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a b ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 6:29:01 PM

Is the Diablotek PHD Series PHD550 550W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply A good PSU?
November 4, 2010 7:48:08 PM

Diablotek is a decent psu maker i have had a couple of them and they did what they were supposed to do. I would spend money again on one but for a few bucks more you can get something like a corsair or even something like a cooler master silent pro m600.


HostileDonut said:
Is the Diablotek PHD Series PHD550 550W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply A good PSU?

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a c 288 ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 7:49:15 PM

God no, diablotek is far from a good PSU maker, one of their samples damaged some test equipment in a jonnyguru review, i wouldnt get anything from them
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

The corsair unit that rolli linked to is a good deal today with the promocode. Normally the Seasonic S12II is my suggestion but the corsair will come out a bit cheaper after code and rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 7:49:52 PM

Well I am looking for a fairly cheap one, I am on a budget. Is cooler master good? If it is would this work for my build? COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RS550-PCARE3-US 550W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply. Build: AMD Athlon II X3 440 OCed to 3.3ghz, 4gb DDR2 RAM in dual channel, and a GTX 460 1gb OC. Does the coolermaster have enough juice on 12v? 12v rails: 16a and 16a.
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a c 288 ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 7:54:15 PM

Passive PFC(little red switch) so you know its an older design, and two 12V rails at 16A each gives you at best 32A which is only 384W, but more likely only 30A or 360W which isnt great for a 500W unit, most good ones will be close to 40A between their 12V rails.

Pay a little more and get yourself a good PSU that will last, it should last you 5 years, if you have to replace it before then then you wasted money the first time around.
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November 4, 2010 7:54:52 PM

The RS550 will handle that setup without any problems. Cooler Master makes very good psu's and there warranty and customer service is very good
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a b ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 7:58:47 PM

SWEET! Ima get the cooler master then because it is sooo cheap.
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a b ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 8:23:36 PM

Here is the thing, that OCZ one looks NICE!, but I am only trying to spend 60 dollars maximum, but I have heard that they do not honor their rebates, so if the Coolermaster will do it I am going to go with that. =D
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a c 716 ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 8:30:24 PM

HostileDonut said:
Here is the thing, that OCZ one looks NICE!, but I am only trying to spend 60 dollars maximum, but I have heard that they do not honor their rebates, so if the Coolermaster will do it I am going to go with that. =D

You have heard wrong I have gotten rebates from OCZ multiple times! The thing is I submit on time with all required documentation!
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a b ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 8:39:36 PM

I have heard from like 15 people lol. I don't trust them.
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a c 716 ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 8:49:42 PM

That is your loss not mine Have gotten 3 MIR from them in the last two years absolutely no issues! Actually never had any issue´s with rebates on anything I have bought regardless of rumors about different manufacturers! Examples OZC, MSI, Sapphire, Cooler Master, Samsung, Asus, XFX, Gskill, got them all, as I said before submit on time with all required docs!
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a b ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 8:52:35 PM

Coolermaster is a good PSU maker anyway why buy a different one for more?
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a c 716 ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 8:55:27 PM

Cooler Master is not a good PSU manufacturer. They do not make their own PSU´s some are bad some are OK. Here is a review where the same unit you are thinking of buying burned during testing trying to reach rated full load with it hot! http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/printpage/Cooler-Master-...
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a b ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 8:56:26 PM

Icehawk just said that they were good!
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a c 243 ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 9:05:20 PM

HostileDonut said:
Icehawk just said that they were good!

Oh, that makes it OK
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a c 288 ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 9:12:16 PM

Compare the Cooler Master unit to the Seasonic unit which is actually high quality and only slightly more, note the differences. 2 year warranty vs Seasonic's 5 year, at best 32A on the 12V rail vs 40A on the 12V rail, old style passive PFC vs modern APFC, typically 70% efficiency vs 80+ Bronze certified. If cooler master had faith in their product to be good and last a while they would have given it at least a 3 year warranty, 1 year is the lowest allowed, 2 years shows you are confident its unlikely to blow up out of the box but not make it much past there. Most units we consider good have a 5 year warranty, the great ones have a 7 year warranty, so 2 years is just a bad sign from a company, i dont care how good their warranty support is if i have to call them twice a year.
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a c 716 ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 9:13:34 PM

Cooler Master makes good computer cases in all price ranges!
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a b ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 9:44:25 PM

I found a Corsair which are good that is less money than the OCZ I will get that. =D
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a c 716 ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 9:50:07 PM

HostileDonut said:
I found a Corsair which are good that is less money than the OCZ I will get that. =D

That is better. If it is the builder series it only has 2 year warranty versus 3 on the OCZ and 5 years on the Corsair VX550!
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a b ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 10:10:45 PM

Ya it is a builder series.
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a c 165 ) Power supply
November 5, 2010 2:19:42 AM

delluser1 said:
Oh, that makes it OK


its one of their features for that unit, along with a power cable and "on/off" switch
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