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post #11 of 22
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if he is only going with a single card solution a 750w is complete overkill and unnecessary.
come on think , if he wants to upgrade hes set with psu for $69.00?????
post #12 of 22
my corsair 520hx powers my quad and 4870 beautifully, and its modular!
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post #13 of 22
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if he is only going with a single card solution a 750w is complete overkill and unnecessary.
Overkill is not a word.
post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by valtopps View Post
wont a pc power and cooling 750 watt psu cover it?
I find it better to look at it this way.

Lower power that's more stable is better then Higher power that's less predictable.

Basically

Quality>Quantity so to speak.

A 550watt corsair PSU is something I would consider over the pc power and cooling 750watt. Even though its a bit more pricey. Its also always good to look at the 12+ volt rails and how many amps each can handle.

But in the end its all choice I guess.
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my head is spinning
post #16 of 22
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I find it better to look at it this way.

Lower power that's more stable is better then Higher power that's less predictable.

Basically

Quality>Quantity so to speak.

A 550watt corsair PSU is something I would consider over the pc power and cooling 750watt. Even though its a bit more pricey. Its also always good to look at the 12+ volt rails and how many amps each can handle.

But in the end its all choice I guess.

PCP&C is a close second when it comes to PSU quality. Before Corsair came along PCP&C were king. They make great PSUs. So your statement of Corsair 550W > PCP&C750W is silly.
    
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post #17 of 22
A 75W rail is enough probably enough to power tri-fire 4870s. I think the manufacturers just copied it from ATi.

I would imagine that even my 500W PSU would be able to run it. I wouldn't try it with an OC'd quad though.
    
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post #18 of 22
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PCP&C is a close second when it comes to PSU quality. Before Corsair came along PCP&C were king. They make great PSUs. So your statement of Corsair 550W > PCP&C750W is silly.
Wow your actually right, I for some reason was thinking of a completely different company "Coolmax"...... No idea how I made that mistake though.

I guess I was just to focused on trying to show how its not always better to do Quantity over Quality.

Even so I think I would still choose a Corsair or even a Thermaltake over the PCP..but that's all personal preference though.
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post #19 of 22
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What's the rest of the system it will be powering? Are MIR acceptable? A decent 550W like this would be more than capable of powering most systems with a 4870.
Second on this.
post #20 of 22
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dont do it theres a pc power & cooling 750 watts for $69.00.
After rebate is the key phrase.
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