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Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by davidhammock200, Oct 1, 2006.
This is my opinion, what is yours?
My opinion, which is correct:
Multi-railed, in order of awesomeness:
PCP&C Silencer 750
PCP&C Silencer 610
All 850W to 1KW PSU's are covered in a different post.
PSUs for Future GPUs! http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1104866
Thank you for your input.
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)
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.
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.
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 :
And they are distributed by ASI.
If you want the Best of the Best of the Best I would add Zippy to the list......
Does Zippy an ATX over 850W (+12V@60A)?
OW, any test/reviews?
Nothing in PS2 over 850W... yet
No reviews on the new Enhance units yet.
Not that I am aware of....need to power a small city?
How about dual ATI GPU's pulling 350W each, plus a fully loaded & OC'ed dual CPU system!
Use their 1350W or 1800W redundant models
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).
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!
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.
They are sweet & up to +12V@40A, too!
Zippy/Emacs 700W PSU (PSL-6701P).
That should be on this list...
And you might want to take a look at this monster...
Damn coolaler gets all the good stuff
Great PSU & covered here:http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1104866
This post is only 520W to 750W.
Thank you all!
Let's continue until we can reach some agreement on the VERY BEST PSU's available!
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.
That's why I used the past tense
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.
how about with Tagan product?
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).
I would put the ST56ZF over the 610 Silencer.
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
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
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.
Basicly, I meant that the Athena was the same guts as a comparable model by Tagan / topower. As in, still Topower guts.
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
Whatcha' been hearing? I've always liked Tagans "perks" (I LOVE the plasticky cables), but their reliability isn't top echelon.
If I could say anything more I would...........
Well, when you're "allowed" to do so, could you PM me or update this post? Thanks.
Son of a crap! 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*
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.
Sage advice. Still.... its a scary thought.
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..
same exact guts...hmmm