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Right now I have a Xion Powerreal 700W and I wanted to know if it is a nice PSU or not. Should I upgrade my PSU before I get a HD 6xxx card?
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It's certainly a PSU that I would never recommend (nor would I trust it for overclocking). However, which card are you going to get?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables;13559120 
It's certainly a PSU that I would never recommend (nor would I trust it for overclocking). However, which card are you going to get?

Haven't decided yet. Probably will end up going with either a 6870 or a 6950, which ever maxes my games out on a single monitor at 1080p. 5770 lags with max settings (and AA) on BC2 when 16v16 and massive maps frown.gif

Nice to have you in this thread TwoCables, you always solve a lot of my mysteries and threads biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF;13559137 
Haven't decided yet. Probably will end up going with either a 6870 or a 6950, which ever maxes my games out on a single monitor at 1080p. 5770 lags with max settings (and AA) on BC2 when 16v16 and massive maps frown.gif

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Aw, thank you. redface.gif

If you were to buy a new PSU, then how much money could you spend on one?
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Hmm... No more that $100. Preferably some brand known for quality products.

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Originally Posted by ComradeNF;13559189 
Hmm... No more that $100. Preferably some brand known for quality products.

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I can take it a step further than just recommending that you stick to a specific brand or brands; I can go by a unit-by-unit basis. smile.gif

If the budget is no more than about $100, then I recommend the following PSUs (however, I won't use Newegg links due to the CA tax):
  • 520W Antec Neo ECO
  • 550W XFX Core Pro Edition
  • 620W Antec High Current Gamer
  • 650W XFX Core Pro Edition
  • 650W Corsair TX650 "V2"
  • 550W Antec TruePower New
  • 650W Antec TruePower New (it's sometimes possible to find it for less than $100)

All of these are totally enough to power a system with either a single 6870 in it, or a single 6950.
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While all those would be better, the Xion PowerReal 700W should be fine for your GPU upgrade.

It's an ancient Super Flower design that's pretty underspec'd to be labeled at 700W, but it can actually do 700W. You're generally going to need less than half that playing a game with a Phenom II X4 and HD 6950, with full load still well within the unit's capability. The PSU's performance isn't too bad, particularly if you're keeping it at lower loads. It definitely does not count as "nice" in any way though.

See here:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=109
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeaj;13559419 
While all those would be better, the Xion PowerReal 700W should be fine for your GPU upgrade.

It's an ancient Super Flower design that's pretty underspec'd to be labeled at 700W, but it can actually do 700W. You're generally going to need less than half that playing a game with a Phenom II X4 and HD 6950, with full load still well within the unit's capability. The PSU's performance isn't too bad, particularly if you're keeping it at lower loads. It definitely does not count as "nice" in any way though.

See here:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=109
This is a very peak-rated unit. I mean, it's claiming 700W when they combine everything at their absolute maximum values. If I were to rate this PSU, then I would probably call it a mediocre 650W unit. I'd never want to bring it close to even 650W.

Yeah, it should have enough power in its capacity for a system with one 6870 or one 6950 in it, but I certainly wouldn't trust it any farther than I could throw it. I most certainly wouldn't want to use this PSU when overclocking, that's for sure. Although I admit that I am shocked to see that he said "ripple and noise was well in control". Seriously, I expected it to be out of control.

So I guess I have to change my answer to "keep the PSU", but I want to add that I personally would never go out of my way to recommend this unit nor would I ever consider using it myself, even if I could get it for free. Well, unless I were building a simple office PC.
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