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  • Arbie - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - link

    Rebate good through 12 Jan. Reply
  • krylon - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - link

    $40 MIR card
  • JarredWalton - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - link

    Thanks -- updated with additional pricing info. Reply
  • SanLouBlues - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - link

    Did your text to speech eat your words? What does this mean? (Bottom of the first page) Reply
  • justaviking - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - link

    I was also wondering WHY that comment was made.

    Are they out of balance?
    Are the edges (from plastic injection molding, for example) ragged?
    Do they have an uneven finish or surface texture?

    And most importantly, is this anything that will affect performance?
    Will dust collect on it more than usual, or will it result in more noise, or something like that?
  • JarredWalton - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - link

    I'll be honest, I edit Martin's articles quite heavily since he's not a native English speaker, and I wasn't quite sure what he was referring to here. Hopefully he can respond with additional information. :-) Reply
  • iamkyle - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - link

    He is probably referring to the fact that the blades are indeed poorly shapen, or have rough edges. Globe fans are NOT known for their quality. Reply
  • JarredWalton - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - link

    That's sort of what I thought, but I didn't want to read too much into it without personally seeing the fan. Reply
  • Martin Kaffei - Friday, December 16, 2011 - link

    It's my fault.
    "Rough edges" would be the correct description.

    Thanks a lot for your help.
  • Arbie - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - link

    I put a bottom-mounted PSU with a 50cm Main cable in a popular mid-tower case. That cable would barely reach the mobo connection (near the ouput panel).

    People have been complaining for years about these cable lengths, with bottom-mount PSUs. It's amazing that the vendor engineers remain clueless. Of course more wire costs more money, but an extra one or two inches would put this supply on a lot more buyer's short lists. As it is, I have to pass on it.
  • IvanChess - Friday, December 16, 2011 - link

    I had to buy a 4" 4+4pin to 4+4pin extender for my power supply when I bought a new case with a bottom mount. Fortunately I can route that cable behind the motherboard tray so you never see it. Reply
  • JonnyDough - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - link

    Enermax Liberty PSUs die right after the 3 year mark, almost within a month of each other....

    I'll be sticking with higher end PSUs, and going for the 80+ gold. For the money, they are well worth it.
  • Sabresiberian - Friday, December 16, 2011 - link

    Others will disagree, and I don't blame them; you could spend double the amount on a high end 850W PSU. Three times the $80 figure.

    However, when I'm building a rig that requires I use a PSU with this much capacity to supply power, I'm not looking to save money as my first priority; I'm looking to supply the highest quality power to components I'm going to push hard through overclocking. I'm looking to install 2 (at least) high end video cards. My philosophy is that it's worth another $100-$150 to have the best available in that situation.

    For a build that's never going to see parts pushed hard and doesn't require more than 600W, I can certainly see saving some money with a budget PSU you have read a decent review of .

    I give Lepa large amounts of credit though for producing a PSU that will be attractively priced to builders that may not know better than to judge by anything but price, and still give them a decent PSU. Every good one helps put the bad ones out of business.


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