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Ok so my current unit works fine, but the backup rig needs a PSU so why not update my Sig (man its old)

I can get a cm silent pro 720w m2 tomorrow for $50 Amir not counting tax
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=DkKeUvtSEeKLtvLLArRDVQ0_0_0_0_0&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16817171067&cm_sp=

Good deal? Considered a capstone but i want modular an a bit cheaper. Prefer 5 year warranty over the hive 650s 3 year.

V700 is more then I want to spend out of pocket despite its awesome price @ $80 Amir

Any thoughts?
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Why are you looking at PSUs in this wattage range? I'm not judging, I'm just trying to get a feel for your plans. I mean, take a look at the modular 450W Rosewill Capstone (the 450-M). It's $69.99 with free shipping available: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182261
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Originally Posted by LuckySe7ens View Post

Ok so my current unit works fine, but the backup rig needs a PSU so why not update my Sig (man its old)

I can get a cm silent pro 720w m2 tomorrow for $50 Amir not counting tax
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=DkKeUvtSEeKLtvLLArRDVQ0_0_0_0_0&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16817171067&cm_sp=

Good deal? Considered a capstone but i want modular an a bit cheaper. Prefer 5 year warranty over the hive 650s 3 year.

V700 is more then I want to spend out of pocket despite its awesome price @ $80 Amir

Any thoughts?

There are two versions of the Capstone if you did not know non modular and semi modular
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Yup, I've been waiting for the capstone 450m to go on sale for awhile. No dice yet. I figured that I'd get that recommendation.

Regarding the why so much wattage?
Guess I like the idea of potential sli setups. Not that I have a need.

This rig spends most of its time at idle, so low power efficiency is naturally more important than efficiency at the limit. Not that I'm overly concerned with that.
Edited by LuckySe7ens - 8/2/13 at 7:53am
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

Why are you looking at PSUs in this wattage range? I'm not judging, I'm just trying to get a feel for your plans. I mean, take a look at the modular 450W Rosewill Capstone (the 450-M). It's $69.99 with free shipping available: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182261

I guess the question is should i spend more for the capstone then the 720?

I can get a cm silent pro 720w m2 tomorrow for [edit] $60 Amir not counting tax
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=DkKeUvtSEeKLtvLLArRDVQ0_0_0_0_0&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16817171067&cm_sp=

Edit: thought it would be cheaper. Ok, now the 450m is lookin nice

Can you confirm for me that it is a superior unit?

Blah why bother with the modular unit when theres so few cables...

Nvm all thx tongue.gif
Edited by LuckySe7ens - 8/2/13 at 1:30pm
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post #6 of 6
Modular PSUs are easier to install.

The 450-M is definitely a superior unit. Yes. The Silent Pro M2 isn't that good of a PSU really. It's not BAD, but I never recommend it.

As far as the possibility of going SLI (or Crossfire should you ever decide to go that route): be realistic. What are the chances that you'll ever go SLI or Crossfire?
Edited by TwoCables - 8/2/13 at 4:35pm
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