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Old May 27, 2007, 04:38 PM
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@ SKYMTL: are you telling me that those 2 PSUs are high-quality, worth over 200$ and installed in a case that is worth 400$? That means the case is worth somewhere less than 200$ - makes sense, since it's slightly larger and deeper that the P182, which sells for 150$ ish.
Bingo. Since the Neo 650W isn't on the market yet, I would have to say its value is in the $150 range while the 550W sells for $120. So, there is about $270 worth of PSUs in that case.
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Old May 27, 2007, 04:43 PM
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So it's a case worth 130$, with 2 PSUs worth 270$. Wow.

I don't know the Neo line - to what other PSUs does it compare to? A 650W for 150$? It's worth more than the OCZ Gamextreme 700W, though less powerful (by a slight margin, but still).

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Old May 27, 2007, 05:00 PM
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The GameXstream is $167.
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...Z%20Technology

The NeoHEs are made by Seasonic so I am willing to bet that they are very good PSUs.
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Old May 27, 2007, 05:09 PM
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Thanks for the info; they are both similar, then? Slightly less powerful (by 50w) but cheaper too (15$).

Now let's see if I have enough arguments to convince She-who-must-be-obeyed....

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Old May 27, 2007, 05:27 PM
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I would say so. The NeoHE 550W has been out for some time now though.
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I would say so. The NeoHE 550W has been out for some time now though.
I don't mind that; my main rig is close to 3 years old - and still running strong @ 4.0 gHz.

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Old May 27, 2007, 10:16 PM
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Features:
  • Dual chambers structure. The power supplies reside in a separate chamber to isolate heat from the system and lower system noise
  • Dual-layer sound-deadening panels for Quiet Computing
  • Flexible snake light (installed), lights your way while working inside the case
  • Cable organizer behind motherboard tray minimizes cable clutter
  • Fits up to ExtendedATX (12" x 13") motherboards to fit your dual processor board, or any other board you could possibly have
  • Rubber grommeted ports on the rear for liquid-cooling tubes allow you to easily mount external liquid-cooling hardware
  • Neo-Link 1200 Watt dual power supply system:
    One 650 Watt Neo Power is responsible for powering the motherboard and add-in cards, while another 550 Watt, handles your drives and other peripherals
  • Advanced cooling system - Even larger fans than previous designs, move more air and turn slower for even quieter operation
    - 2 top 140mm TriCool fan (standard)
    - 1 rear 120mm TriCool Fan (standard)
    - 1 lower chamber 120mm TriCool Fan (standard)
    - 1 side 200mm Big Boy fan with air filter (standard)
  • External fan control on the rear panel (for the 2 top fans and 1 rear fan in the upper chamber)
  • Front-mounted ports provide convenient connections
    - 2 x USB 2.0
    - 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire®, i.Link®)
    - Audio In/Out (AC’97 & HDA)
  • Dimensions: (H x D x W)
    - 23.35 x 20.28 x 8.07 (in) - 59.3 x 51.5 x 20.5 (cm)
  • Net weight: 43.2lbs / 19.6kg
  • Gross weight: 51.1lbs / 23.2kg
Lot's of nice features
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Old May 28, 2007, 05:23 AM
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With that case, I'm would think you could slap some gasket around the two top fans which are side by side, and just drill two holes down through for the fittings and mount it right on top. I haven't seen any other builds with it yet- i don't think there are amny out there.
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Old May 28, 2007, 05:12 PM
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That's what I'm thinking....
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