Reviews and Problems with XFX Core Edition V2 450W / P1-450S-X2B9
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2 May 2013
Summary: Definitely a good choice for any build not involving multiple GPUs. I would suggest this to anyone building a budget gaming build. The only downsides are that it's not modular and that it only has one PCI-e power connector..
Summary: NOT FOR AUDIO RECORDING SETUPS!! ..unless you don't mind an extremely loud noise floor. Loud is an understatement. With a decibel meter, I measured 1k at 92db (not peaks, mind you), averaged, in sitting position with the machine under the desk in a bedroom with thick blankets on the bed and nicotine-dampened walls. However, this thing moves LOTS of air, and you absolutely can't mistake that your computer's turned on.
Summary: This PSU is a excellent one for surfing, office, budget computer or even gaming (but carefull, maybe you need better wattage for good video card with). XFX do really good with psu. Ill buy again for my next build.
Summary: Within it's limitations, one of the best! Great power supply. Runs stable and efficient. Sleeved cables a plus since it isn't modular. My only gripe is that it has one pci-e power plug. Wasn't an issue for me right now, but could be for some. For a 450w psu I dont think you could expect to run sli/crossfire anyways. Only an issue for higher end single card setups.
Summary: A good option if you can find it for cheap and possibly with a rebate, since XFX almost always has some kind of deal like that going on.
Pros: PSU is a re-branded Seasonic of excellent internal quality. Everything you would need for a low-end gaming rig to a high-end 125W CPU with integrated graphics.
Cons: This might be one of the products that does not have OCP featured in the monitoring integrated circuit, but instead just OVP and UVP. Would suggest doing further research and looking for an online review with a full teardown to find out whats inside.