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I'm getting a new PSU with the rest of the new stuff I will be buying. And at first I heard good things about the OCZ 600, but recently I have been hearing not so good things about it. So now I want to know what is the best SLi-supported PSU for under $200. Don't care what brand, just the best quality one for less than $200. It would also help if the cables come sleeved.

I have been thinking about getting a modular. Just to clarify, modular is just when the cables are detachable, right? And that is the only difference between modular and nonmodular...right?

So then I would like to know what is the best SLi-supported modular and nonmodular PSUs for under $200.
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post #2 of 12
I hear only bad things about the OCZ 600W i know someone here is having a problem with it, the 520W powerstream is the rock hard one.....but im not sure whats the best PSU, but just warning you that the 600W powerstream is not that reliable
http://www.overclock.net/721134-post21.html
http://www.overclock.net/721201-post22.html
and this here http://www.overclock.net/722915-post27.html
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Yeah, I was reading that thread so now I don't want to get that PSU. But what is a good one to get then? And can somone please answer the rest of the questions in my original post.
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I read some reviews and stuff...and am really liking this enermax liberty modular power supply. Does anyone have any experience with one of these, because I think they are fairly new.
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post #5 of 12
I have an Enermax Liberty 500w, and it is THE BEST PSU out right now IMHO.

I had my comp turned on for 2 months during vacation, i had MBM running the entire time, i looked in the high/low tab when i got home, and the voltages were:

----------High------Low
3.3V Rail:-3.38----- 3.36
5V Rail:---5.06------5.04
12V Rail:--12.80----12.76

These might not be extremely accurate readings, but i have checked it with a multimeter and its dead-on.
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Awesome...I think I'm going to get the 620 then. It looks good, reviews about it have been good, and the modular setup is awesome.
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post #7 of 12
I've heard good things about the liberity 620w. Also, a really really good psu is what I have. Seasonic S12-600. honestly the only downside to this psu is that the cables aren't sleeved.

i have also heard good about the FSP epsilon series
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post #8 of 12
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Hey soloz2...I noticed you have a SLI-DR expert...and I'm wondering if you have had any problems with it. I really want to get it, but after reading all the horror stories at dfistreet I'm scared to get it..
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post #9 of 12
If you're investing in something expensive as SLI; I suggest you chip in at least thirty dollars more and get a PC Power and Cooling. It's the most stable power supply available, and at 240, you can get the 850 watt flavor, I think.
Look into it, don't skimp.
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post #10 of 12
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Nah...I don't want to spend more than $200. And the 510w is $230. I'm pretty sure about the enermax.
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