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post #1 of 10
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I've decided I'm going to pickup a PSU tonight too just in case swapping my motherboard doesn't fix my issue. If the issue is fixed, I will return the PSU.

Which is better between the following. This is for my sig rig with a P5K-E WiFi mobo in place of the Commando.

OCZ StealthXStream 600W
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...680&cid=PS.808

OCZ GameXStream 600W
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...075&cid=PS.808

PC Power & Cooling (S61EPS) Silencer 610W
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...331&cid=PS.808

Corsair HX Series CMPSU-520HX 520W
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...410&cid=PS.808



I picked a bad time to stop following current hardware.
Edited by bigvaL - 6/23/08 at 11:46am
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post #2 of 10
the i've had personal experiences with the both the OCZ stealth and GXstream's and they're great. and ofcourse with ur current rig, the GX stream is the way to go. you can never have too much of a great stable powersource. it can actually save you more money too when youre getting stable power. anyhow, since i believe the gx stream700 has a larger rebate, you should probably go with that instead of the 600w just incase for future upgrades and what not, and the corsair HX520 is awesome aswell, but just for future refreences 520w might just not be enough and for now its great and also its modular. the hiper i have no experiences with but due to a hiper product its already in its class, just that those 3 i have expereinces with. just givin ya my 2cents
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post #3 of 10
I believe the StealthXStream and GameXStream are the same PSU minus some LEDs. Both are FSP built PSU and are decent. However, they do exhibit ripple issues at higher loads. Therefore, I would say they're very good 500w PSUs.

The Silencer 610 and HX520 are definitely better than the OCZ units though. However, you linked to an Enermax PSU?
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post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
I believe the StealthXStream and GameXStream are the same PSU minus some LEDs. Both are FSP built PSU and are decent. However, they do exhibit ripple issues at higher loads. Therefore, I would say they're very good 500w PSUs.

The Silencer 610 and HX520 are definitely better than the OCZ units though. However, you linked to an Enermax PSU?
Woops, fixed.
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post #5 of 10
For your rig, I would get the 520HX since it is modular, plenty of power, cheaper than the PCP&C 610, and better than the OCZs.
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post #6 of 10
I'm going with Duckie here, either the Corsair or the Silencer. You are paying extra for modular with that particular Corsair so you could go with either the vx550 or tx650 as well for non-modular and ~$100 or less (but the 520 is a pretty good deal ATM with the $20 MIR).
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post #7 of 10
PC Power & Cooling (S61EPS) Silencer 610W

Its a great PSU, high efficiency and can deliver more than enough amps on the 12v line.
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post #8 of 10
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I probably wouldn't even mail in the rebate... I guess the 610 PCPAC it is.

Thanks everyone.

(I hope mine isn't broke in the first place.)
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post #9 of 10
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I bought the 610watt Silencer but so far so good with only the motherboard replaced. I'll keep the PSU until Wednesday or so and then return it.

Thanks again everyone!
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post #10 of 10
Crap too late.

Well, it's a good buy, but I'd probably have gotten the Corsair (ok, I am biased... I've got two of 'em.) They're great PSU (seasonic based).

Oh well... just nitpicking. That PC Power & Cooling is a great PSU!
    
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