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    Default XFX XTR 550W review @ TweakTown

    The new XTR series is available in three wattages; 550W, 650W, and 750W. Today we are taking a look at the 550W model. The series features 80 PLUS Gold efficiency, and fully modular cabling. On top of that, XFX has incorporated their hybrid fan technology, which allows the user to select whether the fan is always-on, or doesn't kick on until a preset temperature or load is reached. XFX doesn't compromise on their quality no matter what, and judging by the outside of the box, the XTR 550W is no exception; even despite the low price tag on this unit. However, looks can be deceiving, so let's rip into this thing and find out what it is made of.
    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/602...iew/index.html

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    What's the benifit over a G-550/650/750??
    The G-Series are 2 rail designs, this is single rail.

    Are HongHua Fans better than Adda??

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    Is "F" in the fan name supposed to stand for FDB?

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    Probably yes, B stands for Ball Bearing afaik.

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    There is an extremely good market response (in S-E EU) for XFX units so far, and this unit is definitely going to continue in those steps.

    If they decide to provide a 5y warranty period on this series (and not the 2y+3y Limited one), other brands will have extremely hard time trying to compete, especially at that price range (EU market of course).

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    Here in Germany XFX is less known for PSUs. It might be because of low PR efforts.

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    XFX is the Netherlands quite popular.
    The old XFX Pro 450 (V1), Pro 550, Pro 650, Pro 750 and the 'old' XXX 650W were/are popular here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipus II View Post
    Here in Germany XFX is less known for PSUs. It might be because of low PR efforts.
    Something similar to Be Quiet (on global level) ... it's practically unknown. Even if we observe only EU, it's pretty much incognito outside DE/AT.

    On the other side, XFX is known globally, but I don't know how they choose their (individual country) product placement.

    Maybe it has something to do with brand representation and distributor relations in each country individually.

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    The XFX Core 450/550W have been quite popular in Poland, and the brand became widely known for decent PSUs since their release.

    The XFX XTR 750W model confuses me a bit. It has received the same product code (P1-750B-BEFX) as the now-discontinued XFX Black 750W (Seasonic X KM3 based). What is it then? Given the amperages it looks like it's based on Seasonic G, but why on Earth did they use the same product code as the older (and arguably better) model? It doesn't make any sense...
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    it's pretty much incognito outside DE/AT.
    BQ is quite recognizable and popular in PL, even if not always first go-to option.

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