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post #11 of 28
Jeantech don't sell good power supplies. I'd suggest it's a peak rated unit, what we'd usually call a 350w unit around these parts. And probably only just inside the ATX specs too, probably out of spec ripple over 300w of load too.
For dual 6950s then a 750 would be plenty.

These Novatechs, at least some of them, are the same Sirfa platform as the OCZ units. Looks to be decent value for money.
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Thanks mate. Its about 4 years old now too. Cost me £90 back in the day!! What a mug I was!

I could get a 650 / 700w corsair psu but what puts me off is that its not modular and my storm scout doesnt have the best cable management ever

Novatech are local to me, 2 year warranty, only £64 for a 750w...win win I think! Or do I put that money towards a SSD or other upgrades?!
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I wouldn't even test my fans whith this for fear of killing them :S
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post #14 of 28
Think positive. You know better now, and what cost you 90 quid then, did not cost you the rest of your machine. Quite a few people with similarly cheap units have lost motherboards and more.

And we've ALL spent money on over-priced junk in fancy boxes. Plus, if you get a nice PSU, that'll be the last poor part in your machine replaced!
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post #15 of 28
Is it not a good enough reason that your PSU could suddenly stop working, explode and fry some or all of your components? It may already be damaging your components without your knowledge due to high ripple.
post #16 of 28
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Ok your all scaring me now!!

Do we think the Novatech (OCZ Rebadged) 750w PSU is a good choice for £64 or spend another £10 for the 850w?
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post #17 of 28
750 is plenty for your needs. Once you hit 75/80 quid you may as well push the boat out all the way to 100 for some of the really good units.
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post #18 of 28
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is it possible i could also achieve a higher stable overclock with a new psu if my current one is actually underperforming?

Very tempted to go down and buy one now...hmmm
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post #19 of 28
I had an older PCP&C 450 w Silencer, it was ~3 years old when I built this little rig. Worked fine. Then I started oc'ing and volt modding my gpu's and would BSOD randomly. HWMonitor showed my 12v rail was delivering waaay less power than it should have been. Bought a Corsair CX400 and everything was fine. So, yes, a quality psu can make a lot of difference.

Be sure and check the amperage on your rails--especially the 12v to make sure it'll have enough to suit your gpu.
 
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post #20 of 28
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12v rail at the moment with this psu is showing 11.74v on the 12v rail....which i think isn't too bad?? Sod it i'm going up there now to buy the 750w PSU. Atleast its sorted then.
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