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    Default XFX Pro Series 1250W Black Edition review

    Review here:

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=273

    More marketing fun!... and a few serious errors as well.

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    The marketing! It Burns!

    Seriously, someone at XFX made a big oops (or they simply do not understand what they are selling.) Between the inaccuracies in product information, as well as the rather lack-lust efficiency; it's kinda hard to recommend this product to folks.

    Then again, it's most certainly not a bad product; it just feels a bit iffy to recommend something that it's own "creators" do not fully comprehend.

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    Yeah. I've got a friend of mine that said I should ding it for marketing fail. But fact of the matter is, it is a Seasonic X 1250W in fancy clothes for the same price as a Seasonic X 1250W. And XFX is easier to deal with for warranty than Seasonic (at least in the U.S.). So over all, it's hard not to recommend.

    And the efficiency only tanks at full load. Otherwise, it's pretty good.

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    Vreg is spot on, ripple is definitely on the high side of good. Overshoot & rise times are solid.
    Not a whole lot to complain about electrically.

    On the other hand, I wouldn't say XFX is easier to deal with. Seasonic is generally more receptive, even if they do take a bit longer to complete the process. On the other hand, XFX has been known to deny customers RMA service for some absurd reasons.

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    How to mess up a good product 1o1.. a lot of people will return this because of the undercover OCP or will just settle for a lower output unit than what they've bought.. 200$+ worth of lame.
    They need to revise this, the connector/rail arrangement is problematic and the lack of any official info on this will leave people scratching their heads.
    1250W -> at least two high end cards(if not three or four) -> massive draw through the PCIe slots -> heavy load on the 20+4pin connector(a lot more than your estimated 10A)
    12v1 -> 20+4pin, SATA & Molex connectors
    12v2 -> EPS + ATX 4+4
    12v3 & 12v4 -> four PCIe connectors each
    ^that would be a proper way to do it, and honestly I'd take this over the single rail any day.

    Also, LOL at the FDB fan, nice going XFX!

    ps. cool review Jonny
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    Even if it's epic marketing fail (not the only one, clearly), that rail distribution isn't too terrible, even if should be clearly documented.

    BTW

    The most this fan is going to use is 6W and that's if it's spinning at it's full 2100 RPM.
    Grammar Nazis tell me it should be "its".

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    I opened up my box expecting to find Cezanne Gilbert and all I found was a crummy power supply. FALSE ADVERTISING
    "There is no way you can be Harvard Monday through Friday, and try to be Alabama on Saturday" -Art Guepe former University of Virginia head football coach

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    I guess this is in line with XFX marketing overload elsewhere too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rafal_iB_PL View Post
    Even if it's epic marketing fail (not the only one, clearly), that rail distribution isn't too terrible, even if should be clearly documented.

    BTW



    Grammar Nazis tell me it should be "its".
    That is correct, "spinning at it's full 2100 RPM" is like saying "Spinning at it is full 2100 RPM.

    I think I also saw the incorrect form of "their" also used somewhere. Overall the writing was mostly pretty good though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOOfan_1 View Post
    I opened up my box expecting to find Cezanne Gilbert and all I found was a crummy power supply. FALSE ADVERTISING
    Last edited by ssshjp; 01-24-2012 at 12:11 PM.

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