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This review is from: XION XON-1000P14F High Performance 1000W Power Supply, compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3/i5 /i7 and AMD Phenom ,SLI/Cross Fire Ready, ATX 12V, EPS 12V v2.91 and SSI v2.91, Six 12V Rails & 8 x SATA
Pros: here is the reason i bought this power supply
there are alot of options for this psu.
alot of power connections. you can have up 2 7 hard drives
psu 1 for blu-ray drive or dvd-rom
you get a option to upgrade to higher cards. such as nvidia 600 GTX series or the new AMD radeon HD 7000 series.
this psu give perfect idea for the AMD FX cpu or intel 3rd gen cpus.
it can power alot of fans! and does not give out.
a must have for those who are building or want to build a Home theater PC. so you can raid 4 or more drives. they now make 3tb drives for 16tb thats a dream for a home theater user who wants the space for the hauppauge colossus card. because the file size for that card is blu-ray size.
Cons: i dont have any cons to give.
Other Thoughts: here is my contruction build plans for a HTPC.
1 Gigabyte GA-990fxa-UD3 features (DOLBY HOME THEATER v4 required for external receiver)
2 of the ASUS AMD RADEON HD 7770 2gddr5 in crossfire X
4X8 32gb of 1866mhz which i own.
4 3tb of seagate 7200 rpm 6gb/s burricuda drives.
1 blu-ray writer/player (which i own)
1 hauppauge HD colossus card.
1 AMD FX 8 core 8150 (which i own)
1 nvmedia 6000b HTPC black case
and windows 8 pro 64-bit (coming soon)
Pros: this card is perfect i am enjoying it. stable frame rates. no bottlenecks after installing 1000w psu. runs like a dream with the AMD FX 8 Core 8150 cpu. with 32gb of 1866mhz of ram. and i am still on windows vista 64-bit ulimate.
here are the frame rates for the games i have. vsync on
battlefield 3 (on auto mode 60 frames @high with medium)
alice madness returns (60 frames @ultra with physx to low)
blades of time (60 to 80 frames @ ultra)
mass effect 3 (60 frames lock down @ ultra)
ghostbusters the video game (60 frames @ultra)
street fighter X tekken (60 frames @ ultra)
medal of honor reboot (60 frames @ ultra)
rage has a problem due to programing (30-50 @ ultra)
star wars the force unleshed 1 and 2 (60 frames @ max)
sanctum (60 frames @ ultra)
i know there are more games i own on PC. i have over 1000 games. and still collecting. so its good to go back and see how fast these older games run. this card also loves OPEN GL games. the opengl games run from 15
Cons: this is not a con. there was a problem with my drivers after installing. i found out my diamond card was faulty. so it does not work. i sent the card back to diamond they replaced it already. but the ASUS card did not have a problem with drivers.
Other Thoughts: i cant wait to get one more of these cards next month! thank you newegg for restocking them. i am building a HTPC ATX with crossfire X. and no i am not sending this card back.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: heres what i like about this card.
the duel fans keep the computer quite! and i do mean quite. games run perfect at auto settings. most of the new games default at HIGH mode (max) or ultra high mode (battlefield 3 will default to high mode with some medium settings)
you got to love the 2gddr5 on this card. it works on alot of games that need that extra ram. this is my second overlocked default card. i am happy with not having to miss with the overclock settings on this card. just pop it in and play. no need to worry.
Cons: heres what i did not get and it was a con. but its nothing to worry about due to me not knowing what i needed first.
while there is a problem with crossfireX with other cards. this card has killed my diamonD AMD radeon HD 7770 1gb gddr5 card. which i bought like 3 months ago. it needs a real 450W power supply. which i did not go read at ASUS main web page. so for crossfire X i need a 1000w for this to work.
it eats alot of energy. lucky i am going to fixed this i just ordered a XION 1000w high proformance non energy saving PSU from NewEGG.
Other Thoughts: i really love this card. but i am just sad that Newegg has not restocked this card yet. its a must for the gamer that wants to get there dream build to 4GB gddr5 cards in 2 way crossfirex. hopefully by september newEGG gets more.READ FULL REVIEW