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Old 24-01-09, 07:24 PM
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OC3D Review: ASUS U-75HA 750w ATX PSU

"ASUS made their entrance into the PSU market with the U-75HA. But has it got the goods to stand out from the rest of the crowd?"



ASUS U-75HA 750w ATX PSU

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Old 24-01-09, 08:35 PM
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So this fails at 100% load (outside the ATX standards which lets face it are pretty lax) on the 3.3V rail and the 12V is down a long way too. I wouldn't use it with my rig (even if it provided enough power, but you get the point). In my books, Asus should have put it at 700W or so to ensure it didn't go outside the ATX standards. In addition, its dissapointing to see a no name fan and 85C capacitors.

All in all a bit of a dissapointing product. I'm not sure it deserves the 7.5 performance really.

Still nicely presented and great review, nice to see temperature readings and finally have a look at the PSU tester.
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Old 24-01-09, 08:50 PM
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Asus are an odd company. Their hardware is usually brilliant, their software less so. They've done well to build up a loyal fanbase but seem to be hoping to work on name value alone with this. Strange.

Great to see the new bit of kit put to good use. Power supplies are something people tend to overlook when buying hardcore hardware, even though it's the heart of the machine, so to get some serious numbers is fantastic!

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Old 24-01-09, 08:58 PM
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It seems that this one would be one to avoid, just on the 3.3V line and 11.70V. The PSU is the thing that can cost the most if it goes wrong, so why skimp on it?
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Old 25-01-09, 12:36 AM
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first when i saw this review i said to myself: "wow, asus making psu's now? must be pretty good" but after reading i take that back with all i could

like Diablo said, it should be 700W so it wount failt at 100% since it couldn't take the atx standards.

Also when i read DELTA i said: "god there's a delta as psu fan ", but it wasn't so i had to take back again (at least it was running cool even with that "unkown" fan), and im getting full of taking back everytime i read a phrase . So i stayed quiet and finished reading without saying anything (and it was hard, belive me .

after i readed it all, i can say that if it's not alot cheaper (half at minimum) of the price of a corsair 620, its not a good idea buying it, at least for me.

ops forgot (edit time)

great review Jim pretty objective, you told us about every thing in every spot of this psu, sadly it isnt an awesome one but thats asus fault lol.
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Old 25-01-09, 02:21 AM
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Christ, you guys sure do plan on being the most thorough PSU reviewers ever, don't you!

Not that I am complaining of course; I really look forward to seeing some of the data/results!
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Old 25-01-09, 09:21 AM
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Fantastic review Jombo, shame that the PSU can't quite stand up to the pain
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Old 25-01-09, 02:28 PM
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Christ, you guys sure do plan on being the most thorough PSU reviewers ever, don't you!

Not that I am complaining of course; I really look forward to seeing some of the data/results!
Jim's got the kit to put them to their claims.

U don't get these kind of reviews anywhere else afaik, and it is good to know that it may fail to hold a volt at 100% load. That is if u plan on running ur pc @ 727w+ for long periods. Chances are many wouldn't, even high spec'd sli/xfire rigs don't burst over 600w. To that extent, u'd buy it and have no complaints I'd expect.

If the price is a good one and u appreciate giving ur rig an overhead, u would probably do well with the U-75HA.

However, I don't see the price being a good one, and as the great review says, it's not exactly a unique psu.

Wonder who might make it for them, it looks pretty bland. A flashy ASUS logo splashed on it might add to sales just for the heck of it - maybe even a kinky fan feature or summit.

Great stuff.
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Old 25-01-09, 02:53 PM
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I'm a bit dissapointed, its no modular, so you have a rats nest in your pc and if you do have a high power system (mine for instance) you can easily eat up 750W no probs.
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Old 25-01-09, 08:15 PM
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Cheers for the feedback guys

TBH I was REALLY hoping that ASUS might use their Republic of Gamers brand on the PSU. Something sexy and modular in black + red/blue using well over-spec'd components etc...you know the deal.

I just cant see the idea behind entering the PSU market with something thats even more bland than a lot of the competition and doesn't even really have the stability to keep up with the big boys either.
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