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    Reviews - Antec High Current Gamer 900W PSU

    High on current, but also high on value?
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    Re: Reviews - Antec High Current Gamer 900W PSU



    And this, ladies and gentlemen, is how grown-ups test a PSU.

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    Re: Reviews - Antec High Current Gamer 900W PSU

    "of continuous power (as opposed to non-continuous power?) "

    Think sustainable vs burst

    Not such a problem these days, but in the past most people apart from Dell used to rate PSUs in maximum wattage, rather than sustainable.

    I agree these are rather good supplies - not so much the high wattage one tested, but the mid-wattage (400-500 etc.) puts the efficiency right where people need it. Given most of the time rigs are pulling less than 200W this model would be less efficient for most people than the cheaper 400-500W units.

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    Re: Reviews - Antec High Current Gamer 900W PSU

    You know, I've always thought it was a shame that Hexus didn't do detailed PSU reviews. So can we expect a glut of PSU reviews to fill up the archives and give us some figures to compare these to? Or will we just have to wait for manufacturers to release new models before we get more AC-sucking goodness?

    And, are Hexus going to start testing cheap nasty PSUs and showing people how bad they really are? 'Cause that'd be a proper public service

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    Re: Reviews - Antec High Current Gamer 900W PSU

    All in good time, all in good time

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    Re: Reviews - Antec High Current Gamer 900W PSU

    Very nice

    I keenly await the first fire.

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    Re: Reviews - Antec High Current Gamer 900W PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    And, are Hexus going to start testing cheap nasty PSUs and showing people how bad they really are? 'Cause that'd be a proper public service
    Casecom, CiT, Sumvision, Xenta, Ace, Powercool, EZcool, Alpine and Arctic Power show up all over the place, so the uninformed may think they're known brands. I think we need a firework display/group test!

    Of course that wont help with the untold billions of completely off brand PSUs!

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    Re: Reviews - Antec High Current Gamer 900W PSU

    Anyone like to donate an old PSU we can 'blow up'?

    The dial is begging to be pushed to 11.

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    Re: Reviews - Antec High Current Gamer 900W PSU

    £100 for a bronze cert PSU and non modular design, seems a tad steep compared to the competition offer similar specs and build at lower prices.

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    Re: Reviews - Antec High Current Gamer 900W PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
    In the second, we've turned the tables and gone for 20A on both the 3.3V and 5V rails - highly unlikely in a real-world environment - and just 2A on the 12V - even more unlikely!
    Is it really that unlikely to draw a lot of current on the 5V rail?

    I was looking into building a file server for work. The design was basically a big case stuffed full of drives, with a basic spec Mobo, CPU and RAM, (And a load of SATA PCIx cards).

    Granted it would not draw much current on the 3.3V rail, but all those drives would have sucked a lot on the +5V rail, while the CPU and motherboard would have been much more frugal on the 12V rail.

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