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    Question Cooler Master GX II Pro

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    Does anybody have experience on the GX II Pro series power supplies? Cannot find any reviews of them.
    Considering that they are simply GX II series power supplies with full Japanese capacitors, performance should be decent.
    How does it compare to Antec HCG?

    Anyway, this is the price list for power supplies in my country:
    http://www.jumbo-computer.com/pricelist.aspx?id=55
    Exchange rate is HK$7.8 to US$1. There are no online stores for computer parts in Hong Kong.
    What would be good and relatively inexpensive power supplies from 400W to 700W?
    Bronze efficiency is enough. Which would be a better choice?
    Thanks.

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    The GX II Pro units are the same as the GX II units but this time include all Japanese capacitors.

    It's a decent Enhance unit but with an outdated design to it, so it struggles heavily with crossloading. Antec's HCG 520/620 are very similar but the 750w & 850w units are better as they utilize DC-to-DC regulators on the secondary so they don't have issues with crossloading.

    The Cooler Master G550M/650M/750M are a similar price to the GX II Pro and better units.

    To make a specific recommendation it would be better to know what system you're powering as well as a more specific budget you're willing to work with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    The GX II Pro units are the same as the GX II units but this time include all Japanese capacitors.

    It's a decent Enhance unit but with an outdated design to it, so it struggles heavily with crossloading. Antec's HCG 520/620 are very similar but the 750w & 850w units are better as they utilize DC-to-DC regulators on the secondary so they don't have issues with crossloading.

    The Cooler Master G550M/650M/750M are a similar price to the GX II Pro and better units.

    To make a specific recommendation it would be better to know what system you're powering as well as a more specific budget you're willing to work with.
    If it is just a GX II run don't walk away. Somehow those are just as bad as the original GX units if not worse. Really low quality product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectre View Post
    If it is just a GX II run don't walk away. Somehow those are just as bad as the original GX units if not worse. Really low quality product.
    While I agree that you shouldn't pick on up in the current market with what else is available; I haven't seen a review that suggests you should run away from the PSU. It's not gonna blow on you.

    Granted, the only solid review I can find is Wolf's one.
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory6&reid=353

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    While I agree that you shouldn't pick on up in the current market with what else is available; I haven't seen a review that suggests you should run away from the PSU. It's not gonna blow on you.

    Granted, the only solid review I can find is Wolf's one.
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory6&reid=353
    I have.

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    And where did you see it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectre View Post
    I have.
    Do you have a link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    Do you have a link?
    No, review didn't get picked up for that unit after testing. Same problems as the GX 650W and maybe worse build quality I guess made it not an interesting review to run. It sits in my collection of SilverPower and Cougar reviews and all the units I have been shipped that never launched in North America.

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    Smile Should I use it then?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    While I agree that you shouldn't pick on up in the current market with what else is available; I haven't seen a review that suggests you should run away from the PSU. It's not gonna blow on you.

    Granted, the only solid review I can find is Wolf's one.
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory6&reid=353
    That review shows that it is a decent power supply. What is the problem?

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    Problem is it's a low end (group regulated) design that doesn't like crossloading, and modern computers favor +12V load. That means voltage regulation in real world cases will probably be pretty poor.

    You could probably live with it, if it was dirt cheap, but not when for the similar price you can get units like Cooler Master Gx50M, Super Flower Golden Green HX or Corsair CS that don't have above problem.

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