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i have about 200$ coming in sometime next week and was wondering if it was worth it to change my PSU, or should i just get the dedicated GPU power supply.

i'm looking at two right now, the SILVERSTONE 650W and the OCZ GAMEXSTREAM 700W.

which one would be my best bet? or should i put the money somewhere else?

i'm planning to get an 8800gts/x sometime around april, but i will not go SLI

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i would go with the ocz....its a good all round stable psu
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umm I dont think you need to shell out $200 for a psu with your system? I'd reccomend the hiperype r 580 watt psu http://xoxide.com/hiper-power-supply-blue.html
and heres a review
http://www.3dgameman.com/content/view/130/43/
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OCZ gets my vote aswell they are awesome. If you wana save alittle bit more money i would go for the 600W it is more than enough for your rig dude. But the 700w is only $20 - $30 more isnt it? No need for a gpu dedicted psu. It will be sufficient.

Yes the hyper type R is avery stable psu, and has proven its worth but to me its still a modular. And im sure OCZ would have a better waurentee anyways.
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OCZ also gets my vote. Only gripe is that it doesn't have EPS12V though except on the 850W version.
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OCZ also gets my vote. Only gripe is that it doesn't have EPS12V though except on the 850W version.


what's EPS12V and what can happen if i don't have that thing?
    
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Oh See Zee! As big as you can get (800W?)! !! !! !! Silverstones are nice too.


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Originally Posted by nitrousflash View Post
umm I dont think you need to shell out $200 for a psu with your system? I'd reccomend the hiperype r 580 watt psu http://xoxide.com/hiper-power-supply-blue.html
and heres a review
http://www.3dgameman.com/content/view/130/43/
You keep recommending that PSU... I'll only recommend a PSU if I know someone who owns one or have owned one myself... From what I don't see you can say neither. My 2 cents. Why do you keep recommending it? It's very dumbfounding to me.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nitrousflash View Post
umm I dont think you need to shell out $200 for a psu with your system? I'd reccomend the hiperype r 580 watt psu http://xoxide.com/hiper-power-supply-blue.html
and heres a review
http://www.3dgameman.com/content/view/130/43/
The Hiper offers horrible amperage for the wattage. The two listed would be MUCH better choices.

I say go for the Silverstone. Everyone and their grandma has a GameXstream.
post #9 of 11
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i'm not a big fan of modular anyways

i'll probably go for the OCZ 700w. seems like a popular choice around here. i think 850w is a bit overkill for me
    
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post #10 of 11
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but what's bothering me most is, is it really worth changing my PSU or should i change my mobo instead? i was thinking of getting the Asus p5n-e 650i (680i is too pricey)
    
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