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EVGA SuperNOVA 220-P2-1600-X1 1600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Platinum Certified SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Full Modular Power Supply 10yr Warranty New 4th Gen Intel CPU ECO Mode
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Very good PSU. Somewhat loud with higher loud but I run my fans on very low with watercooling. Delivers what it says...I'm running 4 R9 290s in quad fire with an i7 4770k all overclocked pulling 1300-1400W from the wall.

Soooo many cables...more than you will ever need.

To the reviewer Alex - I want to clarify for other people intent on purchasing. 90% efficiency means that it pulls FROM THE WALL 90%. Your system can still get 1600W max, but from the wall it will pull 1780W...your breaker and electrical wiring better be able to handle it. Also the EVGA 1600W should be able to handle SLI no sweat with 133A single rail. Either your unit is defective or some of your wiring may be loose...double check your wires :)

Cons: Can get a bit loud with high loud with high output but that is to be expected when under 1300W loud. :)
Very long PSU so plan according.

Other Thoughts: All in all....excellent PSU!

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SNT SNT-BPSS425A 1 x 5.25
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Very nice 5.25 in bay hotswap for my SSDs. Works as intended. Speeds are SATA3, maximizing my SSDs. Blue glow from the LEDs not overpowering. Fans are not loud in my system..but I have 10 fans.

Cons: If you remove the fans, the LEDs will blink RED for fan failure. Learnt this the hard way as I was removing the fans since I was only installing SSDs...had to remove the device and reinstall the fans...haha. Not a big deal but there should be a warning somewhere (maybe there was but I didnt read) :D

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Xigmatek Elysium Black CCC-HSA0DS-U01 All Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Super Tower Computer Case
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: The case is very very VERY roomy. Can watercool extremely well. I have a 420mm EK XTC on top and a XSPC RX360 in front. This still leaves me with 3 5.25 inch bays on the top to play with.

Case looks clean and has an understated look, which I definitely enjoy. The LED lights are noticeable, but not overbearing. No component seems to rattle from vibrations, and this is with 14 fans in the case.

The removable HD bays allow me to move it anywhere in the case, which is great considering the XSPC 360 rad now lives where the HD bays were originally.

Cons: If you do choose to watercool using a 420 on top, then the first 5.25 bay will be cut down to half its length in the case. You can't squeeze a DVD/Bluray drive in, but it was a perfect place to put a fan controller.

At least for me, the 3 pin molex hun for fans, although a great idea, got in the way of the radiator on top and had to be removed. This was okay as I had a 12 channel fan controller.

Other Thoughts: Definitely recommend putting the wheels on the case! With all components inside + watercooling it can get very very heavy. Plus, the wheels give more breathing room for the PSU if you mount it on the bottom.

Overall very happy with the purchase. One of the best cases out there this large - for the quality and price...it is very hard to beat. The 12 5.25 bays up front give you alot of room to play with, and in the end, this is a case which is the perfect canvas for your build...giving you the flexibility to create whatever kind of system you want. Even if you dont have an SR-2 (which I don't) you will have a lot less frustrations in watercooling bc of the size.

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Display Name: Xiao Z.

Date Joined: 02/13/10

  • Reviews: 4
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 04/06/10
  • Last Review: 12/19/14
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