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KINGWIN LZP-850 850W ATX 12V v2.2 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Modular connectors are solid
Super quiet
Build quality seems good
Flat modular cables

Cons: Non modular cables are pretty thick, especially since there are 3 fixed cables, 24-pin power, 8-pin EPS, and 6+2 pin PCI.
Newegg product description incorrectly shows it has 2 8-pin EPS connectors. Unit only has 1.

Other Thoughts: I was really surprised by this power supply. It is the lowest cost Platinum rated supply and I was not sure what to expect even though most tech websites that have reviewed the Kingwin LZP series give it very high marks.

Incredibly quiet, in ECO setting the fan doesn't even come on. This thing does not break a sweat. It powers an overclocked Xeon E5-1650 @ 4.0Ghz and 2 Sapphire Boost 7950s.

I run GPU heavy BOINC projects on this machine for about 10 hours a day and with both GPUs at 100% and about 6 cores on the processor running, I top out at about 480 - 500 watts. My previous supply was a 600W PC-Power and Cooling Mk. III, an awesome supply that was unfortunately getting run ragged, and due to its Bronze rating, it was pulling about 30-40 watts more from the wall. I did not realize a Platinum rating would make such a difference, always thought it a bit of a gimmick. I have no way of testing the actual quality of the power (ripple, noise, etc.), but going by the reviews, this unit provides excellent output.

All in all, I am very pleased; probably the best power supply I have ever owned. Early review for sure, but most signs point to this unit working hard for a long time.

Rosewill RC-409LX Switch 10/100/1000 Mbps 5 x RJ45 Auto-Negotiation RJ45 ports (Auto MDI / MDIX) 2K MAC Address Table 1MB Buffer Memory
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Excellent little Gigabit switch, works flawlessly. Can't believe I was using only 100Mbps before, what a world of difference. Rosewill is an awesome value for these types of devices. I was able to snag this at $20. Seems to run pretty cool, even with plastic body.
Energy saving ports (though really not sure how much juice it actually saves).

Cons: Functionality wise there are no cons, it works great for a small home network.

Physically, this is the plastic body model, very light. I think Rosewill also has a full metal body version, which might be sturdier. But for me it just sits on a shelf under the desk, so no worries, but if you need some thing heftier, get the metal body.

Other Thoughts: Very very happy with this product so far, especially since it was such a great price. I expect it to be a part of my home network for a very long time.

SAPPHIRE 100297-2L Radeon HD 5830 Xtreme 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: + Price
+ Mad Powerful
+ Sapphire quality
+ Rocky Balboa of video cards, takes massive beatings but keeps on chewing through games
+ Crossfire scaling is excellent
+ Its awesomeness requires the suspension of disbelief, otherwise you'll go mad

Cons: - Can get hot, but that's a side effect of mad awesomeness

Other Thoughts: Despite my rather over enthusiastic description of this card, it truly is one of the best graphics cards out there. Definitely THE most powerful card under $150 new. Heck, I got my first one for $99 (Thank you NewEgg!). It performs just a tick behind a 6850.

I have two of these (one of them is the other version, with the mini-DP port) in X-Fire in an AMD X4 955BE rig, MSI 890FXA-GD65 (the Rocky of motherboards). They easily perform better on benchmarks than my Sapphire 6950 2GB Dirt3 (another amazing Sapphire product btw).

Rips through any of the primary games I play (BFBC2, Dirt2 and 3) at max settings @ 19x12.

Toughness? I can't count how many times I crashed these messing around with overclocks (very tricky in X-fire), but they still kick it like they were brand new. Got them to 900core and 1200mem stable with Trixx.

This little powerhouse is probably my favorite piece of tech in my PCs. Buy one NOW...if it's ever in stock :-(


Apurbo S.'s Profile

Display Name: Apurbo S.

Date Joined: 06/23/09

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 05/12/11
  • Last Review: 04/29/13
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
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