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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF
    FSP changed the fan - you should be able to get the FSP rep here to check your ser. no. if it's the old or new (quieter) fan.
    My FSP 700W box doesn't say that - however, the fan has light blue blades & I've seen on many forums people thinking that means a blue light fan ... (think it was a translation thing)

    you are quite right there mate. it doesnt say that on the box, in fact the box that i have isnt even in english! dunno where i got that from. but the noise is definately unacceptable, as is the way the 20+4 pin join together..if you have a tight squeeze to get them in, it is a right pain when they keep pinging open. maybe i just got a duff one, that wouldnt be surprising with my ratio of returns recently

    swapped it for a tagan, hopefully the config of that will be better.

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    so the tagan arrived today. first impressions..nice finish, plenty of extras.

    who decided to make the cable runs so short that they wont reach anything? the longest sata/molex run is about 60cm long, that may just reach. the run of cable that i need the most is the molex one, this is unfortunately the shortest?? wtf?

    another bizarre thing is the sleeving. they go to the trouble of putting the tinted copper braiding sleeving on the pcie, 12v 6/4/8 pin cables, and then leave the main atx cable with 2 different types of sleeving/bare wires, and ALL the molex/sata wires are just twisted bare coloured wires, absolutely pointless imo. there are 4 sata/molex converter plugs, this is a great idea, but theres a flaw..because the main molex run isnt long enough to be useful, this means that you only have 4 molex connectors for the whole psu (unless you use y connectors/extensions), for me, this is completely useless as i usually have all my wiring hidden. bah.

    edit: managed to use extensions to make the molex reach, but everything is running off the same run of cable..3 hard drives, waterpump, dvd, fan controller, 2 cathodes, 7x120mm fans. cant be good. noise isnt too bad, nowhere near as noisy as the FSP, but not as quiet as the old enermax noisetaker. ill see what tagan have to say.
    Last edited by Clunk; 24-08-2006 at 02:57 PM.

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    Finally a manufacturer caught the mistakes and took the time to do right2reply. Kudos to Corsair!

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    HEXUS got it wrong – a sincere apology.

    HEXUS got it wrong – a sincere apology.

    Find out the background and reasoning here.

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    An easy mistake to make and it's a shame it's taken this long to rectify but kudos for getting it right in the end.

    Thanks for being honest!

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    But this is what I like about Hexus, when they do get something wrong they apologize and do not try to sweep everything under a rug.
    See System Specs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bull Dog View Post
    But this is what I like about Hexus, when they do get something wrong they apologize and do not try to sweep everything under a rug.
    hear hear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bull Dog View Post
    But this is what I like about Hexus, when they do get something wrong they apologize and do not try to sweep everything under a rug.
    We haven't got a rug.

    Too poor!

    Sniff!

    Mind you, people reckon I'll be needing one soon!


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    Like Paul Dutton said: "we are only human." and that's spot on. It's not even that big of a mistake, since the OCZ still is a good choice. So I don't think much poeople who relied on Hexus' review will be dissapointed with their choice for an OCZ power supply.
    Careful what you wish for, you might receive it...




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    Quote Originally Posted by MoodyBlues View Post
    Like Paul Dutton said: "we are only human." and that's spot on. It's not even that big of a mistake, since the OCZ still is a good choice. So I don't think much poeople who relied on Hexus' review will be dissapointed with their choice for an OCZ power supply.
    What that man said ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bull Dog View Post
    But this is what I like about Hexus, when they do get something wrong they apologize and do not try to sweep everything under a rug.
    Agreed. Lets not forget its a risk for a any respected organisation to actually have the courage to admit to their mistakes. This should be a situation where hexus should gain respect and not lose it.

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    Nice review.

    I would also like to have seen some comments on the noise produced by the PSU. Either by using equipment or just the reviewers own opinions.

    p.s Great site. Keep up the good work.

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    Re: 600-700W PSU Shootout

    I was looking at this article, specifically at the Coolermaster iGreen 600 numbers in the table on p9., and I was concerned to notice that in the table the voltages on the 3.V and 5V rails, each drawing 18A, 2A less than the manufacturer's specification, were 2.87V and 4.67V respectively. I had believed that that the ATX spec was +/- 5% for the rails, and the measured numbers are way below this. I would not interpret this a "pass without fuss or bother"

    Further, I am unable to reproduce the total output power numbers in the table exactly. Using the simple (sum V*I) algorithm, I get 608.4W (ideal) and 599.3W (actual) compared to 613.4 and 601.1W respectively in the table.

    Can anyone explain these apparent discrepancies please ?

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    Re: 600-700W PSU Shootout

    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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