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April 17, 2012 12:39:28 PM

i need atleast an 800 watt. im looking between 800-850 watts. i want something with high quality. 80+ bronze would be good. however i need help with a good brand and price point. can anyone recomend a link to a good power supply?

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April 17, 2012 1:27:19 PM

gary1 said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I think that OCZ is Great Wall. Yeah, don't get Great Wall.


or instead of listening to the village idiot fan boy you can listen to all the professional reviewers from jonnyguru, hardware secrets, techpowerup, anandtech and all the other sites who use engineering equipment to review the OCZ unit and have given it a good grade.
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April 17, 2012 1:35:06 PM

Really? You're going to come in and just bash on me? I'm giving him a reliable unit, with a great warranty. Yes, the OCZ is at a great price level right now, but Seasonic still runs circles around it. Maybe next time you can come into a thread and not come in and call me an idiot, because I recommended a good, widely regarded PSU. Oh, and you know why I'm a fanboy? Because Seasonic makes good power supplies.

Not the 750W.. But..

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/12/20/ocz_zt_series...

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April 17, 2012 1:59:50 PM

gary1 said:
Really? You're going to come in and just bash on me? I'm giving him a reliable unit, with a great warranty. Yes, the OCZ is at a great price level right now, but Seasonic still runs circles around it. Maybe next time you can come into a thread and not come in and call me an idiot, because I recommended a good, widely regarded PSU. Oh, and you know why I'm a fanboy? Because Seasonic makes good power supplies.

Not the 750W.. But..

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/12/20/ocz_zt_series...


circles around it? i think not fan boy idiot and that was not your argument. your line is "Yeah, don't get Great Wall" and that is the line of a clear idiot as proven below by professional reviewers with real testing equipment rather then a fan boy pushing something he clearly knows nothing about.

let's look at the leading leading web sites for PSU reviews (including the top two), not just one no name site

Good price/performance ratio
Real 45°C continuous output rating
Fully modular design
Good noise/ripple suppression
Japanese caps in the secondary side
Strong 5VSB rail (4A max)
Five year warranty

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/OCZ/ZT_750W/9.html

This PSU does exactly what it's advertised to do, is full modular and comes in at a great price... especially if you can score it for $74.99 after mail in rebate. The build quality has me a little concerned, but OCZ's "PowerSwap" warranty is tough to beat if you ever do run into problem. Tighter regulation on the non-primary rails and better soldering would make this power supply the perfect 750W.

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

The OCZ ZT Series 650 W proved to be a flawless power supply, with high efficiency between 82.1% and 86.8%, voltages closer to their nominal values all the time (3% regulation), very low noise and ripple levels, and a fully modular cabling system. All of that sells at a terrific price of USD 100, making this product a no-brainer if you are looking for the “perfect” power supply with a full modular cabling system. It costs only USD 10 more than the OCZ ZS Series 650 W, which has similar performance but no modular cabling system.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/OCZ-ZT-Series-65...

Technically we have no concerns with this design, the unit delivers some exceptional efficiency results for an 80 Plus Bronze certified power supply and load regulation is impressive. It also dealt well with our cross loading tests, remaining stable under all conditions.

http://www.kitguru.net/components/power-supplies/zardon...

the xfx isa better unit with its seasonic platform. Is it a better buy when price is brought into the equation as the OP did? that is for him to decide but clearly your line of of don't buy it is the question and clearly it is one of utter stupidity!

set, match, game, idiot proven
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April 17, 2012 2:09:28 PM

diablo34life said:
i need atleast an 800 watt. im looking between 800-850 watts. i want something with high quality. 80+ bronze would be good. however i need help with a good brand and price point. can anyone recomend a link to a good power supply?


ocz, seasonic, xfx, antec , corsair, NZXT, enermax, PC power and cooling,and silverstone all offer good units in that range. check out the prices that best suit your budget. The ZT series WR2 recommended offers good quality for the price. can't go wrong with the corsair TX series either.
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April 17, 2012 2:52:17 PM

diablo34life said:
i need atleast an 800 watt. im looking between 800-850 watts. i want something with high quality. 80+ bronze would be good. however i need help with a good brand and price point. can anyone recomend a link to a good power supply?



I think value and quality for money you cant beat the XFX PRO range at the moment here take a look
http://xfxforce.com/en-us/Products/Power-Supply/XFX/Pro...
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April 17, 2012 3:32:50 PM

The first question I'd like to ask is, "How do you know you need at least 800W?" Have you gone to http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js... ? I'm not saying you don't, or you haven't, but a lot of people overestimate their needs, based in part on low-quality units being unable to provide what is on their labels; so they just believe they need a bigger one. Please describe the rig you intend to power with this PSU.
Dirtyferret, I think you were a little harsh. Like you, I have seen many OCZ PSUs do well in competent technical reviews, but I have also read on forums where they didn't hold up. That's an impossible thing to quantify in a review, but it doesn't make reluctance to trust OCZ the sign of an idiot fanboy. Assuming this PC will be used in a high-stress environment, I'd much prefer to trust Seasonic or Delta over a relatively unknown OEM. Great Wall might be just fine, but they don't yet have the history to show it. OCZ might be a good bet, but for those who prefer not to bet at all, Seasonic is the safer choice.

Edit: Oh, and avoid Crappermaster. Although some of their really high-end units are decent, most of their lesser ones are not, and may possess liar-labels or claim protections that are missing (fact, not opinions; reviews at HardwareSecrets). That's dishonest, and a dishonest company does not deserve business for any of its products.
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