900W to 1100W PSU Comparison
Patrick "MACMAC" MacMillan
After you have spent hundreds of dollars on a high-powered processor, cutting-edge video card, and slick new motherboard, it can be tempting to save some money by skimping on the power supply. However, if your PSU is sub-par, your computing experience may be affected by mysterious system reboots, and even games that suddenly close by themselves. Therefore, its important to get a quality unit. Bit-Tech has just posted a terrific power supply comparison, in which they review six high-end units.
Lets see what they had to say:
None of the PSUs we've looked at are perfect, even the recommended Tagan comes short by not including the 8-pin PCI-Express connectors and as stated, even the perfectly featured Enermax is "noisy", heavy and physically huge. Virtually all the tests performed extremely well with only a couple of cases dropping outside of ATX spec and the OCZ at 100 percent load falling below 80 percent efficiency.
There really isnt a bad power supply in this particular bunch. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, and it will ultimately come down to individual preference. I am partial towards the Tagan Turbojet 1100W because of its terrific performance, superior braided cables, and neat (but gimmicky) leather suitcase.
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