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    Default Thermaltake Smart standard series 750W PSU any good?

    Does this look like a Seasonic unit? Thinking about getting one for $65

    http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/produc...?id=C_00001977

    I haven't seen any reviews on it, so I have no idea....

    EDIT: Found a review from Tweaktown. Appears to be a great unit for the price and is a steal if you can find it for under $70

    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/561...iew/index.html
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    Channel Well

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    Quote Originally Posted by CM Phaedrus View Post
    Channel Well
    Is that CWT? I believe they make some Corsair units? Gotta be a good sign right? I noticed your are a CM rep, I am retiring the good old Extreme 500w - it's been a Great low cost PSU that has jumped from so many builds to builds, don't think I will ever get rid of it A 8320 and GTX 560 ti 448 is causing it too make a sound when under load. I assume it's being overloaded? Almost sounds like a low pitch coil whine or something - hard to describe..

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    Yeah CWT (Channel Well Technology).

    Also a great Cooler Master eXtreme is something that doesn't exists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    Yeah CWT (Channel Well Technology).
    Thanks!

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    An 8320 and 560Ti 448 is a leeetle (or a lot) higher than I would recommend for an eXtreme Power, yes. We have some new units that might work well for you though, like the I600 or the GX series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CM Phaedrus View Post
    An 8320 and 560Ti 448 is a leeetle (or a lot) higher than I would recommend for an eXtreme Power, yes. We have some new units that might work well for you though, like the I600 or the GX series.
    That's what I figured. I knew I was pushing it, since an 8320 destroys 15a circuit breakers.... Thanks for the info. I will take a look

    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    Yeah CWT (Channel Well Technology).

    Also a great Cooler Master eXtreme is something that doesn't exists.
    I ran an AMD Triple core and a GTX 260 with it for a long time -since they first came out. I can't complain, I think it cost me $30 bucks after rebate. Now it just jumps from build to build as a filler PSU - It's still kicking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mwild00 View Post
    That's what I figured. I knew I was pushing it, since an 8320 destroys 15a circuit breakers.... Thanks for the info. I will take a look
    Under load or when the PC's starts?

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...y-Review/728/1 is this your PSU? Then I really wouldn't use it any more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    Under load or when the PC's starts?

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...y-Review/728/1 is this your PSU? Then I really wouldn't use it any more...
    That's the one I ran a quick heaven benchmark with it and it started to make that noise. I didn't let it run too long. This build is waiting for a new PSU. I have a Dell 1KW, but it wouldn't fit in the corsair 200r...
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    Yeah, the eXtreme Power 500W really just sucks. They can last a while if you don't overload them, because there isn't much in there that can go wrong. But performance is bad and they can't actually do 500W.

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