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    The Kingwin is also quieter at high loads, and low ripple/noise levels will positively affect your overclocking too... but as it's the case with the very tight vreg, this will only be noticeable on very high end boards and generally under extreme conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cynan View Post
    I posted something similar in the Kingwin review thread (I hope that's not against policy).

    I'm trying to decide between this XFX Pro1000w LTD Black and the Kingwin LZP-1000 also reviewed here in January.

    In Canada, I can find both for about $218 shipped, so unfortunately, I can't use price as a deciding factor.

    Everyone is currently raving about the Seasonic Platforms these days. I do like the fully modular design (but I'd be using most if not all of the non-modular ones in the Kingwin anyway, so meh) but the Kingwin's modular cables are a bit more understated, which I like. So again, a wash here.

    As far as performance, it is really tough to beat Seasonic's (XFX) voltage regulation. As this is the most important consideration for overclocking and stability, it's tough to overlook. The Kingwin does have the better ripple suppression, but I'd take better voltage regulation over this.

    So... Based on performance alone, I'd probably say the XFX by a hair. However, the build quality seems to be slightly better on the Kingwin..

    Any opinions between these two? Should I just flip a coin?
    If they're priced similarly, I would get the XFX because it's fully modular.
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    Default fan size and scary doas

    Firstly this psu looks great but im scared about the amounts of doas on this psu. Should i be concerned?

    Secondly if i want to replace the fan in this and mayb get an led one what fan size do i need?

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    If you replaced the fan, you'd just be putting in a lower-quality part.
    It is a 135mm fan though, so finding an LED replacement will be hard.


    Also, I wouldn't be concerned about the number of DOA's because I would say that's more attributed to people not knowing the fan is normally off when you turn it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmoon83 View Post
    Secondly if i want to replace the fan in this and mayb get an led one what fan size do i need?
    Replacing the fan would be a poor decision.
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    Hmmm so i guess everyone is hinting that replacing the fan would b bad lol thats cool i understand thats why i post on forums to find out the info!

    Will b going ahead with the purchase anyway soon with the knowledge i should be buying a good psu although a non flashy one.

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