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August 1, 2010 3:09:31 PM

I would personally go with one of these for the same price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

these units would need to use adapters (only two power connections with the unit) but will still work

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would personally go with the XFX unless you don't like the green.


here is a review of the Kingwin 1000w PSU, I would expect a similar performance from the 700w (both are made by Superflower). I found a review of the older Kingwin 700w and they stated solid power but inefficient past a certain point. Looks like the new versions fixed some of those issues. In short, yes the Kingwin will work. If it was my choice, I would still go with the XFX or Antec from above.

Summary

Kingwin's first attempt at an 80 Plus Gold unit is a pretty good effort. However, it seems that Kingwin has once again gone and let a few performance related items slip and slide in order to get those wonderful Gold numbers. As it stands now, this unit is an improvement on the previous generation Lazer model. I just wish that improvement had been more substantial. Another good, but not great, unit from Kingwin.

The Good:

* more efficient than the last Lazer
* gobs of 12V power
* managed full power at 6 degrees over rated operating temperature
* good voltage regulation
* quiet

The Bad:

* minor rails a little rippletastic... again...

The Mediocre:

* gets a little warm for an 80 Plus Gold unit


http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
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August 1, 2010 3:26:42 PM

@noorerino, that's really a very poor choice of PSU, which is the most important part of a PC.
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August 2, 2010 3:34:38 AM

ct1615 said:
I would personally go with one of these for the same price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

these units would need to use adapters (only two power connections with the unit) but will still work

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would personally go with the XFX unless you don't like the green.


here is a review of the Kingwin 1000w PSU, I would expect a similar performance from the 700w (both are made by Superflower). I found a review of the older Kingwin 700w and they stated solid power but inefficient past a certain point. Looks like the new versions fixed some of those issues. In short, yes the Kingwin will work. If it was my choice, I would still go with the XFX or Antec from above.

Summary

Kingwin's first attempt at an 80 Plus Gold unit is a pretty good effort. However, it seems that Kingwin has once again gone and let a few performance related items slip and slide in order to get those wonderful Gold numbers. As it stands now, this unit is an improvement on the previous generation Lazer model. I just wish that improvement had been more substantial. Another good, but not great, unit from Kingwin.

The Good:

* more efficient than the last Lazer
* gobs of 12V power
* managed full power at 6 degrees over rated operating temperature
* good voltage regulation
* quiet

The Bad:

* minor rails a little rippletastic... again...

The Mediocre:

* gets a little warm for an 80 Plus Gold unit


http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...


Isn't 650 too low? taking in consideration that im overclocking a 140w cpu and having dual cards, also isnt kingwin a good psu company? btw thanks for your time.
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August 2, 2010 4:17:14 AM

noorerino said:
Isn't 650 too low? taking in consideration that im overclocking a 140w cpu and having dual cards, also isnt kingwin a good psu company? btw thanks for your time.


nope it will be more then enough actually. those units all offer 650w of continuous efficient power. they peak at a much higher level, above the 700w the kingwin can offer at its peak. Kingwin is not on the level of Seasonic, Corsair, Antec and XFX.

with an 130w i7 CPU over clocked to 4ghz, the total system power of the GTX460 in SLI only reached 470w.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-460-sli...
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August 2, 2010 4:29:40 AM

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August 6, 2010 1:11:07 AM

you will be fine

your link only goes to the newegg.ca homepage for me. whats the component and model you linked to?

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August 6, 2010 3:02:02 AM

Why is everyone hating on Kingwin? I got a Kingwin Lazer 850W for a hot hundred and it runs perfectly fine. Personally, I'll put it above XFX and Seasonic and under Antec. Corsair is on a level of their own. I think that Kingwin you picked out will be completely fine and more than enough like CT said. If you wanna play it safe, look at nothing else but Corsair PSUs and don't even consider anything else.
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August 6, 2010 3:16:00 AM

skolpo said:
Why is everyone hating on Kingwin? I got a Kingwin Lazer 850W for a hot hundred and it runs perfectly fine. Personally, I'll put it above XFX and Seasonic and under Antec. Corsair is on a level of their own. I think that Kingwin you picked out will be completely fine and more than enough like CT said. If you wanna play it safe, look at nothing else but Corsair PSUs and don't even consider anything else.


...no one has said anything bad about kingwin but their efficiency has not been lauded as well as the other brands and earlier kingwins where not great PSU.

as for seasonic, antec, corsair and xfx. XFX PSU are made by seasonic (basically re-branded). A majority of Corsairs and and a good amount of Antecs (the better ones) are also made by Seasonic. I would not put kingwin in the same category as the other brands.
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April 17, 2011 4:38:27 PM

noorerino said:
I was wondering how much watts my power supply will need to fire up 2 gtx 460's in sli

do you think this PSU will do it?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

my rig : phenom x6 1090t (oc'd at 4ghz)
8gb ddr3 1600 ram
msi 750a sli am3
500gb hdd


http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cases/display/system-w...

Check out this power supply diagnostics.

It shines a whole new light on the subject. The high end computer he used didn't have dual graphics, but one more gpu isn't going to drop another 150w+ on top of the 500w he showed. So a 650w PSU should be plenty as long as it's not a cheap POS.

These guys selling 1000W PSUs just want you to think you need em, so you'll pay the extra cash

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April 17, 2011 7:45:42 PM

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