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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:29 am 
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One4yu2c wrote:
The 680w has a 24-pin connector, and the 560w includes a 20-24 pin adapter. There's also several other PSU's to choose from, spend some time at this link - Thermaltake PSUs

Then, if you agree, help me urge MaxPC to include a review of that monster 680w unit, especially if they hold true on their hint to PC&P to revisit the PSUs in light of SLI.
thanks one4, i definitely agree that maxpc should review not only the 680watter, but some of the lower wattage models as well.


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I concur!! MaxPC, you need some serious power supply reviews! Not only that, but I think it would be a good idea for some power supply education in an issue to!!

That being said, thanks everyone!! Given me alot to think about now :)


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So this brings up another question. Do we need to submit this to the MPC feedback to get noticed? They may not offer up another showdown, but a review is still needed.

IMO, they reviewed some parts prior to a real release was made. There's a whole crop out now that can compete again in better form (600 PFC OCZ, the 350W Phantom, This TT PS, and many more...)


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my votes in for the Neo power.


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Chumly wrote:
So this brings up another question. Do we need to submit this to the MPC feedback to get noticed?


I started a thread over there last week located HERE. Anyone that agrees, I urge you to voice it and help show that there is a demand for a followup. Power supplies are an extremely hot topic right now, it'd be nice to have some more information to make a purchase decision.

For those that missed it, the link to that thread is HERE. One more time, it can be found HERE.

EDIT: Typo


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The NeoPower has two 12V leads, Active PFC, Modular design, a long warranty, and its black. Is that worth the double the money? I believe the title of this thread "What's the PSU of the year 2004?!?"

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I have to second the ThermalTake PurePower 680W over the NeoPower. The NeoPower just pales in comparison. I also have to recommend the 600 Enermax Noisetaker 2.0 w/ active PFC over the NeoPower. Neither are modular (modular = bad), and both are SLI ready. Also, both have 4 SATA connectors already on the cord. Also, the ThermalTake is fully sleeved--the NeoPower is not.


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Ok so i got the neopower from newegg. I was looking at the Thermaltake, as I am a big Thermaltake Fanboy, but I just cant justify a 680w powersupply for the amount of items i have. Ive also read around, and ive read that not putting a powersupply under sufficient load can reduce its life as well.


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One4yu2c wrote:
True, but the new Thermaltake Silent PurePowers are spec-worthy for an indepth review:

- Sexy black exterior
- 560w
- Active PFC
- Dual SATA connectors
- Colored cable sleeving
- $107 shipped at Newegg (LINK)

or the monster 680w version for $176 shipped with:

- Sexy exterior
- 680w
- Active PFC
- Four SATA connectors
- Dual PCI-E
- Active PFC
- Colored cable sleeving
- $176 shipped at Newegg(LINK)

and other attractive models/specs/prices...


Thank you One4yu2c, I like the 680W version for the 24pin, dual PCIE, sleeved, and has 3 12V+ rails. I especially like the "sexy exterior" part (although not black, but paint can fix that...) Also I think the price increased to $200 unless I'm mistaken. I will have to wait and see, but for now I still like the NeoPower unless I don't think 480-Watts in enough.

As for the Modular = bad part, but it depends on the connection type (aluminum vs copper vs gold). A lot of modders turn their power supplies modular to get rid of the cord clutter of uneeded power cables. But, alas, I may go with non-modular and just change the length of my cables (unless there is harm in that). I don't know... I have 3 months to find what works and there is a lot of options. Anyways, thanks everyone for feedback.

Arquero


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