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post #1 of 13
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Is this a good PSU for a gaming rig? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817152026 If not I'm looking for a thats modular and around $120
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post #2 of 13
yeah its decent, do you really need 630 watts though ?
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post #3 of 13
try the sunbeam nuuo 550. it is about $80 and very highly rated. raidmax as far as i know is best known for cheap psu's. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817709004
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucid
yeah its decent, do you really need 630 watts though ?
its not all about the wattage rating, its moreso about the max current output (amp)on the 12v rail... that psu has about 34 amps... which is good and its only 104$. so i say it looks good to me...
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Originally Posted by pbasil1
its not all about the wattage rating, its moreso about the max current output (amp)on the 12v rail... that psu has about 34 amps... which is good and its only 104$. so i say it looks good to me...
Ya thats what I thought when I saw it.
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post #6 of 13
For that kind of money you could get an antec 550w, the sunbeam nuuo that has gotten excellent reviews or the seasonic 500w. I haven't heard much good or bad about the raidmax power supplies. Google some reviews first.
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post #7 of 13
If you have only a PIII and a FX 5500, 630W and that high of an amperage is overkill. Unless you're building a new PC really soon, I recommend an FSP Group PSU. They're inexpensive, and very reliable. Tom on tomshardware.com has recommended them in a few reviews. I have the 400W SAGA model, which is good for me. If you need high power, look at their SLI certified PSU. It is very powerful, and should last you a while.
post #8 of 13
If its for the rig in your profile, then its pretty much overkill, but will work great, plus if you upgrade your rig then thats one item you won't need.
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post #9 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jrabb1920
If its for the rig in your profile, then its pretty much overkill, but will work great, plus if you upgrade your rig then thats one item you won't need.
Just to answer some peoples questions. This is for a new rig.
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post #10 of 13
Then I wouldn't get Raidmax. They're known for cheap cases and PSUs, and you never implement a cheap PSU in a high-powered system. I almost blew my system going with a PSU from a similarly cheap manufacturer. Get something from either FSP, PC Power & Cooling, Sunbeam, or Antec.
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