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Anyone know what are currently the most reliable, most stable, trouble free units that are 650W?

This is for a Haswell system, and the point of this build is to be less about performance and more about being a rock. Its a family computer and graphics station, and more than that its the main computer for the family. So no matter how many usb devices are connected and how many things its doing, I need the PSU to stay stable and trouble free. Last time I went with Corsair... and that turned out to be a mistake. It was good for a while, but as soon as the warranty ran out, FZZT! It fried a brand new $350 video card. I know there's always a chance a component can go bad, I just want some peace of mind.
Edited by Drahadis - 11/27/13 at 2:35am
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I'm on a laggy phone atm, check my sig.
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Sounds like what you want is some of what Delta Electronics makes

The new Antec True Power Gold series are Delta but they are brand new so i have no idea on how they really are

Or the Rosewill Fortress series which i always forget

Those are ridiculous well made almost overbuilt

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182082
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182083

Rosewill Fortress review

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Rosewill/FORTRESS-550W/
Edited by shilka - 11/23/13 at 4:02pm
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post #4 of 69
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Shilka, I looked at the number of complaints for those two Rosewills and there's been enough of them to remove a whole egg from each one. Some part in those two units is obviously some kind of Achilles heel. The number of failures and even damage to components people are reporting is a total deal breaker. Sorry... sadsmiley.gif

You can build something extremely well and still overlook a tiny tiny part or detail, and have that cause a serious problem. I'm looking for PSU's that have a good reputation, not something that survived a harsh test because they had the luck of getting a good unit. I'm looking more at overall failure rates.
Edited by Drahadis - 11/23/13 at 4:36pm
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Well i dont belive those newegg user reviews

Most of them have no idea what they are talking about and will give a PSU 5 eggs if it turns on

How about the Seasonic G series never heard anyone here on OCN that had any problems with that one

Is even on sale
http://www.overclock.net/t/1445308/newegg-seasonic-g-series-550w-60-20-rebate#post_21250003
Edited by shilka - 11/23/13 at 5:39pm
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Ya, don't trust newegg ratings if you have a better source of info. Certain items tend to be overrated, others have a few bad reviews that don't really do the product justice.
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post #7 of 69
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I don't trust them, I take them with about twenty pinches of salt. But I do consider them. What about these?

Rosewill CAPSTONE-550
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182068

Rosewill CAPSTONE-650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182071

Antec TruePower Classic series TP-550C
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371071

Antec TruePower Classic series TP-650C
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371072
post #8 of 69
Rosewill Capstone 450W and 650W 80Plus Gold

sorry couldn't find a review on those antecs but seasonic is the OEM for those
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page673.htm

i had been eyeballing the seasonic X-series until i saw those capstones . . just saying.
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post #9 of 69
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So I've decided to either go with an R9 270x, 7850, or 7870 for this workstation, for Adobe support. Depends on what I can get for the cheapest vs quality and warranty. Anywho, in the interest of protecting my drives, isn't it a good idea to have the video card and the hard drives on seperate rails. Is that even a thing? I'm forgetting a lot lol. I hate ADD....

I don't even know how much those cards pull.... and if I do get rails that are truely split off from the drives, then wouldn't that mean I need a larger PSU? Man its been a long time since I've learned about this stuff. Going on I think 6 years since I even thought about it.
post #10 of 69
550 watts is all you need for those cards

Unless you are going to overvolt
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