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Hardware Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 850W

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 9 Apr 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. MajorTom

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    I really want to be able to afford a new PSU and this looks ace. Can't though. Even the 650W would do fine. Need to stop buying all these damned Steam weekend deals!
     
  3. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    Bought the 550 watt version from Scan. Very happy with it it's a lot quieter than the 480 Hiper Type R I was using.
     
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    Thanks wanted this review for ages, much appreciated....
     
  5. Jasio

    Jasio Made in Canada

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    I kinda feel like this PSU should be given a "Bit-Tech Recommended" -- maybe not the Gold one, but the regular one. Even Corsair doesn't offer a modular PSU in this range, the HX620 and then HX1000 leave a giant void, particularly since 620 watts is perfectly fine for a premium system, but the HX1000 is overkill under most circumstances. The 750-850 range is sadly devoid of quality modular PSU's. And heck, it's good to see new manufacturers creating interesting products.
     
  6. Woodspoon

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    I got one of these a couple of months back, very very good, quiet but still the loudest part of my water cooled system, well worth the money.
    I'd reccomend these to anyone.
     
  7. Guest-16

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    Yes it is very, very good - maybe I'm a bit harsh - it does hit 9s and high 8s, but I felt the quality like the M12D and Antec Sig are that much more, or, the Corsair is that much cheaper too. It's a great middle ground modular product, but maybe it's also slightly too hot too and not suitable for everyone.

    We're notoriously hard markers because you lot demand us to be - and like I said if you bought one you'd certainly be pleased with it, it's just not a universal recommendation like the Cooler Master UCP 900W.
     
  8. flibblesan

    flibblesan Destroyer

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    Love these power supplies. I've got the 500w Straight Power and it's never let me down.
     
  9. g3n3tiX

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    Got the 750W one on a core i7 920 OC'd+gtx 280. Very happy with it.
    Great product, their customer service is the best I know. (free number, knowledgeable people in my country, very friendly)

    It's a bit expensive (still, less than some others) but REALLY worth it.
     
  10. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    I rather see BT test systems on their true power needs. Does a low/mid/high end PC really need a 800w PSU. And what PSU is more efficient in such a system.

    for example a pc with a intel 775 motherboard and quad core, 4 hd's and 1 Recent Graphicscard. Or one with SLI/crossfire. Amd system with same configs. Or a highend (modded) over the top system filled with watercooling, 4 disk array, triple SLI/Crossfire, blinky lights, fan controller, lcd display and such. Does it need a 1200W PSU or can it do with a 550W PSU...
     
  11. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Power consumption is in every other review: notably graphics.

    You simply can't test every different iteration.
     
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    Looks very nice, but not enough to convince me to upgrade from my Corsair unit.
     
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