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post #1 of 11
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Hey!

So my PSU, the Enermax Pro82+ 625W suddenly died on me last night. I was really disappointed since it got good reviews and was working great for a month. I still have no clue why it just died out so I sent it in for repairs but the response time is 6-8 weeks... wow... WOW~!

*I REALLY have no clue why it died... I did not play around with any software/hardware..*

So I made a choice out of desperation while at the store and only had $130 CDN on me at the time and asked for a recommendation and the hardware guy told me to buy this

http://www.pcpower.com/products/desc...ell/index.html

The PC Power & Cooling Dell 500
After Canadian taxes, it cost me a total of $102 CDN.

Well it is powering up my computer right now but my main concern is that the NVIDIA site said that 525W was recommended for powering up my GTX 260 216.

But the hardware guy at the store said that it is because many companies lie about their wattage and some products in general just suck. He said that the power supply I got from PC&C is actually good since it is made by one of the better power supply makers.

I don't know about all this stuff but am I safe with this PSU? It really is just a temporary replacement and backup but I hope I made a good choice.

Thank you!!

*I also have 4 USBs connected, mouse, keyboard, web cam, printer usb*

My system specs

Intel QX6850
Asus P5Q
500 GB Western Digital Black HD
A DVD drive
GTX 260 216 GPU
Edited by jthoov - 12/17/08 at 10:07am
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post #2 of 11
Pc&c are quality high amp power supply's. Don't worry about it. That psu will power your rig just fine depending on your total rig setup that is.

You might want to fill in your system specifications. You will find it in UserCP.
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post #3 of 11
35A 12v rail, you'll be OK.
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post #4 of 11
I think you should be fine with that one unless you have a wicked OC on your system that stresses the PSU to it's max. If you hear the fan on the psu kick on high and stay there, I would start to worry a little. But, other than that, it should be fine even with your GPU.
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post #5 of 11
Their right. That PSU should do you great.
    
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post #6 of 11
@JTHOOV, system specifications can be filled in here....

http://www.overclock.net/specs.php
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post #7 of 11
Power wise the PSU is fine, but why did you get the Dell version?

"Dell" PSUs sometimes have different pinouts for compatability with proprietary motherboards that dell has used in the past. I'm not sure if you will run into this issue, but I would check if I were you.
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post #8 of 11
The Important thing is that it was built by PC Power and Cooling. that is, in my opinion, a Five Star company. PC PandC builds PSUs for highend Alienware and even some of the Uber Builders use them as well. Yes you made a fine choice.

On the other hand you paid too much. You should have gone with TigerDirect. They sell to our Canadian Neighbors.

About the wattage issue. Im only guessing now but you should be okay. The PC PandC units are under rated so its probably putting out 550 Watts.
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post #9 of 11
I have the 610 version of this guy. Its a really good power supply.
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post #10 of 11
i have the 750w version of the power supply. PC Power and Cooling is a good quality psu that will power your rig stabily and last a while.

The only thing i dont like about PC Power and Cooling psu's are they are not modular so you have to find something to do with all the cables so it doesn't looking like spaghetti in your case.
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