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Antec 550w Trio?

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I've been looking around for a PSU for my build next month, and came around a very promising looking PSU. The Antec True Power Trio 550w - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371002. Triple 12v rails on 18a each for a total for 504w.

Now, I'm wondering if this would be enough to support an E6600, as well as SLI'd 8800GTS cards, as well as all the other stuff that will be put in the system.
post #2 of 6
Yeah in my opinion that should be enough, I guess it depends on if you plan on OCing too. But yeah thats seems like a pretty solid PSU. Anyways if you have doubts about that one you could go for the Sunbeam Nuuo. Pretty decent one as well.
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post #3 of 6
I afford it won't be enough, I advice you to get a SeaSonic or PCPower.com PSU (some of the best)

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Antec Trio's are not very reliable; some have great success with them, others are disastrous.

These would all be adequate, if a little more of an investment in your psu is no problem -

Corsair HX520, HX620
Seasonic M12 600w, 700w
PC Power&Cooling Silencer 610, 750
OCZ GameXstream 600w, 700w
Silverstone ST56F, ST60F, OP650

The most expensive out of these would be the PC P&C 750.
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I have that exact PSU and bought it after many praises from magazines ect. and its proved to be very good.
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Like I said, the Trio varies from case to case. The 650 version was easily outdone by the Corsair HX620 and PC P&C Silencer 610 in an article from CPU Magazine (May issue I think).

It had to shut itself off after getting much too warm in a system with 1 GTX; an SLI GTS confguration is going to use the same connections as the single GTX (and probably more power I assume).
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