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Then may we help you select a PSU?

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I run my 470s at 800/1830, 1.087v, 100% fan speed. I think 500W is fine for one OCd 470.
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Originally Posted by littledonny View Post

I run my 470s at 800/1830, 1.087v, 100% fan speed. I think 500W is fine for one OCd 470.

 

No, not this PSU.  It is a low-quality unit that has a +12V capacity of only 384W, and that means this PSU is a low-quality 400W unit.

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post #24 of 33
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Go ahead. I want a 600w or 700w PSu with one 12v rail and at least bronze certification for under $100. It can be new or used.
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Originally Posted by LightMassKiller View Post

Go ahead. I want a 600w or 700w PSu with one 12v rail and at least bronze certification for under $100. It can be new or used.

 

It doesn't have to have that much power, but I'll go with 650W units.  The 80+ Certification is actually meaningless, but no one is being told about this because that would hurt PSU sales.  Having one or multiple +12V rails is also unimportant because it only begins to matter with PSUs of a very large capacity - like 950W and up or so.

 

Anyway, here is my first recommendation:

 

650W Rosewill CAPSTONE Modular Cable Version Series for $99.99 shipped, $79.99 after a mail-in rebate (in the form of a pre-paid card, rebate offer expires January 18th)

 

It is a high-end modular PSU with 4 x 6+2-pin PCI-E cables, and a very strong +12V capacity of 648W.

 

However, there is also the 550W SeaSonic G Series going for $96.17 after shipping:  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151119

 

This is another high-end modular PSU.  It has 2 6+2-pin PCI-E cables, and a very strong +12V capacity of 540W.

 


The 550W SeaSonic G Series is overkill for your system.  ;)

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^ Never gamble with hardware
Its called sarcasm, he was joking tongue.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by LightMassKiller View Post

Go ahead. I want a 600w or 700w PSu with one 12v rail and at least bronze certification for under $100. It can be new or used.
Let TwoCables help, hes great and gave me help lately, i chose the PSU he recommended (TX550M) for my sons PC and its a great litte unit wink.gif
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post #27 of 33
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Then may we help you select a PSU?

Do so.. help them out now.


I got suggestions


OCZ ZT/ZX series 750w-1200w

NZXT Hale series

Corsair series PSU's maybe even an AX I Digital one

You may want to look into a psu that is fully modular

Corsair has a fully modular AX series correct?

Raidmax makes ****ty psu's I was going to purchase this raidmax that said it was 850w and read reviews it was actually an 80 bronze 750 realistically.. that is how crappy raidmax is.. never buy from them again.
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post #28 of 33
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I know there's a white NZXT PSU that looks perfect in my PC.
The main reason I went with the Raidmax is because it compliments my case.
I intend to run more than one high end GFX card, after I retire my 470, which is giving me a crapload of driver problems currently.
So a white psu of 600+ is what I'm aiming at, but that first one TwoCables put is tempting.
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Originally Posted by LightMassKiller View Post

I know there's a white NZXT PSU that looks perfect in my PC.
The main reason I went with the Raidmax is because it compliments my case.
I intend to run more than one high end GFX card, after I retire my 470, which is giving me a crapload of driver problems currently.
So a white psu of 600+ is what I'm aiming at, but that first one TwoCables put is tempting.

 

Internally, the NZXT HALE90 and Rosewill Capstones are identical (that is, if I am remembering correctly).  ;)  Unfortunately, the 650W HALE90 is much harder to find today than it was as recently as the middle of summer 2012 and it's also a lot more expensive.  There's a 550W HALE90 that is just as difficult to find, but it does cost less - except it is not modular.

 

Besides, what will you be looking at more?  The interior of your case, or your monitor?  ;)

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post #30 of 33
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My monitor is from 2007. I'd like my PC to be eyecandy, nonetheless. x3
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