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This PSU is cheaper after rebate and has more amps on the +12V rail.
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Looks like there is money to save with the other two. But lapping the TRUE may give it a big edge.


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This PSU is cheaper after rebate and has more amps on the +12V rail.
Im not familiar with BFG tech.. Reputable?
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Their graphics cards definitely are, their older series of power supplies sucked, but the new ones are a lot better and a great value.
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Looks like there is money to save with the other two. But lapping the TRUE may give it a big edge.




Im not familiar with BFG tech.. Reputable?
It might have an edge with a quad. Lapped of course. $50 for a TRUE. $10 + shipping for a decent fan (TRUE loves high CFM fans with good static pressure). Then 10-$20 for a lapping kit. Your getting close to $100.
Xigmatek - $30, $8 for bolt thru retention thingy kit. $10 rebate. Free shipping. About $30 after rebate.

Now...$30....$100...5C difference in temperature worth it??
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It might have an edge with a quad. Lapped of course. $50 for a TRUE. $10 + shipping for a decent fan (TRUE loves high CFM fans with good static pressure). Then 10-$20 for a lapping kit. Your getting close to $100.
Xigmatek - $30, $8 for bolt thru retention thingy kit. $10 rebate. Free shipping. About $30 after rebate.

Now...$30....$100...5C difference in temperature worth it??

Agreed!
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Agreed!
Now if you can find a used TRUE, it might be worth it..the OCZ Vendetta 2 is also one worth looking at. It's about...$40ish I think? I also think you can use that same bolt thru kit. It is usually a little better than the Xigmatek, either one you pick you'll be happy with.
Sold my rig, new one will be here tomorrow, and I've opted for the Xigmatek once again!!!
This time with an E8400, 4.00ghz here I come!!!
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post #17 of 25
good choices on psu, cpu, and mobo. since it is your first oc, i recommend a TRUE ofcourse. what case do you have?
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its 2 for RAID0
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post #20 of 25
Everything looks good, and xigmatek and the true are about equal. Once you get into the upper range heatsinks the actual temperature differences they provide are pretty minimal. I'd go for the xigmatek with the backplate.
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