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    Looking good, if your going 1000w, I'd still go for the corsair 1000HX though........
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyea View Post
    Looking good, if your going 1000w, I'd still go for the corsair 1000HX though........
    I wil agree with that thought again... I have no idea who Kingwin is. With 5k To spend, dont skimp on the PSU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyea View Post
    Looking good, if your going 1000w, I'd still go for the corsair 1000HX though........
    Quote Originally Posted by jas420221 View Post
    I wil agree with that thought again... I have no idea who Kingwin is. With 5k To spend, dont skimp on the PSU.
    Yeah, I've looked hard into PSU's (like everything else) and the reviews for that Kingwin are really solid. It's a sweet PSU and I like the cabling. If I could wait, I'd pick up a CoolerMaster 900 UCP but they won't be available for another week or so, at best. I also looked at the Antec Signature Series 850W, which also got very impressive reviews. If I do have problems with anything I get, (including the Kingwin) I'll RMA it and post some results.

    Plan on prepping reviews for everything I get anyway.

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    If it isnt a johnnyguru review, it isnt worth a crap.

    Corsair HX1000 FTW

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    Mach 1 1000W Reviews:

    http://www.xsreviews.co.uk/reviews/g...mach-1-1000w/5

    http://www.overclockercafe.com/Revie..._Mach1/pg3.htm

    http://www.techzine.nl/exreviews/111...U-at-Ocia.html

    There's lots more, I actually can't find a bad review or negative comments on it anywhere.

    Good enough for me.

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    It may very well be a good PSU...

    I just dont trust any of those sites... If oyu can find a solid review on johnnyguru, then you have mny support!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcp-cur View Post
    [b]*EDITed by IFMU* Infraction recieved and post removed. No purpose needed for an attack like that on these forums.
    Don't do it again, first, last and only warning.

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    reviews are fine and all, but the 1000HX is the best deal and looks of any powersupply around. The kingwin looks great and all except the modular design looks bulky and difficult to work with. The 1000HX has excellent sleeved wires and all the modular cables are flat and black, subtlety is the best feature you can find in a PSU

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNiiPE_DoGG View Post
    reviews are fine and all, but the 1000HX is the best deal and looks of any powersupply around. The kingwin looks great and all except the modular design looks bulky and difficult to work with. The 1000HX has excellent sleeved wires and all the modular cables are flat and black, subtlety is the best feature you can find in a PSU
    Agreed, entirely on your point about reviews, etc.

    Hmm I looked again at photos of both and the Kingwin actually has sleeved cables, even the mod ones. The corsair has the old-school flat and lame connections. Unless the pics are wrong?

    Like I said earlier, I'm gonna labrat this thing. If it blows, no biggie I have a spare and can RMA it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Zero View Post
    Mach 1 1000W Reviews:

    http://www.xsreviews.co.uk/reviews/g...mach-1-1000w/5

    http://www.overclockercafe.com/Revie..._Mach1/pg3.htm

    http://www.techzine.nl/exreviews/111...U-at-Ocia.html

    There's lots more, I actually can't find a bad review or negative comments on it anywhere.

    Good enough for me.

    None of these reviews used load testers and oscilloscope. They should not hold much weight in your decision.

    The PSU was tested with underpowered rigs.

    You should look for reviews like jonnyguru, hardware secrets, hardocp, anandtech etc... They test units at 100% load among other things.

    Your planned rig probably uses more than 700W under load, Id not recommend anything less than an Corsair 1kw or an similar, proven PSU. Big mistake to skimp on the PSU here, when it blows it could take other parts.

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    What do you mean ?

    "Granted a single Core2 Quad and an ATi Radeon HD3870 cannot put a gigantic load on a 1KW PSU...."

    The review means basically nothing, the system was pulling like 300W. If you take your time and read one of the review sites i said you will see what it takes to properly test an PSU.

    Do as you wish, but good luck, you will need it !

    It could be good, but with no confirmation its too risky.
    Last edited by Tonucci; 08-15-2008 at 02:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Zero View Post
    If you want to buy that PSU then buy it, its obvious that you don't want the advice that's being offered and you have already made up your mind.

    Bear in mind that if(when) it blows it may also take out half of the hardware that's attached so, you'll have to replace that yourself as it wont be covered by Kingwin's RMA.

    I linked JonnyGuru's site on the 1st page of this thread, for you to have a look at a 'proper' PSU review site and not these sponsored 'brown-nosing' sites but, hey if you want that PSU, then who are we to try to help you out.

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    I found an real review:

    http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.aspx?i=3173&p=1

    It did ok. I'd not recommend it but at least it could withstand 100% load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil-Fruits|R4z View Post
    If you want to buy that PSU then buy it, its obvious that you don't want the advice that's being offered and you have already made up your mind.

    Bear in mind that if(when) it blows it may also take out half of the hardware that's attached so, you'll have to replace that yourself as it wont be covered by Kingwin's RMA.

    I linked JonnyGuru's site on the 1st page of this thread, for you to have a look at a 'proper' PSU review site and not these sponsored 'brown-nosing' sites but, hey if you want that PSU, then who are we to try to help you out.

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    Cheers on that.

    The OP has a thread of the same title over at another site and allot of us gave him proper advice right from the start and could have ended it right then and there.

    Unfortunately working with Capn is like talking to a chair. No offense Capn, but you're not exactly making this easy for anyone.
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    While I'm sure his psu choice will be perfectly fine, I know there are better alternatives. Some links below.

    Anandtech High-End Recommendations: http://www.anandtech.com/casecooling...spx?i=3359&p=4
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyea View Post
    While I'm sure his psu choice will be perfectly fine, I know there are better alternatives. Some links below.

    Anandtech High-End Recommendations: http://www.anandtech.com/casecooling...spx?i=3359&p=4
    JohnnyGuru: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...=Story&reid=89
    This monster system uses around 750W+ :

    http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3372&p=10

    With that said, an 1kw unit is recommended.

    Even more if overclocked. Its not desirable to run above 80% capacity.

    With this kind of budget I'd be looking at 1.2kw Otherwise it will be very hot and noisy under load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonucci View Post
    This monster system uses around 750W+ :

    http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3372&p=10

    With that said, an 1kw unit is recommended.

    Even more if overclocked. Its not desirable to run above 80% capacity.

    With this kind of budget I'd be looking at 1.2kw Otherwise it will be very hot and noisy under load.
    Here is the rig I configed for him over at the other site.

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    The 4870X2 wasn't out yet, so it would replace the 2 singles. Other than that, I can't see how it would get much better...maybe drives and RAID card.
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    I remember back in the day when my dad would scream at us for keeping the 1 KW fanheater om for more than an hour
    would love to see pics of your final rig m8
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    Enjoy. Don't let those HD4870X2s go to waste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonucci View Post
    This monster system uses around 750W+ :

    http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3372&p=10

    With that said, an 1kw unit is recommended.

    Even more if overclocked. Its not desirable to run above 80% capacity.

    With this kind of budget I'd be looking at 1.2kw Otherwise it will be very hot and noisy under load.
    The 1000hx is a 1200w in disguise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendMaynard View Post
    Unfortunately working with Capn is like talking to a chair. No offense Capn, but you're not exactly making this easy for anyone.
    Nor should it be, really. You can't blame me for hearing different opinions, I saw your build, understood the rationale and added it to the mix. You don't see me knocking you for suggesting a build I didn't like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Zero View Post
    I saw your build, understood the rationale and added it to the mix.
    I agree with him. Your rationale lacks logic.

    Your build does not make sense for the purposes you outlined (PSDs, movie playback, presentations). You are trying to buy as much expensive stuff as possible, slap it all together to meet the $10k cap.

    This machine is for a large corporation I imagine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B.E.E.F. View Post
    I agree with him. Your rationale lacks logic.

    Your build does not make sense for the purposes you outlined (PSDs, movie playback, presentations). You are trying to buy as much expensive stuff as possible, slap it all together to meet the $10k cap.

    This machine is for a large corporation I imagine.
    it's been pounded to death though. a $2000 system would meet any requirements, but he's bent on blowing his 5k budget and wants to be able to brag about it. I'll give him credit though, he's very honest about it lol.

    Build suggestions have been right from the P5Q-D to the Skulltrail, and everything in between. It's been 16 days since he first posted the same thread at XS, and he has people rebuilding his rig over there like mad. I think it's down to being an attention whore and pole-vaulting on the e-peen like it's an Olympic event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendMaynard View Post
    it's been pounded to death though. a $2000 system would meet any requirements, but he's bent on blowing his 5k budget and wants to be able to brag about it.
    lol. true.

    i dont see the point though. the system is going to be obsolete soon anyways. its cheaper, and better performance-wise to just keep upgrading.

    with $10k you can build a new $2k box every 6mo or some upgrades, and stay on the cutting edge for a few years. instead of a $10k box that is useless is 18mo.


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