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PSU of 750W, modular with one line of current, which one?

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May 17, 2013 4:49:02 AM

Hi there!

I'm acutally loocking for a good psu of 750w, modular and with one line of current.
I have seen some models but all seems to have problems:

1) Corsair cx750m...COIL WHINE high percentual
2) Corsair TX750M coil whine as well
3) OCZ ZT750 fan noise, seems to be frequent
4) thermaltake smart 750, no problem but it's made by CWT as the CX750M and has the same specific so probably will suffers from coil whine as well ( no news because it's newer and corsair sell a lot more of PSU ---> more know problems )
5) Aerocool strike-x 800w, it seems good to me, I have seen the review on vortez ( http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/aerocool_strike_x_... ) it's made by andyson...

6) last the cooler master silent pro m720, don't know if has problems but it's a little more expensive than the others.

Hope for some helps!!
May 17, 2013 5:08:51 AM

First of all, single rail vs. multi rail doesn't matter; it's all marketing hype. Power does NOT become "trapped" on an underutilized rail. If anything, a multi-rail design is safer, as a near-short that would trip the OCP on a multi-rail PSU would just look like a heavy load to the single-rail design, until something melted or burned.
If you can, look for a Seasonic-built unit (their own, XFX, some Corsair, some Antec). I believe some of the Antecs in that current range were built by Delta, and would also be good. Rosewill Capstone, made by Super Flower, is another excellent choice. The FSP Aurum series has reviewed well too.
Oh, and you don't want a CM PSU. Most of them are near-junk, and the few that aren't don't deserve your money. The company is dishonest with too many of its others (e.g. overrating, or claiming an OCP protection circuit is present when it fact it is not, a fire hazard in addition to an outright lie) to deserve your business.
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May 17, 2013 5:59:23 AM

I know that some Seasonic suffers of coil whine and obviusly the rebranded seasonic, also the seasonic or rebranded one cost too much for my budget, the most economical is the corsair TX750M and I do not want to spend 100 euro for a PSU that can suffers of coil whine. You can check on the main webstore where there are hunded of review where users reports coil whine. Antec is good but the 750w version cost 165 euro..too much for my budget. DO you know something good for around 80/90 euro??
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May 17, 2013 6:33:58 AM

I use mostly Seasonic and Antec PSUs. I have never noticed coil whine in any of them.
Are there any XFX or FSP PSUs in your price range? They would likely be good. How about Enermax or its sister LEPA?
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May 17, 2013 6:40:10 AM

light767 said:
I know that some Seasonic suffers of coil whine and obviusly the rebranded seasonic, also the seasonic or rebranded one cost too much for my budget, the most economical is the corsair TX750M and I do not want to spend 100 euro for a PSU that can suffers of coil whine. You can check on the main webstore where there are hunded of review where users reports coil whine. Antec is good but the 750w version cost 165 euro..too much for my budget. DO you know something good for around 80/90 euro??


realize that a some PSU that have coil whine are damaged in shipping and more people will post complaints then those that receive working units. The TX750M is a very good unit and has been reviewed countless time both as a corsair brand and other brands. None of the reviews ever mentioned coil whine even after testing the PSU in a hot box. I would also say seasonic PSU do not suffer from coil whine (as a whole) and are some of the better built units in the market.

As for Onus's comment "First of all, single rail vs. multi rail doesn't matter; it's all marketing hype"...can we please stick that at the top. If i see one more person post "don't get that 500w PSU (or any under 1000w unit) because it has two, three, four + 12v rails, i may actually toss the PSU at them"
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May 17, 2013 6:51:56 AM

Onus said:
I use mostly Seasonic and Antec PSUs. I have never noticed coil whine in any of them.
Are there any XFX or FSP PSUs in your price range? They would likely be good. How about Enermax or its sister LEPA?


Ive owned the following
seasonic OEM
three antec PSU (one bad coil)
two PC power and cooling (one bad fan)

CWT OEM
two corsairs, no issues

Ive also owned one delta and FSP oem PSU, i forget the brands

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May 17, 2013 7:13:07 AM

well...didn't know about the multiple lines current thing, my bad. ANyway, enermax, xfx and lepa 750w all cost 110 euro, FSP raider ( didn't know this brand ) cost right but it's not modular. I don't know. I think that at this point i'll try the corsair CX750M or the aerocool strike-x 800. What do you think of those 2 units?

P.S. Maybe you are right regarding coil whine appening because of shipping damage but if you check cx750m or tx750m review on amazon or on corsair forum you can read tonnels of complaints about coil whine, too much in my opinion to be just shipping damage.
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May 17, 2013 7:21:05 AM

i would easily pick the TX750M over the aerocool. i have the TX650M in one of my builds and have used that platform in other builds, no issues.

The AeroCool Strike-X 800W power supply is not one that we can recommend. While the appearance of the unit is eye catching, there are technical issues which we feel could be problematic.

First impressions were less than positive. The lack of user manual and low quality cardboard storage box for the modular cables points to a budget, value oriented supply. The power supply itself looks quite attractive from the outside, and the bright red paint and ‘X’ logos will surely split opinion with the potential user base. It would look quite attractive in a colour coordinated chassis with some red LED lighting closeby.

http://www.kitguru.net/components/power-supplies/zardon...

corsair reviews
The new Corsair TX M series looks really good and will definitely satisfy users that are looking for an affordable Corsair PSU but can't get along with the non modular cabling system of the TX V2 units.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/TX750M/9.htm...
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May 17, 2013 7:49:18 AM

the only critics is "low quality cardboard storage box for the modular cables" ?? It means that the cables are stored in box instead of a cool support?? I'm not interested if it means this. What about the corsair cx750m?
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May 17, 2013 8:23:14 AM

The Strike-X is made by Andyson. They do not have the same reputation even as CWT.
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May 17, 2013 9:03:33 AM

yeah but the test aprt for the box critics doesn't report any technical problem. Also I'm not interested in the lack of the manual. Anyway I have seen that it cost 95 euro so I think that at this price I can take the cooler master silent m pro 720. What do you think about the corsair CX750M made by CWT? Some users reports coil whine even after 1 mounth of usage..
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May 17, 2013 10:11:12 AM

I won't touch CM PSUs. I've never owned a Corsair or other CWT-built PSU. I don't think I've ever owned a PSU that had coil whine; I suspect the problem is overstated.
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May 17, 2013 11:05:47 AM

light767 said:
yeah but the test aprt for the box critics doesn't report any technical problem. Also I'm not interested in the lack of the manual. Anyway I have seen that it cost 95 euro so I think that at this price I can take the cooler master silent m pro 720. What do you think about the corsair CX750M made by CWT? Some users reports coil whine even after 1 mounth of usage..


I only posted part of the review so as not to create a long winded post, i then linked the review for you to read. If you don't plan on doing any research then by all means get the aerocool. Here is the rest of the review, linked above, you seemed to have missed.

The unit failed the ripple suppression test, peaking at 65mV on the +5V output. The other rails held within the official tolerance guidelines, although they were all a little higher than we would like to see.

The unit didn’t fail in our ‘real world’ testing this week, but we would have some concerns with the overall noise suppression capabilities, especially if the end user was pushing the supply hard, particularly when overclocked with expensive, high drain partnering equipment. I wouldn’t trust this unit long term with a high end system build.

The efficiency of the AeroCool Strike-X 800W was also disappointing, especially at lower wattage demands.


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May 17, 2013 11:12:40 AM

ok, then I'm undecided between the corsair CX750M and the Cooler master M720. The cooler master is a trust, I have found no problem reported on this one but it's not a 750 and also it doesn't give even 720 but 696, beside this the real problem with this is that it cost 100 euro.
The corsair CX750M is good for all my need but I'm terrorized to take a unit that could suffers of coil whine and I do NOT want to deal with RMA as it take a lot of time and I suppose that they send you back refurbished units.
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May 17, 2013 11:18:20 AM

why do you even need 750w? frankly i would take the ZT750 over the cooler master or CX750w
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May 17, 2013 11:28:31 AM

I have:

AMD 8320 overclocked a 4,3 ghz ( v core 1.428 ) 185 W
amd 7870 XT, 210 w maximum and I'm planning to change this with a 7970 of 270w
blu ray writer
external USB board
3 hard disk
1 ssd samsung 840
one pci wifi

So I need a 750 also with that I won't be in troubles for some times.

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May 17, 2013 1:41:30 PM

XFX is made by Seasonic. That should be a very good unit.
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May 17, 2013 7:52:02 PM

it's a fine PSU but even the 650w version is plenty of power for an AMD 7970
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May 18, 2013 2:40:00 AM

sadly it could still soffers of coil whine as this problem affect seasonic units. Hope to be wrong.
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May 18, 2013 8:42:23 AM

anyone know how long are the cable of this P1-750X-XXB9 ?? Actually I'm concerned about the 24 pin and the 8 pin which I need of 650 mm
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May 18, 2013 8:45:59 AM

I'm running two Seasonic-built PSUs now (and a Delta). None have coil whine. Like I said above, I've never owned a PSU with coil whine.
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May 18, 2013 8:47:20 AM

light767 said:
anyone know how long are the cable of this P1-750X-XXB9 ?? Actually I'm concerned about the 24 pin and the 8 pin which I need of 650 mm


XFX use a 60cm wire for the main 24-pin motherboard connector and PCIe cables. The 8-pin CPU power plug gets an extra 2cm on top of this which will help with routing around the back of motherboard trays

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1042/pg3/xfx-pro-...

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May 18, 2013 8:56:27 AM

that is the non-modular model, I have order the modular one. Hope they are longer because 600 is not enought to have the cables passing through the back of the case. I would avoid to use extensions this time!
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May 18, 2013 9:12:58 AM

what case do you have?
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May 18, 2013 10:50:18 AM

I have a cooler master cm690 but I know this very well, it need 650 mm to make a good work.
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May 25, 2013 5:56:21 AM

Anyone here know if I can purchase somewhere an 8 pin cpu eps cable of 650 mm to attach directly to the modular in of the powersupply?
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