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Old March 12, 2007, 05:45 PM
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Default A teaser of the 500W PSU Roundup!!

Well, I had the time today to pick up the new equipment for the 500W (and above), sub-$105 PSU roundup that I will have coming up. There are 6 PSUs that are going to be competing and some serious power requirements for them to supply.

I am adding a pair of 8800GTS cards to the test in order to put some serious stress on these PSUs. It should be a hair-raising experience.

Serious testing starts this weekend (time permitting). I will keep you guys updated!!

Is there anything you want added to this review that you didn't see in the last one???

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Old March 12, 2007, 06:58 PM
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I picked up a Digi Doc from Bigfoot. I don't know if I will include the readings with the review though unless they are exceptional....
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I picked up a Digi Doc from Bigfoot. I don't know if I will include the readings with the review though unless they are exceptional....
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I picked up a Digi Doc from Bigfoot. I don't know if I will include the readings with the review though unless they are exceptional....
If you don't mind, could you give your thoughts on the Digi Doc when you are finished cause I'm looking and getting something like that or the Hardcano?
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If you don't mind, could you give your thoughts on the Digi Doc when you are finished cause I'm looking and getting something like that or the Hardcano?
No prob. It won't be an "official" review but I'll tell you allll about it.

Oh and you missed the sale on the Hardcano. It was $9.99 in the NCIX surprise specials up until yesterday.
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No prob. It won't be an "official" review but I'll tell you allll about it.

Oh and you missed the sale on the Hardcano. It was $9.99 in the NCIX surprise specials up until yesterday.
Ahh...man....Wt@#@ Crap figures lol. Worst is I have a $10 credit that I have to use up by April
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Just an update guys. The Enermax is exibiting some odd shut-off pulses. You can see them as my tester flashes on and off because the tester takes power directly from the PSU.

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http://video.google.ca/videoplay?doc...57516250435523

That video was taken as I switch the PSU off (you can see my hand) and each pulse is times to a muted "zap" from the PSU.

I have no idea what is causing this but I will hook it up to my multimeter tomorrow.
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I was hoping to see an Ultra X-Finity 500W and a Silverstone Strider 560W added to your list.
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The best price for a Silverstone Strider 560W I could find was $120 which is quite a bit above the limit for this review (sub-$105). You will probably see the Strider competing against the OCZ GameXstream 600W and some others if I ever do a 500W-650W roundup.

As for the Ultra, since this roundup will be jointly hosted by Hardwarecanucks AND NCIX I thought it only prudent to not include any Ultra products.
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