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    Vantec 520W

    Does anybody here have any experience with the Vantec 520W PSUs? What got me interested with these are the really high 5V rail Amp ratings, 52A, & the 1% line regulation that used to be only on the more expensive PSUs in the market like PC Power & Cooling.
    MICHAEL SCHUMACHER '94, '95, '00, '01, '02, '03, '04 FORMULA 1 DRIVER'S WORLD CHAMPION SEVEN WORLD TITLES
    ASUS Maximus Formula Shi "R" Yan Special HR-05/IFX(2), HR-09 U TYPE 2, HR-09 S TYPE 2
    E8500 C0 @ 8X505MHz 1.416V 1:1 TRU120E Shi "R" Yan Special
    CM2X1024-8500CD5 70nm, Team Xtreem 2X2048
    G92 GTS 512MB @ 810 | 2010 | 1010 HR-03 GT
    XFi Titanium PCI-E
    T260HD
    G9, G15R2, G25
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    Hmm..... nobody uses them...... looks like it's still to new to find any users.
    MICHAEL SCHUMACHER '94, '95, '00, '01, '02, '03, '04 FORMULA 1 DRIVER'S WORLD CHAMPION SEVEN WORLD TITLES
    ASUS Maximus Formula Shi "R" Yan Special HR-05/IFX(2), HR-09 U TYPE 2, HR-09 S TYPE 2
    E8500 C0 @ 8X505MHz 1.416V 1:1 TRU120E Shi "R" Yan Special
    CM2X1024-8500CD5 70nm, Team Xtreem 2X2048
    G92 GTS 512MB @ 810 | 2010 | 1010 HR-03 GT
    XFi Titanium PCI-E
    T260HD
    G9, G15R2, G25
    ST3320620AS, ST3750330AS, ST31500341AS, LiteOn iHAS 424 Y
    620HX

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    Re: Vantec 520W

    Originally posted by Sonny
    Does anybody here have any experience with the Vantec 520W PSUs? What got me interested with these are the really high 5V rail Amp ratings, 52A, & the 1% line regulation that used to be only on the more expensive PSUs in the market like PC Power & Cooling.
    Sonny I believe you are mistaken, the Vantec has +/- 5% line regulation with the rest of the PSU's, save the True Powers (3%) and of course PCP&C (1%).
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    i've been shopping too, think i'm sold on the vantec 480. looks good, 3 temp controlled and adjustable fans, blue led, black aluminum case. nice! all the reviews look great, and the specs look good, price is not too bad. yup, i'm sold. lemme know how that 520 works out if you get it
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    I see we both have the spec sheet

    Originally posted by nikhsub1
    Sonny I believe you are mistaken, the Vantec has +/- 5% line regulation with the rest of the PSU's, save the True Powers (3%) and of course PCP&C (1%).


    I think maybe you were reading 3.2.1 or the PDF is fubar
    MICHAEL SCHUMACHER '94, '95, '00, '01, '02, '03, '04 FORMULA 1 DRIVER'S WORLD CHAMPION SEVEN WORLD TITLES
    ASUS Maximus Formula Shi "R" Yan Special HR-05/IFX(2), HR-09 U TYPE 2, HR-09 S TYPE 2
    E8500 C0 @ 8X505MHz 1.416V 1:1 TRU120E Shi "R" Yan Special
    CM2X1024-8500CD5 70nm, Team Xtreem 2X2048
    G92 GTS 512MB @ 810 | 2010 | 1010 HR-03 GT
    XFi Titanium PCI-E
    T260HD
    G9, G15R2, G25
    ST3320620AS, ST3750330AS, ST31500341AS, LiteOn iHAS 424 Y
    620HX

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    hmmm looks nice. i bet a little pricey when shipped over my place

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    Wow, if Vantec in fact has 1% regulation, we got another contender!!!!
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    It's really a b!tch when you have to order overseas. What are your choices locally?
    MICHAEL SCHUMACHER '94, '95, '00, '01, '02, '03, '04 FORMULA 1 DRIVER'S WORLD CHAMPION SEVEN WORLD TITLES
    ASUS Maximus Formula Shi "R" Yan Special HR-05/IFX(2), HR-09 U TYPE 2, HR-09 S TYPE 2
    E8500 C0 @ 8X505MHz 1.416V 1:1 TRU120E Shi "R" Yan Special
    CM2X1024-8500CD5 70nm, Team Xtreem 2X2048
    G92 GTS 512MB @ 810 | 2010 | 1010 HR-03 GT
    XFi Titanium PCI-E
    T260HD
    G9, G15R2, G25
    ST3320620AS, ST3750330AS, ST31500341AS, LiteOn iHAS 424 Y
    620HX

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    HEC 450watter, my board doesnt like Enermax PSU's. but ive heard rumors that they wud be selling Antec True Powers over here in the philippines by February next year! Man!??!

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    Now that I found that PDF, this one is the one that concerns me. I have a call into vantec to see what the reg is.
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    That's the production tolerances which is normal for ANY PSU manufacturer.

    MICHAEL SCHUMACHER '94, '95, '00, '01, '02, '03, '04 FORMULA 1 DRIVER'S WORLD CHAMPION SEVEN WORLD TITLES
    ASUS Maximus Formula Shi "R" Yan Special HR-05/IFX(2), HR-09 U TYPE 2, HR-09 S TYPE 2
    E8500 C0 @ 8X505MHz 1.416V 1:1 TRU120E Shi "R" Yan Special
    CM2X1024-8500CD5 70nm, Team Xtreem 2X2048
    G92 GTS 512MB @ 810 | 2010 | 1010 HR-03 GT
    XFi Titanium PCI-E
    T260HD
    G9, G15R2, G25
    ST3320620AS, ST3750330AS, ST31500341AS, LiteOn iHAS 424 Y
    620HX

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    Hey guys...

    I've been messing around with the Vantec Power Supplies for a few weeks now.

    One simple word: SOLID!

    I threw everything at it, and it didn't budge. 5v line NEVER dropped below 5.01. Not even 5.00, not even 4.99 =).

    Ah well, Lets mess aroudn with it some more.

    Pricey yes, but quality..Yup.


    -JokerF15

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    nice. everybody of u here got a link to a review of it?

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    JokerF15 & Sert Turk - When you guys have settled in your new systems could you list down your total system specs & show us a voltage readings from idle to load? This would give the rest of us a good idea on how they perform. Don't forget to 'clock them till they scream no more
    MICHAEL SCHUMACHER '94, '95, '00, '01, '02, '03, '04 FORMULA 1 DRIVER'S WORLD CHAMPION SEVEN WORLD TITLES
    ASUS Maximus Formula Shi "R" Yan Special HR-05/IFX(2), HR-09 U TYPE 2, HR-09 S TYPE 2
    E8500 C0 @ 8X505MHz 1.416V 1:1 TRU120E Shi "R" Yan Special
    CM2X1024-8500CD5 70nm, Team Xtreem 2X2048
    G92 GTS 512MB @ 810 | 2010 | 1010 HR-03 GT
    XFi Titanium PCI-E
    T260HD
    G9, G15R2, G25
    ST3320620AS, ST3750330AS, ST31500341AS, LiteOn iHAS 424 Y
    620HX

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    I plan on getting this PSU when I build a new computer soon, it looks really fantastic. If you want a video review, go to www.3dgameman.com .

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    MICHAEL SCHUMACHER '94, '95, '00, '01, '02, '03, '04 FORMULA 1 DRIVER'S WORLD CHAMPION SEVEN WORLD TITLES
    ASUS Maximus Formula Shi "R" Yan Special HR-05/IFX(2), HR-09 U TYPE 2, HR-09 S TYPE 2
    E8500 C0 @ 8X505MHz 1.416V 1:1 TRU120E Shi "R" Yan Special
    CM2X1024-8500CD5 70nm, Team Xtreem 2X2048
    G92 GTS 512MB @ 810 | 2010 | 1010 HR-03 GT
    XFi Titanium PCI-E
    T260HD
    G9, G15R2, G25
    ST3320620AS, ST3750330AS, ST31500341AS, LiteOn iHAS 424 Y
    620HX

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    Originally posted by Sonny
    That's the production tolerances which is normal for ANY PSU manufacturer.

    i couldnt get either of your links to work.
    maybe theforumisdown doesnt work at 5:51 in the morning.

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    Or they have been deleted since I am just riding his bandwidth so i expect this to happen sooner or later. I suggest everyone DL the PDF to see for themselves.
    MICHAEL SCHUMACHER '94, '95, '00, '01, '02, '03, '04 FORMULA 1 DRIVER'S WORLD CHAMPION SEVEN WORLD TITLES
    ASUS Maximus Formula Shi "R" Yan Special HR-05/IFX(2), HR-09 U TYPE 2, HR-09 S TYPE 2
    E8500 C0 @ 8X505MHz 1.416V 1:1 TRU120E Shi "R" Yan Special
    CM2X1024-8500CD5 70nm, Team Xtreem 2X2048
    G92 GTS 512MB @ 810 | 2010 | 1010 HR-03 GT
    XFi Titanium PCI-E
    T260HD
    G9, G15R2, G25
    ST3320620AS, ST3750330AS, ST31500341AS, LiteOn iHAS 424 Y
    620HX

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