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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017

Would this one be good then? It's certainly cheaper haha

That's not a particularly good unit... And OCZ's RMA dept is a joke, just look at the pics in my profile labeled "2nd bad OCZ RMA"

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies/0_20
post #12 of 32
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Also, if the PSU says compatible with Sandy Bridge processors, does that mean it is still compatible with Ivy Bridge?
post #13 of 32
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That's not a particularly good unit... And OCZ's RMA dept is a joke, just look at the pics in my profile labeled "2nd bad OCZ RMA"

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies/0_20

Okay haha. Could you possibly find me a good alternative? Preferably modular, and a high enough amps to suffice?
post #14 of 32
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Originally Posted by Scintillation1 View Post

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017

Would this one be good then? It's certainly cheaper haha

I wouldn't recommend it, but if you wanted to save some cash there are far worse PSUs you could buy. I want to figure who made it first...OCZ just put the sticker on it.

I did a quick right click google on it and found it was made by Highpower...not a brand known for quality


Though like I said...you could go far worse. the PSU is probably the most important component in a PC...at least in my opinion. If it goes boom it can take all the other hardware with it. Doesn't make much sense to trust $500 worth of hardware to a $30 PSU. So saving money isn't always saving money.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 10/30/13 at 12:23pm
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post #15 of 32
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Also, if the PSU says compatible with Sandy Bridge processors, does that mean it is still compatible with Ivy Bridge?

Yes, it will work with both. And "non-compatible" PSU's would still work just fine, except for certain power saving features/states of Haswell which could be disabled in the BIOS and are normally turned off when overclocking.

How about this Antec NeoECO C NEO ECO 520C 520W in that price range..

Or the SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W
Edited by HairyGamer - 10/30/13 at 12:21pm
post #16 of 32
Scint, I've got an affection for Corsair power supplies - and throughout the forums here you can find me defending their quality and reliability in the US market. However, there are going to be some well respected and knowledgeable experts who may stop by and tell you that you can get a better power supply for less money. And in this situation they will be 100% right smile.gif

Unless you just have to have a modular power supply, you might consider the Rosewill Capstone 650W unit. It is built by Superflower, design and manufacturing are top notch, including the use of all Nippon Chemi-Con capacitors. Independent reviews and testing bear out the quality of the unit.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182071

And, as you'll see it gets lots of love at Newegg.

Give it a look, do some of your own research and see if you don't come to the same conclusion.

Now should you decide you just have to use a modular power supply you could consider any of these;

Rosewill Capstone 650-M
Rosewill Tachyon 650
Seasonic M12II 650 SS-650AM
PC Power and Cooling Silencer MkIII
Seasonic SSR-650RM

There are other great options too, but I narrowed my list down to those available through Newegg and priced right at or slightly below $100.

If I were buying for myself I would probably lean towards the Seasonic SSR-650RM just because it got such an excellent recommendation over at Jonnyguru.
Edited by wevsspot - 10/30/13 at 12:30pm
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post #17 of 32
The Rosewill Capstone unit looks like the best bet - SuperFlower is a great OEM (Made the P2 in my system) and it has a 7 year warranty plus it leaves you with a little headroom thumb.gif
post #18 of 32
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Originally Posted by HairyGamer View Post

Yes, it will work with both. And "non-compatible" PSU's would still work just fine, except for certain power saving features/states of Haswell which could be disabled in the BIOS and are normally turned off when overclocking.

How about this Antec NeoECO C NEO ECO 520C 520W in that price range..

Or the SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W

So 40 amps should be enough on a single rail to run what I have? Just clarifying. tongue.gif
post #19 of 32
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Originally Posted by Scintillation1 View Post

So 40 amps should be enough on a single rail to run what I have? Just clarifying. tongue.gif

40 amps would be plenty.. Single rail is also better tongue.gif

I also said the Capstone would be the best bet, which has 54 amps - giving you more "headroom" for future upgrades.

I'm done.
post #20 of 32
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Originally Posted by wevsspot View Post

Scint, I've got an affection for Corsair power supplies - and throughout the forums here you can find me defending their quality and reliability in the US market. However, there are going to be some well respected and knowledgeable experts who may stop by and tell you that you can get a better power supply for less money. And in this situation they will be 100% right smile.gif

Unless you just have to have a modular power supply, you might consider the Rosewill Capstone 650W unit. It is built by Superflower, design and manufacturing are top notch, including the use of all Nippon Chemi-Con capacitors. Independent reviews and testing bear out the quality of the unit.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182071

And, as you'll see it gets lots of love at Newegg.

Give it a look, do some of your own research and see if you don't come to the same conclusion.

It does look amazing, but I just returned a faulty Rosewill, and while that isn't really an issue, because it happens, I really would like the modular variety because my case isn't exactly riddled with room at this point heh.
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