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Old 01-12-2010, 02:13 PM   #1
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"Enermax MODU87+ is the 80 Plus Gold certified series from Enermax, meaning efficiency of at least 90% at typical load (350 W in the case of the reviewed 700 W model) and 87% at light (140 W in the cas..."

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Old 01-13-2010, 04:22 AM   #2
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I hope some day PSUs like this will be accessible..
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:26 AM   #3
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I hope some day PSUs like this will be accessible..
That's a matter of definition.
These are accessible to anybody willing to spend that much money.
You can also get a PSU almost as good at half of that cost.

As I see it the main distinguishing feature of this PSU is the PCIe-cable layout, which is better than any competition.
The efficiency is very high, but not that much higher than most quality CPUs.

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That's a matter of definition.
These are accessible to anybody willing to spend that much money.
You can also get a PSU almost as good at half of that cost.

As I see it the main distinguishing feature of this PSU is the PCIe-cable layout, which is better than any competition.
The efficiency is very high, but not that much higher than most quality CPUs.

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hehehehe ok, good point.

The problem is that a beauty like this will cost here the same that a Radeon 5850.. and the cheap PSUs are crappy.. Gabriel has tested 36 "national" PSUs and only 10 aren't hazardous..
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... and the cheap PSUs are crappy..
I agree with that, but don't refer to the cheap ones but the quality ones that cost only twice as much as the cheap ones.

(Cheap ~$50, Quality ~$100, High end ~$200+.)

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I agree with that, but don't refer to the cheap ones but the quality ones that cost only twice as much as the cheap ones.

(Cheap ~$50, Quality ~$100, High end ~$200+.)

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Olle, here the cheapest good PSU costs ~ US$ 70, and that's almost 20% of the price of a cheap computer.

So, what some "manufacturers" do ?

Sell a 350 W PSU as a "peak" 600W, with efficiency around 60-70 %, with few or none filtering stage and, costing US$ 60 - 70.

That's what happen's when there's no laws like you have in EU.
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Olle, here the cheapest good PSU costs ~ US$ 70, and that's almost 20% of the price of a cheap computer.
That's pretty regular, yes...
Pre-build computers usually come with PSUs that are just about enough to power the provided hardware. Add some extras and you might be in trouble.

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So, what some "manufacturers" do ?
Sell a 350 W PSU as a "peak" 600W, with efficiency around 60-70 %, with few or none filtering stage and, costing US$ 60 - 70.
It should be no problems staying away from those when you can have known and proven quality at the same price. Just make sure you get the right model.

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That's pretty regular, yes...
Pre-build computers usually come with PSUs that are just about enough to power the provided hardware. Add some extras and you might be in trouble.
Not here.
Ok, Dell, HP and other big OEMs follow what you said, but the national OEMs.. shame..

Rafael Coelho disassembled some of these computers.

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It should be no problems staying away from those when you can have known and proven quality at the same price. Just make sure you get the right model.

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I'm ok Olle, I always say that PSu is like condom and I won't buy this stuff, but many people here will.

Fortunatelly Gabriel is testing these PSUs and many people aren't buying them anymore.

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I have tested a few of those "National" PSU's and they are very low quality. In my opinion the companies making them are just trying to sell to people that do not know anything about computer equipment.

Revealing these products and making sure people know about the dangers of purchasing them is very important to improving the over all quality of the PSU market.

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I have tested a few of those "National" PSU's and they are very low quality. In my opinion the companies making them are just trying to sell to people that do not know anything about computer equipment.

Relieving these products and making sure people know about the dangers of purchasing them is very important to improving the over all quality of the PSU market.
Amen !

But we still have a lot of work to do..
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