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I currently have my eyes on the PC Power & Cooling S610EPS 610W @ 40°C (670W peak), which is $119.99 after shipping (free shipping). I'm liking it a lot, and here are some reasons why:

1. My budget for a PSU is now $159.58 after shipping. (not a penny higher).
2. It has one 12v rail @49A
3. It has an Active PFC and over voltage protection
4. It is 80 Plus Certified
5. It's made by PC Power & Cooling
6. All the cables are sleeved.
7. It has everything I need, plus a bit of headroom for the future.
8. Plus, it's SLI Certified just in case.

So, I need everyone to educate me. Is there anything wrong with my choice? This feels like an extremely good PSU, and like there's nothing wrong with it at all.

I do have one specific question about it: What does "610w Continuous (670w peak)" mean?
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Amazing psu. It just means that it can sustain 610w, but can get up to 670w.
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I currently have my eyes on the [URL="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703005"]PC
I do have one specific question about it: What does "610w Continuous (670w peak)" mean?
It means exactly what it sounds like. Its rated to put out 610w all the time, and up to 670w if it needs too. But, not constantly.

edit: Doh! someone beat me to it!

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Good choice on the PSU. And what they said it means is true!

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I know you said not a penny more but look at this deal.

http://www.buy.com/prod/pc-power-coo...204839780.html

Just realized that if you use google checkout, it's under your budget.


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I know you said not a penny more but look at this deal.

http://www.buy.com/prod/pc-power-coo...204839780.html

Just realized that if you use google checkout, it's under your budget.
lol wow, 750 watts! Talk about overkill! hehehehehe

I would never need it. But I'd love to buy it just for bragging rights. hahaha


As for my budget, that budget is "after shipping". It can't cost that much after shipping. But it looks like there's no PSU that I'd ever need for even $140 plus!
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PC Power & Cooling 610 is a good PSU. This $114 Corsair 620HX is also very good.
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I can say the pc p&c 610 is a great psu. Go for it. Thats a good price I paid like $160 for mine last year.

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1. My budget for a PSU is now $159.58 after shipping. (not a penny higher).
Good price for that PSU.

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2. It has one 12v rail @49A
Meaningless.

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3. It has an Active PFC and over voltage protection
APFC isn't necessary in the US and is only required in the EU. That said, any "quality" PSU has APFC. As for OVP: Only really crappy PSU's like Deer and Powmax don't have OVP.

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4. It is 80 Plus Certified
Good.

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5. It's made by PC Power & Cooling
No it's not. It's made by Seasonic.

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6. All the cables are sleeved.
Good.

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7. It has everything I need, plus a bit of headroom for the future.
Probably.

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8. Plus, it's SLI Certified just in case.
Being a 610W I hope it would be SLI certified for something! (probably 7x cards, but it's still enough power to run a pair of 8800's.)

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I do have one specific question about it: What does "610w Continuous (670w peak)" mean?
Continuous means you can put a sustained 610W load on the unit and it will hold up. Peak means you can hit it suddenly with a 670W load, but that load can't last more than a couple seconds or the PSU will overheat, shutdown, shorten MTBF, etc.

The Silencer is a good choice. Not the best value, but you won't be disappointed except for that it's not the quietest 600W+ PSU on the market. Those 80MM fans can really whir!
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I know you said not a penny more but look at this deal.

http://www.buy.com/prod/pc-power-coo...204839780.html

Just realized that if you use google checkout, it's under your budget.
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lol wow, 750 watts! Talk about overkill! hehehehehe

I would never need it. But I'd love to buy it just for bragging rights. hahaha


As for my budget, that budget is "after shipping". It can't cost that much after shipping. But it looks like there's no PSU that I'd ever need for even $140 plus!
Read the page. Buy.com has FREE SHIPPING. So even after shipping, the Silencer 750W is cheaper than your 610W. I'd totally take the 750W over the 610W at those prices. Otherwise, you're just throwing money away.

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PC Power & Cooling 610 is a good PSU. This $114 Corsair 620HX is also very good.
Just as good of a choice AND LESS MONEY! Here you have the SAME Seasonic base that PCP&C uses for their Silencer, better capacitors, quieter fan, modular interface.... THAT'S the deal right there.
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