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Ok. So I'm looking for a power supply around $100, preferably lower or else I have to cut in the other components and replace those with something cheaper.

Some power supplies I have noticed:

Thermaltake Toughpower 750 Watt ActivePFC, Zwart, EPS12V - $125

Seems like a lot of power for $125, do Thermaltake even make decent PSU's?

Sharkoon SilentStorm 535 Watt ActivePFC - $90

Antec TruePower Trio 550 Watt ActivePFC - $95

And other suggestions are welcome of course.
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Unless your going to upgrade to a C2D system or anything an Antec TruePowerII 550W for around $80 would be perfect for your rig
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Originally Posted by Acoma_Andy
Ok. So I'm looking for a power supply around $100, preferably lower or else I have to cut in the other components and replace those with something cheaper. 5.5v and 3v rails are dead on as well.

Some power supplies I have noticed:

Thermaltake Toughpower 750 Watt ActivePFC, Zwart, EPS12V - $125

Seems like a lot of power for $125, do Thermaltake even make decent PSU's?

Sharkoon SilentStorm 535 Watt ActivePFC - $90

Antec TruePower Trio 550 Watt ActivePFC - $95

And other suggestions are welcome of course.
Thermaltake makes great PSU's. My 12v rail is extremely stable even with 2HDD's and 3opticals running, as well as 3 case fans and a dual CCFL inverter. And I only run a 480W TT Toughpower.

Been running great for 10 months now
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post #4 of 7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JacKz5o
Unless your going to upgrade to a C2D system or anything an Antec TruePowerII 550W for around $80 would be perfect for your rig
No but I might upgrade to a DX10 card in Q2 of 2007. Will check out the price on that Antec PSU here.

Edit: it costs $98, a little pricey considering the TruePower Trio is 3$ cheaper?
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post #5 of 7
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Found this also for $98:

Thermaltake Toughpower 600 Watt ActivePFC, Zwart, EPS12V

4 x 12v combined loading of 48A. Sounds good.
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post #6 of 7
sunbeam nuuo 550w is a great psu and only about $80
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I personally would look over thermaltake, FSP and the OCZgameXStream series are both great psus
 
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