Silverstone Strider Plus 500W, 600W (Fully Modular)
Cooler Master GX 450W (Non Modular)

Tier 4 - Power supplies that may not meet ATX specifications under stressful situations and/or cannot output rated power
Cooler Master GX greater than 450W (Non Modular)

Tier 5 - NOT RECOMMENDED. Replace ASAP if you have one
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:02 AM

Actually, what might be best is if we had a wiki site so that it can be kept up-to-date – although I realise that you'd definitely want it set up so that only approved people can modify it, preferably only in specified ways at least without approval. If that is desired, I have a free webhosting account sitting doing nothing that I'm willing to volunteer – and I will guarantee right now that it would never be used for anything else and never have any ads either.

Actually, I was just getting to bed last night, and realised that with the new system there was not much that could get out of date, so scrap that.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 11:04 AM

I was trying to put tougher a pc built and this a really helped me, I will stay away from the COOLERMASTER EXTREME2 625W and go for the SEASONIC S12II 620W, thank you for saving my future sanity :)
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 11:33 AM

I was trying to put tougher a pc built and this a really helped me, I will stay away from the COOLERMASTER EXTREME2 625W and go for the SEASONIC S12II 620W, thank you for saving my future sanity :)


When you have decided what you want, chuck it down in the forums for a double check. :D

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:07 PM

what would be the cheapest, reliable (around tier 3) 400ish w psu to get? Im hoping around the $60 mark or less if possible. eg. would this cut the mustard? https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=1254414

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:11 PM

Personally I'd go with this:
https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=1415999

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:23 PM

Or the Silverstone Strider
https://pricespy.co....ct.php?p=545235
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:02 PM

what would be the cheapest, reliable (around tier 3) 400ish w psu to get? Im hoping around the $60 mark or less if possible. eg. would this cut the mustard? https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=1254414

I'd go with one of the ones suggested above myself. That one might well be OK, but I wouldn't guarantee it... Most decent PSUs are designed for at least 500 W, or cost quite a bit more.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:17 PM

Or the Silverstone Strider
https://pricespy.co....ct.php?p=545235


+1. I have this unit powering a well OC'd 670 and i5. Great acoustics, Silverstone quality.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 05:53 PM

what would be the cheapest, reliable (around tier 3) 400ish w psu to get? Im hoping around the $60 mark or less if possible. eg. would this cut the mustard? https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=1254414


I built an i3 2100 system for someone earlier with the integrated graphics, so the power consumption was minuscule.
Initially I used the Corsair CX430 unit, which did not work properly, the computer would not shut down.
It would restart approx. 2 seconds after powering off. So thinking the unit was faulty, I sent it back and got a brand new replacement.
It did the same thing again with the replacement unit, so I decided to add a graphics card to the system and try to shut it down then. It shut down fine since the power consumption of the system was increased...
So I believed that the PSU would not shut down properly when the system wasn't pulling enough power out of it.
Ended up getting an Antec 400W PSU which was at the same price. Shut down no problem. The person I built the computer for ended up getting their system about 3 weeks later than expected :s
So I personally would stay away from the Corsair CX PSUs if using a low-wattage system.
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:04 PM

I built an i3 2100 system for someone earlier with the integrated graphics, so the power consumption was minuscule.
Initially I used the Corsair CX430 unit, which did not work properly, the computer would not shut down.
It would restart approx. 2 seconds after powering off. So thinking the unit was faulty, I sent it back and got a brand new replacement.
It did the same thing again with the replacement unit, so I decided to add a graphics card to the system and try to shut it down then. It shut down fine since the power consumption of the system was increased...
So I believed that the PSU would not shut down properly when the system wasn't pulling enough power out of it.
Ended up getting an Antec 400W PSU which was at the same price. Shut down no problem. The person I built the computer for ended up getting their system about 3 weeks later than expected :s
So I personally would stay away from the Corsair CX PSUs if using a low-wattage system.


Funny you say this. Earlier in the year I bought a loot bag of computer crap on Trademe because I wanted one thing but it was all being sold as a bundle. Among it was a Corsair CX430 V2 that appeared unused (original packaging, cable tied and baggies etc.). Anyway, this turned out to be bung, no fan with power on, just a faint whining sound. Not having a receipt I tried my luck and filled out a RMA with Corsair online and got the confirmation to send it for replacement/repair. Only catch is the address is to Hong Kong and the minimum it would cost to send is around $60 so in the end I just flagged. Point being, I too would avoid these, especially after reading your description.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:06 PM

Corsair has an Achilles heel :o

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:29 PM

Corsair has an Achilles heel :o


Get AX or HX series Corsairs no other.
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:35 PM

What's that? You want to sell me your AX-650? :)
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