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HEHE thats cool. So I guess my choice of a 1kw was not the best one. I have not bought one till I find the issue im having. Other than that what wattage should I buy for my setup? I want to stay with either a Silverstone or a PC Power & Cooling. Im not sure if I should go for one with modular cables or not....

Im also adding a Q6600 n a lil while...
Silverstone and PCP&C are great. OCZ owns PCP&C, so their PSUs are simply rebranded PCP&Cs with larger, silent fans and LEDs.
Between those three PSU companies, you can't go wrong. I guess it all comes down to the warranty, looks, and connections.
Not to mention 12V rail amperage...but they all will have decent amperage with the 600-700W models.
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Silverstone and PCP&C are great. OCZ owns PCP&C, so their PSUs are simply rebranded PCP&Cs with larger, silent fans and LEDs.
Between those three PSU companies, you can't go wrong. I guess it all comes down to the warranty, looks, and connections.
Not to mention 12V rail amperage...but they all will have decent amperage with the 600-700W models.
Personally i prefer Thermaltake over those you listed, they are just more professional imo.

Anyone here got a stable overclock of the HIS 2900XT 1GB GPU?, i wanna see if i can meet thier OC with mine .
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not many people here like thermallake psus
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Personally i prefer Thermaltake over those you listed, they are just more professional imo.

Anyone here got a stable overclock of the HIS 2900XT 1GB GPU?, i wanna see if i can meet thier OC with mine .
I ran mine at 860/1050 (or 1060) for 3dmark a few times, but I haven't kept it OCed just yet....I'm waiting to get the power adapter in the mail. It should be here today, so I'll let you know..



BTW, does anyone have a UPS for their systeM? I'm getting one today that reports the power drawn from the socket....yay.
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I ran mine at 860/1050 (or 1060) for 3dmark a few times, but I haven't kept it OCed just yet....I'm waiting to get the power adapter in the mail. It should be here today, so I'll let you know..



BTW, does anyone have a UPS for their systeM? I'm getting one today that reports the power drawn from the socket....yay.
I use them. Why wouldn't you, really? Our rigs cost us a lot of time, money and (insert one of many other things we give up for our machines) so why not protect the investment? Things as simple as power outages are not something you want to deal with. I mean I remember the first time I was typing away and suddenly, OMG what happened to the lights? Oh and my computer
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Yea I agree. I have mine (along with my 37" 1080P monitor) on a surge protector...but I hear that it can still get fried. I rarely get power outages, but I want to make sure. I also would like the benefit of a nice clean power signal.
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Yea I agree. I have mine (along with my 37" 1080P monitor) on a surge protector...but I hear that it can still get fried. I rarely get power outages, but I want to make sure. I also would like the benefit of a nice clean power signal.
I really could do with one, this house is ran on a meter, and when the money in that meter runs out, so does the electricity.

Living in the country also means that we get alot of power cuts, specially during storms.

Sadly i'd need a very powerful UPS to run my rig, and i think they are pretty big too - and my room is just too small.

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not many people here like thermallake psus
I cant see why not. Thermaltake have a good reputation (at least from what ive heard) and the equipment they make for computers, and enthusiast is absolutely amazing, specially thier cooling solutions and cases.
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NOt big at all--I have a 1000 watt APC UPS and it is about 1/2 the size of a PC. It will power my rig for about 20 minutes. When I lived in FL with hurricanse all th time we often used it to light the house will a CCL light
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Well I bought this one:
http://apcc.com/resource/include/tec...basket=4605,3c
AFter I install it, I'll post my rig's power draw
Here is a good place to find out what VA rating your PSU should be. Best to heir on the side of more power!
receipt22
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Originally Posted by binormalkilla View Post
Well I bought this one:
http://apcc.com/resource/include/tec...basket=4605,3c
AFter I install it, I'll post my rig's power draw
Here is a good place to find out what VA rating your PSU should be. Best to heir on the side of more power!
receipt22
How many watts is your psu? Do you have anything else plugged into the backup outlets? This one won't give you a tremendous amount of time at its max load. Minutes I think. But enough to shut down, that's all you really need it for anyway.
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