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I currently have the non-sli cer powerstream 600 and thought it might be good to goto a different more quality psu.
I have the option to go for the antec truepower, enermax noistaker, or the silverstone 650w.
I really don't know which is best.
The enermax looks good but from the reviews on newegg they said it sparked/shorted/blew up a lot, so Im hesitant to get that.
They say the antec is good..
Hmm any advice?
Could the enermax problems been with the people and not the psu?
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Go w/ Seasonic S12 Very good PSu
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Not an option.
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I've had my eye on that PSU for a while too. Not till this post did I hear about someone who had one. I say go for it
    
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post #5 of 16
Have not seen the review on the Enermax so could ba a number of factors, there are also a few versions of this, so that may also be a factor ... I have two of these SLi certifed units and they do well esp, under heavy OC'ing - such as using BH modules and high Vcore.

The Silverstone will also serve you very well... up until recently I would have recommended the OCZ but new facts and their recent issues with running an SLi system, means that a change is prob. best.

There are many more SLi rated PSU available today, so you have a choice and pending budget will find a suitable one. If you can narrow it down further we can help guide you some more.
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post #6 of 16
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I think I will be going with the silverstone.
Quad rails.
ROCK solid stability.
FPC.

Only thing that "kinda" worries me is the crossload thingy but o well.
Its worth it and I doubt it will be an issue
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post #7 of 16
Crossloading is seen in all PSU's just the Silverstone were more open about the +5v load requirement... so long as you have enough draw on that rail you will be fine... they are a very good PSU.
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post #8 of 16
I run the Silverstone 650W PSU in my rig and it has served me very well. A few things to keep in mind, the PSU is about 1 1/2 times longer than a regular power supply so you'd better have space inside your case. Next the 80mm fan makes a lot of noise. It's temperature controlled but mine is always on 100% even when I first turn on the system. I have since swapped it out with a quieter Sunon fan without any problems (for about 6 months now) with internal PSU temps around the 45C mark according to my Fluke 54-II.

As ncsa said, keep in mind its 5V requirements but you should not have a problem meeting them in a regular PC.
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post #9 of 16
Yeah, the main drawback of the thing is the noise, but if you can handle that, you'll be ok. Do you have a budget? If so, tell us so we can make more suggestions. Is there a specific reason why you can't use the SeaSonic S12-600?
post #10 of 16
I think the best psu is the Seasonic s12-600

but from your list I say go for the silverstone
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