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post #1 of 17
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Unfortunately I need to buy ANOTHER FREAKING PSU, this time for a different PC of mine. They seem to be the only things that go to hell in PC's. sozo.gif

It needs to be at least 500W with two PCIe cables. It can be more watts, modular is a plus and a combo deal with a GPU is another plus. Buying from Amazon is also a huge plus to avoid the stupid sales tax I am stuck paying to newegg.

After reading through Tater Tots extremely helpful guide I decided on the OCZ Modxstream Pro 500w

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016&cm_re=ocz_modxstream-_-17-341-016-_-Product

After tax, promo and rebate it will end up costing me $40. The $10 off promo ends today so if anyone can't suggest a better alternative ill have to settle for it.


EDIT: Decided against the modxstream because of short cables. People are badmouthing the PSU here as well, not sure if its accurate or not though.

Still looking for suggestions!
Edited by Derp - 6/6/11 at 6:01pm
post #2 of 17
Just out of curiosity, what will it be powering?
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post #3 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables;13774524 
Just out of curiosity, what will it be powering?

Its currently an outdated C2D rig with an 8800GT but I will be upgrading it very soon to a sandy bridge or bulldozer quad with a single somewhat beefy GPU, something like a GTX570 or an HD6950. The rig will most likely stay stock.

I'm not really sure how the build will come out at this point.
post #4 of 17
Oh damn. drool.gif


So, is $54.99 shipped pretty much your budget? I admit that I'm finding it impossible to find a better modular PSU in this price range.
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post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;13774642 
Oh damn. drool.gif


So, is $54.99 shipped pretty much your budget? I admit that I'm finding it impossible to find a better modular PSU in this price range.

I can spend more if there's a good reason to but if that 500w modxstream is a quality PSU that will get the job done then Im not sure what alternative would be worth the extra cash.
post #6 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Derp;13774701 
I can spend more if there's a good reason to but if that 500w modxstream is a quality PSU that will get the job done then Im not sure what alternative would be worth the extra cash.
I have to agree! redface.gif

Edit: the 550W Antec TruePower New is $92.98 after shipping. It has a +12V capacity of 540W which is 108W more than the 500W ModXStream's!
Edited by TwoCables - 6/6/11 at 2:02pm
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post #7 of 17
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I decided against the modxstream after checking and finding out that it has some pretty short cables.

After a search it seems the modxstream line of PSU's gets a lot of hate on these forums but its in Tot's recommended PSU list?
post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Derp;13775449 
I decided against the modxstream after checking and finding out that it has some pretty short cables.

After a search it seems the modxstream line of PSU's gets a lot of hate on these forums but its in Tot's recommended PSU list?
I think the main reason why many hate it is because it's made by OCZ who aren't really known for good power supplies.

How do you feel about buying the 550W TruePower New for $92.98 after shipping? It has a +12V capacity of 540W which is 108W more than the 500W ModXStream's.
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post #9 of 17
My suggestion would be http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030. Can't beat the price/quality ratio.
post #10 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables;13776658 
I think the main reason why many hate it is because it's made by OCZ who aren't really known for good power supplies.

How do you feel about buying the 550W TruePower New for $92.98 after shipping? It has a +12V capacity of 540W which is 108W more than the 500W ModXStream's.

After the modXstreams the price jump is ridiculous for modular PSU's. Is that antec TPN much better than my sig's PSU? Its about the same price but it comes with a $20 rebate and MOAR watts:p.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207007&cm_re=xfx_650w-_-17-207-007-_-Product

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shub;13776683 
My suggestion would be http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030. Can't beat the price/quality ratio.

Thank you for the suggestion, ill definitely consider it if I decide to settle for a non modular PSU.
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