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post #21 of 30
I'm sure 520W is enough, but I'm not so sure it will last in the long run? Personally, I would get at least a 600W, to be safe.
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post #22 of 30
I would upgrade to an OCZ GameXStream 600W or 700W. An FSP Group Epsilon is made by the same company, so, that should definately be an option. It's not really the wattage I'm worried about; it's the reliability and the company. I would, personally, only purchase a SeaSonic or PC Power & Cooling.

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post #23 of 30
Wait... better than the Corsair, and you mention a GameXstream?

I'd pick the Corsair 520W (note: 40A on the 12V rails) any day over the GameXStream/FSP Epsilon. Yeah, I have an Epsilon now, but it's not taxed heavily... there is a serious ripple issue at high loads, which can degrade parts in your rig faster.

Get the 520W Corsair. More than enough for any rig with a single video card.

If you plan to step up, look at the Silverstone OP650. That one is even better (second tier at jonnyguru.com): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256012
    
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post #24 of 30
An FSP is worse than a Corsair? Wow.

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post #25 of 30
yep in this case for sure.

The Corsairs are built by Seasonic, and are very solid. Third tier on jonnyguru.com, just like the PC Power & Cooling Silencer series. The FSP Epsilon/OCZ GameXStream is fourth tier.
    
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post #26 of 30
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the monitor im planning on getting (samsung 226bw) outputs at a recommended resolution of 1680x1050. If i wanted to game in that res, is the GTX overkill? Or should i go with a 640MB GTS?
    
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post #27 of 30
My 8800GTS 640MB handles that resolution quite easily with current games. The GTX will be more futureproof though. If you can afford it, I'd get the GTX, but the GTS isn't a bad pick.
    
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post #28 of 30
I have that same monitor and I am running an 8800GTX. If you look at some benchmarks you'll see that they get 75FPS+ average, however, with Crysis and other demanding DirectX 10 Games coming out that FPS will drop as the textures and physics become better and better.
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The first image is the Average FPS that Legit Reviews got in Fear. The second image is the results of testing done by [H] Enthusiast; they are running Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. As I said above, if you want to be future-proof the GTX is a better choice; however, if you overclock a 640 GTS that is one hell of a card.

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post #29 of 30
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yup ive done about 75% of my research at [H], GREAT info everywhere there (including forums)
    
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post #30 of 30
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another thing, the case. i really don't care about case looks and all that jazz, i just want something to hold my stuff and keep it running cool enough to be functional.

thats why i went with the coolermaster centurion 5, but does anybody know if that will be big enough/have enough airflow to be able to accommodate the tuniq tower/gtx card? if not what would you recommend?
    
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