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post #11 of 21
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OK, HEAD-TO-HEAD time:

Enermax 600w:
http://www.xoxide.com/enermax-600w-e...sfma2-sli.html

OR

SeaSonic 600w:
http://xoxide.com/seasonic-s12-600w-psu.html

or suggest better
post #12 of 21
Don't get Aspire
Don't get Thermaltake
Don't get Vantec
Don't get Raidmax

Do Get PC Power & Cooling
Do Get Seasonic
Do Get OCZ Technology
Do Get ePower
Do Get Fortron
Do Get Antec

That was for your future knowledge.

At your current budget ($165), I would suggest either of the three (In order of reliability):

Seasonic 600W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151025
OCZ Technology 520W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817711002
Antec TruePower 2.0 550W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103933

All SLi Certified

Features:

Seasonic: 600W, 120mm fan, Great Stability, Quiet
OCZ: Adjustable Rails (Great for Overclocking), Quiet, CON: Gets Hot (Low Powered 80mm Fans)
Antec: Stable (Not as Stable as the other 2), Quiet, Controllable Fans, Monitor temps via motherboard software.
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post #13 of 21
I'd also say that 600w Enermax or the OCZ Powerstream 520w.
    
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post #14 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by BDillon
So the Enermax 600w or the Seasonic ? I have heard great things about each. Maybe I can get the xtrememusic too (without great headphones) ...

This is the Enermax right ?

http://www.xoxide.com/enermax-600w-e...sfma2-sli.html
Close, the one I Have is the All in One, the only real diff is mine is btx ready.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194001 Sorry for the double post, heres a link to mine on Newegg.
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post #16 of 21
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awesome, thanks a lot. Better price than I expected, Im guessing it's better and more futureproof than the SeaSonic...

peace
post #17 of 21
I wouldn't go w/ the Enermax 600w noisetaker... I've heard of people having them blow up on them. If I were looking at Enermax I would take a gander at this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194004
but that's a little out of the price range...

the bes psu that fits your price range period is the Seasonic S12-600. It's the one I have. It's rock stable, has more than enough power, and runs cool!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151025
this is what I have on it right now:
3200+ @2.5
OCZ platinum rev. 2 @DDR500
evga 7800GT @ 470/1100
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samsung dvd burner
plextor dvd burner
sony floppy
2x seagate sata hd
5 led 80mm case fans
1 led 120mm case fan
1 120mm fan on big typhon
2 12" uv cold cathodes

this psu has more than enough juice for everything with some to spare. the only downside is that the cables aren't sleeved... I'm planning on sleeving them this break though.
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post #18 of 21
No offence but if you go by the ' I've heard of...' no one could by anything as all things do fail.
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post #19 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by BDillon
awesome, thanks a lot. Better price than I expected, Im guessing it's better and more futureproof than the SeaSonic...

peace
The Seasonic has never failed a review that I've ever seen and is CONSISTANTLY ranked at the top in every single review I've ever seen. It's SLI certified, quiet, and efficient as they come. Not sure what else it can do to make you want it
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pjlietz
No offence but if you go by the ' I've heard of...' no one could by anything as all things do fail.


I agree... but about 2 months ago when I was in the market for a new psu I looked at the enermax 600w noisetaker too. I read customer reviews, threads and I read several psu lineup/torture tests. I came across more people who had problems with their enermax than the seasonic. There were enough people that hat the enermax blow up on them just in newegg's customer reviews alone to make me think twice.

all the reviews that I have seen that has both the enermax and the seasonic s12-600 in the same review said the seasonic was better. And that's what I went with... the seasonic. And I've loved it. it's a great psu. my rig runs cooler, it is quieter, it's stable, and it has more than enough power... what more could you ask for in a psu? In my honest opinion this is the best psu for the money. the only psu that could possibly be more stable is a pc power and cooling, but they cost more, aren't as quiet and aren't as efficient.
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