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500W, 550W or 600W?

post #1 of 12
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Hi all,

My current PSU (a 565W PSU) died and i'm in need of a new one.
I've already decided that my new PSU will be an OCZ ModXStream Pro.
However, i can choose between the 500W and the 600W model.
500W costs €52,- and 600W is €62,-
Edit: I found a third competitor:
An OCZ Fatal1ty 550w for €59,-

Which one should I get?
Systems specs are in my sig.


Thanks!
xIntenso
Edited by xIntenso - 6/13/11 at 9:05am
post #2 of 12
500w would be fine for your system
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post #3 of 12
All three are decent PSUs. The Fatal1ty 550W has a red LED, maybe that'll sway your decision one way or the other. The ModXStream 500W would be perfect for your system at any rate.
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Okay, thanks for the info.
By the way, I forgot to update my sig.
I have 2 HDD;s in RAID0 now, but I don't think that makes a lot of difference, does it?

Thanks again and rep+ for your quick responses!
post #5 of 12
Nah, the hard drives don't make a big difference.
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Not entirely sure if your mobo can do native SLI or SLI using the patch, however, if you can and plan to do SLI in future I would get the 600w. It should be enough for SLI.
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Nah, the hard drives don't make a big difference.
Except for 50W on spin up, a piece.
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Except for 50W on spin up, a piece.
No,
    
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Except for 50W on spin up, a piece.
50w on a hard drive?

it's more like 5-7w
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Except for 50W on spin up, a piece.
It's closer to 20W at a stretch for an ordinary 7200RPM drive. And that's largely irrelevant with such a small number of hard drives since spin-up occurs during start-up, when there's very little load on the big power consumers (CPU and GPU). It can become an issue if you have lots of drives and your controller does not do staggered spin-ups. Still, 50W is a lot higher than the reality
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