Need advice about this PSU

Hello members!

I'm a Little embarrassed asking of this, because I love hardware and I have pretty good knowledge about it, but I actually am very lost when it comes to PSUs, so I thought you Guys could give me some advice.

http://www.raidmax.com/psu/rx_700ac_new.html

I know it's raidmax, and a lot of you will begin to hate on it, but now I'm just asking. Is this a decent PSU? And how much watt can it put out even though the total watt is 700? Is it really 540 watt?

I'm sorry to take your time, but I'd really like to know!
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  1. Do you already own it? If you're considering buying a new one, you probably know how good Seasonic are. You can save money by not buying a Seasonic-branded unit - XFX are Seasonic-built, as are Silverpower's SP-Sxxx, SP-SS and SP-SxxxM models and PC Power and Cooling's Silencer and Silencer Mk III lines. Delta-manufactured units tend to be pretty good too. Useful references:

    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page673.htm

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/power-supply-oem-manufacturer,review-32187-4.html

    If you already own it, maybe Google reviews on it?
  2. bc5 said:
    Do you already own it? If you're considering buying a new one, you probably know how good Seasonic are. You can save money by not buying a Seasonic-branded unit - XFX are Seasonic-built, as are Silverpower's SP-Sxxx, SP-SS and SP-SxxxM models and PC Power and Cooling's Silencer and Silencer Mk III lines. Delta-manufactured units tend to be pretty good too. Useful references:

    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page673.htm

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/power-supply-oem-manufacturer,review-32187-4.html

    If you already own it, maybe Google reviews on it?


    It is the PSU that came with my complete rig, and I just wanted to know of my chances of upgrading in the future. I've had troubles finding reviews on it, and that is why I'm left to the forums. :(
  3. lostgamer_03 said:
    Hello members!

    I'm a Little embarrassed asking of this, because I love hardware and I have pretty good knowledge about it, but I actually am very lost when it comes to PSUs, so I thought you Guys could give me some advice.

    http://www.raidmax.com/psu/rx_700ac_new.html

    I know it's raidmax, and a lot of you will begin to hate on it, but now I'm just asking. Is this a decent PSU? And how much watt can it put out even though the total watt is 700? Is it really 540 watt?

    I'm sorry to take your time, but I'd really like to know!


    Hi - the brand itself is suspect, in an older post on here it was referred to
    as the worst of the worst. I don't know if it's that bad as I couldn't find a
    quality review on it. You didn't post your sys specs, but this PSU
    will probably run it OK for a while. I suggest you start saving $$
    with the idea of replacing this within 6 months or so.

    Tom
  4. toyftw said:
    Hi - the brand itself is suspect, in an older post on here it was referred to
    as the worst of the worst. I don't know if it's that bad as I couldn't find a
    quality review on it. You didn't post your sys specs, but this PSU
    will probably run it OK for a while. I suggest you start saving $$
    with the idea of replacing this within 6 months or so.

    Tom


    Kingston HyperX 8GB DDR3-1600 RAM
    Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H
    Nvidia GeForce GTX660 2GB GDDR5
    Raidmax RX-700AC 80+ bronze certified
    Intel Core i5-3570
    Raidmax phantom silent (3 x 120 mm fans)

    I won't be changing the PSU, because then I'll lose my 2 years of warranty. :(
  5. The fact that they're using 3 x 120mm fans just to cool the PSU concerns me.

    I would ask the company that sold it to you to replace it as you are genuinely concerned that it may start a fire and take the rest of your PC with it.

    A few quick Google searches indicate that they have a history of making PSUs that are NOT SAFE.
  6. It's my case that has the fans, not the PSU.
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