Hello. On my hunt for a new power supply, I've stumbled upon this unit cheaply. I can't find any reviews on it though, nor is there any technical info present on chieftec's main homepage. I did find another homepage with the info though.
What are the opinions? Is this unit good enough? It's 4 seperate 12v rails, not a singlerail unit, but it seems to have plenty amperage to be okay anyway? And it's standard size - unlike most of the alternatives...
I used to have a chieftec psu once ... as it came with the chieftec dragon chassis. But I parted with the system 6 years ago, so have no idea where the psu went.
Anyway, in the meantime I've found a coolermaster 1kw unit with just a single 12v rail for roughly the same money.
I'll get one of those.
I'm not sure I can say enough good things about this unit. The numbers speak for themselves - the HX1000 did simply an amazing job keeping the voltages in spec, and doing it with efficiency results that rival the best I've ever seen. If there is one thing I can nitpick about it's the ripple results I got on test five's 12V readings, but I have to say that these readings are offset somewhat by, oh I don't know, throwing down full power at a temperature ten degrees hotter than promised. A point comes off though for NOT USING THREADLOCKER on the small heatsink screws.
are you kidding me? corsair is epic!
look at this: http://www.corsair.com/cinema/movie.aspx?id=622747
well what i have heard is that the psu in the video was a raidmax...but yeah cm psus arent that good...you get the point i think. return it and get a corsair. or just pretend its a 700w psu and so dont expect more than 700w with it!
I got the coolermaster psu last week. It has no problem delivering power whatsoever. But I'm not exactly thrilled either. Last tuesday I made a ticket with coolermaster support, for which I have yet to receive any reply.
Basicly the psu is noisy. It's not as bad as the OCZ 700W I used in my parents system, but it's still not near silent. It has this constant ticking noise from the fan - appearently at any speed.
yeah see there u go u got aone with a dud fan. maybve if u woulda gone with a corsair u wouldnt have had any fan problems and ended up with a nice extremely quiet high quality psu that corsair makes!!!