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Poll Results: And the best PSU is...

Poll expired: Mar 22, 2008  
  • 14% (5)
    Corsair TX650
  • 60% (21)
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750
  • 20% (7)
    Other (please post about it)
  • 5% (2)
    Don't upgrade and continue to suffer!
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post #11 of 47
The 3870 draws up to 105 watts so thats like 9 amps.
They're both very good but the 650 should be fine it has 52 amps on the 12v rail.
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post #12 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparhawk View Post
Oh yeah, prices

Corsair TX650) $99.95 w/$20 MIR = $79.95
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750) $169.95
the silencer 750 is cheaper here: Link
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post #13 of 47
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by spacegoast View Post
the silencer 750 is cheaper here: Link
That link points to one that is $179.00...
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post #14 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparhawk View Post
How about random restarting... failing orthos blend test but not individual tests? If there was something causing this that I could fix by changing settings I would gladly do it.
That actually sounds more like a bad stick of memory than anything.

But still check the voltages with a DMM before chucking the PSU. You might need that money to buy some good RAM.
post #15 of 47
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
That actually sounds more like a bad stick of memory than anything.

But still check the voltages with a DMM before chucking the PSU. You might need that money to buy some good RAM.
Yeah, I just exchanged my BallistiX Tracers for regular BallistiX memory and it seems to be running better now(although less shiny ) 400MHz 4-4-4-12 @ 2.2v I'm running an Orthos test right now and am going to leave it overnight to verify that it was just some bad sticks.

The store almost didn't take them back. The problem I was having with the sticks doesn't show up until about 1-2 hours into an orthos test.
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post #16 of 47
Corsair has been putting foward quite a few good psu's (so I hear) and I don't
want to steal their glory, but they are new at the psu game and subcontract the manufacturing out to other firms and put a nice paint job and stickers on it and crank up the price.
Meanwhile, PCP&P has been #1 in all forums for as long as I can remember. It has no faults.
OCZ bought them up for a reason, being they were OCZ's hardest competition over the years, OCZ also makes a killer psu and I can attest to it. All my builds have OCZ but my next will be PCP&C.
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post #17 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparhawk View Post
Oh yeah, prices

Corsair TX650) $99.95 w/$20 MIR = $79.95
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750) $169.95
Where?
post #18 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by lenzo View Post
Corsair has been putting foward quite a few good psu's (so I hear) and I don't
want to steal their glory, but they are new at the psu game and subcontract the manufacturing out to other firms and put a nice paint job and stickers on it and crank up the price.
Meanwhile, PCP&P has been #1 in all forums for as long as I can remember. It has no faults.
OCZ bought them up for a reason, being they were OCZ's hardest competition over the years, OCZ also makes a killer psu and I can attest to it. All my builds have OCZ but my next will be PCP&C.
OCZ doesn't make power supplies either. They're simply a rebrander just like Corsair.
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post #19 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparhawk View Post
The problem I was having with the sticks doesn't show up until about 1-2 hours into an orthos test.
Memory is fickle and can do that. I had memory not start to show errors until the 4th run of MemTest86.
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post #20 of 47
all i can say is Silverstone, Best PSU i have EVER bought!!!!!!!!!!!! (and the coolest component in my case- even under load)
    
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