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Yea, well I guess I should go that extra 20 bucks to get something a little more efficient.

I would, and Enermax is generally a great brand. I'm eyeing one to replace my zx-600 coolmax since I added a second GPU. Just gotta save up is all smile.gif
     
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I would, and Enermax is generally a great brand. I'm eyeing one to replace my zx-600 coolmax since I added a second GPU. Just gotta save up is all smile.gif

Yea, sounds good now that I think about it more. Thanks for the input thumb.gif

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About sums it up, they overrate the wattage a lot especially on the non 80 plus units. You'd get 400 out of the v-600 safely though I would imagine.

ITs tough looking at low end PSUs I know. I'm just saying that out of 2 units I've personally owned that the v-600 is "OK" for daily driving. My brothers powers an A55 board with A4 APU and 4 gigs ram with 2 HDDs and dvdrom just fine, but he's only been running for a few months now. MY old one (which could by all means be a different OEM or something) was running a 939 board and single core 3200 athlon for 6 years. Its a cheap PSU, and so you can't really expect much from it but I took a gamble on one and its been fine.

That said, If you can spend closer to 50 dollars I would, since with PSUs the more you spend the better it is really does apply, and I have heard some pretty good reviews of the Lepa brand so it may be the better choice.

If the V-500 already have difficulty powering half of the rated power (went out of specs at 150w on the 5v and at 250w on the 12v), a unit that has a 100w higher rated output that is based on the exact same platform won't do any better. An A4 APU build has a power draw of <100w DC.

Quite honestly, just because it so happen to run a particular system, doesn't mean that the OP should invest in a trashy unit that cannot remotely deliver its rated wattage safely. To make matters worse, it stayed on for a while when it was out of spec.

Since the V-600 is priced at $35 before tax at Frys, he could make an effort to buy something online (which it seem like he is considering) that offer free shipping and no tax here (unless you live in CA) : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=30144
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I've opened up a V600. It's a 300W power supply based on a half bridge, group regulated topology. For $35 you can do better; Corsair CX430 can do 380-430W reliably and is usually around the same price. Even CoolerMaster PSUs are better in that price range.
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I bought a Enermax over 4 years ago and I have been pretty much sold on buying just Enermax PSU's to this day because of reliability and innovative features. One of the coolest feature on their high end PSU's is HeatGuard which will spin your fans (even water pumps) in your system for 10-60 seconds after you shut your system down to dissipate heat that would otherwise stay on your components. My unit will run everything for up to 2 minutes after shutdown depending on PSU temp.

Enermax PSU's are generally on the very high end of the stick when it comes to price versus Antec, Corsair, etc. I think I paid like over $200 for mine but I noticed that they have a new NAXN line out and they look pretty impressive for their price. Some of them are partially modular. You can find them here http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=enermax+power+supply&N=-1&isNodeId=1

I have a old 6 year old Coolmax 500w that I bought 6 years ago and is still going in another rig. It got replaced because it has issues supplying proper current needed for a 512MB 8800GTS to run properly.
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I bought a Enermax over 4 years ago and I have been pretty much sold on buying just Enermax PSU's to this day because of reliability and innovative features. One of the coolest feature on their high end PSU's is HeatGuard which will spin your fans (even water pumps) in your system for 10-60 seconds after you shut your system down to dissipate heat that would otherwise stay on your components. My unit will run everything for up to 2 minutes after shutdown depending on PSU temp.

Enermax PSU's are generally on the very high end of the stick when it comes to price versus Antec, Corsair, etc. I think I paid like over $200 for mine but I noticed that they have a new NAXN line out and they look pretty impressive for their price. Some of them are partially modular. You can find them here http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=enermax+power+supply&N=-1&isNodeId=1

I have a old 6 year old Coolmax 500w that I bought 6 years ago and is still going in another rig. It got replaced because it has issues supplying proper current needed for a 512MB 8800GTS to run properly.

From what i have seen Enermax has crappy units just like all other brands

They also has series that have not been made by themselfs but by another OEM

Last higher end Enermax units are almost always overpriced so much that no one whats to buy them
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From what i have seen Enermax has crappy units just like all other brands

They also has series that have not been made by themselfs but by another OEM

Last higher end Enermax units are almost always overpriced so much that no one whats to buy them

The one I found was about 59 bucks and it had a good review too on HardwareSecrets.com
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IIRC, the Enermax NAXN Tomahawk II ENP550AWT is based on the CWT DSA II platform, which the current CX from Corsair (aside from the 750 variant) is based on a modified version of this platform.

For the same price point, you could get the Rosewill Capstone 450w which will be by far a superior unit. The Corsair GS500 at Frys is cheaper. If you go on Newegg, you could get the CX430v3 for $40 shipped or $20 after MIR.
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Get a rosewill capstone 450 and be done. It'll handle any single gpu!!
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