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Has any consideration been given to the Zalman ZM supplies? Specifically the ZM360B?

 

I read that review and was quite pleased with it as a high-quality low watt option for $60 at the egg.

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I have Zalman listed on my Guide.

 

For some time, now that I think about it.

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I'll go over some Zalman models.

 

Again, most are built on platforms which already feature on the list.

 

The ZM360B would probably be a good start.

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Added Zalman ZM360B-APS - Review data Here. Seems to be a decent solid low cost unit.

Added Zalman ZM600-HP - Review data Here. They don't rate it as a quiet PSU, but the load testing results are good enough to bring it into consideration.

 

The above Zalman PSUs are based on FSP designs, but if the reviews are anything to go by don't seem to be affected by the ripple issues found elsewhere.

It is possible that other Zalman units would hold up similarly, but I can't add any based on a hunch.

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Added Zalman ZM360B-APS - Review data Here. Seems to be a decent solid low cost unit.

Added Zalman ZM600-HP - Review data Here. They don't rate it as a quiet PSU, but the load testing results are good enough to bring it into consideration.

Nice! I just ordered the 360W a few days ago to run my old SLI-DR/Opt-148 setup. I'm expecting good results, but I guess we'll see.

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Added Enermax Pro82+ 525W - Review data Here.

 

Note - I labelled this as quiet for the moment, based on the impressive noise levels of the Modu82+ 625W (should be similar). Hardware Secrets don't record sound data for PSUs but they did comment on the lack of noise.

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Let me know how it does and how quiet it is. :)

It's as quiet or quieter than my earthwatts 430 was (which it replaced). I was rather confused by how light it was. I've generally associated weight with quality, but this one is not that heavy. Then again, it is the lowest wattage supply I've bought in quite a while, so that should certainly have something to do with it. I've yet to push the OC real hard on this one yet since the rebuild, but I'll keep you posted.

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Added Zalman ZM1000-HP - Review data Here.

 

Note: Enhance design as opposed to FSP (Zalman's long time OEM partner). Good choice, as FSP doesn't make great units at this output level. Some slight concerns expressed about ripple. It is also worht noting that as well as being a 1KW unit, it also somehow manages to be very quiet. Impressive.

 

Things have really improved in the PSU stakes since I first started this list (how long ago was that?.. over a year for sure).

I actually think people like PCP&C have some work to do (those comparitively noisey 80mm fan designs are looking less appealing with every quality large overhead fan design that pops up).

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Added Zalman ZM1000-HP - Review data Here.

 

Nice :)

 

Not that OCC's reviews are badly written, but this is a good PSU review ;)

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No Tagan PSU's? I was told by the guy at scan that Tagan are a quallity brand and very reliable (and not cheap!)

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