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Hardware Enermax Infiniti 650W

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 9 Dec 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Great review as always :thumb:

    I still don't need more than 400W (probably closer to 200W), but then I am using 3 year old hardware.
     
  3. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    I agree with that review - a product should be able to meet its listed specifications, lest the producing company throw its reputation into the flames to save a few pence per unit. False advertising sucks :(
     
  4. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Even tho PSU's are what feeds the beast inside, I continue to think that they are overpriced.
     
  5. Guest-16

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    You can make a **** PSU real easy - just look at all the "1000W for £50" ones out there, but to make a decent, stable one with high efficiency is actually quite difficult. You get what you pay for.
     
  6. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I can see the man's point - they are quite an expensive piece of a build, and not really that exciting, so it feels like a waste a lot of the time to spend a big chunk of your budget on a PSU.

    However, it's madness to skimp on the heart of a rig, and there're so many PSU's out there today which are of such high-quality compared to a few years ago that it can be very difficult to choose...
     
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    You don't have to review them :(
     
  8. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    :hehe: The burdens of journalism! ...Or being Tim's victim... :worried:
     
  9. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Yeah when I first started OCing afew years ago when I joined this site I didnt understand how a good PSU was needed, it was only a few years later when taking my brothers PC apart to clean it that I noticed his generic PSU had a higher power rating (or whatever it is 350 mine was only 300). Anyway I stole it and swapped them around, managed to get afew more mhz out of my Barton-M with it too, thats when I realised it was an important component, now I would only buy a decent PSU :)

    Edit: Ow I am using a corsair PSU now not the generic one lol
     
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    Help!


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  11. quack

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    Quite disappointing results. I bought the 720W version on the value of your review, hopefully mine is doing what it says on the tin.
     
  12. Guest-16

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    Well I've changed testing techniques since then having learnt far more about it, and now I test 3.3V and 5V separately to 12V. Joe uses the 720W in his machine all day everyday since testing it originally and it's not let us down once.

    99% of people should be fine with it - you rarely stress the 3.3 and 5 in a modern system.
     
  13. Phil Rhodes

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    Have you folks tried running them on 110V?

    You may find they come closer to spec.

    Phil
     
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    Kinda hard in the UK when we're all 230V ;)

    Even if we could, we're a British site and our British readers can't exactly switch to 110V :)
     
  15. Phil Rhodes

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    I'm in the UK too, but given that most of them are... what are they, buck converters, it might explain the difference. You'd just need a big transformer.
     
  16. Phil Rhodes

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    Pardon me, I think this one here is a half-bridge, but the point stands.
     
  17. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    230v norm gives better power then 110v unstable lines

    got to replace my 2 year old Enermax liberty max due to water been pored into it lol
     
  18. Drexial

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    thats not how you liquid cool a PSU. It prefers Ginger ale.

    Anyway. I used to have an Ultra-X PSU and i was running a pretty hefty air cooling system on it and decided to go liquid as well. got that ll hooked up and it seemed to run without a problem. Then i decided to add one more fan for an external HD, I got instability galore with just the addition of a 80mm fan. decided to leave off the 80mm and swap out the PSU for a new one. Now im running an OCZ . Have to say it runs amazingly. Was able to over clock a lot more stable . It was only a difference of 20 watts that i added, but i doubted that i should have even been using all of the 480 that i had before i went to the 500 watt.
     
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