PSU’s: The Best of the Best of the Best!

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  1. davidhammock200

    davidhammock200 2[H]4U

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    This is my opinion, what is yours?

    Dave ;)
     
  2. Bbq

    Bbq King of Charts

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    My opinion, which is correct:

    Multi-railed, in order of awesomeness:
    Silverstone ST85
    Silverstone ST75
    Corsair HX620
    Corsair HX520

    Single railed:
    PCP&C Silencer 750
    PCP&C Silencer 610
    Silverstone ST56ZF
     
  3. davidhammock200

    davidhammock200 2[H]4U

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    All 850W to 1KW PSU's are covered in a different post.

    PSU’s for Future GPU’s! http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1104866

    Thank you for your input. ;)
     
  4. Paul_Johnson

    Paul_Johnson [H] Admin Staff Member

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    Then why make the title of this the BEst of the Best of the Best?

    Besides there isn't a single Zippy on the list here and a bunch of Seasonic's (actually 4 out of 6) :confused:
     
  5. davidhammock200

    davidhammock200 2[H]4U

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    I wanted this list to be upper mainstream,
    what people are buying & what the PSU companies are concentrating on, the 520WW to 750W range.

    Powerful enough for all of todays systems, without too much overkill.

    As to Zippy, I did a lot of searching & I must say their marketing & sales departments should be fired!
    There is more data at XS, than anywhere else.
    Most models are not available & their website hasn't improved in the last 3yrs.
     
  6. Oklahoma Wolf

    Oklahoma Wolf PSU Warranty Voider

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    Retail sales is still an afterthought to them ;)

    Enhance has a bunch of new units up to 1kW (one of them has dual 35A 12v rails) now too. I wouldn't be terribly shocked to see Silverstone start using them soon.
     
  7. Paul_Johnson

    Paul_Johnson [H] Admin Staff Member

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    Haha...everyone has said the same about AMD....didn't keep them from making the best overall x86 processors on the market.

    They are available at :

    http://store.myaopen.com/ziposu.html
    http://www.servercase.com/miva/miva...en=CTGY&Store_Code=SC&Category_Code=4U_Server

    And they are distributed by ASI.

    If you want the Best of the Best of the Best I would add Zippy to the list......
     
  8. davidhammock200

    davidhammock200 2[H]4U

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    Does Zippy an ATX over 850W (+12V@60A)?

    OW, any test/reviews?
     
  9. Oklahoma Wolf

    Oklahoma Wolf PSU Warranty Voider

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    Nothing in PS2 over 850W... yet ;)

    No reviews on the new Enhance units yet.
     
  10. Paul_Johnson

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    Not that I am aware of....need to power a small city? :D
     
  11. davidhammock200

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    How about dual ATI GPU's pulling 350W each, plus a fully loaded & OC'ed dual CPU system! ;)
     
  12. Oklahoma Wolf

    Oklahoma Wolf PSU Warranty Voider

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    Use their 1350W or 1800W redundant models :D

    Honestly though, 350W seems excessive... they'd probably throw in external power bricks should their cards need that much juice (and I doubt they will).
     
  13. davidhammock200

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    I'm not sure I believe it,
    but a couple of true insiders have told me to expect the next gen of ATI GPU's to pull over 300W's,
    mostly from the +12V rail(s) & no PSU's will be included with the cards. I hope it is not true!
     
  14. Joebar

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    Even with 2 video cards and 3 or 4 hdds, arent these 600W and up power supplies overkill?

    I'm looking at the 520W corsair for my next build -- looks sweet.
     
  15. davidhammock200

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    They are sweet & up to +12V@40A, too! ;)
     
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    EternityZX9 Limp Gawd

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  18. Dan_D

    Dan_D [H]ard as it Gets

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    Not to de-rail the thread here, but the AMD processors have only truely been the best since the Althon 64 came out. Now that is no longer the case. In the 20+ year history of the x86 PC, there are more years where AMD, Cyrix and everyone else were FAR behind Intel in performance and quality.
     
  19. Paul_Johnson

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    That's why I used the past tense :D

    The point was that while they were the best their marketing department most likely consisted of a single cubical armed with a monkey and a typewriter ;) but that didn't stop the engineering side.
     
  20. jaelangkung

    jaelangkung n00b

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    how about with Tagan product? :confused:
     
  21. Bbq

    Bbq King of Charts

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    Pass on the tagan. it's built by topower, it crossloads poorly, voltage stability is less than optimum, and quite a few people have had theirs go poof. Notibly, Fugger at XtremeSystems' Athena 850 (same guts as the Tagan 850).

    Avoid.
     
  22. quicksilverXP

    quicksilverXP Gawd

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    I would put the ST56ZF over the 610 Silencer.
     
  23. Paul_Johnson

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    Really? Somehow I really really doubt that Athenatech is using the same guts as Tagan. ;)

    Besides it didn't do that bad http://techgage.com/article/tagan_tg1100-u95_1100w_power_supply
     
  24. unhappy_mage

    unhappy_mage [H]ard|DCer of the Month - October 2005

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    The other review I saw says some other site used a load tester and burned one out after 768W on the +12V lines. To quote from page 36:
    Roughly translated (it's been a while since high school German): "We couldn't reach 1100 watts with the TG1100-U95. At a temperature of 25C and a utilization of 81% the power supply broke down. The 4 12V rails achieved a level of 768W."

    I'll pass, thanks ;)
     
  25. Paul_Johnson

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    Yeah and like has been discussed that is a fluke and a bad unit which I don't believe they even got replaced to try again and since that problem didn't occur with the other load test.......Tagan is getting a hatchet job for no real good reason. It isn't a great supply which Tagan has tried to fix with a new revision but the "zomg it'll blow at 700w's fo shizzle" is bunk.
     
  26. Bbq

    Bbq King of Charts

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    Basicly, I meant that the Athena was the same guts as a comparable model by Tagan / topower. As in, still Topower guts.
     
  27. Paul_Johnson

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    Well that is kind of the kicker they really shouldn't be as Tagan has exclusive rights to those designs....kind of like the difference in Seasonic made Antecs and Seasonic branded Seasonics. The winds though may be blowing Tagan to a different OEM ;)
     
  28. Kil4Thril

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    Whatcha' been hearing? I've always liked Tagans "perks" (I LOVE the plasticky cables), but their reliability isn't top echelon.
     
  29. Paul_Johnson

    Paul_Johnson [H] Admin Staff Member

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    If I could say anything more I would...........
     
  30. Kil4Thril

    Kil4Thril 2[H]4U

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    Well, when you're "allowed" to do so, could you PM me or update this post? Thanks.
     
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    Son of a crap! :eek: When are the razza fraggin gpu makers gonna get in line with the rest of the industry and start delivering more performance with lower power draw? *mumble* *grumble*

    :mad:
     
  32. Paul_Johnson

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    THe newest ATI cards haven't come out yet...and IIRC have been respun again (will they go down from current cards...probably not...will the world end as we know it...probably not). Playing with early samples and predicting final production specs from them isn't always the best plan. ;) Just take a wait and see approach.
     
  33. seanbear

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    Sage advice. Still.... its a scary thought. :)
     
  34. jen4950

    jen4950 A Custom Title

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    Jeeze- you are on the [H] dammit!

    I just got my custom 1kw PCP&C.. sweet thing it is..

    12 750GB Seagates, another 6 15k rpm SCSI's, dual quad core Xeons when they come out, vid cards to drive 2 30" Dell's... 1kw seems marginal to me.. btw that's my next build.. :D
     
  35. OCC_Yoda

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    same exact guts...hmmm