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    Gabriel Torres cracking PSU reviewer

    Hi,

    Just wanted to share.

    I'm sure many of you have seen this guys reviews before for PSU.

    But if you haven't, go check them out. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/page/power

    The most indepth PSU reviews I've ever seen. He seems to have done a whole load more update PSU reviews recently.

    The guys indepth knowledge on PSU design, componentry is also second to none, and he even actively de-limits PSUs in some cases (removes OPP) to see just how much power PSU designs can really deliver before they fall over.

    What Gabriel Torres doesn't know about PSU's aint worth knowing.

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    Re: Gabriel Torres cracking PSU reviewer

    That's a new one on me; I used to think http://silentpcreview.com was good for PSU reviews but I tend to look at http://www.jonnyguru.com/ these days

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    Re: Gabriel Torres cracking PSU reviewer

    Just thinking of getting a new PSU at the moment, might take a look, any recommendations on a good buy up to £100, just got an XFX HD 4890 Black and might get another HD 4890 so enough to power both.

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    Re: Gabriel Torres cracking PSU reviewer

    So many choices. A quick search on the bay shows best bang for your budget to be a Seventeam 850W modular for about 90quid delivered. Although I'm sure you can get away with less. Suppose it depends if your planning more upgrades in future. I think the 850W shares a similar design to the 750W reviewed on HardwareSecrets

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    Re: Gabriel Torres cracking PSU reviewer

    I would probably go for either of the following PSUs:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/625W-...uard-SafeGuard

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/650W-...lar-PSU-87-Eff

    If you can go for the latter one it is the best in its class according to the reviews.

    According to this review it powered an overclocked Q6600 and a pair of 8800GTX cards with no issues:

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/bequie...class-review/7

    AMD recommends a 600w PSU for two HD4890 cards in crossfire and this is probably verging on the safe side anyway:

    http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...uirements.aspx
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    Re: Gabriel Torres cracking PSU reviewer

    Thanks! BTW do you know if he disassembles the PSUs before or after testing it? Does it mention it anywhere?
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    Re: Gabriel Torres cracking PSU reviewer

    Usually, they are tested, dissasembled for the pictures, and then tested to the limit.

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    Re: Gabriel Torres cracking PSU reviewer

    OK, thanks. Just it wouldn't be so fair if they were disassembled before load testing because if they weren't reassembled properly, not enough solder at joints for example, it could impact the results.

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    Re: Gabriel Torres cracking PSU reviewer

    @ acerimmer these are crossifre certified and are veryw ell regarded as top quality psu's

    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad Power supply - 750 Watt (ocz own p&c)

    http://www.kikatek.com/product_info....source=froogle

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    Re: Gabriel Torres cracking PSU reviewer

    Quote Originally Posted by dfour View Post
    @ acerimmer these are crossifre certified and are veryw ell regarded as top quality psu's

    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad Power supply - 750 Watt (ocz own p&c)

    http://www.kikatek.com/product_info....source=froogle
    Cheers for that but I thought I'd go a little extra and get the 1000W Be Quiet Dark Power Pro

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1000W...movable-cables

    I figured I'd be upgrading motherboard, CPU and ram soon and I have 7 HDD's (6TB) 3 Optical Drives and will go for another HD 4890 so wanted to make sure I had enough juice, In another post I was advised this was major overkill but it's done now and at least I don't have to worry about the PSU again

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