Monday, June 14th 2010

Chieftec Intros Nitro Series PSUs

Chieftec introduced Nitro series of 80 Plus Bronze and Silver compliant power supply units (PSUs), available in a wide range of price points. The series starts with 350W, 400W, 450W, and 500W models that have fixed, sleeved cables, are 80 Plus Bronze compliant, and are suitable for entry level gaming PCs. These offer basic power connectors which includes single 6-pin PCI-E, four SATA, three Molex, one floppy, and 24 + 4-pin CPU. These units are cooled by a 120 mm fan.

Moving further into the series are 550W, 650W, 750W, 850W, and 950W models that offer modular cabling, and also sport 80 Plus Bronze compliance, and are aimed for mainstream-thru-performance segments of gaming PCs, with more connectors, including two PCI-E 6+2 pin connectors (for 550W, 650W models), or four 6+2 pin (for 750W, 850W, 950W models); six~eight SATA, four Molex, and 24 + two 8-pin CPU power. These are cooled by 140 mm fans. At the very top is the 1200W model, which boasts of even higher efficiency with is 80 Plus Silver compliance, and modular cabling. Connectors include 6x PCI-E 6+2 pin, 10x SATA, 8x Molex, and 24 + 2x 8 pin CPU power.

Among all these, the first sub-series (350~500W) uses dual +12V rail design of 11~18A rails, the next sub-series (550~950W) with single rail design of 44~76A, and the 1200W one using two 50A rails. All these models will be priced typically in their respective market segments.
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33 Comments on Chieftec Intros Nitro Series PSUs

#1
3volvedcombat
More PSU's To advoid

But im not going to be shallow and just avoid them because of there last products blowing PC's in flames.

They might have changed something up, and there might be high quality models.

But probably to full extent i think not, and chieftec just got some random noisy lined low quality psu's that are finnaly modular!!!

with 14cm advertising as cheezy as it gets!

hahhaha :D
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#2
Izliecies
Chieftec makes quality power supplies, don't know what you're talking about.
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#3
-FOG-
well personally, 2 of those "quality" PSUs have died in my hands, and I didn't mod or touch them anyhow.. they just died. Not telling you to avoid Chieftec but it isn't the brand I would rly go for..
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#4
NdMk2o1o
by: 3volvedcombat
More PSU's To advoid

But im not going to be shallow and just avoid them because of there last products blowing PC's in flames.

They might have changed something up, and there might be high quality models.

But probably to full extent i think not, and chieftec just got some random noisy lined low quality psu's that are finnaly modular!!!

with 14cm advertising as cheezy as it gets!

hahhaha :D
Chieftec are a good brand, really the mentality in these forums by some people annoys me, if its not a corsair PSU it muyst be UBER crap!!!!! :slap: :laugh:
Edit: lol I didn't even look at your specs until after :roll:
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#5
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
chieftec isn't great but its not bad they are topower based im sure thats what all of there other stuff has been.

as for the corsair comment agreed...waiting for corsair to sell a mess up and the entire forums going offline
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#6
Mussels
Moderprator
uses dual +12V rail design of 11~18A rails,
gaaah! GAAAAAH!

the higher end ones sound OK, but those low end ones scare me.
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#7
RejZoR
by: NdMk2o1o
Chieftec are a good brand, really the mentality in these forums by some people annoys me, if its not a corsair PSU it muyst be UBER crap!!!!! :slap: :laugh:
Edit: lol I didn't even look at your specs until after :roll:
Well, that's mostly because it's actually true. Corsair PSU's are excellent products from lowest end CX400 up to highest end AX1200. They don't have any filler products just because they need to have entire range of products.
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#8
Mussels
Moderprator
by: NdMk2o1o
Chieftec are a good brand, really the mentality in these forums by some people annoys me, if its not a corsair PSU it muyst be UBER crap!!!!! :slap: :laugh:
Edit: lol I didn't even look at your specs until after :roll:
a corsair 520W had my intel system stable at 4.2GHz.

the same volts an on OCZ 700W, antec 550W and some random brand 650W i'd never heard of, were barely stable 100Mhz above stock, let alone the 1.1GHz the corsair let me get.


Just because a bicycle gets you to work every day, doesnt mean it can keep up with a ferrari... despite the fact they're both 'transport' and work on the same roads.
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#9
NdMk2o1o
by: Mussels
a corsair 520W had my intel system stable at 4.2GHz.

the same volts an on OCZ 700W, antec 550W and some random brand 650W i'd never heard of, were barely stable 100Mhz above stock, let alone the 1.1GHz the corsair let me get.


Just because a bicycle gets you to work every day, doesnt mean it can keep up with a ferrari... despite the fact they're both 'transport' and work on the same roads.
Theres no reason at all that ocz or antec couldnt run an i7 at 4.2ghz. I agree corsair make the best PSU's though thats not to say others dont make god ones either, I have had numerous makes of PSU including corsair and for the most part all of them have been ok, running systems from duals to quads, overclocked and with dual gpu's no glitches. Including a chieftec which ran my last i7 rig at 4ghz+
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#10
Mussels
Moderprator
by: NdMk2o1o
Theres no reason at all that ocz or antec couldnt run an i7 at 4.2ghz. I agree corsair make the best PSU's though thats not to say others dont make god ones either, I have had numerous makes of PSU including corsair and for the most part all of them have been ok, running systems from duals to quads, overclocked and with dual gpu's no glitches. Including a chieftec which ran my last i7 rig at 4ghz+
i never had an i7, or said that they couldnt do it. i stated that they needed higher voltage and more tweaking to do it, due to their less stable voltages.

I wish people would read a post in its entirety, before shouting fanboy
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#11
NdMk2o1o
by: Mussels

I wish people would read a post in its entirety, before shouting fanboy
I never called anyone a fanboy, maybe you should also learn to read a post in its entirety. And I know you didnt mention i7, I chose an i7 as an example as they are among intels highest power chips.

Also you didnt state they needed more voltage you said they were barely stable 100mhz over stock. tbf I would expect that with the unbranded PSU but find it hard to believe that an ocz 700w and an antec 550w couldnt power a rig with a 100mhz oc without it being unstable.
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#12
Mussels
Moderprator
by: NdMk2o1o
I never called anyone a fanboy, maybe you should also learn to read a post in its entirety. And I know you didnt mention i7, I chose an i7 as an example as they are among intels highest power chips.

Also you didnt state they needed more voltage you said they were barely stable 100mhz over stock. tbf I would expect that with the unbranded PSU but find it hard to believe that an ocz 700w and an antec 550w couldnt power a rig with a 100mhz oc without it being unstable.
no, but you're bashing corsair PSU's, and then you disputed my post without even reading all of it.

you still cant read, because i clearly do mention voltages.

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You cant beleive it makes that much of a difference? well, it does. corsair let you get much more out of a systme with the same voltages, because those voltages don't fluctuate anywhere near as much.


(i put the *** things in cause i used a screnshot image, and you couldnt actually tell where the image was due to it being the same color)
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#13
NdMk2o1o
by: Mussels
no, but you're bashing corsair PSU's, and then you disputed my post without even reading all of it.

you still cant read, because i clearly do mention voltages.

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You cant beleive it makes that much of a difference? well, it does. corsair let you get much more out of a systme with the same voltages, because those voltages don't fluctuate anywhere near as much.


(i put the *** things in cause i used a screnshot image, and you couldnt actually tell where the image was due to it being the same color)
Sorry but I have never bashed corsairs PSU's at all, infact I know they are among the best there is. I am saying there are other decent PSU's corsair is not the only option, people act like they are the be all and end all when infact other companies use the same OEMs and also produce just as high quality PSU's.

I am leaving now, one beca use I'm starving :laugh: and 2 cause my words are being misinterpreted :confused:
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#14
Mussels
Moderprator
by: NdMk2o1o
Sorry but I have never bashed corsairs PSU's at all, infact I know they are among the best there is. I am saying there are other decent PSU's corsair is not the only option, people act like they are the be all and end all when infact other companies use the same OEMs and also produce just as high quality PSU's.

I am leaving now, one beca use I'm starving :laugh: and 2 cause my words are being misinterpreted :confused:
well, i'm half drunk atm. wasnt when i posted the first message.

yes, other companies with the same OEM as corsair are just as good... but corsair is available all over the world, and with better warranty. so we love them. lots.
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#15
[I.R.A]_FBi
all i know is i owned a bunch of crappy psu's some lasting from 5 mins in life to half a year. from i got a tx750 it has stopped, one psu for over 1 year :), i dont know what you could do to get me to buy another brand of psu for myself.
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#16
mdm-adph
I've owned a lot of Chieftech power supplies over the years, and only 2 have ever burst into flames or started burning in other ways. That's not that bad of a record. This is with being left on almost non-stop for years.

And yes, I still buy their products, just because the value can't be beat.
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#17
Bo$$
Lab Extraordinaire
they have great psus just some retards dont have the brains to use a decent psu.... :slap:

why is it that you nerds have to make up shit that didn't happen just to get the point that you like cosair across
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#18
EaGle1337
by: Bo$$
they have great psus just some retards dont have the brains to use a decent psu.... :slap:

why is it that you nerds have to make up shit that didn't happen just to get the point that you like cosair across
Yes because sirtec makes great psus right? Not really.
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#19
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Nice, more PSU's from Chieftech. They've proven reliable in the past, at least in my experience! :)
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#20
Bo$$
Lab Extraordinaire
by: EaGle1337
Yes because sirtec makes great psus right? Not really.
their high end stuff i pretty good, obviously you get what you pay for, but uncessacy bullshitting is not right, i mean my PSU is great, some of my friends even bought some all of them find them perfect and very quiet :pimp:
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#21
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Bo$$
their high end stuff i pretty good, obviously you get what you pay for, but uncessacy bullshitting is not right, i mean my PSU is great, some of my friends even bought some all of them find them perfect and very quiet :pimp:
you're using an 850W PSU to run a PC that uses less than 300W of power. of course its alright.

Try running it above 600W and see what happens to it.
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#22
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Mussels
you're using an 850W PSU to run a PC that uses less than 300W of power. of course its alright.

Try running it above 600W and see what happens to it.
it will be just fine i have used the 650w version at a full 650w and it did just fine in fact it held on until around an estimated 700w before i popped it.
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#23
SupperAssBASS
Well, Chieftec 450w runs my system just fine... :-D
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#24
Mussels
Moderprator
by: SupperAssBASS
Well, Chieftec 450w runs my system just fine... :-D
again, an under 300W PSU...

Can you imagine your PSU running my PC? it only draws 350W from the wall at load. 400W in peak synthetic testing.
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#25
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Mussels
again, an under 300W PSU...

Can you imagine your PSU running my PC? it only draws 350W from the wall at load. 400W in peak synthetic testing.
My 500w ocz will run it just fine. Its not exactly a power hog
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