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    Hey There Everyone,

    Figured this is the best place to ask because most of you will have more resources to know these things than me.

    In a vain attempt to add a little more flash to an older build with a GX2 in it, I wanted to get one of these:

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817139036

    Its literally more for astetics and colours than anything else (I know I can get alternate supplies in the same price range, but they are drab and off coloured).

    Is the GS Series (new one) half decent? Are they using a CWT Design thats okay or should I be careful pushing it.

    Thanks in advance,

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    It's actually a good power supply and should be good for you if you like the aesthetics.
    It's been a hard day's night and I've been working like a dog.

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    Yeah. It's a good unit. It's just a little more expensive because of the LED's and the interchangeable trim pieces.

    Unfortunately, only the 800W seems to have been reviewed:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/GS800_V2/

    http://www.kitguru.net/components/po...supply-review/

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    Awesome thanks guys. I know mostly what to look for in a good unit (and reading a lot of reviews on here and such) but that one was a bit of a blank to me.

    I appriciate the help,

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    There are no real reasons to avoid it, as long as it isn't priced sky high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafal_iB_PL View Post
    There are no real reasons to avoid it, as long as it isn't priced sky high.
    Well, except if you care about noise, then you should avoid this unit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Payne View Post
    Well, except if you care about noise, then you should avoid this unit...
    That ist he point. Also the semi-passive mode works not really great:
    It's a bit difficult to explain: The fan is getting always voltage, but that bit of voltage in the idle isn't enough to get the fan startet.
    If the fan is in a bad position(from the one to the next period) so it could happen that you can hear very noisy sounds (like buzzing).

    Better would be a slowly rotating fan in the idle and generally bigger heatsinks for more silent operating at load.

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    Actually, I have GS600 in my home right now and did some preliminary attempts at no load. I have not noticed any particular sound that could be fan related, when it stopped after initial spinup. What I do hear, is most likely coil whine, which is sth that may happen in any unit.
    Last edited by rafal_iB_PL; 09-08-2012 at 06:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Yeah. It's a good unit. It's just a little more expensive because of the LED's and the interchangeable trim pieces.

    Unfortunately, only the 800W seems to have been reviewed:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/GS800_V2/

    http://www.kitguru.net/components/po...supply-review/
    The new GS700 & GS600 were reviewed as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Payne View Post
    Well, except if you care about noise, then you should avoid this unit...
    Not worried about noise, so its a non issue for me.

    I just want something that won't deepsix my hardware.

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