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post #11 of 18
See now I was under the impression that the rating system was worthwhile, but twocables seems like a knowledgeable fellow so I guess I learn somethin' new every day.

I've been through a few psus and if the Capstone lineup is similar to mine beneath the skin the Rosewills seem like a really good value (I like Rosewill; they seem to care about providing a solid value with their rebrands). I really like my SF, rating aside, the thing is really quiet ,which is important to me. Not sure I've ever heard the fan run. I notice my comp running a lot more stable, and even a bit cooler compared to my old thermaltake. I tried both Seasonic and Corsair and while solid otherwise, the models I used ran a bit loud.

Yeah, the Stryker looks like a great choice. If I'm not mistaken, the Rosewill Silent Night is their version of the same fanless Superflower. (?)
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Well, I'm only going by these two articles:

 

On PSU Efficiency

 

PSU "50% Load" Myth

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post #13 of 18
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Ha... that kingwin stryker does look very interesting if it's enough to make Two cables drool but my case is a bottom mount mid tower and it's pretty crammed on the inside so would I experience higher temps from it since it uses a heatsink instead of a fan? I like that fact that it can handle up to 600w with it's only downfall being that it lowers to a Gold plus rating which isn't even a downfall at all. It's definitely on my list but can anyone point me to the best 600w PSU $200 can buy if this one can be bested?
    
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post #14 of 18

hehe I geek out when I look at that PSU.

 

Anyway, the only need for a 550-600W power supply is if you want to have two GTX 680s.  Otherwise, a 400-450W power supply would have all the power your system would ever need.

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post #15 of 18
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Just read those two articles you posted... I just want to note that I also live in Florida so ambient temps here are around 75-85F with the AC on. It can get upwards of 105F in the peak of summer (not in my house though)... so would the heatsink design be the best route?
    
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Just read those two articles you posted... I just want to note that I also live in Florida so ambient temps here are around 75-85F with the AC on. It can get upwards of 105F in the peak of summer (not in my house though)... so would the heatsink design be the best route?

 

I dunno.  Maybe, maybe not.  With the tiny load that would be on it all the time with just one GTX 680, it should stay cool at all times.

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post #17 of 18
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Went with this... coming in soon. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012

Also I'm upgrading to the 8350 so I thought I would need a little more. Did I do ok is this not enough now...
    
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Went with this... coming in soon. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012

Also I'm upgrading to the 8350 so I thought I would need a little more. Did I do ok is this not enough now...

 

No, I think that this was a waste of money.  It's a high-quality 650W power supply, but it only has 2 x 6+2 PCI-E cables (the Newegg specs are wrong).  The 650W Rosewill CAPSTONE Modular Cable Version Series is $89.99 shipped, $74.99 after the rebate card and it has 4 x 6+2-pin cables, and it's also a little higher quality than the HX650.

 

However, all you need is a quality-made 450W power supply unless you decide to go with two video cards.

 

For example:  The 450W Rosewill CAPSTONE Modular Cable Version Series for $69.99 + $2.99 shipping (2 x 6+2 PCI-E cables)

 

Or if "450W" still looks a little scary, then go with the 550W SeaSonic G Series for $89.99 shipped (2 x 6+2 PCI-E cables)

 

I'm against Corsair PSUs these days unless the price is right (but it rarely is).  ;)

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