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hey,
im looking into upgrading from the PSU that came with my case. one of my ideas is the OCZ powerstream 520. I'm wondering how good of a PSU this is and if its a good buy
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Whats your budget and modular or not?

It has 33 amps on the 12v which is not very good.The Corsair 520 has 40 amps on the 12v.
Edited by jameskelsey - 5/13/08 at 1:51pm
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post #3 of 23
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Originally Posted by THEBREN View Post
hey,
im looking into upgrading from the PSU that came with my case. one of my ideas is the OCZ powerstream 520. I'm wondering how good of a PSU this is and if its a good buy
There are much better. The PowerStream is a very old design.
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yeah i changed my mind, I'm looking at the BFG 650w right now
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post #5 of 23
Sorry but that one isn't the best either.Do you have a budget?
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post #6 of 23
OCZ powerstream 520 is ok. Corsair 550vx is better at $70 if you don't need modular.
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Id get this ocz. More then enough for your system and future upgrades http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341010
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post #8 of 23
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yeah the powerstream is cool, i dont need modular but im looking for under $100
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post #9 of 23
Yep Corsair VX550 FTW. Corsair are a quality PSU.
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in a related question, My case puts the PSU box in the top. now the PSU that came with it has fans on the sides. Does it matter if i buy a PSU with a 1x 120mm fan on top or should i only buy PSUs with fans on the sides?

(damnit i dont know anything about PSUs....)
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