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post #11 of 19
I had that Aspire 500w one. Yeah, it is see through and it looked awsome in my case but it just plain sucks. It couldn't run the ring in my sig. When I had it I couldn't even oc near as far as I currently am with my Seasonic.

looking at your rig if you go cheap you need 600+ watts. A high quality 500w should have no problems, but you won't be going anywhere if you spend $60 and go from a TT 480w to an Aspire 500w. It would literally be wasted money. I've got a better idea... if you really want to waste money I'll send you my address and you can just mail it to me.

with your rig you'd be better off saving up some more cash and buying a good psu. Then you'll never have to worry about it again.
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post #12 of 19
Dude considering what is in your system why skimp on teh power supply?

GUYS THE AMP RATING ON THE VARIOUS RAILS ARE PEAK VALUES, NOT SUSTAINED!!! Sorry but I want to make that very clear, few manufacturers list sustained values and since there is no standard for testing power supplies, you cannot compare values directly.

Getting an inadequate power supply is worst than feeding a high powered sports car cheap gas. If you can't afford a good PSU, save up to get a good one.
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post #14 of 19
I've heard some decent things about the Ultra power supplies... I personally wouldn't go near them... but that's just me.
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post #15 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by soloz2
I had that Aspire 500w one. Yeah, it is see through and it looked awsome in my case but it just plain sucks. It couldn't run the ring in my sig. When I had it I couldn't even oc near as far as I currently am with my Seasonic.

looking at your rig if you go cheap you need 600+ watts. A high quality 500w should have no problems, but you won't be going anywhere if you spend $60 and go from a TT 480w to an Aspire 500w. It would literally be wasted money. I've got a better idea... if you really want to waste money I'll send you my address and you can just mail it to me.

with your rig you'd be better off saving up some more cash and buying a good psu. Then you'll never have to worry about it again.
WOOT Seasonics are great, mine is completely stable (rails don't budge more thant like .01 under full load) while pumping 1.850 volts threw my processor (its a barton, it can handle it.) and it is much quieter than my old psu... I wonder if there one of the manufacturers that do sustainable output, not peak like Colin said
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post #16 of 19
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can someone answer me this:

whats the deal with +12v1 and +12v2? can they (or are they) combined? that would be 38A. and this psu is sli certified, it should handle 7800gtx sli, for later on when i get another gtx.
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post #17 of 19
well what it does it split 1 12v rail for the processor and mobo and the other for everything else. so your cpu should be isolated from your gpu... which is good for stability... not necessarily for overclocking though.

and looking at the specs of that psu it should be able to handle sli... but really the only way to be sure it to get an sli certified psu.
hmm... actually, I just looked at nvidia's certified psu list and that psu is on the list... so it should be able to handle it.

http://www.slizone.com/object/slizone2_build.html
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post #18 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spongebob

The Antic 550 true power dual 12volt rails 18amps each, modular plugs, adjustable rails $110.00 newegg.
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post #19 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrabb1920
The Antic 550 true power dual 12volt rails 18amps each, modular plugs, adjustable rails $110.00 newegg.
Antec.....Lol you say it like that everytime. I use to really be a fanboy for antec, but I bought a neohe and it just didn't work. the day after I bought it, antec set out a warning that they didn't work with some asus boards (so random )
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