Reviews and Problems with XFX Core Edition V2 450W / P1-450S-X2B9
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Great PSU for a small case and a non-gaming build
Mr. N/A, Mwave.com
25 April 2012
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.
Summary: 408 watt 12V on the line, you can connect any graphics card and processor without fear (of course, the card 1 x 6 pin because such is the power supply. - Slow spinning fan causes the power supply unit heats up even at low load. If it is mounted on the bottom of the case, then you need to have a well-ventilated enclosure.
Summary: Great power supply, I think it falls under tier 2 class A power supplies even though it is quite budget friendly. Currently running an Athlon 760k @ 4.3 GHz and a Sapphire 7850 on this, no problems at all. You do NOT need a lot of power, and yes, you can easily run a GTX 970 with 450W (provided it's a good power supply).
Summary: This PSU was fantastic for about 18 months, until it developed an annoying random ticking sound. It appears to be a component on the circuit board rather than the cooling fan. XFX support is hopeless. They take no responsibility and just direct you to the retailer. Their 5 year warranty is worthless.