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I have a OCZ 650W Power Supply has never let me down

And includes US Power Cord
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post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Lazloisdavrock View Post
or this XFX 650w, $69 after rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207007
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Hmmmm 5 year warranty. Is it a good and reliable PSU though?
    
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post #14 of 16
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Hmmmm 5 year warranty. Is it a good and reliable PSU though?
Yes, it's very good and reliable, except for maybe two issues. The price before rebate is a good deal--after rebate would be a great deal.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/899

(1) There are some users that report that their fan makes a clicking sound (that's only a problem if you mind the sound, and if you get unlucky in getting such a one and can't maneuver the fan and fix it yourself)
(2) Under an extreme 5V/3.3V-heavy crossload that is impossible to see on any computer in many years (i.e. irrelevant for you), it behaves poorly. Aside from that, performance is great.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=181
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Originally Posted by mikeaj;13669422 
Yes, it's very good and reliable, except for maybe two issues. The price before rebate is a good deal--after rebate would be a great deal.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/899

(1) There are some users that report that their fan makes a clicking sound (that's only a problem if you mind the sound, and if you get unlucky in getting such a one and can't maneuver the fan and fix it yourself)
(2) Under an extreme 5V/3.3V-heavy crossload that is impossible to see on any computer in many years (i.e. irrelevant for you), it behaves poorly. Aside from that, performance is great.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=181

There's a 3rd issue you missed. XFXs CS is reportedly one of the worst out of all the major brands. These PSUs are produced by high quality OEMs, and it seems like they are priced to get sold and have their name be on the market before they release their next (higher priced) line of PSUs, so early adopters get in lucky, but be aware that if down the road there IS a problem for whatever reason you will likely be facing a world of hurt unless someone over there wakes up to how alienating that is to a customer base.

I don't like to be a brand loyalist, and I own 0 corsair PSUs, so take what I say with a skeptical eye, but I've heard many amazing, wonderful, tantalizing stories about Corsairs CS. Like a guy whose H70 broke a seal and sprayed water all over his 1155 rig and GTX580, and corsair paying to replace the whole thing. Or the guy whose HX750 went kaput so he sent it in for RMA and got back an AX850 because corsair was out of stock.

Chances are you're not going to have a problem, but problems do happen even to the best units (my Seasonic X750 literally blew up 15 minutes into its first power up), so it's another factor to weigh, money saved vs. potential life hassle.

EDIT: If you want my opinion and not just factual warnings (tongue.gif) I'd still recommend the XFX PSUs if you're on a tight budget, the quality is good, and the price just dominates everything else in the same market segment for right now. If you have a little more money and want to ensure a life of worry free use I'd pop a few bucks extra to get an Antec TPN or Corsair TXv2.
Edited by ocpokey - 5/28/11 at 3:49pm
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post #16 of 16
a neo eco 450w/520w would be plenty. dont buy a huge wattage unit for something you MIGHT do in the future. anyways, in a few years you are better off just buying the next gen graphics cards, rather than crossfiring
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