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Fanless 600W External Power Supply

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Ice Tea, 28 Mar 2006.

  1. Ice Tea

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  2. mysticsniper

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    Looks good, I like the LCD dispaly showing you just how much wattage you are actually using on your system. :)

    I bet we would be looking at around £150 in this country :(
     
  3. weescott

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    nice concept, no performance tests yet though. For all we know it could be another Q-Tec. For $60 I doubt it's going to be a top performer.
     
  4. Manifest

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    yeh ive always wanted a display so id know how much my pc is actually taking from my psu.....
     
  5. mc_bob

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    ME TOO!!!

    :rolleyes:

    No I don't really.
    And yes I do sense the sarcasm from your post aswell.
    Doesn't really impress me being external, what's the point, now there's a big open space and hole in your case.

    MC_Bob
     
  6. Manifest

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    I thought it might come across that way, no im serious im a geniunly interested in how much power my pc needs. I have a 580w psu and im sure im not using all the watts i just would interested to know. The psu is basically the only part of the system that is still a mystery to me lol
     
  7. AWPC

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    It looks good but cannot imagine it will be a top performer with heat pipes inside & only $60.

    The Antec Phantom 500 I have is still the best Fanless PSU to date (although it is only classed as semi-fanless due to a tiny silent internal 60mm fan which you can never hear). The entire PSU is one massive heatsink. It cost me approx £135 from OCUK last summer.

    I would not expect to get a high end PSU for much less than £100 as the internal components need to be high quality regardless of where it is situated.
    You are probably better off with an internal PSU in case any slight movement caused the external unit to come loose which could destroy most of your PC in the process.
     
  8. JCBeastie

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    Yar, the XG Magnum series are pretty nice looking PSU's.

    They do a semi-passive 500w model, which has an impressive copper /heatpipe cooling system. It's modular also and has the display on it's rear...

    Now they've come up with this external one, which I think is a great idea. You can sit this beside/on top of an SFF and gain enough room inside to fit a proper HSF.

    I'm waiting for a review I can trust, I actually don't know anywhere you can buy these in the UK. Over-sea's reviews paint a good picture though.

    JCBeastie
     
  9. DaZzZa

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    well its got the same ampage as a 580 hiper abit more infact on one rail so it carnt be too bad
     
  10. Ice Tea

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    The $60 price tag is misleading it applys to another power supply
    thats above the XG in the link.

    I found the supply at NewEgg and it was $200
     
  11. Ice Tea

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    Thats like saying whats the point in a Zalman Reserator

    :D
     
  12. sja360

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    competitor posted there mate ^^
    i know they only do USA but i'd still not post it.
     
  13. TooNice

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    Umm, I've heard that the idea of a PSU telling you how much power your system is using has been tried before.. But didn't work that well. Let's see how this one performs.

    But I have to question the benefit of a 600W external, passive power supply.

    If you have a PC that needs 600W, chances are, it is a pretty hot running PC.
    Meaning that you'll probably want some airflow anyway even if you pick top passively cooled components. And if you don't plan to run passive... the last thing you'd worry about is the noise coming from a Seasonic/hybrid PSU.
     
  14. DragonWoLf

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    i'd love to have this, so much better then bein on side, les hot air and more cooling, aan tells you how much power is taking and when, wonder if OCUK can check into stocking this?
     
  15. lay-z-boy

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    possibly the worst review i have seen, ever.

    slang spelling, no hardware test, no rail tests, no draw test and
    is that a joke?
    thats the con of the psu, the name? :rolleyes:
     
  16. Ice Tea

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