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post #1 of 14
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Hi, I'm looking into getting me a better PSU since mine is having some trouble handling my system! Any recommendations?

BTW...Hows the PC power and cooling 510 SLI?

Edit: I need a better PSU then a Antec True550 550watt
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post #2 of 14
If you need a better Power Supply, don't go backwards in wattage and amperage... I would get a PC Power & Cooling Silencer-610 or SeaSonic S12 Energy Plus 650W Power Supply.

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post #3 of 14
http://csd.dficlub.org/forum/showthread.php?t=966
http://www.diy-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=73137

Those 2 lists should help you identify what PSU's are compatable with your board.

I use a Zippy 850w. Pretty expensive but very good with DFI boards.
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post #4 of 14
Oh, what are is your budget? If it is 200+ I would get a PC Power & Cooling Silencer-750 Copper Power Supply Unit. Without a single doubt.

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post #5 of 14
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I'm willing to go $150 max...I'm not looking into a extreme PSU
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post #6 of 14
OCZ Gamestream OCZ600GXSSLI 600w about $110
OCZ Gamestream OCZ700GXSSLI 700w about $140

Both of those are in your budget and are highly rated for you motherboard.
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post #7 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lancer33 View Post
OCZ Gamestream OCZ600GXSSLI 600w about $110
OCZ Gamestream OCZ700GXSSLI 700w about $140

Both of those are in your budget and are highly rated for you motherboard.
I second this, completely.

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post #9 of 14
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ANother question...if it has 4 x 12 v rails and you are only going to use 1...will it combine all power into that 1 you use?
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Corsair 700D 
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post #10 of 14
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What about the Antec TruePower Trio 650 650W Power Supply?
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http://www.jonnyguru.com/review_details.php?id=12

Review of this PSU by JohnnyGuru.

I guess it would be OK but many years of playing with different PSU's has driven me to single rail high amp units.

I normaly don't do this but if it were me i would be looking at getting a good , high end PSU that would carry me through a few upgrades. To me it makes more sense to spend $200 to $300 now instead of having to buy another $150 PSU a year down the road when I upgrade my system.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
PhenomII 550BE X4 Asus M4A79XTD EVO EN8800GTX G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 300Gb WD, 2x 500Gb WD 2x Asus DVD R/RW XP Pro SP3 Benq FP222W 
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