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post #1 of 18
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Well, I am wondering what PSU I should get. I was thinking of getting one of these:

Antec SmartPower 2.0 500W

Aspire ATX 520W

Sunbeam NUUO 550W


Those are just ones that seem to be decent for their price, from what I have read. I don't want to spend a lot on a PSU, I just want one that shouldn't give me any problems, good for its price, and preferably at least 500W. If you have any other suggestions, I would appreciate any help.

Also, I noticed that Newegg has two different Sunbeam NUUO 550W PSU's. I did an Item Comparison and the only difference was that one had no PFC, and the other had "PF Value 0.95 ~ 0.99". What does that mean? Would one be any better than the other? They are both the exact same price...
Links:
Without PFC: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817709004
With PFC: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817709003

Anyways, any help is appreciated much. Thanks in advance.


[EDIT] Here are the components of the PC that I want to put this PSU in:

CPU:
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego socket 939
$223.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539


Motherboard:
DFI Lanparty UT nF4 Ultra-D ATX AMD Motherboard
$124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136158


RAM:
G.SKILL 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit Memory DDR400 (PC3200)
$139.50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231013


Video Card:
XFX GeForce 6800GS 256MB PCI-E
$205.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150118

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post #2 of 18
Get the sunbeam NUUO, heard its an awesome and stable psu
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same, everyones talking about the nuuo lately... the aspire isnt even in the same league with the antec and sunbeam

PFC = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_factor_correction
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Seasonic S12 430W
One of the better ones, the 500 or 600w models are even better.
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post #5 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thenut
same, everyones talking about the nuuo lately... the aspire isnt even in the same league with the antec and sunbeam

PFC = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_factor_correction
Alright, that one was the one I was thinking of getting least likely, unless I was told otherwise. I was leaning towards the Antec SmartPower, because it's cheaper.

But I do hear a lot about the Nuuo...

And thanks for the link.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sun
Seasonic S12 430W
One of the better ones, the 500 or 600w models are even better.
I would rather spend less than $90 on one... and I hear to try and always get at least a 500W PSU, just to be safe...
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get the nuuo. zipzoomfly.com has it for 83 shipped. Both psus that newegg has are the same thing. the only difference is the color of the 3.5" bay drive cover. one is silver and the other black. I don't think either has active pfc. the european version has pfc though. Anyway, I just got one for my bros rig and I have been impressed w/ it. it's a very good psu. not as quiet, cool, efficient or stable as my Seasonic S12-600... but at roughly half the price it's a good deal.
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post #7 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by soloz2
get the nuuo. zipzoomfly.com has it for 83 shipped. Both psus that newegg has are the same thing. the only difference is the color of the 3.5" bay drive cover. one is silver and the other black. I don't think either has active pfc. the european version has pfc though. Anyway, I just got one for my bros rig and I have been impressed w/ it. it's a very good psu. not as quiet, cool, efficient or stable as my Seasonic S12-600... but at roughly half the price it's a good deal.
Alright, Thanks.

By the way, I'll edit my first post to show what will be in the new PC I want to get this PSU for, just in case it might matter.
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post #8 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by thenut
same, everyones talking about the nuuo lately... the aspire isnt even in the same league with the antec and sunbeam

PFC = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_factor_correction
omw dude you rock cause I was just about to get that PSU until I did some further research, you saved my system!!!! though I do have one question I am ordering a A8n32 939 mobo and I wanted to get SLI 7800gtx's with 512mb of ram. would this be good enough? I wont be getting the graphic cards anytime soon gotta save
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if youre gonna run 512 meg 7800 gtxs in sli, youd might as well get a 600w+ psu
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The ocz powerstream has adjustable rails and i have found the voltages to flucuate very little-
cons-lots of powerlines to deal with....
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