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Old 07-11-2005, 06:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default PC Power Supply Stress Test

UPDATE:
They have completed testing on 3 units.
PCP&P Turbo Cool 510w - Passed - Loud, Solid, Efficient
Antec True-Power 2.0 550w - Failed - Highly unstable in 12v rail
Be Quiet's BQT B5-520W-S1.3 0 Failed - Blown fuses

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http://www.tomshardware.com/howto/200507111/index.html
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hmm crazy....neat little boards that have places for the 20pin and 24pin main connector and just suck all that juice out
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I think something will blow.
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Anyone wanna make any friendly TF bets on which ones stand the test?

I'm betting the house on the PCP&P 510 & 850.
Antec will probably will be close...
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# Coolermaster RealPower 550W
# Hiper Modular HPU 4B480MU
# Fortron Group (FSP) Zen
# HEC AcePower 480W
# Antec TruePower 550W
# Antec Phantom 500W Hybrid
# OCZ PowerStream
# PC Power & Cooling Express/SLI 510W
# PC Power & Cooling 850W SSI
# Enermax Noisetaker 600W

PCP&C will win, but between Antec and OCZ its gonna be tight. Ennermax will prolly come in after those. Everything else is crap


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lol - yeah... That's what I think too dhw200.
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PC Power will win by one touchdown
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Update @ Tomshardware.com (Check it out)
http://www.tomshardware.com/howto/20...sstest-01.html

PCP&P Turbo-Cool 510 was their first candidate. It survived 24 hours of abuse at full load without failure. Although very loud, it's efficiency was 78.8%. Which is pretty solid for the 500watt class.
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Why are they not gona do silverstone? It's a really good brand! Read the reviews! It's kinda new so not as many people know of it, but I will say that mine is just as good if not better than the 520W OCZ modstream! It's also a bit pricy, and the actual PSU is very heavy, which is good (i think). Rock stable voltages even OC'd. from 2.2 to 2.7 with ram at DDR492 @ 3.3V !CPU at 1.525V.
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I don't think the ModStream will perform very well under this stress test. Modular Power supplies are trendy and pretty cool looking, but they have a flaw.

The fact is, modular plugs limit power by adding to electrical resistance. The voltage drop can be as much as would occur in 2 feet of standard wire. Worse yet, modular plugs utilize delicate pins that can easily loosen, corrode, and burn, creating the potential for a major system failure.
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