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    PSU roundup?

    I seem to remember either CustomPC or PCExtreme magazine doing a roundup review recently. The only problem is I can't remember what issue (or mag) it was in. It must've been sometime this year and I'm thinking it's more probably in PCExtreme. Did I dream it or did this roundup actually exist?

    Budget wise I've been looking at one of the new Tagans, but Ideally I'd like a PSU with a fan that'd sit above the CPU space aiding heat extraction.

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    the ocz modstreams have a 120mm bottom fan as do the Akasa psus

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    Hiper PSU's have dual fans, well most. Mine has 2 9cm fans. And a good fan controler.

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    Tagans have dual fans but they are at the front and back of the psu. On my Tagan they are both 80mm.
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    i just recently bought the new akasa 650w, its only got 80mm rear 1 fan but it produces alot of noise

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    Don't forget Tagans are BTX compatible - it may be some way before we see plenty of BTX motherboards, but a decent PSU can last years. I think if the fan is on the bottom, then the PSU can't be BTX compatible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Gordo
    I seem to remember either CustomPC or PCExtreme magazine doing a roundup review recently. The only problem is I can't remember what issue (or mag) it was in. It must've been sometime this year and I'm thinking it's more probably in PCExtreme. Did I dream it or did this roundup actually exist?

    Budget wise I've been looking at one of the new Tagans, but Ideally I'd like a PSU with a fan that'd sit above the CPU space aiding heat extraction.
    The PSU round ups were in both Custom PC & PC Extreme.

    Custom PC- December 2004 issue
    PC Extreme- Issue 28 (Curretnly on sale)

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    There was a full roundup on the net a cpl of months ago.

    http://www.overclockers.com.au/article.php?id=359867

    This isn't the exact one, it was a european site i saw it on.
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    My Tagan 2Force has dual fans front and back, and very cleverly, a grille on the side. The only snag is it's on top, so it's next to useless. Whoops...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kez
    My Tagan 2Force has dual fans front and back, and very cleverly, a grille on the side. The only snag is it's on top, so it's next to useless. Whoops...
    Thats for when it's used in a proper BTX system them. I think the PSU's are located at the bottom of the case...
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMc
    Thats for when it's used in a proper BTX system them. I think the PSU's are located at the bottom of the case...
    There's a PCB 1cm beneath it covering the lot, so it's pretty useless however you orient it. :\
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    hmmm, an odd design decision. It must let some heat out or it wouldn't be there surely!

    Crazy designers/engineers.
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    tagans seem to be top of the heap atm

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