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Are SHARK psus any good?

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April 6, 2012 1:32:39 PM

Do these details look legit, Is it a true powersupply?


AC INPUT : 100-240V (Full Range - Automatic Switching)
Frequency: 50-60Hz
Maximum Input Current: 15A


Voltage


+12V1


+12V2


+5V


+3.3V


-12V


+5Vsb



Min


1.0A


1.0A

0.5A


0.8A


0.0A


0.1A





Max


42A

42A


47A


40A


0.8A


6A




Regulation


+ 5%


+ 5%


+ 5%


+ 5%


+ 10%


+ 5%




Ripple & Noise


200mV


200mV


100mV


100mV


200mV


100mV




Total Power


1200W



Im aware that 1200w is alot of power but I just need to know wether the PSU unit is legit.




Thanks.

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April 6, 2012 1:43:03 PM

is it 80+ certified and what conectors does it have and also what is it made out of
if it is made from bronze, silver or gold i would go for it but i would rarther suggest getting a corsair or ocz psu
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April 6, 2012 1:47:43 PM

Its 80+ certified and has the following connections:
1x 20+4 pin ATX Main Connector
1x CPU 8pin EPS12V Power Connector
1x CPU 4pin ATX12V Power Connector
4x Molex Peripheral Power Connectors
6x SATA Power Connectors
4x PCI-Express 6+2 pin Power Connectors
2x Floppy Power Connectors
April 6, 2012 1:48:46 PM

Yea same as that, although different seller.
April 6, 2012 1:54:19 PM

its ok and very cheap so if u cant have a budget higher than that id get this one
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April 6, 2012 1:57:14 PM

I think you'd want to find an independent review to confirm that's a decent PSU before you take a chance like that. No reviews of that sort that I've seen.
There must be better ways to spend $82 on a PSU.

What do you need to power?
Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
April 6, 2012 1:57:18 PM

depending on your system specs; you're better off getting a 650 watt quality PSU than an overpowered cheap one.
April 6, 2012 2:00:06 PM

I need around a 850 - 900w PSU, My budget is around: £70-£85
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 6, 2012 2:01:16 PM

electricfirebolt said:
I need around a 850 - 900w PSU
What parts do you have that are going to need that amount of power?
April 6, 2012 2:04:46 PM

Yea, please dont give me newegg links...

I need minimum of 850w.
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 6, 2012 2:05:15 PM

electricfirebolt said:
Do these details look legit, Is it a true powersupply?

Im aware that 1200w is alot of power but I just need to know wether the PSU unit is legit.
To answer the original question.
It's suspect. And I'm not the only one that thinks so.
JonnyGuru forum: SHARK 1200w ebay special

What price are you looking at? Got a link to the Shark listing?
April 6, 2012 2:05:59 PM

electricfirebolt said:
Yea, please dont give me newegg links...

I need minimum of 850w.

What system will u be building cuz a 650w psu can handle a gtx 590
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 6, 2012 2:07:02 PM

kevinspl said:
He lives in uk so he cant buy from newegg :kaola: 
How did you figure that out?
April 6, 2012 2:09:58 PM

WR2 said:
How did you figure that out?

i dunno. hahahahaha. 4got :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :pt1cable: 
April 6, 2012 2:09:58 PM

looniam, lol. That was the one I originally looked at...

Ok, ill stay away from the "SHARK" PSU then.

Im building a crossfire system. I used a PSU Calculator and it gave me the average rating of 850w
April 6, 2012 2:11:07 PM

electricfirebolt said:
looniam, lol. That was the one I originally looked at...

Ok, ill stay away from the "SHARK" PSU then.

Im building a crossfire system. I used a PSU Calculator and it gave me the average rating of 850w

what graphics cards?
a c 243 ) Power supply
April 6, 2012 2:13:20 PM

Can't find a picture of the label that might allow us to find the oem.
Claims 80+ , but is not in the 80+ database.
Garbage, that should be avoided.
List your specs , and a reasonable budget , you'll get reccomendations for a quality psu
April 6, 2012 2:14:24 PM

That "SHARK" PSU looked so good with the "4x PCI-Express 6+2 pin Power Connectors"... :/ 

Im going to run two HD 6850's to start with.

Cooling upped the wattage. Coolermaster V10...etc
Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
April 6, 2012 2:15:49 PM

electricfirebolt said:
looniam, lol. That was the one I originally looked at...

Ok, ill stay away from the "SHARK" PSU then.

Im building a crossfire system. I used a PSU Calculator and it gave me the average rating of 850w


ok, some of those online calculators do over estimate by a great deal. though 850 watts is reasonable and will allow plenty of headroom to upgrade to any configuration.
April 6, 2012 2:19:18 PM

for anyone building a gaming rig i suggest to get the following parts
asrock extreme 3 gen3 z68 mobo, cuz its very cheap and has uefi and sli/corssfireX compatibility also z68 chipset
Aerocool strike-x gt case cuz of its looks and price and also features
Corsair vengeance 8gb 1600mhz for price/ performance
i5 2500k for greeat price/performance high overclocking capabilities and £70 cheaper than 2600k
dual gtx 560 ti for best and cheapest graphics setup whick beats gtx 580 oc'ed
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 6, 2012 2:20:32 PM

electricfirebolt said:
That "SHARK" PSU looked so good with the "4x PCI-Express 6+2 pin Power Connectors"...
At about 1000W you should start seeing 6 PCI-Express connectors on the better PSUs.
April 6, 2012 2:20:56 PM

electricfirebolt said:
That "SHARK" PSU looked so good with the "4x PCI-Express 6+2 pin Power Connectors"... :/ 

Im going to run two HD 6850's to start with.

Cooling upped the wattage. Coolermaster V10...etc

No way that setup needs 850w you can use the molex adapters to use the pcie cables instead going for a high priced psu
April 6, 2012 2:27:16 PM

Its a few pounds more than the XFX one although has more connectors.
April 6, 2012 2:31:12 PM

electricfirebolt said:
Its a few pounds more than the XFX one although has more connectors.

That is better because its modular and has more connectors and also thermaltake is a better company in terms of psus
April 6, 2012 2:31:41 PM

have u got a link to a uk seller?
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 6, 2012 2:35:59 PM

The Smart series are the entry level (low end) PSUs from Thermaltake.
If the 850W performs similar to the 730W reviewed @ Hardware Secrets I'd suggesting taking the XFX 850
April 6, 2012 2:39:38 PM

look like amazon has some cheaper prices on psu's. i will check some out and cme back with the results
a c 243 ) Power supply
April 6, 2012 2:43:08 PM

WR2 said:
The Smart series are the entry level (low end) PSUs from Thermaltake.
If the 850W performs similar to the 730W reviewed @ Hardware Secrets I'd suggesting taking the XFX 850

I would hope that the CWT built 850M would outperform the HEC built 730, no way of knowing till a proper review is done though.
April 6, 2012 2:44:13 PM

Looks like its the 850w XFX then again. Lol, I originally chose then changed mind...
Anonymous
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April 6, 2012 2:46:09 PM

electricfirebolt said:
Looks like its the 850w XFX then again. Lol, I originally chose then changed mind...

just like playing cards, "think long, think wrong". :lol: 
April 6, 2012 2:47:40 PM

i dont see any other good psu for bang for the buck
looks like the xfx won
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 6, 2012 2:49:27 PM

If you can find out that the Smart 850 is built by CWT for Thermaltake like delluser1 suggests there's a good chance it's a better qualtiy unit than the Smart 730W model.
(and it shows why we like to see those independent reviews to find out just what's inside and how well they run).

Smart 850W is a new model. It's only been out six or seven weeks. Usually, that's long enough for a few reviews to have shown up though.

a c 1205 ) Power supply
April 6, 2012 3:25:50 PM

The Thermaltake SMART Series M850W (SP-850M) is based on CWT's PSHII 850 (PSHII 850V) model. It's the same CWT model that Corsair's Enthusiast Series Modular TX850M (CP-9020004) is also based on.
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 6, 2012 3:33:52 PM

Got a source for that info? Want to give proper credit for that nice little tidbit.
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