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Reviewed by: Trevor Flynn [10.23.06]
Manufactured by: Antec, Thermaltake, NZXT, Silverstone, Coolermaster

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Test Results

Drive Rail Stability

Drive rail levels were measured at at both idle and at load in order to give us a percent change between the two.  Units with high rail level fluctuations can cause instability and in the worst case scenario equipment failure.

Get ready for a whole whack of graphs:

The unit with the most fluctuation is the Precise 650 from NZXT though in the grand scheme of things it's nothing significant. The 3.3V rail is sllightly troubling at 6% however. The two units from Antec are the stars of the show here with both units, and the TP 2.0 in particular remaining rock solid even under heavy load.

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