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Old January 30, 2012, 02:05 PM
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True, but those aren't the best looking Superflower ones haha.

Well I just picked up my GX700 from NCIX and man is it a nice unit, looks better in person than it does in pictures. Very sexy (for a power supply that is). I have no regrets at all. It also helps that it only cost me $112 in total for a Gold PSU.

As for the multiple rails etc, I'm not worried about it at all even if it was an issue. I highly doubt I'll ever go SLI or Crossfire and I'll never have a very high end GPU. I bought a used MSI 465 Golden Edition (bios to 470) as an upgrade to my 8800GT haha.
I never cared how they looked (Well except the NZXT ones, come'on they are awesome snow white).
I care about the performance,

Good to hear the cougar looks that nice in person.

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Old January 30, 2012, 02:25 PM
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I hear you, although I've always subscribed to the thought that you could get both....or at least close enough. In this case I haven't seen anything that would lead me to be concerned about this power supply or give me pause about ordering it. Could I have gotten a better build unit...absolutely. Over the next few years of ownership will I notice any difference or have cause for concern. I highly doubt it. If anything going with this unit (as it's Gold or damn close) should save me a few bucks in the long run compared to the Corsair I have now. I was really thinking about going Platinum but that would have cost me twice as much and wouldn't have been cost effective IMO.

If you have a different point of view I'd love to hear it though. I'm also up for learning something new.
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Old January 30, 2012, 04:16 PM
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I have the same unit Linus was using in his test bench... Cougar SX Series SX850 850W ATX 24PIN 69A 12V 80PLUS Silver 140MM Modular Power Supply - Cougar - SX850 .. Seems it's no longer available That being said, it's been flawless. Very quiet and stable and the build quality seems to be top notch. Only thing is, if i don't do a black and red theme for my new build when i get my window from MNPCTECH for my 600t i'll likely sell it for one that matches the rest of my system
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True, but those aren't the best looking Superflower ones haha.

Well I just picked up my GX700 from NCIX and man is it a nice unit, looks better in person than it does in pictures. Very sexy (for a power supply that is). I have no regrets at all. It also helps that it only cost me $112 in total for a Gold PSU.

As for the multiple rails etc, I'm not worried about it at all even if it was an issue. I highly doubt I'll ever go SLI or Crossfire and I'll never have a very high end GPU. I bought a used MSI 465 Golden Edition (bios to 470) as an upgrade to my 8800GT haha.
Haha I just went out and picked up a cmx today at ncix too and I must say I really like the shade of orange(quite a bit of a redish tint in it). Right now it's running my folding rig just to make sure the psu has no problems before I swap it with my 4yr old corsair one. SO far though it's been super quiet running my 955 stock folding. Pulls about 150w from the wall.
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