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Owners chime in please, I could use some advice on this. I actually had received a freebie Antec TruePower 650W PSU today from work. Just curious to see what problems and / or issues you have had with yours. And what is the system that you are using it with.

Thanks- Matt
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Bought it in November 2007 and ran until December or so of last year when it would randomly shut off so I replaced it. Four good years. Ran strong on Roller Ghoster rig with no problems.

Oh yeah, I recall that the 8 pin does not fit the 8 pin on a 9800GX2 card I had unless I removed the shroud.
    
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Thanks for the input!! thumb.gif + rep
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No problem, if you have any specific questions, I'll be happy to answer them.
    
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post #5 of 10
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Well thing is I have a computer I am gifting and I just recently(Today) picked up this PSU, and I gutted a computer I had sitting around so I could boot this thing using a power supply I had sitting around. It is actually the Centurion build in my sig. He is getting the computer soon so I was actually wondering if I could swap out the 1200w with this 650W I just picked up and was looking for some immediate advice so I could decide on whether or not to tear apart the computer and start sleeving this machine.

Video card will not be a 5870, it will in fact be a 6950 from Asus. The rest is the same. He will be learning some minor and or basic overclocking and did not want to stick him with a poor PSU.

I really appreciate the help and input again. You dont even know.
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post #6 of 10
It's made by Seasonic so you know it's good. 52A on a single rail even though it says three.
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&file=print&reid=1
    
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post #7 of 10
I'm pretty sure the TruePower New 650W (TP-650) was not available in 2007. The older TruePower lineups (original, 2.0, Trio) were considerably worse than the TPN, which is an excellent unit. The above review linked is for the TruePower Trio (TP3-650). Previous TruePower were TP-II and TRUE and did not include 650W variants.

Here's a review of the TP-650:
http://www.thelab.gr/power-supplies-reviews/antecs-true-power-new-series-psus-86085.html

Reviews of the TP-750, which is the same platform and pretty much the same thing:
http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Cases-and-Cooling/Antec-TruePower-New-Series-750W-Power-Supply-Review?aid=679
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=140
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/766

It would easily handle Crossfire HD 6950s, never mind single GPU systems.
post #8 of 10
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Sounds like a good switch then. Thanks!
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post #9 of 10
Ah sorry, I had the TruePower Trio. If that's not what you have, I apologize.
    
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post #10 of 10
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Nope but it would lead me to believe that I should have enough for a simple 2600K and 6950. I couldn't imagine needing any more than a 650TP for just those and a Basic Mechanical drive.
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