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January 4, 2013 3:53:59 PM

I was looking at Newegg's deals when I saw this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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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January 4, 2013 6:27:15 PM

timnswede said:
I was looking at Newegg's deals when I saw this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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
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January 4, 2013 6:50:04 PM

timnswede said:
I was looking at Newegg's deals when I saw this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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...

A review of it

Tom
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January 4, 2013 7:50:32 PM

timnswede said:
I was looking at Newegg's deals when I saw this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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
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January 4, 2013 8:12:43 PM

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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January 4, 2013 9:13:55 PM

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