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I originally got mine because it had ample power for two 4870's. Now I don't have to upgrade when I eventually upgrade, even a power-sucking SLI/Crossfire system. But a part of me regrets not choosing a unit suited to my specs. OCN really needs a PROPER PSU calculator, letting users choose the EXACT components, all the way down to voltage and clock speed, with visual representations of each part to avoid confusion.
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post #222 of 286
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
Nope. It's an over rated piece of crap like 90% of the CM psu's are. In all honesty, it isn't much better than that even crappier Logysis you already have.

Try the CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 which puts out more actual usable power and will hold up. It's at least 10 times that junk CM you listed.
I was about to ask if that would be enough power for my system, because i know Corsair will never disappoint...
    
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post #223 of 286
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I was about to ask if that would be enough power for my system, because i know Corsair will never disappoint...
Actually, some Corsairs weren't that good. That's why you can NEVER base a decision based only on a brand name. Even the best have had a clunker or two get out the door.

And if that Logysis can run your system that Corsair certainly can. It's comparable to the Antec EarthWatts 430 when it comes to what they can handle, and I can run my sig rig on an EA430. That should give you a good psu at an affordable price that will be able to handle your system even if you upgrade the CPU to a Quad Core in the future.
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post #224 of 286
lol 650w seasonic psu powering my rig atm >.>


I'm guessing a seasonic 350w is more than enough lol
post #225 of 286
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
Actually, some Corsairs weren't that good. That's why you can NEVER base a decision based only on a brand name. Even the best have had a clunker or two get out the door.

And if that Logysis can run your system that Corsair certainly can. It's comparable to the Antec EarthWatts 430 when it comes to what they can handle, and I can run my sig rig on an EA430. That should give you a good psu at an affordable price that will be able to handle your system even if you upgrade the CPU to a Quad Core in the future.
Thanks for all the help everyone. I will be buying a corsair because of all the good reviews AND THE OVERCURRENT PROTECTION! I just need some more money, but i can get that. And i dont trust that logisys, i already ripped it out of my rig...
    
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Thanks for all the help everyone. I will be buying a corsair because of all the good reviews AND THE OVERCURRENT PROTECTION! I just need some more money, but i can get that. And i dont trust that logisys, i already ripped it out of my rig...
Most single rail Corsairs don't have OCP... but it doesn't matter for <550w units.
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post #227 of 286
Ok. I will stop recommending 650W-850W power supplies for single card systems and start recommending a 1.21 Jigawatts PSU.
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post #228 of 286
Woot, I bought my 700W PSU just for the heck of it, without any intention to SLI/Crossfire, but now, i do have plans to SLI. (Once I buy new stuff)
   
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post #229 of 286
I always buy computer equipment with value for money in mind. Having a huge e-peen PSU or other equipment when its not required is a waste of money. Everyone hates wasting money. My rig does more than enough for my needs as I only ever really play TF2 and older games. I spend ages deciding on what to buy, but I never do overkill.

My 650W PSU is overkill for my current rig, but that's because I had a 4870X2 before my 560Ti and I wanted a modular PSU.

I totally agree with that Phaedrus has to say and thanks to his posts and reviews I've learnt a lot about PSU's. A lot more than I knew before.
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post #230 of 286
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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post
Ok. I will stop recommending 650W-850W power supplies for single card systems and start recommending a 1.21 Jigawatts PSU.
LOL. I don't recommend psu but I will recommend a 1.21 Jigawatts PSU!!!
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