Opinion on Xion Supernova SLi 600W Modular
I am new to these forums and decided this would be the best place to get educated opinions on my PSU purchase as I have seen SKYMTL post his reviews on the NCIX forums.
I am shopping around for a PSU, but am unsure where to go in terms of power, cable length and modular. I have read a previous post in here in regards to the Mushkin XP-650 which would satisfy my needs for a PSU. However, I also came across the PSU which is titled in the description.
Unfortunately, there are very few reviews (I only found one at Driverheaven) to give detailed specs and actual numbers to how well it performs. All I can go by is the user reviews I find from such sites as Newegg and Tigerdirect which all say that this is a good PSU. It looks fantastic, but I know you cannot base how well a PSU works just by how it looks.
Regardless, here is the detailed specs of the Xion Supernova 600w:
Maximum Power 600W
Fans 1 x 140 mm Cooling Ceramic Bearing Blue LED Fan
Main Connector 20 + 4Pin
Dual +12V Yes
PCI-E Connectors 2 x 6Pin
SLI Support SLI Certified
Modular Cabling Suppor Yes
Efficiency > 75%
Over Voltage Protection Yes
Input Voltage 115/230 V
Input Frequency Range 50/60 Hz
Input Current 10.7/6.2A
MTBF 100,000+ hours at 70% of full rated load
Approvals cUL, CE, FCC, CB
Connectors 1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 12V(P4)
1 x 12V(8Pin)
9 x peripheral
4 x SATA
2 x Floppy
2 x PCI-E
Features Compliance with ATX Specification V 2.20 ( Compatible with ALL ATX v 2.01 system )
Real Power Capacity satisfy high-end system operation
Support latest P4 Prescott and Athlon 64/64 FX processors based systems
Intelligent Auto Fan Speed Control
That PSU is exactly the same as the Kingwin Mach 1 600W:
Welcome to Kingwin.com!
Both these PSUs can be traced back to Super Flower Manufacturing:
Super Flower Computer Inc.
Super Flower is very much a virtually unknown player in the PSU marketplace.
All things considered, I would rather buy a Topower-built Mushkin than a Super Flower-built Xion.
I actually just looked at the Kingwin and noticed they looked exactly the same other than the fact that it had another name branded on its fan grill.I have decided to go with the Mushy XP-650, I should have known better than to ignore what you always recommend :ph34r: :doh:
The only issue I can see now is the cable length on the 650. I am using a P5N32-E Sli Plus board in a P182 case and am worried if the cable will be long enough to reach the 4-pin connection point way up in the opposite corner.
Do you already have the mobo and the case? If so, measure and confirm the cable lengths with my review. You should know that the cable lengths are quite a bit shorter than those from non-modular PSUs.
I don't have them yet, they are in the same oder and I am expecting them late this week or early next. I think I will just buy 4-pin and 24-pin 8" extension cables to make sure I don't find myself on the short side.
On second look, the P5N32-E Sli Plus has a 8-pin layout on the top corner of the board, but has what looks like a plug covering 4 pins? Would I only need a 4-pin connector or try and find a 8-Pin connector...
Doesn't the P5N have an 8-pin EPS connector? If so, make sure to get an 8-pin extension.
Would I be able to pair up two 4-pin cables or would that potentially damage the cable?
If you DL the manual you'll probably find that they suggest using an 8 pin plug, but if that isn't available that it will work with the standard 4 pin. (That's how it is with the DFI board I'm waiting on).
Why is part of the 8-pin connector covered up in that photo?
Here is the 8-pin extension cable: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...facture=CABLES
I think they ship most mobos like that stock so that you insert a 4 pin plug in the correct slots. (Hopefully I'll be able to let you know for sure in a week or so.......).
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