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The GTX 550 Ti has a TDP of 115w, and the Phenom II x4 955 BE has a stock TDP of 125w. If you're not OCing either component, then an X-400 will undoubtedly be just fine. If you're heavily overclocking the CPU, then it may be a problem.

 

TDP doesn't correlate to power draw.

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I'm looking at getting a new PSU for my system since the Zalman died some time ago and I just been saving up for a good PSU.

I was going to get Silverstone Strider ST75F-P 750W which was recommended for me but now I have a bit biger budget and am thinking if I should go for the Silverstone Strider ST85F-G Evolution 850W. I plan to crossfire 6950/70s, maybe even try trifire for fun.

The thing is that Silverstone come with a 3 year warranty which in my book ain't enough.

Here in NZ the choices are extremely limited and only the more known brands are available here. The 850W Gold costs $250NZD which basically is my limit.

Here is a local site which basically shows what PSU are available for purchase, where and for how much. Can anyone recommend something better?

http://pricespy.co.nz/category.php?k=436

EDIT: The Seasonic X-760 looks good!
Edited by ErOR - 4/1/13 at 7:40pm
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post #2003 of 6745
Wow, the pricing for you Kiwis is brutal! Anyhow, let's see what I can do.

At the very upper limit of your price range, the NZD $240 Seasonic X-760 is a much better unit for the price and has a 5-year warranty.

There's also the NZD $250 Corsair HX750 V2, which has a 7-year warranty.
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post #2004 of 6745
They aren't "much better" than the Strider Plus 750, in fact the HX V2 isn't better in any way really.

3-way CrossFire is senseless if that is a gaming system, and unless you're an avid bencher (which I doubt) or you're running distributed computing software (like Bitcoin Mining), I would advise against it. Anyhow, seeing what's available and at what prices, I would say the Aurum Pro line from FSP offers the best value for money and If you're dead set on overkill, then the Aurum Pro 850W or Aurum Pro 1000W would make great buys (compared to all other excellent, comparable units available there).
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FSP Aurum Pro 850w it is, it's even cheaper than the Seasonic X-760 smile.gif
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On the subject of Aurum, what's Aurum S, and is it different than normal Aurum?

http://www.fsplifestyle.com/series.php?LID=1&SID=311
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104172
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104173
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104174

They tout FSP MIA and ErP 2013 compliance, but those are features of original Aurum too, right? I checked rail distribution on the 400W, and it's the same as the old Aurum, and the units look pretty similar in layout, from what can be seen on newegg shots. Only obvious difference is missing the gold trim, unless I missed something.


Also good lord, their website: Aurum, Aurum S, Aurum CM, Aurum Pro, Aurum Xilenser, Aurum 92+. lol
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It does look like a repackaged Aurum, it's too cheap to a Xilenser variation.... my bet would be Aurum/CM, same group regulated secondary, same issues associated with it.... but at least they got the connectivity right.
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Hi there,

I currently have an FSP Epsilon 80Plus 600W I would like to know how does this unit compete against today's basic power supplies like Corsair CX600M, Antec EA-650 Green and such. I know mine isn't modular but if I recall correctly CX600 is also an old unit (might be better than mine). I'm basically looking for reviews from you for my personal satisfaction. I also have a chance and budget to buy a bronze rated unit if the switch worth the investment. These are couple of options I have: CM Silent Pro M2 620, Xigmatek NRP-PC602. Please note that electricity isn't too expensive here where I live like other parts of the world.

Thanks.
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On the subject of Aurum, what's Aurum S, and is it different than normal Aurum?

http://www.fsplifestyle.com/series.php?LID=1&SID=311
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104172
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104173
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104174

They tout FSP MIA and ErP 2013 compliance, but those are features of original Aurum too, right? I checked rail distribution on the 400W, and it's the same as the old Aurum, and the units look pretty similar in layout, from what can be seen on newegg shots. Only obvious difference is missing the gold trim, unless I missed something.


Also good lord, their website: Aurum, Aurum S, Aurum CM, Aurum Pro, Aurum Xilenser, Aurum 92+. lol
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It does look like a repackaged Aurum, it's too cheap to a Xilenser variation.... my bet would be Aurum/CM, same group regulated secondary, same issues associated with it.... but at least they got the connectivity right.

 

Aurum S is a slight redesign to the original Aurum platform ( ACRF w/ Sync Rec & Group Reg secondary.)

 

FSP's proprietary controller was tweaked for the 5th time to improve the 12v regulation & fan speed curve. Last I heard they were talking about a semi-passive mode to be included but I guess that got chopped.

These new units are also single 12v rails, instead of multi-rail units.

 

They also boosted the 5vSB rail to 3A from 2-2.5A on most units. Not a huge change but worth noting none the less.

 

These are also EuRP Lot 10 certified, up to the 2013 specification. This is something the original Aurum's did not have. They did comply with the old EuRP standard for under 1w power consumption at idle state. Now it's 0.5w, again, a small tweak and not a huge difference.

They re-did the APFC circuit as well so it should be 0.99% instead of 0.90%

 

Honestly, not a bad refresh. At $70 for the 400w, I'd just stick with the Seasonic G360 though. FSP's only advantage is the use of a Protechnic FDB fan instead of the ball bearing ADDA used by Seasonic.

 

Secondary caps are most likely Capxon as well. I wasn't told about the secondary caps though, so I can't say for sure.

 

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Hi there,

I currently have an FSP Epsilon 80Plus 600W I would like to know how does this unit compete against today's basic power supplies like Corsair CX600M, Antec EA-650 Green and such. I know mine isn't modular but if I recall correctly CX600 is also an old unit (might be better than mine). I'm basically looking for reviews from you for my personal satisfaction. I also have a chance and budget to buy a bronze rated unit if the switch worth the investment. These are couple of options I have: CM Silent Pro M2 620, Xigmatek NRP-PC602. Please note that electricity isn't too expensive here where I live like other parts of the world.

Thanks.

 

Corsair CX600M & Antec EA-650 Green are improved in both the efficiency & regulation side of things. They're have better ripple & noise control to boot.

 

Like wise, they are built a lot better than the old Epsilon units.

 

On the other hand, for your options I'd pick up the Silent Pro M2. It's a slightly better built unit than the HEC made Xigmatek. Performance is about on par with each. Cooler Master, on the other hand, gives you the modular option and has a solid cable configuration for it's output capacity.

Like wise, it has a 5 year warranty in most places of the world.

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So basically you're saying it's worth the jump although my existing FSP unit is working fine? thumb.gif Xigmatek NRP-PC602 and CM Silent Pro M2 has about $35 (converted currency) price difference; the Silent Pro being expensive.
Also, what are your thoughts on the Epsilon I have? HardwareHeaven reviewed this unit in late 2k8, considering 2013 can you list the pros and cos please? smile.gif I got this for like $60 new last year.
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