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post #11 of 22
If you're going to spend that kind of money, get the PC power and cooling. Probably the highest quality PSU maker out there. + it's got a 3 year waranty.

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i'm considering that psu too if i have to but i would really like something a bit cheaper
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PC P&C is the best but Silverstone is great too. Both will last a long time.
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okay this is strange. my cpu turned the multiplier down to 6 but it is under 100% load from folding. a couple hours ago it was at 9 but i just checked it and it is now 6. i have c1e disabled. might it be doing this because it is not getting enough power from the psu or is something else going on?... really need help on this ASAP
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Either that or the mobo is going out.
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post #16 of 22
Sadly a compromised PSU can cause all sorts of havoc (including damage to other components), thus it's not advisable to continue using this PSU

It can be an expensive exercise buying a decent/reliable quality PSU but the expense of 'cheaping out' on your purchase can end up costing more

Other than PCP&C, Silverstone, Seasonic, Thermaltake & Antec seem to make reasonably well designed units, though some may suffer from capacitor issues later in life (ie. Fuhjyuu's in some Antecs & Tagans), FWIW down here in Oz the Hiper Type-R's seem really popular due to their performance/price

Personally, I buy Antec because they're well designed, perform well and I can replace their (secondry) capacitors easily, so in the end (if I buy used) I end up with an economical but robust/reliable PSU, so if you're handy with a soldering iron that could also be an option for you
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i cannot solder anything so that doesn't really sound like an option. but thanks for the info on power supplies. do you have any recommendations for me? i think i am looking for at least 600watts at high quality for a reasonable pri8ce. any ideas?
post #18 of 22
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i'm considering that psu too if i have to but i would really like something a bit cheaper
Cheaper - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...919&CatId=1079

I just told someone else on the forum about this PSU. It's worked flawlessly for me for 4 months, and still shows the same power numbers on my multi-meter as the day I bought it.

2x12v rails @ 19a/20a. Not bad for $30.
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post #19 of 22
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sorry, i've never heard of it and it costs $30... i dont want to make the same mistake again. my psu worked perfectly for 4 months also, it is failing in month 5
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Up until recently, Antec PSU's are HEC's relabeled...
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