High power low noise12/30/2010 9:12:25 AM

Pros: Lots of cabling, more PCIE cable connections than I will ever hope to need, quiet operation.

Cons: Not 100% modular, but anyone buying this sort of power supply will use any cables that are hardwired to the unit, and then some. PCIE cable extra pin connectors to make a 6 pin into a 8 pin were pretty stiff and hard to connect.

Overall Review: This power supply is being used in a i7-920 system overclocked to 3.8 GHZ, 2 GTX 580's in SLI, and multiple hard drives and fans. It has, so far, run everything flawlessly. It is MUCH quieter than the 1000 W PSU it is replacing, especially no (very annoying) high pitched whine noise when stressing the GPU's. Actually, every previous high wattage PSU I've used has had that noise, so I thought it was normal, until I started using this one.

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Sparkle GTX 4708/24/2010 7:44:20 PM

Pros: Great power for one GTX 470, amazing power with two in SLI. Heat complaints are NOT justified! Sparkle was easy to work with on an RMA (see below).

Cons: First one I got from Newegg was a bad card, failed every single instance of Physx gaming. Narrowed it down to this card (have 2 from different manufacturer's in SLI). Problem was very vague and hard to find, but the card was found to be defective after many hours of trouble-shooting.

Overall Review: Would give this card 5 stars except for the first one being defective and wasting a lot of my time. Wasn't sure about Sparkle having never heard of them before, but they have good customer support and replaced my bad card without hesitation.

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