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I've made a thread in the past wondering if my PSU was at fault when my computer shut down when playing games, but that was solved with changing the socket to which the pc is plugged into. (and Phaedrus you'll get the pictures of the innards when the new one comes, i need my desktop too much these days to take the psu out)

But it got me a bit paranoid, so i've been looking for replacements, and so far i've come up with these, any opinions / other suggestions? (from the same site preferably)

Corsair GS600 V2

OCZ ZS 750W (or 650, or maybe even 550)

Antec HCG520

Antec Neo Eco 620C

So far i'm leaning more towards one of the OCZ ZS', because of the apparently good value they are from several review sites, but i honestly don't know
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I'm on a phone atm so cant bother to check the site, but xfx is another good one if the store has 'em. The antec psu's are good but I havent heard much good said about the corsair GS-series. Dunno about the ocz as we dont have their power supplies here.
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Is this for your sig rig? Do you plan on changing anything in the near future? Do you care about modular or not?
If your answers are yes, and no to the first two questions respectively, a 430-500W will work fine.

I believe those are all good PSU lines you mentioned. I don't know what PSUs you can get wherever you are shopping, but check out the recommended PSU list here on OCN. Its not all inclusive, so if a PSU is not on there it doesnt necessarily mean its bad, but if its on there its a good quality PSU.
    
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All the PSUs you've mentioned there are pretty good, you should also consider some corsair/seasonic/XFX/SilverStone PSUs.
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Originally Posted by mad0314 View Post

Is this for your sig rig? Do you plan on changing anything in the near future? Do you care about modular or not?
If your answers are yes, and no to the first two questions respectively, a 430-500W will work fine.
I believe those are all good PSU lines you mentioned. I don't know what PSUs you can get wherever you are shopping, but check out the recommended PSU list here on OCN. Its not all inclusive, so if a PSU is not on there it doesnt necessarily mean its bad, but if its on there its a good quality PSU.


Yes it is for the sig rig.
And i was considering running the Q6600 at 3 GHz+ like i did in the past (if the motherboard allows it, i haven't pushed past 3 ghz on this yet, but 3.4 ran 24/7 perfectly on my old P5E)
I don't really care about modularity, would be a nice feature, but not necessary. Changing anything in the future... not anytime soon, for at least another 7-8 months i'm sticking with what i have until i can get a job that pays enough to upgrade
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All the PSUs you've mentioned there are pretty good, you should also consider some corsair/seasonic/XFX/SilverStone PSUs.

Any corsair in the sub-75 euro range is a bit insufficient, i reckon. the TX 650 V2 is 82 euros + shipping, so it's out of my league
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Yes it is for the sig rig.
And i was considering running the Q6600 at 3 GHz+ like i did in the past (if the motherboard allows it, i haven't pushed past 3 ghz on this yet, but 3.4 ran 24/7 perfectly on my old P5E)
I don't really care about modularity, would be a nice feature, but not necessary. Changing anything in the future... not anytime soon, for at least another 7-8 months i'm sticking with what i have until i can get a job that pays enough to upgrade

Dude, I had a similar rig to yours overclocked to similar speeds, right down to the same graphics card. And a 600W PSU was more than enough for me. I would have suggested getting the Crosair unit however looking at your rig you probably might upgrade it a "bit" later down the road. That being said, I would get the OCZ PSU, http://www.pixmania.com/pt/pt/10320204/art/ocz/fonte-de-alimentacao-pc-z.html - leaves plenty of headroom for overclocking and upgrades incase you want to add a second GTX460 tongue.gif
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FSP Aurum Gold 500W is 73 euros in Pixmania.
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FSP Aurum Gold 500W is 73 euros in Pixmania.

And is it a better choice than the 650 / 750W OCZ's?
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^ well the OCz's are overkill and the FSP psu is gold-rated. But the ocz zs-series has had good reviews as far as I know. I cant really say which is better as I dont know ocz any better, sorry.
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