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    Arrow Silverstone Strider Platinum 550W Review

    Here comes another Silverstone, and once again they're bringing us power in ever smaller packages. Today, they've managed to fit 550 watts at 80 Plus Platinum efficiency into a 140mm deep housing. Will this unit outperform the 750 watt model we recently checked out? I'm looking forward to doing some load testing to find out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oklahoma Wolf View Post
    I look forward to reading it with my morning coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oklahoma Wolf View Post
    Just a side note: scoring the value section you wrote:

    "...it is tied for the same price with the Antec Earthwatts Platinum. But... that unit is not fully modular, though I will grant you that I vastly prefer Delta build quality to Sirfa in general..."

    But wasn't that Antec Earthwatts Platinum 550W supposed to be an FSP affair?
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    Yeah, it's an FSP Aurum 92+.

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    Solid unit! Price though could use a decline, when units such as the EVGA P2 650W run for $66 with rebates currently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turkey3_scratch View Post
    Solid unit! Price though could use a decline, when units such as the EVGA P2 650W run for $66 with rebates currently.
    This is not fair, in europe there is no way to buy one of these for less than 120€

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    Quote Originally Posted by turkey3_scratch View Post
    Solid unit! Price though could use a decline, when units such as the EVGA P2 650W run for $66 with rebates currently.
    As someone that used to work retail and as someone that's used a number of rebates: Never count on the rebate to determine your "final price". There's a reason they call it a "soft price".

    They actually count on most people forgetting that they mailed in their rebate and not pay them out. Actual redemption rates tend to be < 25%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    As someone that used to work retail and as someone that's used a number of rebates: Never count on the rebate to determine your "final price". There's a reason they call it a "soft price".

    They actually count on most people forgetting that they mailed in their rebate and not pay them out. Actual redemption rates tend to be < 25%.
    EVGA is known to actually give out their rebates, though. They've always sent me rebates in the mail within a month. Some other companies will try to scam, but in general EVGA is known for being good when it comes to rebates.

    Even without the rebate, it is $86 which is still a better deal. Price adjustments will be necessary if this Silverstone unit actually wants to compete. The 650 P2 is much better (even though both are great) for a cheaper cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    As someone that used to work retail and as someone that's used a number of rebates: Never count on the rebate to determine your "final price". There's a reason they call it a "soft price".

    They actually count on most people forgetting that they mailed in their rebate and not pay them out. Actual redemption rates tend to be < 25%.
    Yeah, I sent in a $30 rebate form with everything they (not any company discussed here) asked for back around January 15...haven't heard a peep about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turkey3_scratch View Post
    EVGA is known to actually give out their rebates, though. They've always sent me rebates in the mail within a month. Some other companies will try to scam, but in general EVGA is known for being good when it comes to rebates.

    Even without the rebate, it is $86 which is still a better deal. Price adjustments will be necessary if this Silverstone unit actually wants to compete. The 650 P2 is much better (even though both are great) for a cheaper cost.
    Lucky you.

    For the record: It's not EVGA fulfilling the rebate. A rebate house is used. Some are better than others, but that doesn't change the FACT that they COUNT ON >> NOT << fullfilling every rebate. If they did, they would lose money (more than they already are.)

    It's called a "soft price" for a reason.

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