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post #1 of 8
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I need you.

Help me pick out a 750Watt power supply, I need it to be @ or below $120, it ~MUST~ be modular. and it needs to not destroy my system when I power it up.

So far the only one I can find is this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817152036
But I'm not so sure I should trust RAIDMAX

I know you guys are going to tell me to save more money, but I really can't, I'm only working for the summer and I need to start saving money for an AM2+ SB750 motherboard, a good 65nm or 45nm Phenom, and a 4870X2.

My next paycheck should be about $120 which is why that is my price limit, and if you guys can find a good power supply that can run all the above items that isn't necessarily 750Watts for $120 or less thats alright too.

Oh, and Rep will be distributed to those who help significantly,

Thanks.

Edit1: Oh, and if the leads on the cables are REALLY short, I might be able to let a non-modular slip by, but since my case is already pretty cramped, Modular is one of the big selling points for me here
Edited by HugeDink - 7/5/08 at 1:04am
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post #2 of 8
I have used my Thermatake for 3 years and it hasn't given me any trouble. Not to mention this is is pushing 30 amps over the 24 from the Raidmax. Check it out

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153070
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Avoid Raidmax PSU's at all cost, please. Might I suggest the Corsair TX750? Not only because I own one, but it's currently powering my system with no trouble at all
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006
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post #4 of 8
It's not modular and you have to wait for the rebate and still be $5 over budget, but this would be a good buy:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703009
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Originally Posted by reberto View Post
Avoid Raidmax PSU's at all cost, please. Might I suggest the Corsair TX750? Not only because I own one, but it's currently powering my system with no trouble at all
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006
God I wish I could use that power supply 60amps on 1 rail is so nice... But its leads are sooooo long, it would block off all the airflow and cook my processor
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post #6 of 8
It's not as hard to manage cables with the long leads as it sounds. Whichever ones you don't use, move the DVD drive down one bay and place them on top of it. For everything else, zip ties my friend
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God I wish I could use that power supply 60amps on 1 rail is so nice... But its leads are sooooo long, it would block off all the airflow and cook my processor
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post #7 of 8
Should get a better PSU. It is a 730W PSU but only have 44A on 12v rails which is pretty low for a 730W PSU. The corsair 550vx can do this. At this price range, take a look at the Corsair 750tx.
post #8 of 8
I can guarantee ATM you will not find a 750W modular that is worth buying for $120 or less. Sometimes you can find the Xigmatek 750 for about $120 but it is out of stock everywhere. This is going to be for a Phenom quad and a 4870x2 right? I would normally recommend a 750W for this situation but I think you could do fine with a good 650W (with 50A on the 12V) if you can't afford it. If you think about it, a 4870X2 will probably need 300W just for itself. Intel quads when overclocked can need 150-200W (~100W at stock). I'm not sure about AMD quads but they tend to not overclock well so you don't need much extra headroom. Here are a few 50A PSUs I would recommend:
Corsair hx620- $115 shipped AR
Xigmatek 650- $113 shipped
Thermaltake Toughpower 700W- $100 after $50 MIR - pretty good deal if you can handle the big MIR
Antec NeoHE 650- $100 (not as good as the others but not a bad PSU either)
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