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post #3691 of 6753
im not saying some random PSU, but a PSU thats in the list of OP.

is it safe for example, if you need a 550w PSU.
to choose the cheapest 550w PSU from the list on OP?

(since these are all already recommended as high quality)

is there any reason to go for PSU x over PSU y,

even tho x and y are on the list of OP?
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post #3692 of 6753
I don't know enough about them all tbh.

I would possibly suggest power requirements and budget to these guys here and ask them for a couple of recommendations and look at reviews from there! i.e., best 550w PSU for ~ $80 etc.
post #3693 of 6753
You get what you pay for so dont pick the cheapest

On the other hand dont pick the one with the highest priced either some of the units on the list are way overpriced like pretty much all the Corsair units
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post #3694 of 6753
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Originally Posted by IMKR View Post


i just meant like for example.

in this list Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
500-599w



AeroCool GT-500SG
Antec Basiq VP550P
Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green
Antec EarthWatts EA-500 Green
Antec EarthWatts EA-550 Platinum
Antec HCG & HCG M 520W
Antec Neo Eco 520 & 520C
Antec TP-550G
Antec TPN 550W
BeQuiet! Dark Power Pro P10 550W
BeQuiet! Efficient Power F1 500W
BeQuiet! Pure Power CM L8 530W
BeQuiet! Straight Power E9 500W
BeQuier! Straight Power CM E9 580W
Chietec SMART Series GPS-500C (for review see the Kingwin Stryker Fanless 500W)
Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 550W
Cooler Master Silent Pro Platinum 550W

Cougar SX 550W
Cougar SE 560W

Enermax Platimax 500W
Enermax Revo87+ 550W
Enermax Triathlor 550W
Enermax Triathlor FC 550W
Fractal Design Tesla R2 500W
FSP Aurum 500W
FSP Aurum CM 550W
FSP Aurum Xilenser 500W
InWin GreenMe 550W
Jou Jye BitWin 520W
Kingwin Absolute Platinum 550W
Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550W
Kingwin Stryker Fanless 500W (review)

Nexus NX-5000 530W
Nexus RX-5300 530W
NZXT Hale90 550W
OCZ ZS 550W
OCZ ZT 550W
PCP&C Silencer MKIII 500W
Rosewill Capstone & Capstone Modular 550W
Rosewill Fortress 550W (review)
Rosewill Hive 550W
Rosewill SilentNight 500W (review)
Rosewill Tachyon 550W
Seasonic M12IIB & S12IIB 520W
Seasonic G-550 (review)
Seasonic Platinum 520 (review)

Sentey Platinum 550W
Sentey Solid Power SS 550W
Silentmaxx Fanless II 500W
Silverstone Strider Gold 550W
SPI Magna Platinum 500W
Super Flower Golden Green 500W
Super Flower Golden Green Pro 500W & 550W
Super Flower Golden King 550W
Super Flower Golden King Pro 500W
Super Flower Golden Silent 500W

Thermaltake Toughpower XT 575W
Thermaltake Toughpower TP-550P
Vantec Voltra 550W
XFX Core Edition 550W
Zalman GoldRock ZM550-XG

if i need a 500 - 599w psu, is it okay to just pick out the cheapest priced one at the time out of that list?

or in this list Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
900-999w



Antec HCG 900W

Cougar GX & GXv2 900W
Enermax Modu87+ 900W

Huntkey X7 900W
InWin Glaciar 900W

PCP&C Silencer 910W
Super Flower Golden Green 900W

if i need a PSU in that watts range, is it okay to just pick the cheapest priced one at the time?

 

I understood you. So again:


It can depend on your usage plans and what components you have (it can dictate the importance of the quality of the unit). So, two questions to answer are, What will you be doing with your computer and What will or does it consist of? Will you be overclocking? If so, then what kind of overclocking will you be doing? Some builds are just fine with the cheapest recommendable PSU while others are better off with one of the best recommended PSUs. So, again: it depends.

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post #3695 of 6753
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

I understood you. So again:


It can depend on your usage plans and what components you have (it can dictate the importance of the quality of the unit). So, two questions to answer are, What will you be doing with your computer and What will or does it consist of? Will you be overclocking? If so, then what kind of overclocking will you be doing? Some builds are just fine with the cheapest recommendable PSU while others are better off with one of the best recommended PSUs. So, again: it depends.

ahh okay i see.
can you give me some examples? only thing i can think of is, "if your going to OC, get a bigger PSU"

and another thing is, (from reading info about single and multi rail PSU) if you need a PSU thats 1000w or higher, ur better off getting a multi rail, since it has a better protection system.
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post #3696 of 6753
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Originally Posted by IMKR View Post


ahh okay i see.
can you give me some examples? only thing i can think of is, "if your going to OC, get a bigger PSU"

and another thing is, (from reading info about single and multi rail PSU) if you need a PSU thats 1000w or higher, ur better off getting a multi rail, since it has a better protection system.

 

No, no, no. The quality of the PSU is what I'm talking about, not the capacity. If you're going to do heavy overclocking and lots of gaming, then you don't want to just get the cheapest recommended PSU. However, if you're building a simple HTPC that will not be overclocked, then yeah, get the cheapest recommended PSU.

 

I don't know single rail vs. multi-rail by heart, but are you referring to this [playfully written] article?

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/761202/single-rail-vs-multi-rail-explained

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Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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post #3697 of 6753
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

No, no, no. The quality of the PSU is what I'm talking about, not the capacity. If you're going to do heavy overclocking and lots of gaming, then you don't want to just get the cheapest recommended PSU. However, if you're building a simple HTPC that will not be overclocked, then yeah, get the cheapest recommended PSU.

I don't know single rail vs. multi-rail by heart, but are you referring to this [playfully written] article?

http://www.overclock.net/t/761202/single-rail-vs-multi-rail-explained

yup that article..
also, for the bolded part, arent all the PSU's listed here "quality PSU" ??

I was assuming they were all high quality grade power supplies, which is why i thought its safe to just choose the cheapest priced one at the time of buying a PSU.
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Rosewill Capstone 550w Corsair carbide 200r 
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Pentium G3220 MSI H81m-P33 G.SKILL Sniper Series 4GB PNY XLR8 SSD 120GB 
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Rosewill Capstone 550w Corsair carbide 200r 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Pentium G3220 MSI H81m-P33 G.SKILL Sniper Series 4GB PNY XLR8 SSD 120GB 
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post #3698 of 6753
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yup that article..
also, for the bolded part, arent all the PSU's listed here "quality PSU" ??

I was assuming they were all high quality grade power supplies, which is why i thought its safe to just choose the cheapest priced one at the time of buying a PSU.

 

No, they're not all the same level of quality. Some are very high-end and others are just good enough to be recommended. The list would be quite short in comparison if they were to have only the high-end PSUs on it.

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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #3699 of 6753
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

No, they're not all the same level of quality. Some are very high-end and others are just good enough to be recommended. The list would be quite short in comparison if they were to have only the high-end PSUs on it.

okay, this makes sense. i guess this was the answer i was looking for w/o knowing it biggrin.gif

i just assumed that there were all the very least, "great" instead of borderline "good enough to make the list"

EDIT: i just got bored of always recommending the same PSU over and over and over again lol
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PowerCase
Rosewill Capstone 550w Corsair carbide 200r 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Pentium G3220 MSI H81m-P33 G.SKILL Sniper Series 4GB PNY XLR8 SSD 120GB 
Optical DriveOSPowerCase
Cheapest Drive I Was Able To Find Windows 7 Corsair CX 450w NZXT Source 210 
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I5 4670 H81m P33 MSI GTX 760 Hawk G Skill Ripjaws x series 2x4 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD blue 1TB Samsung dvd burner SH-224DB/BEBE Windows 7 Asus VN248H-P 
PowerCase
Rosewill Capstone 550w Corsair carbide 200r 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Pentium G3220 MSI H81m-P33 G.SKILL Sniper Series 4GB PNY XLR8 SSD 120GB 
Optical DriveOSPowerCase
Cheapest Drive I Was Able To Find Windows 7 Corsair CX 450w NZXT Source 210 
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post #3700 of 6753
do keep in mind that "good enough to make the list" is still a good quality PSU since this is an OCN list biggrin.gif we don't let people buy junk around here smile.gif

in reality the PSU that can make the list here is already far better then anything you'd likely put your system through. yes there are REALLY high quality PSU's, but the difference is negligible unless you are going extreme with pushing your rig. the PSU that makes the list here are one's that are good enough to safely use for overclocking purposes. electronically speaking the higher quality PSU's will offer tighter tolerances in voltage regulation, but the cheaper recommended units can also get the job done w/o harming/adversely affecting your system in any way. it simply wouldn't make the cut otherwise.
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