Review: MGE / XG Magnum 500W PSU

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    Now a days Power Supplies have little room for innovation. Modular, fanless, sleeved wires, shiny paint, lighting, it has all been done. Is there room for any more innovation in the power supply market? XG believes so.
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    looks like a good psu, very good looking, although I think it's a bit too pricey.
     
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    Agreed. As cool as some of the stuff is that gets reviewed on here, I just cant afford it. I'm only earning about $80 a week at the moment, I'm not gonna save for 2 weeks to get a PSU when ive got a perfectly fine one right here... Even if it is only 350 Watts....
     
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    One beefy looking power supply down, i think we should keep to having fans in PSU's, honestly who actually complains about the Noise of a power supply fan???
    I like the wattage and voltage meter, but its on the Back, such a pain! they could move it to the front maybe???
    350 watts, pft u probably dont even use 230 (like me :|)
     
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    It would be nice to have it on the side so you could view it through your side panel window.
     
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    side window is cool but to be honest, I think it's only cool if you are showing off your system like in lan parties. Otherwise, all the light is a bit annoying if it's sitting next to you while you are working:).
     
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    I use mine as the Headlights on my car :D
     
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    CPU or MaximumPC did a review of this recently, they weren't overly impressed. The most impressive PSU out right now is by PC Power & Cooling. I have one on backorder for the CPC. 1 Freaking Gigawatt. And it's pure, clean, well handled power too. Their 600w PSU is rated better than most other makers higher wattage PSU's.
    I was really into getting an X-Connect but I've heard bad things, the connectors aren't so hot, they get loose, you lose power because of that extra connection point, it's not clean enough power. So I passed on that and went with the PCP&C monster.
     
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    i believe its one Kilowatt because we are up to giga yet :p
    but anyways KILOWATT nice :D but why do u need that if my computer doesn't even use 550watts????
     
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    yeah, it's 1 KW, man, I am running on puny 380W:).
     
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    u need a better PSU if ur a overclocker :p... unless ur not running many devices :D
     
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    another thing to add to my list then :p
    1) Bigger HDD
    2) more RAM
    3) Decent Cooling
    4) New PSU
    If and when i do get around to overclocking, those last 3 are gonna be important :)
     
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    Oopsie, yeah, I was in "Back to the Future" mode there (1.21GIGAWATTS!) <Smirk> Kilowatt, yes. What do I need it for? Well think about it, 4 enterprise SATA Raptors, 4 400GB drives, 2 optical drives, 2 video cards in SLI, 4 gigs of DDR2 memory, 3.6GHz Extreme Edition proc OC'd to 4GHz and the video cards are OC'd too. That's more than the average 550w PSU can handle. There was the 800w PCP&C job that was really sweet and all but I figured, for the price, the next step up and I'm future-proofed at least through two more generations with the box.
     
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    lol i think we will be going backwards in watt usage :D... thats the way it should be going at least i think...
     
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    You actually have all that stuff? thats extreme grunt right there...has your Chopper PC been in Atomic Magazine or anything? Sure as hell deserves it i reckon.
     
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    i know hey... u need to win a free subscrition like Al did :D
     
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    he won a free subscription? must have a cool looking computer, where can i see it? is it on this forum?
     
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    I don't even know about Atomic magazine. I subscribe to CPU and Maximum PC, is Atomic maybe only in Australia? One of my mods (The Titan, which there are some pics of in the etching thread) was in CPU Magazine's quarterly PC Modder mag.
     
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    http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/hbarchive.asp
    Thats the Atomic Magazine Hotbox archive. It probably is an australian magazine, so I'm not surprised you haven't seen it. I see theyve got a bit of info on Serious Sam 2 :) The first one was a sick game, i loved that cannon!
     
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    it an odd one... looks like australia... butthe get stuff from .de?????
     
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