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Hardware 550W-650W PSU Roundup 2014

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Combatus, 20 Jun 2014.

  1. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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  2. Xlog

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    Are conclusions on 12-th page intentional? It's a bit odd to put them in the middle of an article. Also, what are scores for in the last page?
     
  3. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 *Fewer Staff Administrator

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    Fair point - I've amended the page order.

    Scores on that page were just an issue with the score generator. Should be removed now. Please note we've also updated the Cooler Master page with an Approved award - I always meant to but forgot!
     
  4. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    I really hope this is a Terminator reference.

    "Hey, just what you see, pal!"
     
  5. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    How would the Seasonic Fanless 520W Platinum fare within this group?

    This one.

    It's more than enough to power any single socket, single GPU rig, and I think it's mint.
     
  6. Hustler

    Hustler Well-Known Member

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    Overclockers also do the EVGA G2 750w Gold for only £10 more than the Superflower 650.

    Superflower make them for EVGA...so basically you get the same PSU with an extra 100watts and a 10yr warranty, bargain.
     
  7. tonyd223

    tonyd223 king of nothing

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    Yay - paid off buying Corsair after all - thanks for helping me avoid buyers remorse BT!
     
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    SchizoFrog New Member

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    I'm about what, 4-5 years in to the life of a Be Quiet! 650W modular PSU and it is rock solid so far. I doubt I'll need a replacement any time soon unless I need a smaller one for a case change.
     
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    Yay, love roundups - hope there's more to come on Bit-tech. Good to hear the Corsair PSUs coming out well in this test, my Corsair is still doing good service.
     
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    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Same, only downside to the model i have is it not using a standard kettle lead...
     
  11. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Still rockin it with my Antec Truepower New 650w. This beauty has been flawless since day one. Still under warranty too.
     
  12. mi1ez

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    62% for the Codegen was bloody generous!
     
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    How does the codegen get 62% surely any psu that can't output the maximum specified watts is a huge failure no matter price. I'd of given is sub 20% personally. I've seen reviews of it rated 0/5.
     
  14. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    More importantly, if you're going to buy a **** no-name PSU that doesn't work properly, you can get one for less than a tenner :hehe:
     
  15. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Just changed the computer and I'm wondering if I should change the PSU too. I'm using a Corsair HX520W that I bought in 2008. It's 6 years old and I'm fearing that it could die, taking my brand new rig with it. What do you think ?

    I'm using i5-4570 + GTX770, no OC planned. Case is a Lian Li PC-V353 and saw that the Corsair RM650 fits. Any input about this PSU ?
     
  16. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Can't comment on that psu, but in my experiance they usually start to cause system instability before they fall over. So long as your rig is not constantly riding the edge of its capabilitys I would'nt worry.

    The other option is to buy a new one and put the corsair one in a secondary pc / pc for kid /pc for a friend ect..
     
  17. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    If you had bought the PSU I mentioned in post #5 it would still have a year's warranty remaining ;)

    Your ears would be happy, your volts stable.
     
  18. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    This is the idea. I'd like to reuse the Q6600 as a game server / compiling / rendering node.

    I still haven't bought anything :D. I've been thinking about this PSU, but it's very very expensive (162€ here). But, on the other hand, I've selected all my component with warranty in mind. None of them have below 5 years of warranty (except CPU I guess)

    - Motherboard : 5 years (Asus Z87 Gryphon)
    - RAM : 10 years (Kingston)
    - GPU : 5 years (with EVGA extended warranty)
    - SSD : 5 years (Sandisk Extrem II)
    - Fans : 6 years (Noctua)

    So a 7 years on a PSU would not be that bad ... missus will kill me xD
     
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    x5pilot Fragile explosion

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    Just bought the SuperFlower PSU based on the review.
    PSU is currently discounted to £67.99 on overclockers.co.uk - I believe its a short term special offer they are doing!
    Grab them quick!

    Thanks Bit-Tech!!!
     
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