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I have proper wattage requirements.

Oh well, I have $650 on my budget, may as well get another PSU
The problem with a lot of "Off-Brand" PSU manufactures is that they'll take low wattage units and mark them with a wattage they could never possibly output. The worst I've ever personally seen is a 300w unit marked as 800w. Even then, wattage isn't the only concern, Amps across the 12v rail are also very important and that PSU is only supplying 14+14(28) amps across two rails which is abysmal for a 500w PSU. You usually see better ~500w PSUs provide 40-70amps across the 12v. Then we also get into actually build quality, where they skimp out on overvolt protection, or make the PSU out of inferior parts that cause the PSU to die.
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The problem with a lot of "Off-Brand" PSU manufactures is that they'll take low wattage units and mark them with a wattage they could never possibly output. The worst I've ever personally seen is a 300w unit marked as 800w. Even then, wattage isn't the only concern, Amps across the 12v rail are also very important and that PSU is only supplying 14+14(28) amps across two rails which is abysmal for a 500w PSU. You usually see better ~500w PSUs provide 40-70amps across the 12v. Then we also get into actually build quality, where they skimp out on overvolt protection, or make the PSU out of inferior parts that cause the PSU to die.
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post #13 of 27
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In response to the PSU issue I have chosen this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817152028
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post #14 of 27
How about this one instead?

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go through our recommended psu sticky
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post #16 of 27
the rg530 is on sale for 50$ shipped free at newegg and is recommended in our faq. that's a solid unit. and 80+ compliant
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post #17 of 27
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In response to the PSU issue I have chosen this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817152028
From one piece of crap to another.

How about this? Best bargin for a quality psu that your going to find, period. I suggest you pick this one up while it is on sale, it's a great deal.
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From one piece of crap to another.

How about this? Best bargin for a quality psu that your going to find, period. I suggest you pick this one up while it is on sale, it's a great deal.
Thanks, I totally overlooked that one.

I was going to choose http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371016

But with the 10% off you cant go wrong.
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post #19 of 27
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Thanks, I totally overlooked that one.

I was going to choose http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371016

But with the 10% off you cant go wrong.
The antec high current gamer is a much better psu than the bp550. The high current gamer is actually a rebranded seasonic S12 II, so it is a very high quality unit for its price. For everthing else though, it looks great. Good luck with your build.
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post #20 of 27
Don't get that ram kit. I have heard from no less than 4 users of that ram on AMD platform and had problems with it. There is a cheaper better Kingston hyper blu kit available.

Also that raidmax is also not a good psu kit. I second he rg530 recommendation though.
The bp550 is ok but actually not that good, only 424w 12v rail which is low for a 550w
The hcg 520w good tho
Edited by xd_1771 - 7/21/11 at 12:11am
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