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PSU Bundled with CM and Raidmax cases?

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January 29, 2010 1:05:17 AM

Have been looking at a few cases that come bundled with perhaps generic PSU brands but not so sure.

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemI...
I have been quite interested in this case, says comes with 500w PSU, im going to assume its a CM PSU till proven otherwise, just not sure which one..
Could it be one of the following?
http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?category_id=238...
http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=40
http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=3738
OR would it be a completly different generic brand?


Also same applies with a Raidmax case im looking at
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemI...
Could i confidently assume that it comes bundled with this PSU specifically?
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemI...
It seems to add up, even if alot of PSUs have 120mm fans... or could it be a random generic?

Have looked at reviews and other sites, reviews all the time have the straight from factory stand alone case and other sites just have the same generic copy and paste from manufacturers' site..

Any help would be great
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January 29, 2010 3:26:37 PM

Most case/PSU combos including these two have junk for PSU's. The one exception that I know of is Antec.
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January 29, 2010 3:36:30 PM

jsc is correct for example This coolerMaster on newegg shows a thermal master PSU in it !! ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImag... ) - so unless it specifically mentions the brand\model I wouldn't count on it being anything but a generic PSU !!
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January 30, 2010 3:03:35 AM

Hmm i thought so, most of them just say '500w 120mm fan pcie express ready"
And jsc, there are like no antec cases i can find in New zealand bundled with PSU, for now im defitnely thinking of getting a cheaper case and going dedicated PSU probably a silverstone corsair or zalman
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January 30, 2010 8:17:21 AM

I checked several vendors in the USA. Looks like a variety of low budget, low quality OEM power supplies of questionable performance and value. There are exceptions but vendors rarely include a high quality power supply.

My best advice would be to contact your vendor and ask for information about the power supply. If it is in fact a low quality psu, then ask for a better combination.
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January 30, 2010 8:21:34 AM

Hmm thats a good idea johnny, however theyre not really 'combos' like newegg, just bundled with case, however i could always ask for something like that.. even if some sites here offer a 2% or so discount when you order case, cpu, mobo, ram, odd, hdd and a gfx card with them in one order..
Only brand ive seen use better quality PSUs with cases is antec, and only seen this on the mini tower sonata and considered itself to be a earthwatts, or something else i cant remember exactly
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January 30, 2010 8:21:57 AM

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