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Enermax Infiniti 650W

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r4tch3t 9th December 2007, 08:23 Quote
Great review as always ;)

I still don't need more than 400W (probably closer to 200W), but then I am using 3 year old hardware.
RotoSequence 9th December 2007, 08:23 Quote
I agree with that review - a product should be able to meet its listed specifications, lest the producing company throw its reputation into the flames to save a few pence per unit. False advertising sucks :(
proxess 9th December 2007, 09:04 Quote
Even tho PSU's are what feeds the beast inside, I continue to think that they are overpriced.
Bindibadgi 9th December 2007, 11:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by proxess
Even tho PSU's are what feeds the beast inside, I continue to think that they are overpriced.

You can make a **** PSU real easy - just look at all the "1000W for £50" ones out there, but to make a decent, stable one with high efficiency is actually quite difficult. You get what you pay for.
Krikkit 9th December 2007, 12:57 Quote
I can see the man's point - they are quite an expensive piece of a build, and not really that exciting, so it feels like a waste a lot of the time to spend a big chunk of your budget on a PSU.

However, it's madness to skimp on the heart of a rig, and there're so many PSU's out there today which are of such high-quality compared to a few years ago that it can be very difficult to choose...
Bindibadgi 9th December 2007, 13:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by Krikkit
.. and not really that exciting..

You don't have to review them :(
Krikkit 9th December 2007, 13:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
You don't have to review them :(

:) The burdens of journalism! ...Or being Tim's victim...
LeMaltor 9th December 2007, 13:20 Quote
Yeah when I first started OCing afew years ago when I joined this site I didnt understand how a good PSU was needed, it was only a few years later when taking my brothers PC apart to clean it that I noticed his generic PSU had a higher power rating (or whatever it is 350 mine was only 300). Anyway I stole it and swapped them around, managed to get afew more mhz out of my Barton-M with it too, thats when I realised it was an important component, now I would only buy a decent PSU :)

Edit: Ow I am using a corsair PSU now not the generic one lol
Bindibadgi 9th December 2007, 15:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by Krikkit
...Or being Tim's victim...

Help!


quack 9th December 2007, 15:46 Quote
Quite disappointing results. I bought the 720W version on the value of your review, hopefully mine is doing what it says on the tin.
Bindibadgi 9th December 2007, 16:14 Quote
Well I've changed testing techniques since then having learnt far more about it, and now I test 3.3V and 5V separately to 12V. Joe uses the 720W in his machine all day everyday since testing it originally and it's not let us down once.

99% of people should be fine with it - you rarely stress the 3.3 and 5 in a modern system.
Phil Rhodes 9th December 2007, 16:31 Quote
Have you folks tried running them on 110V?

You may find they come closer to spec.

Phil
Bindibadgi 9th December 2007, 16:35 Quote
Kinda hard in the UK when we're all 230V ;)

Even if we could, we're a British site and our British readers can't exactly switch to 110V :)
Phil Rhodes 9th December 2007, 16:41 Quote
I'm in the UK too, but given that most of them are... what are they, buck converters, it might explain the difference. You'd just need a big transformer.
Phil Rhodes 9th December 2007, 16:46 Quote
Pardon me, I think this one here is a half-bridge, but the point stands.
leexgx 9th December 2007, 19:00 Quote
230v norm gives better power then 110v unstable lines

got to replace my 2 year old Enermax liberty max due to water been pored into it lol
Drexial 10th December 2007, 15:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by leexgx
got to replace my 2 year old Enermax liberty max due to water been pored into it lol

thats not how you liquid cool a PSU. It prefers Ginger ale.

Anyway. I used to have an Ultra-X PSU and i was running a pretty hefty air cooling system on it and decided to go liquid as well. got that ll hooked up and it seemed to run without a problem. Then i decided to add one more fan for an external HD, I got instability galore with just the addition of a 80mm fan. decided to leave off the 80mm and swap out the PSU for a new one. Now im running an OCZ . Have to say it runs amazingly. Was able to over clock a lot more stable . It was only a difference of 20 watts that i added, but i doubted that i should have even been using all of the 480 that i had before i went to the 500 watt.
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