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Is the cooler master extreme power plus 700w good or bad

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August 27, 2012 2:11:33 AM

Hi i have a cooler master extreme power plus 700w and i hear bad reviews about it but is it enough to power my i5 3570k 8gb ram 60gb sd 1tbhdd z77 mobo 4 fans a heatsink and a 660ti or two

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August 27, 2012 3:05:17 AM

The CM Extreme Power Plus series seems to be a major "fail". I think you may be able to get way with one 660ti, two I'd suspect it will fail quickly. In a review of the 600W (I could find none for the 700W made by the same manufacturer - Seventeam) by Gabriel Torres of Hardware Secrets, the 600W wasn't able to produce more than 475W with it's biggest issue being voltage stability on the 12V rail. Review of 600W here
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...
Hope this was somewhat helpful

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August 27, 2012 3:08:39 AM

Lets just say... pretty bad.

If you have the means or hell even $50.. i'd switch it to another unit. It is in no way, form or shape a 700w unit and is more comparable to a 400-450w unit. An inefficient design with low quality build and low safety features... i'd say pretty bad.
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August 27, 2012 5:50:26 AM

Bad. Coolermaster psu's are usually bad except for the SilentPro ones. Check them out :D 
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August 27, 2012 5:54:03 AM

Silent Pro's are ok. I'd just pick anything made by Seasonic or Delta over them......
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August 28, 2012 2:00:44 AM

how about i upgrade to a corsair tx750m
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August 28, 2012 3:02:32 AM

corsairmaster said:
how about i upgrade to a corsair tx750m

Corsair PSU's have good reviews in general.
Serious, reliable brand.
If you're willing to pay the difference, go for it!!!
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August 28, 2012 4:23:00 AM

TX750M is a high quality unit built by CWT. Although not as efficient as Seasonic based units; it can still hold its own and is definately much, much better than the crappy Extreme Power.
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August 28, 2012 5:21:05 AM

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September 3, 2012 11:55:11 PM

Best answer selected by corsairmaster.
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