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#1 Elliot B.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 08:32

I want to go fully modular this time around but I don't want to pay ridiculous amounts of money.

 

As long as it's 700W+ and has support for two video cards (7870 XTs), I'm happy.

 

The two cheapest fully modular 700W+ PSUs I can find are:

 

EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B (120-PB-0750-KR) £64

EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 (220-G2-0750-XR) £93

 

The other fully modular PSUs seem to be £100+

 

Obviously the EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B is a decent price.

 

Any thoughts?




#2 uMadRabbit

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 08:48

My thoughts would be not to spare money on a PSU, even more if you plan to run crossfire, it might come back and bite you in the...well.

 

Not seen too many EVGA PSU's around here so can't really comment on that part though.

 

While a lot of people are talking smack to FSP Aurum series I can easily reccomend it, I've only had good experiences with it.

 

There's an modular 750W gold rated FSP here for £100, you pay a couple of pounds more but at least you'll be safe.



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 18:17

I want to go fully modular this time around but I don't want to pay ridiculous amounts of money.

 

As long as it's 700W+ and has support for two video cards (7870 XTs), I'm happy.

 

The two cheapest fully modular 700W+ PSUs I can find are:

 

EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B (120-PB-0750-KR) £64

EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 (220-G2-0750-XR) £93

 

The other fully modular PSUs seem to be £100+

 

Obviously the EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B is a decent price.

 

Any thoughts?

 

I'd drop EVGA and go for a Corsair or Seasonic if you can find one on a deal more towards the price range that you want (i.e. Not £130). Other than that, my advice is to not cheap out on a PSU because of the price, you might just regret it one day. :(



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 18:29

I'd drop EVGA and go for a Corsair or Seasonic if you can find one on a deal more towards the price range that you want (i.e. Not £130). Other than that, my advice is to not cheap out on a PSU because of the price, you might just regret it one day. :(

Well IIRC wasn't corsair some rebranded OEM?  +1 for seasonic, don't know much about EVGA



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 19:12

Well IIRC wasn't corsair some rebranded OEM?  +1 for seasonic, don't know much about EVGA

 

Most of Corsair PSU's are based on Sea Sonic units.



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 19:23

Most of Corsair PSU's are based on Sea Sonic units.

Ah well I knew they weren't made by corsair, so there you have it.



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 19:50

Brand can be meaningless. It's hard to tell anything without looking at a teardown of the PSU model. You should look for line noise and load tests imo. It's also better if you can find something that tears down the the PSU to the circuits and looks at them.



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 21:32

Brand can be meaningless. It's hard to tell anything without looking at a teardown of the PSU model. You should look for line noise and load tests imo. It's also better if you can find something that tears down the the PSU to the circuits and looks at them.

Yeah that's what I did when buying seasonic, line stability.  from what I recall, corsair used lower quality cables that caused some issues that didn't occur on seasonic.



#9 T3X4S

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 00:53

Brand can be meaningless. It's hard to tell anything without looking at a teardown of the PSU model. You should look for line noise and load tests imo. It's also better if you can find something that tears down the the PSU to the circuits and looks at them.

 

Careful, you have now ventured from nerd to OCD with a touch of paranoia...  LOL



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 03:08

Careful, you have now ventured from nerd to OCD with a touch of paranoia...  LOL

Making an informed decision is paranoia how? I always thoroughly research the stuff I buy.



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 03:20

Careful, you have now ventured from nerd to OCD with a touch of paranoia...  LOL

I don't understand this comment. Appeals to authority are simply a failure in logic...

 

Making an informed decision is paranoia how? I always thoroughly research the stuff I buy.

An informed and rational decision is quite the opposite of paranoia by definition  :laugh:



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 06:43

What I meant is the idea of taking apart a PSU and get a working knowledge/ verifiable tests on the actual components ?  Not just taking multiple experts' testimony that certain brands are consistently better than others ??   That is OCD.

That idea is nothing different than saying "Dont assume that a Mercedes is a good car - take a look at the actual parts, learn about the 2000 different sensors/computers that control everything on the new S series" - that is pushing it.

Suggesting for someone to do this, when they are looking for advice on what to buy is a little much.... telling someone "just get a Corsair, or Seasonic" is what is needed.


If I have somehow misread your post - then I apologize.  Again, it was meant in a jokingly matter, appeals to authority are in fact logical - when someone just wants to know what to buy -  it is logical to refer to others who know more - its how most people learn.



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 07:31

What I meant is the idea of taking apart a PSU and get a working knowledge/ verifiable tests on the actual components ?  Not just taking multiple experts' testimony that certain brands are consistently better than others ??   That is OCD.

That idea is nothing different than saying "Dont assume that a Mercedes is a good car - take a look at the actual parts, learn about the 2000 different sensors/computers that control everything on the new S series" - that is pushing it.

Suggesting for someone to do this, when they are looking for advice on what to buy is a little much.... telling someone "just get a Corsair, or Seasonic" is what is needed.


If I have somehow misread your post - then I apologize.  Again, it was meant in a jokingly matter, appeals to authority are in fact logical - when someone just wants to know what to buy -  it is logical to refer to others who know more - its how most people learn.

:huh: I was talking about looking up reviews that do tear down on PSUs (inspecting the components, measuring the noise, measuring the load). I was never suggesting that people tear apart their own PSUs, etc.

 

For example: http://www.jonnyguru...Story4&reid=193

 

As for appeals to authority: no, they are never logical. There are numerous reasons why this is a bad idea ranging from inconsistency in product lines to re-branding of 3rd party parts. Your car analogy is great example of this sort of thing. Just because Mercedes-Benz makes XYZ car that is considered good doesn't mean they haven't made cars that people consider lackluster nor that they haven't produced cars that have recalls.



#14 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 08:00

Oh well, I've bought it anyway.

If it pops, I RMA it.

If it pops and takes other hardware with it and they don't reimburse me, I take them to the small claims court.

Sorted :)

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 10:35

:huh: I was talking about looking up reviews that do tear down on PSUs (inspecting the components, measuring the noise, measuring the load). I was never suggesting that people tear apart their own PSUs, etc.

 

For example: http://www.jonnyguru...Story4&reid=193

 

As for appeals to authority: no, they are never logical. There are numerous reasons why this is a bad idea ranging from inconsistency in product lines to re-branding of 3rd party parts. Your car analogy is great example of this sort of thing. Just because Mercedes-Benz makes XYZ car that is considered good doesn't mean they haven't made cars that people consider lackluster nor that they haven't produced cars that have recalls.

OK, I misunderstood your post about the PSU.

 

As for the car analogy - when it comes to helping the layman, it is usually better to not clutter things by introducing a lot of variables, and just say "here this is what you need"

It is logical for that layman to take that advice (assuming the person saying "this is what you need" is considered knowledgeable) - its why we have reviews.   That was my point.