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I was looking at Newegg's deals when I saw this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817342041&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL010413&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL010413-_-EMC-010413-Index-_-PowerSupplies-_-17342041-L0I

I was looking for a new 750 watt PSU, but this one is cheaper than a 750 watt bronze from a well-known brand, so I am thinking it's too good to be true. Honestly I've never heard of Topower and there wasn't much about them on google. Anyone know if their PSUs are good?
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  1. timnswede said:
    I was looking at Newegg's deals when I saw this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817342041&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL010413&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL010413-_-EMC-010413-Index-_-PowerSupplies-_-17342041-L0I

    I was looking for a new 750 watt PSU, but this one is cheaper than a 750 watt bronze from a well-known brand, so I am thinking it's too good to be true. Honestly I've never heard of Topower and there wasn't much about them on google. Anyone know if their PSUs are good?


    I'd be very careful. Topower (except for one 900w & 1000w unit is tier 5)
    From Eggxpert power supply ranking:

    Tier 5 - Other than the units listed above for any of these brands, NOT RECOMMENDED. Replace ASAP if you have one.

    A-TOP Technology
    Apevia
    APEX (SUPERCASE/ALLIED)
    Aspire(Turbo Case)
    ATADC
    Athena Power
    ATRIX
    Broadway Com Corp
    Coolmax
    Deer
    Diablotek
    Dynapower USA
    Dynex
    EagleTech
    FOXCONN
    FSP Everest
    HEC Orion
    Hiper Type-R
    Huntkey
    I-Star Computer Co. Ltd
    In Win
    JPAC COMPUTER
    Just PC
    Kingwin Inc.
    Linkworld Electronics
    Logisys Computer
    MGE
    MSI
    NMEDIAPC
    Norwood Micro/ CompUSA
    NorthQ
    NZXT
    Okia
    Powmax
    Q-Tec
    Raidmax
    Rocketfish
    Rosewill
    SFC
    Shuttle
    Skyhawk
    Spire Coolers
    Star Micro
    STARTECH
    Thermaltake Purepower NP
    Thermaltake Purepower RU
    Thermaltake TR2 (and TR2-RX)
    TOPOWER TOP
    Ultra X-Connect
    Ultra X2 >greater than 700 watt
    Ultra LSP
    Wintech
    XION
    YoungYear
    Zebronics


    You might be OK tho, that might be the Topower on tier 3 list.

    Tier 3 Brands - Power supplies fully able to meet ATX specs, although closer to the edges of the limits than higher tier units. Still solid units.

    I think the one you linked is prob the tier 3 so your good to go
  2. timnswede said:
    I was looking at Newegg's deals when I saw this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817342041&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL010413&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL010413-_-EMC-010413-Index-_-PowerSupplies-_-17342041-L0I

    I was looking for a new 750 watt PSU, but this one is cheaper than a 750 watt bronze from a well-known brand, so I am thinking it's too good to be true. Honestly I've never heard of Topower and there wasn't much about them on google. Anyone know if their PSUs are good?


    Hi again - http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/08/30/topower_1000w_gold_power_supply_review/9

    A review of it

    Tom
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    timnswede said:
    I was looking at Newegg's deals when I saw this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817342041&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL010413&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL010413-_-EMC-010413-Index-_-PowerSupplies-_-17342041-L0I

    I was looking for a new 750 watt PSU, but this one is cheaper than a 750 watt bronze from a well-known brand, so I am thinking it's too good to be true. Honestly I've never heard of Topower and there wasn't much about them on google. Anyone know if their PSUs are good?


    Probably better off getting a good 750 watt or so from a good brand , Antec Corsair or Seasonic , why take a chance . Besides do yo really need 1000watts ? Have not seen many systems that draw that kind of power , besides servers with multy cpu's
  4. I will probably get a 750 bronze, I saw a pretty good deal on a Corsair. It was just that this one was 80 plus gold and cheaper than a bronze, but you're right, I shouldn't take a chance.
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