- ATX12V / EPS12V
- 90 - 264 V
- 80 PLUS SILVER Certified
HIGH quality as usual XFX 06/17/2011
This review is from: XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80Plus Silver 750 Watt Power Supply
Running it to write this review, so what's that say? Seriously though, this PSU is exactly what I have come to expect from XFX. HIGH quality components. Thought Newegg had made a mistake and shipped me a cinder block when UPS handed me the package. I have found that a nice HEAVY PSU usually means lots of copper and lots of performance. I have been a fan of XFX since some of their first video cards and this PSU did not disappoint. Semi-modular design is great for not cluttering up my Antec 900 case with unnecessary wiring. No detectable fan noise over all the other fans in my case after a simple fix. (See cons.) Very nice fit and finish, comes packaged with plenty of shipping protection to prevent damage from all but possibly hitting the box with a crowbar. Re-stabilized my system, replacing my aging 6 year old Thermaltake 600. Plenty of power for all but the most insanely power hungry builds. The best customer service I have ever experienced with computer components has been with XFX.
When first powered on, as others have mentioned, I noticed a very slight whining noise coming from the fan. I have found that alot of ball-bearing fans exhibit this problem after being shipped. Not sure if it is because all the lubricant settles to one side of the bearing or what, but the fix has always been very simple. Gently push the face of the fan blade assembly down and let it spring back out a few times. After doing this, the noise disappeared completely. As I said, I have had this issue with numerous brands of ball-bearing fans in the past, so I think it is less of a manufacturing problem and more of a shipping problem.
I can't afford to build a system that this thing won't provide enough power for. ;)
My current system:
Biostar A870U3 MB
Phenom II X6 1090T @ 3.9 Ghz (Stable at 4.1 but runs hot on air.)
8 Gb Gskill ripjaws DDR3 1600 9CL RAM
60 Gb Patriot Inferno SSD
64 Gb A-Data SSD
250 Gb Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM HD
ASUS DVD Burner
Palit GTX 560 2 Gb video
Antec 900 Case FULL of fans
I used a kill a watt device purchased at newegg to test wattage being pulled by my current system. This test was conducted running Prime95 on 4 CPU cores while also running MSI Kombuster with video o'ced to the max. The system was pulling 490 watts give or take 10. Since this is more than I will ever pull in a real world game or application, I'm confident that this PSU will last me beyond the warranty of 5 years. The system pulls 150 or so watts at idle and around 350-385 running Crysis CPU or GPU benchmarks at an avg of 48 FPS with all settings at max except AA.
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