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They aren't going to listen to us man lol. This is why I've stopped even browsing this forum. So many people seem to forget that there are perfectly acceptable PSUs in the mid 70-80 dollar range for general gaming. Anytime you even bring up PSUs you get these people that start linking $150+ PSUs and are like "I would NEVER buy anything under this, they are all crap blah blah blah" They act like any midrange PSU will just burst into flames if you even power it on.

The whole point of a budget is the find the right part that fits the users requirements for the right price. I think that gets lost on alot of these people that have 2 grand to upgrade their PC every year.

A good 550-600watt will be more then enough, with a 30% headroom an you could find one for 60-70pounds.

It has nothing to do with not listening, its about spending money now to prevent having to buy an entire new unit once he swaps the mobo or upgrade to a high end gpu/crossfire setup a few years down the road. Back on page 2 we had a list of 3 parts within the budget that was a 750w PSU. If its within the budget then don't argue against it. Even if it's 10% over its worth the purchase.
    
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It has nothing to do with not listening, its about spending money now to prevent having to buy an entire new unit once he swaps the mobo or upgrade to a high end gpu/crossfire setup a few years down the road. Back on page 2 we had a list of 3 parts within the budget that was a 750w PSU. If its within the budget then don't argue against it. Even if it's 10% over its worth the purchase.


Except even with his upgrades his computer at 100 percent load wouldn't even be pulling 400 watts from the wall. I think you would be very surprised to find out what you would actually need to have in your system to require a 750 watt power supply. Why waste the extra money on a power supply when he clearly needs some cooling solution for his mosfets. Especially if he doesn't have an aftermarket cooler on the CPU, because that just means that his stock cooler is blowing warm air on already hot mosfets.

And we all know if the mosfets blow he will need an entirely new motherboard. So I'd rather see him spend that money on a better cooler or heat sinks for the mosfets then extra wattage on a PSU
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Saw that you have a OCZ Modstream Pro yourself

Not trying to be rude so dont take it that way

Am just going to leave this video here

What he says about efficiency is wrong so just skip that part
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Best bang for buck high end units is the Cooler Mater V series and EVGA SuperNova G2 series

here's the ripple on the evga g2 series

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/SuperNOVA_G2_1000/9.html
    
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Except even with his upgrades his computer at 100 percent load wouldn't even be pulling 400 watts from the wall. I think you would be very surprised to find out what you would actually need to have in your system to require a 750 watt power supply. Why waste the extra money on a power supply when he clearly needs some cooling solution for his mosfets. Especially if he doesn't have an aftermarket cooler on the CPU, because that just means that his stock cooler is blowing warm air on already hot mosfets.

And we all know if the mosfets blow he will need an entirely new motherboard. So I'd rather see him spend that money on a better cooler or heat sinks for the mosfets then extra wattage on a PSU

he has enough budget to get the coolers.
    
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post #146 of 147
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because its a better part by 400 MHz
No. Higher stock multipllier.
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higher speed,
Higher stock multi again.
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tdp,
Higher stock multi ?
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oc range
Higher stock multi doesn't mean higher overclocks. A phenom II x4 9xx is a perfect example.Howewer 980 used to overclock better by....100mhz while costing 50% more than 955/965.Those 20$ can be used on other things like for example cpu cooler.
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Saw that you have a OCZ Modstream Pro yourself

Not trying to be rude so dont take it that way

Am just going to leave this video here

What he says about efficiency is wrong so just skip that part

I also didn't do much research 4 years ago when I bought it. I think my main reason I bought it was is was on sale at newegg and had decent reviews. At the time my current psu was dead. So yeah, this black friday I might look at a new psu if the price is right I'll just get a 500watt. Because the fans bearing in this PSU is making an annoying noise.

I also used to have a Phenom II x4 running 1.47v 3.9 ghz with two 6850s, 4HDDs, and alot of fans. Now this PSU is way more then I need. When I bought it I was expecting future builds would require more wattage, with crossfire and all.
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