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#1 Nites2k

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 02:26 PM

Just wanted to make sure if this PSU is compatible http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817159058

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A Seagate 300GB SATA HD (dnt have spec name)
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
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AMD HDX920XCGIBOX Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz Cache 8MB AM2+ 125W Processor
SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX
Crucial (2x) 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 = 4GB
Corsair(2x) 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 = 4GB
COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RP-650-PCAR 650W ATX from factor 12V V2.01 (current power supply)
WINDOWS 7 PRO 64-BIT

I was also thinking about this one too http://www.chiefvalue.com/product-_-produc...E00154006010060, only reason its not my top pick is because I was planning on getting a second video card eventually so wasnt sure if the 650 would be enough even though the corsair is pretty strong, what do you guys think?

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 05:18 PM

I personally could not recomend the first one you mentioned. As far as the second, Corsair is a good brand PSU but if you really want that extra umpf what about this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817341018

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 08:48 PM

I LOVE my Corsair PSU. It's amazing! Only issue you will run into with the Corsair are the incredibly long cables! You didn't specify which case you are going with, so it's hard to say which is best for you. The modular PSU that Patriot09 recommended is a good choice no matter which way you go. The Radeon 5770 doesn't use so much power that more than 650 watts is necessary. The Corsair has 2 PCI-E connectors that are 6+2, which will be better in the long run.

I bought this PSU because of the 4 PCI-E connectors, and I hope to have two video cards someday.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817139006

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 10:24 PM

The Coolmax blew a cap during testing:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=...ory&reid=68

Not to pick on that OCZ, but: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2008/11/12/..._power_supply/9

That being said, supposedly there is a new revision of that OCZ PSU which is OK. No info on it though.

Opinion/soapbox next:

There are two companies that sell PSUs that you can buy and not worry about getting a dud, Seasonic and Corsair. Just about every other brand has some mediocre (or just plain garbage) PSUs in their lineup. If you want to get info on PSUs, Jonnyguru, [H]ardOCP, and Hardwaresecrets are the three best sites that actually load test the units and measure ripple/transients etc.

If you do the research, there are some gems out there that don't cost a fortune.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 03:38 PM

Thank you all for the responses, YHB318 I actually had my eye on the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817139006 as it allows for future upgrades and not a huge price difference so it just makes the most sense to just get that one really. My only problem is how will i know if it fits?

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 08:52 PM

What case are you using? It's a big PSU, but it should still fit in a standard spot. It has REALLY long cables - do you have a large case?

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 05:34 PM

Well its a simple case I got a electronics store, Fry's, but it has no markings or numbers that give the case a name or anything, so I would say its a standard size case i guess? lol sry I know its vague, but it was a case I got a long time ago but just kept upgrading my rig from. When I was looking inside it though, checking out my dying PSU, and it looks like i got space for a little bigger PSU, cables will be a challenge, but got a idea where to stash em.

My current PSU's fan is dead so thats why its been getting so hott, debating if i should just get it repaired before warranty ends which is like august or just buy this new beast and never have to worry about a thing

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 08:53 PM

...., debating if i should just get it repaired before warranty ends which is like august or just buy this new beast and never have to worry about a thing

If it's under warranty, get it fixed/replaced, whether you get the new one, or not.
It's nice to have a spare laying around, in case you ever need one. :thumbsup:
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 08:53 PM

Ha - I would do both! While the old PSU is getting repaired I would put the new one in. It's always good to have extra components around, just in case. Just don't turn into a computer horder! Strangely, my mother has 10-15 year old PCs and laptops that she won't get rid of. I guess if I want to remember what Windows95 was like, I can go boot one of them up!

EDIT: Looks like it might be a good idea after all!

Edited by YHB318, 23 April 2010 - 08:54 PM.


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Posted 23 April 2010 - 09:33 PM

lol you should see my garage, right now in my house i have 3 operation computers, and in the garage probably a half dozen or more parted out ones. :D

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 12:14 AM

lol omg that makes the most obvious sense! I think i will just do that!

Im the same, though Im not extremely computer sabby I have alot of old PCs and parts laying around, I think even a couple of old macs and IBMs. Now that think about it I recently upgraded my current comp and if i use this current old PSU all I would need is ram and case and I could rebuild a new comp that could run even some of the recent games!

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 05:33 PM

Now that think about it I recently upgraded my current comp and if i use this current old PSU all I would need is ram and case and I could rebuild a new comp that could run even some of the recent games!

Tell me, we're not good.
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