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post #1 of 10
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Hey guys..
Just building myself a new computer and i wanted to know what PSU would be good for my system - i dont want anything overpowered and i want it to support my system well. I was looking at the corsair 520W psu (http://www.corsair.com/products/hx.aspx) but im not sure.. I read some reviews and was told that it is good to have 22Amps on the 12V rail minimum for SLI (which im going to have). im not sure if the corsair one has 18Amps or 18Ampsx3 which would be 54Amps all up.

Please suggest a good one
heres the computer im building..
E6600, 2GB RAM(OCZ or Corsair), SLI gfx cards, p5n-e SLI mobo.
Thanks for help.
abZ
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post #2 of 10
The HX520W puts out 40A on the 12v rail. It says it has four with 18A each, but it's really just one. The 620 has 50A on it's 12V rail. Both are SeaSonic built so they're .
    
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post #3 of 10
The one you want is very good for your computer, it's good quality anyway.
    
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post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
sounds good then.. ill go for the corsair 520.
Thanks heaps guys
*rep to stillhouse* - good information
Ta.
abZ
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post #5 of 10
Ya, the Corsair PSUs are some of the better ones out there, especially for the price. You should be fine.
    
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oh come on, home premium? go all out!
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by alphafox84 View Post
oh come on, home premium? go all out!
? Directed to me, or the OP? Either way, Home Premium has most of the features of Ultimate (the only truly useful one, in my eyes, being the data encrypter) for a lot less money. I think Home Premium is the way to go, or perhaps business.
    
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post #8 of 10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256012

I was putting together a build and this one was suggested as a good PSU, might want to check it out, its right around the same price as the one you're looking at, has more W, and i've heard its extremely quiet as well.
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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by P3rsian View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256012

I was putting together a build and this one was suggested as a good PSU, might want to check it out, its right around the same price as the one you're looking at, has more W, and i've heard its extremely quiet as well.
Thanks for that link - unfortunately im in australia and we dont have the full variety over here which is REALLY anoying.
ill constantly keep watching this thread for any more suggestions - im going to go with the corsair 520 at the moment bcoz its relatively cheap over here and apparently one of the better psu's.

Thanks everyone,
abZ
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post #10 of 10
Any Silverstone is great (Zeus, Olympia, Decathlon, or Strider) The Zeus or Olympia are the more affordable lines, but that Corsair is good, too. You wouldn't be disappointed with either one.
    
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