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Good good find. Only complaint is that the cables aren't sheathed or w/e it's called, but it's got a max of 34a on both rails and it's $50. How reliable is it? I mean, I know it's antec, but is there a problem that it might have?
Negative...no problems at all other than the non-pretty cables. It is a VERY top notch PSU. Best bang per buck out there for PSU's IMO. It'll handle just about any single GPU system out there (except a Q6600 and 9800GX2).
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Negative...no problems at all other than the non-pretty cables. It is a VERY top notch PSU. Best bang per buck out there for PSU's IMO. It'll handle just about any single GPU system out there (except a Q6600 and 9800GX2).
oooo, what about this one? it's $30 off normal and I was just looking at this one not too long ago.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371015

If it's good, then I might have to order it tommorow.
 
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oooo, what about this one? it's $30 off normal and I was just looking at this one not too long ago.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371015

If it's good, then I might have to order it tommorow.
Its a step up from the 500w that's for sure. Its the same line so I'd imagine it'd be fine. If you plan on sticking with single GPU though, I'd just go for the 500w. I think its only $50 ATM.
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Its a step up from the 500w that's for sure. Its the same line so I'd imagine it'd be fine. If you plan on sticking with single GPU though, I'd just go for the 500w. I think its only $50 ATM.
Yeah, i think I'll go with the 650 JIC I do go with a more demanding card eventually, and eventually carry this PSU over to my next rig. 20 bucks more isn't that big of a deal .
 
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Yeah, i think I'll go with the 650 JIC I do go with a more demanding card eventually, and eventually carry this PSU over to my next rig. 20 bucks more isn't that big of a deal .
Alrighty then . Good luck!
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PC Power&Cooling for the win! Damn good quality and stable as heck.

Ok, tomorrow is Sat and I'm going to try for a 1200+ HTT. I had some good results with the 8x multiplier, but didn't have time to see if it was stable.
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PC Power&Cooling for the win! Damn good quality and stable as heck.
I have one, and am very happy with it. Got it for a great price, too (if I remember correctly, around $40.00 less than its going market price at the time). I believe it will be one of two parts of my current sig rig that will migrate onto my next big personal build (sometime in late 2009/early 2010, at the earliest).

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Ok, tomorrow is Sat and I'm going to try for a 1200+ HTT. I had some good results with the 8x multiplier, but didn't have time to see if it was stable.
Good luck with the tests, G.O.! I have to say, though, that chips with lower multipliers will likely not be as good for higher-than-stock HT Clocks on nF4-based chipsets because the reference clock (HTT, or "FSB") will have to be cranked up so high to get the CPU clock high enough for good system performance. That is one of the advantages of me running an Opty 170; the 10x CPU multiplier will stress the HT Link less than an Opty 165 with its 9x CPU multi.

At any rate, have fun and good luck with the testing! May the gods smile favorably upon thee.
    
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I have one, and am very happy with it. Got it for a great price, too (if I remember correctly, around $40.00 less than its going market price at the time). I believe it will be one of two parts of my current sig rig that will migrate onto my next big personal build (sometime in late 2009/early 2010, at the earliest).



Good luck with the tests, G.O.! I have to say, though, that chips with lower multipliers will likely not be as good for higher-than-stock HT Clocks on nF4-based chipsets because the reference clock (HTT, or "FSB") will have to be cranked up so high to get the CPU clock high enough for good system performance. That is one of the advantages of me running an Opty 170; the 10x CPU multiplier will stress the HT Link less than an Opty 165 with its 9x CPU multi.

At any rate, have fun and good luck with the testing! May the gods smile favorably upon thee.
I guess that means my chip is just an odd chip then, huh? Since I can in fact stabilize 1300MHz+ HT Link speeds with the 9x multiplier? Granted that's with only 2GB of RAM...THUS FAR!
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I guess that means my chip is just an odd chip then, huh? Since I can in fact stabilize 1300MHz+ HT Link speeds with the 9x multiplier? Granted that's with only 2GB of RAM...THUS FAR!
Some schmuck once said, "When it comes to overclocking, YMMV."
    
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I have one, and am very happy with it. Got it for a great price, too (if I remember correctly, around $40.00 less than its going market price at the time). I believe it will be one of two parts of my current sig rig that will migrate onto my next big personal build (sometime in late 2009/early 2010, at the earliest).



Good luck with the tests, G.O.! I have to say, though, that chips with lower multipliers will likely not be as good for higher-than-stock HT Clocks on nF4-based chipsets because the reference clock (HTT, or "FSB") will have to be cranked up so high to get the CPU clock high enough for good system performance. That is one of the advantages of me running an Opty 170; the 10x CPU multiplier will stress the HT Link less than an Opty 165 with its 9x CPU multi.

At any rate, have fun and good luck with the testing! May the gods smile favorably upon thee.
You have to remember this Expert can hit a very high HTT. I have been able to boot in at 388. It was not stable due to cooling. Ugh! I want that Opty 170 now!

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I guess that means my chip is just an odd chip then, huh? Since I can in fact stabilize 1300MHz+ HT Link speeds with the 9x multiplier? Granted that's with only 2GB of RAM...THUS FAR!
yeah, you guys have all the good stuff ......@#$%!&!!
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