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New improved "D3" Cooler Master 650W and 750W GX PSUs in the US?

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June 4, 2012 11:02:09 PM

I was wondering, does anyone know why does Cooler Master refuse to release the improved 80Plus Bronze versions of the 650W and 750W GX series PSUs (the ones with "D3" in their model numbers) in the United States? Only the 450W version is currently sold in the United States.

The "D3" units are made by Enhance Electronics, while the "E3" units are made by Seventeam. From what I heard, the "D3" units are far superior units compared to their "E3" counterparts.
a c 714 ) Power supply
June 4, 2012 11:12:16 PM

I will believe it when I see it! That is a review from a respectable hardware site!
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a c 111 ) Power supply
June 4, 2012 11:13:40 PM

rolli59 said:
I will believe it when I see it! That is a review from a respectable hardware site!



This is what I predict. :kaola: 
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a c 714 ) Power supply
June 5, 2012 1:07:30 PM

Borrowed from one of the reviews;

"The Cooler Master GX 750W is somewhat inferior to the pair of leaders. It cannot boast modular design and its voltages are not so stable due to the lack of dedicated regulation. It also has too few graphics card connectors for its wattage. On the other hand, it is the quietest PSU in this review, together with the Enermax."

Voltages unstable, lack of connectors but they got a great fan!
I will still give them a miss!
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June 5, 2012 1:46:33 PM

Silvune said:
Reviews for the Enhance built GX Bronze series:
http://www.kitguru.net/components/power-supplies/zardon...
http://www.thelab.gr/power-supplies-reviews/coolermaste...
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cases/display/psu-550w...
So probably an improvement over the original Seventeam built GX series, but that was not that difficult and they're still not really worthy of recommendation, unless of course there are no other options.

The first review you posted rates it "Worth Buying". That doesn't sound like a bad review.

FYI, Hardware Secrets gave the 450W model a Silver Award:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/1234
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a c 714 ) Power supply
June 5, 2012 1:57:53 PM

Pink Jazz said:
The first review you posted rates it "Worth Buying". That doesn't sound like a bad review.

FYI, Hardware Secrets gave the 450W model a Silver Award:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/1234

That was over a year ago and it has been well known it was the best unit of the line!
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June 5, 2012 2:08:20 PM

rolli59 said:
That was over a year ago and it has been well known it was the best unit of the line!


Still, that doesn't change the fact that Silvune was cherrypicking bad reviews (which the first one wasn't such a bad review at all).

And before you accuse me of trying to defend Cooler Master, I would actually agree that they aren't the best brand, but they are not as bad as some claim them to be. Antec, OCZ, Corsair, Enermax, XFX, and SeaSonic are probably the best brands. I would probably put Cooler Master at the same level as Thermaltake.
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a c 1195 ) Power supply
June 5, 2012 8:05:05 PM

We're stuck with those same Seventeam crap models here in Canada too.
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June 5, 2012 8:47:10 PM

ko888 said:
We're stuck with those same Seventeam crap models here in Canada too.


Yes, the Seventeam units are crap. The newer Enhance models are much better and are at least worthy of recommendation.
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a c 87 ) Power supply
June 5, 2012 9:14:58 PM

I wasn't cherry picking bad reviews, those are are just some of the reviews from reputable hardware sites that I know of.
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