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I got the Mushkin XP_650 PSU today and it is installed. Here's a pic of the cables and psu.

 

Cables.jpg

 

The power supply is 7.5" long.

The psu is a smoked metalic and looks great.

 

Here are the cable lengths:

 

ground, 24 pin, and 4 pin cables are all 17.5"

 

sata cable 19.5"

 

Pci express, floppy, and molex cables are 19.25"

 

voltages were measured with a DMM

Idle voltages

12 volt rail = 11.88v

5 volt rail = 5.04v

3.3 volt rail= 3.39v

 

Loaded voltages

12 volt rail = 11.88v

5 volt rail = 5.04v

3.3 volt rail= 3.39

 

I ran Prime95 blend test to load my computer.

 

Here is a couple of more pics:

Before.jpg

before pic

after.jpg

After Pic

Green-led.jpg

green led on exhaust fan The Mushkin psu is 1.5" longer than the Antec psu and I can not install the 120mm exhaust fan that I recently modded.

 

If there is any more information that I can give, just ask.

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I've had it running for 2 hours. Rails are very stable so far. Looks like its going to be a keeper. Mushkin could have gotten the 12v rail to 12.00 volts though.

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I've had it running for 2 hours. Rails are very stable so far. Looks like its going to be a keeper. Mushkin could have gotten the 12v rail to 12.00 volts though.

 

 

What do you mean could have gotten to 12.00? Are you testing with a DMM or a Windows program?

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voltages were measured with a DMM

Idle voltages

12 volt rail = 11.88v

5 volt rail = 5.04v

3.3 volt rail= 3.39v

 

Loaded voltages

12 volt rail = 11.88v

5 volt rail = 5.04v

3.3 volt rail= 3.39

 

I ran Prime95 blend test to load my computer.

Both the +12V & +5V are within 1% & the +3.3V is within 3%, that is about as perfect as it gets! :)

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It is a very different PSU, more like an OCZ GXS,

in that it has 4x +12V rails each with its own regulation,

where as the Corsair's have no "per rail" over current protection.

 

Both approaches have their benefits & weaknesses.

 

Both are very good PSU's & I'm sure when we finish testing these,

they will take their rightful place on the recommended list. :)

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I got my Mushkin XP-650 yesterday and installed it. I haven't had time to test it but at idle, I'm getting: +3.31, +4.94, +11.95 (as reported by MBM5).

 

That's slightly lower than what was being reported by my PC Power and Cooling Turbo-cool 510 SLI but I haven't noticed any irregularities or abnormalities...yet!

 

However, the modular aspect is really appreciated. It's nice not seeing a clutter of plugs/wires. Plus, it's nice to know that this psu supports dual cores and SLI. That's something that I couldn't get with my 510 SLI.

 

From the reviews that I read on the Mushkin, seems like it has solid rails that hold well under load. It appears the unit has tight regulation across all rails and excellent ripple control. About the only drawback appears to be in the efficiency (70~73%) and lack of active PFC. Hopefully, the rumored new psus will have this.

 

When I get the chance, I may post some pictures of my setup.

 

--Fernando

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