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Ive got a No Name 680 watt PSU from Newegg for $40. It has 20amps on the 12v rails (2 of them). My question is this enough power for my system?
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post #2 of 11
You should definitely get a better PSU. Corsair, Silverstone and PC Power & Cooling are three very good makes/brands.

Some Corsair PSU's worth taking a look at would be the 650TX, 620VX, or the 750TX. The PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad is also very good although a little bit more expensive.


(Many other brands are good as well, OCZ, FSP, Thermaltake (Newer PSU's), CoolerMaster Real Power Pro, and Tagan come to mind.)
Edited by mbones - 6/25/08 at 10:45pm
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post #3 of 11
I don't have much confidence in that Sunbeam. We still don't know who the OEM is or what it's combined 12V power is (it is most likely not 20+20=40). It's probably pushing it on power and quality is definitely questionable. You should start saving money for a new PSU like the Corsair 650 mbones suggested. You can get it here for a little cheaper: buy.com.
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post #4 of 11
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I just bought that about a month ago, when i got the 2nd 8800GT. I guess i will need to save for a new psu soon. Thank you every one who helped my out.
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post #6 of 11
Well...I could say it would but then I could also say it would die and take everything with it...I'd get a better PSU if I were you like a Corsair modular or a higher end Antec line PSU, especially for SLi
 
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post #7 of 11
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My budget is $125 Max is $150! Please find the best PSU in that Range!
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post #8 of 11
The Corsair 650 is more then enough for your system and is ~$75 shipped AR at Buy.com and provantage.com. If you really wanted to spend ~$125. Get the Corsair 750 from one of those sites (still would be under $100). Or if you wanted modular, get the Corsair 620, Xigmatek 750 or the Antec TPQ 850. The Corsair 650 will be more then enough for your system, and for most things you could upgrade to. But it's up to you, nothing wrong with having too much power.
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by shinji2k View Post
The Corsair 650 is more then enough for your system and is ~$75 shipped AR at Buy.com and provantage.com. If you really wanted to spend ~$125. Get the Corsair 750 from one of those sites (still would be under $100). Or if you wanted modular, get the Corsair 620, Xigmatek 750 or the Antec TPQ 850. The Corsair 650 will be more then enough for your system, and for most things you could upgrade to. But it's up to you, nothing wrong with having too much power.
Those are some good prices there! Newegg;s prices are way higher for the same products!
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Originally Posted by CorryBasler View Post
Those are some good prices there! Newegg;s prices are way higher for the same products!
That's how they make money. They sell CPUs, RAM and HDs for cheap to attract people and cash in on PSUs, cases and most other peripherals.
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