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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148028
I have read the neoseeker review, as well as another, and I've heard nothing but good things....so I'm going to order on Friday, providing noone says that it is crap.
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It's an Aspire PSU... avoid it x.x
    
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Do you have a PSU around this price that you would suggest?
Another one that I was looking at was the OCZ Gaming Xtream 700W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002
BTW is your basis to avoid the Aspire PSU based on the companies history? I'm a total noob to PSU's. BTW thanks for the help with the Team Xtreem Cronus, I'm getting it now. +rep
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post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by binormalkilla View Post
Do you have a PSU around this price that you would suggest?
Another one that I was looking at was the OCZ Gaming Xtream 700W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002
BTW is your basis to avoid the Aspire PSU based on the companies history? I'm a total noob to PSU's. BTW thanks for the help with the Team Xtreem Cronus, I'm getting it now. +rep
Yup, Aspire PSU's are well known for failing

CORSAIR HX520w $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139001

SILVERSTONE SST-ST56ZF $138
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817163111

OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002

The Corsair has 2 rails at 40a, the GXS has 46a-50a with 4 rails, and the Silverstone has 1 rail at 38a. Generally the less rails the better but in this case the PSU with the least rails also has the least 12v output, the GXS has the most output but the most rails, and the Corsair takes the middle ground
    
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Boredom, did you recommend a OCZ PSU? Go with what Boredom says
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post #7 of 16
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Boredom, did you recommend a OCZ PSU? Go with what Boredom says
I know, I fell dirty for doing so... but his budget only allowed so much =/
    
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post #8 of 16
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I will probably go with the OCZ, depending on how much I get paid tommorow. Thanks for the help!
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post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by boredom View Post
I know, I fell dirty for doing so... but his budget only allowed so much =/
Hey I'm not sure what you mean....my budget is around $150, maybe more depending on how much my paycheck is tommorow, let me know what the best PSU is for this price limit. I've pretty much decided on the OCZ GameXtream 700W. I'm ordering tommorow (I hope), but if I don't get paid enough I will wait, because I'm not going to cheap out on this part!
Also, I only have one HDD (IDE), 1 X1950 Pro (soon to be 2), and stock RAM, but I'm getting some Team Xtreem RAM 2x1Gb for Christmas. Also, I have a USB joystick, mouse, ps/2 keyboard, and that's about it as far as load peripherals on the PSU. I have an external USB 160Gb HDD, but it has independant power.
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post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by binormalkilla View Post
Hey I'm not sure what you mean....my budget is around $150, maybe more depending on how much my paycheck is tommorow, let me know what the best PSU is for this price limit. I've pretty much decided on the OCZ GameXtream 700W. I'm ordering tommorow (I hope), but if I don't get paid enough I will wait, because I'm not going to cheap out on this part!
Also, I only have one HDD (IDE), 1 X1950 Pro (soon to be 2), and stock RAM, but I'm getting some Team Xtreem RAM 2x1Gb for Christmas. Also, I have a USB joystick, mouse, ps/2 keyboard, and that's about it as far as load peripherals on the PSU. I have an external USB 160Gb HDD, but it has independant power.
I personally don't like recommending the GXS because of the multiple rails, the somewhat shady rating they used for the 12v rail, the ripple, and because I don't like what OCZ does with their RAM <--Unrelated, I know, but it bugs me enough to never consider their PSU's, a boycott almost =/. It stills outputs more than the rest so it's up to you if you want it

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 $170
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703005

This is the best PSU you can get around the price point you mentioned, single rail at 49a
    
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