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    Default What Power Supplies Do The Reviewers Use?

    So I got to thinking, a number of us spend time reviewing power supplies...but in the end what do we actually use? I have never really said one way or the other to keep from my personal choices influencing what people read....but......a recent thread made me figure what the heck. So here goes:

    Antec HCP-850 Platinum

    CoolerMaster Real Power Pro 1000W

    SilverStone Nightjar ST50NF

    SuperFlower Plug-N 550W (Edit: Found it)

    Those are the currently installed and running ones in the house.

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    Of the ones I personally have to take care of:

    Main rig - Corsair AX860i
    Office - Thermaltake DPS 850
    Sister's Main - Corsair CX430 (replaced a Seasonic X-400 fanless that went kaboom)
    Sister's Second - Silverstone ST45NF
    Dad's Computer - Superflower Golden King 550W
    Mom's Computer - Corsair TX550M

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    My Test Rig = Seasonic M12D 850W
    My Wife's Rig = Corsair AX860i

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    Mine: Enermax Platimax 500W
    Sis: Sea Sonic S12II 380W
    other systems I take care of:
    Enermax Liberty 500W
    Corsair VX450
    Sea Sonic OEM 300W 2x
    OCZ Fatal1ty 550W
    Silver Power 400W (relabeled Sea Sonic S12II)

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    Well, so far I have the lead on crappiest unit in the bunch.

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    What I'm actually using:
    An Enermax Platimax 500 in the main rig
    2nd PC is an old CWT PSH (Hiper something, 680W)
    3rd PC will be an old HEC 480W Powermaster (due to the Celsius 670 case)...

    But I think I'll replace the CWT PSH one with the 750W Dark Power P8...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Payne View Post
    What I'm actually using:
    An Enermax Platimax 500 in the main rig
    2nd PC is an old CWT PSH (Hiper something, 680W)
    3rd PC will be an old HEC 480W Powermaster (due to the Celsius 670 case)...

    But I think I'll replace the CWT PSH one with the 750W Dark Power P8...
    Where are you writing reviews for?

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    interesting...

    If i had your access, I would have swapped out review samples for some of those.

    But I know it is not always easy to convince family that upgrades are worthwhile. I gave up on my dad years ago. My brother now handles it and has moved them over to APPLE. Fine, allows me to wash my hands of it.

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    LEPA G650-MAS for main rig (Celeron G530 + HD7770), fan swapped.

    Corsair GS600 Bronze for secondary one (Athlon X2 7750BE + iGPU).

    Yeah, they're not exactly stressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdk777 View Post
    interesting...

    If i had your access, I would have swapped out review samples for some of those.

    But I know it is not always easy to convince family that upgrades are worthwhile. I gave up on my dad years ago. My brother now handles it and has moved them over to APPLE. Fine, allows me to wash my hands of it.
    At least for mine I could have swapped them for something else, but I didn't because I am not the average buyer and there are things about them most people wouldn't appreciate.

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