Reviews and Problems with XFX Core Edition PRO850W / P1-850S-NLB9
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R I., Newegg
2 weeks ago
Summary: One of the gripes I got is that the voltage sticker is on the top not on the side. You have to remove the PS to see what voltages ratings are. I suppose if you have a windowed case, the logo would look better than the specs.
Pros: PS has a good look and feel to it. Fairly quiet. Good price to value ratio especially on sale. Very pleased overall.
Cons: The voltages ratings are a little different. The PS I received has ratings of 24,24 and 44. Which matches the picture which is different than the Newegg advertisement.
Summary: Great PSU, Great price. Pushes my new rig right along.
Pros: Received this last Wednesday, and I put it in the new system I bought in pieces on here. Works really well, not an issue yet. It's quiet, and it pushes everything I've asked of it, including an R9-285, 125W Octocore CPU, and 3 traditional SATA drives. I really like the flat cables, they're easy to run, and store nicely. It's not a modular, but that's ok, I don't always trust modulars. TONS of connectors!
Cons: Umm... It was a little difficult to identify the 4+4 pin connector for CPU Power? I think that was the only issue, lol. Just took me a minute to find it because all the cables and ends are black. At least the PCI-E connectors had PCI-E on them so even though I grabbed the same cable probably 3 times looking for the CPU power cable, I knew it wasn't it.
Cons: Fan is a little noisy, gives off a ticking noise. I'm probably just picky when it comes to fan noise, but thought I'd mention it. I don't think its worth knocking off an egg for this. Just don't expect a 100% silent fan.
Summary: I very curious to how many units get returned to Manf. as DOA but actually perfectly working unit? Maybe more than half? I have feeling that many of those that return them didnt actually know what they were doing. As I would find it rare for it to DOA and die in less than a month.
Pros: Works as expected. 550 wattage if plenty for 99% of single video cards models out there. Here's to hoping it will give me trouble free usage for the next 5 years!
Summary: Need to upgrade power supply for a video card upgrade.
Pros: Works great with no problems. Purchased with the discount code and $25 rebate to make it $25.99 after rebate. Mailed rebate off and received notification today that my rebate has been processed and should receive in 5-7 weeks. Powers everything I need, and has been steady since I installed. Fan is nice and quiet.
Cons: Would be nice to have less cords that I did not need, since I installed in a small case. Had to be creative in finding a place for them so they wouldn't restrict airflow. Also would be a better deal if it wouldn't take 2 months to receive a rebate, and process the rebate maybe with paypal instead of a AMEX Card.
Summary: Needed a spare power supply and $25.99 after promo code and rebate...just couldn't pass it up. Reading the reviews it seems hit or miss on this one. Tested it out after it arrived well packaged. Shows 12.23v on 12v, 5.15v on 5v, 3.41 on 3.3v, and -11.91 on -12v with a light load. Very pleased.
Summary: I bougt this because it looked great, but it is truly a solid, reliable Seasonic-made unit. I have been running an overclocked FX-8150 (4.6 GHz), and an overclocked 660ti (previously 6950 bios-update to 6970), along with 16gb of overclocked Corsair Vengeance, an SSD and two hard drives. I also have a sound card, portable HDD backup and run a million USB devices.This is a great PSU and it simply looks better than anything out there. I cannot recommend it enough.
Pros: -Reliable -Quiet -Looks great -Plenty of juice for OC and SLI/Crossfire
Summary: Excellent PSU, but think about making a modular version of this with stronger, better quality wire covers.
Pros: Quiet and great replacement for my previous Antec PSU, which I unfortunately had to replace because the back power button broke off during a move. Easy to install with plenty of wires and extras for my needs. The price was nice with the rebate, one of the bigger reasons I decided to buy.
Cons: Not modular but not a big deal as I'm not a big modder. Also, the housing covering the cords seems cheap, as one of the wrappings ripped and is frayed now, requiring a strap around it so the frayed ends don't end up in my giant CPU fan. Not a big deal as the cords are fine but these covers could be stronger and more resistant to pulling and bending.