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post #11 of 26
With the OCZ you are limited to using ~500W since after that you run into ripple problems which can kill your components over long periods of time. Since you are limited you about 500W, you aren't getting a very good deal for $90. You are better off getting the Corsair tx650 from here or here. It is a better PSU than the OCZ is a pretty good deal ATM.
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post #12 of 26
The Prob is i need one with four 12v+ rails. Its goin on a asus m3a32-mvp deluxe w/ a phenom 9600. and extras. i do need above 600w also. I believe that is where i am getting my price jumps..
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post #13 of 26
Don't worry about the number of rails. A four rail PSU is exactly the same as a single, it just has an extra part that electrically limits the rails for an added safety measure. It's not that important and isn't something that should influence your PSU selection.

edit:
Even with the upgrade to the quad, you don't need a 600W PSU. It all depends on what video card(s) you plan on running with it.
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post #14 of 26
So. it will have an eight prong cpu connector? They make it confusing on purpose dont they?
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post #15 of 26
Heh, it does take some time to learn everything . Most modern PSUs above ~400W have the new 8-pin CPU connector and even if they didn't, most motherboards can use the 4-pin with no real problems. And yes, the Corsair has the 8-pin.
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post #16 of 26
oh.. just as long as it is a atx 12v spec 2.0 or later then right? And i already have a 4pin psu. would you recommend me using it?
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post #17 of 26
If you just have the Phenom and the 8600gt, your EA-430 can still handle that. Before I can say for sure, I'll try to have a look around to make sure the m3a32-mvp deluxe can run with just the 4-pin (every once in a while you'll find a mobo that is picky).

edit: If you are going with one of the new 140W TDP quads it might be a good idea to upgrade the PSU since they draw more power than the the 95W models and the reason for the 8-pin is so the more power hungry CPUs can get power without too much resistance (and accompanying voltage drop) from the CPU 12V connection.
Edited by shinji2k - 7/7/08 at 7:49pm
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post #18 of 26
Well thats not all. If you gonna go through the trouble. Here is what all i have http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...vp-deluxe.html. If its gonna be cut close. I might as well just spend a little extra to plan for the future. For example more gpu's
Edited by Anti!! - 7/7/08 at 7:55pm
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post #19 of 26
Ok, with a 4850 in the mix it would be a good idea to get at least something like the Corsair vx550 from either of those sites I listed. If you got the tx650 you would also be set for 4850 crossfire in the future if you decide to go that direction.

edit: Do you plan on OCing? That can change my PSU recommendations.
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post #20 of 26
Thx for the help.

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I was also looking at this one. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

You like those other stores? I really hate setting up with other stores all the time online. lol they do paypal i suppose.

And yes. Lol i think. havent got there yet<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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