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Xion power supply, good or bad?

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January 16, 2013 10:32:20 PM

I recently purchased this 1000w PSU to power my 7950, hopefully a second one later on. I haven't heard much from this brand, is it trustworthy or should I look into getting a new one? I haven't had any problems whatsoever and it runs very well (from what i can tell.)

also, could this PSU supply power a second 7950?

Link to PSU:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005HNF1FO/ref=oh_deta...

My pc:

i5-3570 (stock fan)
asrock b75m-dgs (soon to be sabertooth z77)
corsair vengeance 16gb (soon to 32 gb ,same brand)
sapphire 7950
ocz vertex 4 128gb
1tb HHD (too lazy to find the name)
xion 100w PSU


as well as 4x 140mm fans 2x 120mm fans and a HUE controller.

thank you in advance :D 

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January 16, 2013 11:32:49 PM

Personally, I wouldn't recommend the PSU. Take a look at this feedback at Newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There seem to be some quality issues with the brand. I would recommend a Seasonic or Corsair any day over a Xion.
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January 16, 2013 11:45:10 PM

COLGeek said:
Personally, I wouldn't recommend the PSU. Take a look at this feedback at Newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There seem to be some quality issues with the brand. I would recommend a Seasonic or Corsair any day over a Xion.


Thanks for showing me that :D  I will look into getting a new PSU as soon as I have the money.

honestly, and I say this as I'm knocking on wood, its been running great! buttt looking at those reviews I'm seriously crossing my fingering in hope I got the best of the batch until I can get a new one :p 
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January 17, 2013 12:10:22 AM

It may be fine for a while. I would not CF with it, regardless of its rating. I don't get a warm and fuzzy impression regarding how reliable it really is.
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January 17, 2013 12:18:54 AM

COLGeek said:
It may be fine for a while. I would not CF with it, regardless of its rating. I don't get a warm and fuzzy impression regarding how reliable it really is.



CF? sorry I'm still getting learning the ropes :p  and I wont, I'm just glad it hasn't gone out on me.. yet...
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January 17, 2013 12:21:22 AM

CF = CrossFire. Sorry.

Using more than one GPU (video card) puts a heavy load on a PSU (power supply) and I wouldn't trust the Xion to live up to its rating under that kind of load, especially when gaming and pushing the power needs even higher.

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January 17, 2013 12:32:25 AM

COLGeek said:
CF = CrossFire. Sorry.

Using more than one GPU (video card) puts a heavy load on a PSU (power supply) and I wouldn't trust the Xion to live up to its rating under that kind of load, especially when gaming and pushing the power needs even higher.



ohhh haha I should have figured that one out, that is my bad XD and I wont, I dont see another 7950 coming into play fro a long time! again thank you for your help!
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January 17, 2013 12:46:33 AM

Oh, and just throwing out there, if you do side-grade the power supply, as long as you get a reliable brand, you won't need more than a 850w PSU, even if you have two 7950s.
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January 17, 2013 1:02:33 AM

DarkSable said:
Oh, and just throwing out there, if you do side-grade the power supply, as long as you get a reliable brand, you won't need more than a 850w PSU, even if you have two 7950s.


which PSU brands would you recommend?
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January 17, 2013 1:17:27 AM

Best answer selected by Wtfitsfeisty.
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January 17, 2013 1:22:57 AM

Seasonic and Corsair are the brands I recommend (and use).
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January 17, 2013 3:01:58 AM

That is a great choice
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January 17, 2013 3:12:03 AM

COLGeek said:
That is a great choice


thank you for your help COLgeek! :D 
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