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    CPU:Athlon 64 FX60 (2-cores) 2,6GHz
    Mobo:Asrock 939a785g
    cpu cooler:ArcticFreezer13 CO
    RAM:4 GB DDR 400MHz
    GPU:Asus 750 Ti 2GB
    PSU:Seasonic Platinum 660
    Monitor:Asus VE228HR
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    The build quality is "just not good" (quoted) and it missed 80 Plus Gold. But because it passes the load tests with flying colors, it gets a Pass AND a Silver Award.

    Hmmm....

    And while I agree with the sentiment that "there are no immediate data driven reasons why the DQ550ST isn't a very good unit from a strictly value standpoint today", other units and customer sentiment in general is that if it has Chinese caps, "rather small heatsinks" then it's not such a good value after all.

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    Bizarre: they gave an award to a 50 bucks unit... something we talked just a few days ago.
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    As for $50 PSUs, we've come quite a long way, baby:

    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2007/...upply_roundup/

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafal_iB_PL View Post
    As for $50 PSUs, we've come quite a long way, baby:

    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2007/...upply_roundup/
    Yay, that time no awards.
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    Cool

    I really like this platform from CWT, it is and looks dirt cheap and the performance is more then decent. But if I was Deepcool I would make some small changes. I would use use some bigger heatsink, some better caps, bigger primary cap and give it a rifle bearing fan. 450W and 550W with two PEG connectors and a 650W and 750W with four, 5 years warranty and prices close to the 80PLUS Bronze power supplies with individual voltage regulation. Et voilà, the perfect cheap 80PLUS Gold power supply.

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    dream on, mate...
    Best, Luca

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    Quote Originally Posted by quest for silence View Post
    Bizarre: they gave an award to a 50 bucks unit... something we talked just a few days ago.
    That testing has been done since Christmas. There is one more sub $50 in the next 6 which are already done but 0 of the 6 in the queue that are on the to do list are sub $50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    I really like this platform from CWT, it is and looks dirt cheap and the performance is more then decent. But if I was Deepcool I would make some small changes. I would use use some bigger heatsink, some better caps, bigger primary cap and give it a rifle bearing fan. 450W and 550W with two PEG connectors and a 650W and 750W with four, 5 years warranty and prices close to the 80PLUS Bronze power supplies with individual voltage regulation. Et voilà, the perfect cheap 80PLUS Gold power supply.
    Lets see Enermax XT II, those are probably the best thing that can be done using GPS based platform.

    Its a great plattform providing brands use decent capacitors and not crap.

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    Those motherfuckers copied my CircuitShield feature name

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