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post #2241 of 6741
hey guys. what psu can you recommend me? check my specs for the details on it

my current psu is making an ANNOYING sround and i think it is causing problems to my video card, problems ive had before with other psu's
post #2242 of 6741
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Originally Posted by Driimit View Post

1. If I buy a psu of ~450 watt is Seasonic S12II Bronze 430 W the cheapest one maintaining great quality? I've fairly gone through all the recommended psu(400-499 W) list and I find it the cheapest. But in case I missed something or any new product that is not in the list and I can try??
Also note that this psu is actually too good for a ~60$ psu. "Flawless" according to the review. So I don't necessarily need a flawless one. A psu reliable enough not to burn out my PC any day will suffice for me.
"Flawless" meaning no overt flaws that were seen. It's good but not anything that amazing, just a decent group-reg unit done well. If it's around $60, there are better options usually.
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2. If I buy a ~550 watt psu I've found 3 possible candidates. XFX core edition 550 W, Seasonic S12II Bronze 520 W and Rosewill Hive 550 W. I don't know much about Rosewill and other two brands are traditiolnally more popular. But three of them are more or less equal right?? I mean in terms of quality??
The XFX is also S12IIB. Rosewill Hive is decent also but has a bit worse capacitors but definitely nothing to be really concerned about.
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3. Anything else in 500-550w range u wish to recommend which will be cheaper with more or less equal quality?
Not really. But I'd just buy the Rosewill Capstone 650W for $64 while it's on sale. It's a couple tiers higher in quality than the others mentioned so far.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182071
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4.. Does the warranty depend where I buy from? In newegg each product(PSU or not) have specific info on warranty under the 'Details' tab. But in Amazon I cannot see anything written explicitly for many products. So does it matter on the store I buy from too or only the brand of the product?? Some products I'm looking for are cheaper in amazon. Some products I'm looking for are cheaper in amazon than newegg.
The retailer has a return policy for something that's bad soon after purchase, but the product warranty is through the manufacturer. It doesn't matter where you bought it from.
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5. In amazon when I search for the XFX core edition 550 W, I end up at

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-ATX-550-Power-Supply/dp/B004RJ8EKI/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1369615678&sr=1-2&keywords=xfx+core+edition+550+w

As you see the title doesn't say anything about core edition or pro series. However the serial P1550SXXB9 seems to be identical with the core edition product given in the XFX website with hyphens omitted:

http://products.xfxforce.com/en-us/Power_Supply/Pro_Series_550W_PSU/P1-550S-XXB9

So I guess these two are actually same right?
Yes, that's the only 550W PSU XFX has ever sold.



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Originally Posted by spicymeatabolle View Post

hey guys. what psu can you recommend me? check my specs for the details on it

my current psu is making an ANNOYING sround and i think it is causing problems to my video card, problems ive had before with other psu's
Specs are? Causing problems for the video card seems unlikely unless the thing is really bad.

Country? Where are you buying from? What's available? How much are you willing to spend?
post #2243 of 6741
my specs:

i5 3570k
16gb ram
1 ssd+1 500gb hard drive
AMD 7870

im a little weary because my old PSU from another computer killed a 4850 and later a 460 gtx (i didnt play any games on the pc in the between time) and the video card would get loud when i turned on a game but then on others it wouldnt

i am in the USA and i am buying from tigerdirect(its very close to me) but i am willing to buy off newegg if a better deal turns up

i want to keep it at 100 but i would be willing to go 150 if its a super high quality one (more than 800w also)
Edited by spicymeatabolle - 5/28/13 at 12:25am
post #2244 of 6741
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Originally Posted by spicymeatabolle View Post

my specs:

i5 3570k
16gb ram
1 ssd+1 500gb hard drive
AMD 7870

im a little weary because my old PSU from another computer killed a 4850 and later a 460 gtx (i didnt play any games on the pc in the between time) and the video card would get loud when i turned on a game but then on others it wouldnt

i am in the USA and i am buying from tigerdirect(its very close to me) but i am willing to buy off newegg if a better deal turns up

i want to keep it at 100 but i would be willing to go 150 if its a super high quality one (more than 800w also)

You could do with a 450 watts PSU for that if you want more power left over go with a 550 watts you dont need more unless you plan on more video cards

Rosewill Capstone is good bang for buck
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post #2245 of 6741
mikeaj, thanks, specially for question by question replies. It was helpful.

1. Now the thing is I'm probably buying the 7950 with boost instead of 7850 XT and am feeling more inclined to buy a ~650W PSU instead of ~550W. I've found Rosewill Hive 650W for 60$ in amazon.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-HIVE-650-W-Power-Supply-Review/1460/1

It's in the recommended psu list in OCN. Judging by the review I reckon it's also quite good overall right?

2. And the one u referred to Rosewill Capstone 650W, it's not currently in sale and lowest price is 80$. The thing is I'm not willing to spend more than 60$ on a PSU because I can get the XFX 550W, Seasonic S12IIB 520B, Rosewill Hive 550w all under 60$ which are of standard quality and definitely more than enough for my current PC specs but again I'd surely be pretty happy to get a ~650W PSU if it's within 65$ for the sake of being future-proof. Another thing is my friend wil buy it before coming home from USA(ya I'm not American) and she'll leave US in early August. So I can wait for a good deal for as long as late July.
So how much likely do u reckon that the Rosewill Capstone 650W or an equivalent one will have a deal under 65$ within the next 2 months? Being not an American I have little idea in US marketing trends, So suggestion will be helpful.

Thank you.
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post #2246 of 6741
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mikeaj, thanks, specially for question by question replies. It was helpful.

1. Now the thing is I'm probably buying the 7950 with boost instead of 7850 XT and am feeling more inclined to buy a ~650W PSU instead of ~550W. I've found Rosewill Hive 650W for 60$ in amazon.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-HIVE-650-W-Power-Supply-Review/1460/1

It's in the recommended psu list in OCN. Judging by the review I reckon it's also quite good overall right?

2. And the one u referred to Rosewill Capstone 650W, it's not currently in sale and lowest price is 80$. The thing is I'm not willing to spend more than 60$ on a PSU because I can get the XFX 550W, Seasonic S12IIB 520B, Rosewill Hive 550w all under 60$ which are of standard quality and definitely more than enough for my current PC specs but again I'd surely be pretty happy to get a ~650W PSU if it's within 65$ for the sake of being future-proof. Another thing is my friend wil buy it before coming home from USA(ya I'm not American) and she'll leave US in early August. So I can wait for a good deal for as long as late July.
So how much likely do u reckon that the Rosewill Capstone 650W or an equivalent one will have a deal under 65$ within the next 2 months? Being not an American I have little idea in US marketing trends, So suggestion will be helpful.

Thank you.

Rosewill reviews and info can be found here
http://www.overclock.net/t/1393472/rosewill-power-supplies-information-thread
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post #2247 of 6741
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Rosewill reviews and info can be found here
http://www.overclock.net/t/1393472/rosewill-power-supplies-information-thread

Thanks however my q was not directly about Rosewill Hive PSU review as u can see in my last post.. In fact I've already quoted in my last post one of the two reviews found in ur given link on Rosewill Hive. Thanks anyway.
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Why Rosewill Green Series 630 W is not in the recommended PSU list? Judging by the review in hardware secrets:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-Green-Series-630-W-RG630-S12-Power-Supply-Review/881/1

I feel it's a good enough power supply to be recommended. Also there are other PSUs like Rosewill Hive series that are on the list and of more or less equivalent quality..
Edited by Driimit - 5/29/13 at 8:07am
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post #2249 of 6741
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Why Rosewill Green Series 630 W is not in the recommended PSU list? Judging by the review in hardware secrets:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-Green-Series-630-W-RG630-S12-Power-Supply-Review/881/1

I feel it's a good enough power supply to be recommended. Also there are other PSUs like Rosewill Hive series that are on the list and of more or less equivalent quality..

Short answer its old
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Short answer its old
I disagree.

If it's still available in the market and if there is no explicitly new technology or feature applied in the contemporary PSUs of this price range that the Rosewill Green(or others like that) lacks of; I don't find it at all logical to eliminate it for the sake of age.

Why do we tend to avoid an old thing(PSU or not)? Because that thing is either unavailable or lacks features(in any respect) that the other modern things of the same genre of the same price range commonly have. An old thing is not obsolete for sake of being old but can become so due to the other adverse factors that generally come with age.
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