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my idea is to get allendale e6400, gigabyte S3 and x1950 pro together along with 2 gig dual channel RAM, 1 HDD with possibility of expanding to 2 HDD in Raid 0, and possibility of get water cooling when OCing.

with this setup, how much power would i need? ( i used that power calculation thingy and got about just over 500) my best guess is 600-700W.

i have no idea what PSUs are good. any recommendations? my budget is also low and im in canada. Budget is desired to be less than $80, however maximum $105 (just to include those 101.99)
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post #2 of 23
yay 500-600 watts
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I have been looking INTENSELY at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817701004

I have heard from a reliable source that MSI doesn't make good power supplies, but this one doesn't look all that bad.

I will be subscribing to this thread to see what others think of this PSU
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Phenom II X3 720/(X4 @ 3.0 GHz) GIGABYTE MA770T-UD3P Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 (950/1435) 2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3-1600 
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WD 1TB 7200 32MB Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Acer H213H (1080p) Corsair 750TX 
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post #4 of 23
I'm not familiar with Canadian sites....but stay away from Ultra and Coolmax PSU's.
    
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post #5 of 23
Zippy HP2-6500P 500W $100
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...y%20Technology

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post #6 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dockery View Post
I have been looking INTENSELY at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817701004

I have heard from a reliable source that MSI doesn't make good power supplies, but this one doesn't look all that bad.

I will be subscribing to this thread to see what others think of this PSU
Dual 80mm = likely lots of heat = low efficiency = crappy PSU. Notice how all PC&C have one 80mm fan? It's because they don't get hot because they are very efficient. On Newegg it says 80% efficiency, but thats probably at full load in a cold room.

I would go with a OCZ 700w or maybe the 1000w that is coming out soon. other choices would be the PC&C that is a bit pricey ($200 USD) or one of the new silverstones (also pricey).
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Intel 3930K ASUS P9X79 ASUS GTX 570 DCII 4 x 4GB G.Skill Sniper 1600MHz LV 
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Intel 330 - 180GB LG HDDVD & Blu Ray Reader Cooler Master Hyper 612 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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HP ZR30w Samsung 2243BWX Ducky! PCP&C 750w Silencer (coppa) 
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Lian Li PC-E8 G9x S&S Steel Onkyo Receiver/Design Acoustics 2.1 system 
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Core i5 2410M HD 3000 8GB 120GB SSD 
Optical DriveOSOSOS
Super Drive OSX 10.7.2 Win 7 Enterprise (In VB) Ubuntu 10.04 (In VB) 
MonitorPower
13" 1280x800 65w Magsafe 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Q9300 Gigabyte P35 8GB DDR2 2TB WD 
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2TB WD 2TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 
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Macbook Pro
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3930K ASUS P9X79 ASUS GTX 570 DCII 4 x 4GB G.Skill Sniper 1600MHz LV 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 330 - 180GB LG HDDVD & Blu Ray Reader Cooler Master Hyper 612 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP ZR30w Samsung 2243BWX Ducky! PCP&C 750w Silencer (coppa) 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li PC-E8 G9x S&S Steel Onkyo Receiver/Design Acoustics 2.1 system 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2410M HD 3000 8GB 120GB SSD 
Optical DriveOSOSOS
Super Drive OSX 10.7.2 Win 7 Enterprise (In VB) Ubuntu 10.04 (In VB) 
MonitorPower
13" 1280x800 65w Magsafe 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Q9300 Gigabyte P35 8GB DDR2 2TB WD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB WD 2TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
1TB Hitachi 1TB Hitachi 500GB WD DVD-RW 
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post #7 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
Dual 80mm = likely lots of heat = low efficiency = crappy PSU. Notice how all PC&C have one 80mm fan? It's because they don't get hot because they are very efficient. On Newegg it says 80% efficiency, but thats probably at full load in a cold room.

I would go with a OCZ 700w or maybe the 1000w that is coming out soon. other choices would be the PC&C that is a bit pricey ($200 USD) or one of the new silverstones (also pricey).
Power supplies are costly, he wants a cheap one, so I linked him up
My Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X3 720/(X4 @ 3.0 GHz) GIGABYTE MA770T-UD3P Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 (950/1435) 2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD 1TB 7200 32MB Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Acer H213H (1080p) Corsair 750TX 
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Logitech G5 fUnc Surface 1030 
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My Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X3 720/(X4 @ 3.0 GHz) GIGABYTE MA770T-UD3P Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 (950/1435) 2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD 1TB 7200 32MB Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Acer H213H (1080p) Corsair 750TX 
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Logitech G5 fUnc Surface 1030 
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post #8 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dockery View Post
Power supplies are costly, he wants a cheap one, so I linked him up
Too bad that link goes to Newegg

You can't get anything better than that Zippy I linked to in Canada for $100
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opteron 148 DFI Ultra-D EVGA 7600GT KO 2x512mb Patriot LLK(TCCD) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
250GB Samsung SP2504C XP SP2 17" CRT Zippy GSM-6600P 600W 
Case
Centurion 5 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opteron 148 DFI Ultra-D EVGA 7600GT KO 2x512mb Patriot LLK(TCCD) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
250GB Samsung SP2504C XP SP2 17" CRT Zippy GSM-6600P 600W 
Case
Centurion 5 
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post #9 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by boredom View Post
Too bad that link goes to Newegg

You can get anything better than that Zippy I linked to in Canada for $100
It's not my fault I'm not Canadian!
My Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X3 720/(X4 @ 3.0 GHz) GIGABYTE MA770T-UD3P Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 (950/1435) 2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD 1TB 7200 32MB Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Acer H213H (1080p) Corsair 750TX 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G5 fUnc Surface 1030 
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My Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X3 720/(X4 @ 3.0 GHz) GIGABYTE MA770T-UD3P Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 (950/1435) 2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD 1TB 7200 32MB Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Acer H213H (1080p) Corsair 750TX 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G5 fUnc Surface 1030 
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post #10 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dockery View Post
Power supplies are costly, he wants a cheap one, so I linked him up
Cheap PSU = dead PSU and/or computer soon.
The Fox Box
(16 items)
 
Macbook Pro
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3930K ASUS P9X79 ASUS GTX 570 DCII 4 x 4GB G.Skill Sniper 1600MHz LV 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 330 - 180GB LG HDDVD & Blu Ray Reader Cooler Master Hyper 612 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP ZR30w Samsung 2243BWX Ducky! PCP&C 750w Silencer (coppa) 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li PC-E8 G9x S&S Steel Onkyo Receiver/Design Acoustics 2.1 system 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2410M HD 3000 8GB 120GB SSD 
Optical DriveOSOSOS
Super Drive OSX 10.7.2 Win 7 Enterprise (In VB) Ubuntu 10.04 (In VB) 
MonitorPower
13" 1280x800 65w Magsafe 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Q9300 Gigabyte P35 8GB DDR2 2TB WD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB WD 2TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
1TB Hitachi 1TB Hitachi 500GB WD DVD-RW 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win Server 2012 Headless/15" touchscreen Apple mini USB PC P&C 500W 
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The Fox Box
(16 items)
 
Macbook Pro
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3930K ASUS P9X79 ASUS GTX 570 DCII 4 x 4GB G.Skill Sniper 1600MHz LV 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 330 - 180GB LG HDDVD & Blu Ray Reader Cooler Master Hyper 612 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP ZR30w Samsung 2243BWX Ducky! PCP&C 750w Silencer (coppa) 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li PC-E8 G9x S&S Steel Onkyo Receiver/Design Acoustics 2.1 system 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2410M HD 3000 8GB 120GB SSD 
Optical DriveOSOSOS
Super Drive OSX 10.7.2 Win 7 Enterprise (In VB) Ubuntu 10.04 (In VB) 
MonitorPower
13" 1280x800 65w Magsafe 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Q9300 Gigabyte P35 8GB DDR2 2TB WD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB WD 2TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
1TB Hitachi 1TB Hitachi 500GB WD DVD-RW 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win Server 2012 Headless/15" touchscreen Apple mini USB PC P&C 500W 
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