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I'm not sure about the FSP SAGA+ 500

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I'm not sure if the http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817104069 can handle the 450GTS along with a Phenom II 555 with 3/4 cores unlocked. Ive researched for reviews etc but I just cant find any. Appearently the PSU can provide 30A on the dual 12V rails. I've heard amazing things about Fortron Source Grp. Is it too good to be true? I want to run it with a Biostar TA880GB+, But I'm also worried about the motherboard... It looks warped in one of the pictures and some reviews said its flimsy and makes cracking noises when moved.
Edited by james_rich - 12/22/10 at 9:52pm
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Not all FSP are great, some are cheap and should be avoided, like with any other manufacturer. My guess is that this isn't a very high quality PSU and were it me I'd probably prefer something like an Antec Green Earthwatts 400W; it doesn't mean the FSP is a bad PSU.
The FSP has a "real" usable power of:30Ax12V (360W) + some W on the 5/3.3V rails that you're never gonna need. Your rig won't consume more than 200-250W even overclocked, so the 360W on the +12V rail will be enough.

I'd still get a higher quality PSU even if it has lower marketing wattage. Nowadays one can find decent high quality 400W PSUs. A few years ago they were scarce as everyone wanted 500W+ marketing power without bothering with the fact that those PSUs were never going to be able to provide that power on the +12V rail, where it actually matters.
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Hmm, Thanks for the reply. How about these? I'm on a tight budget. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...16817153023CVF
Or maybe this, http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817371023
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What are you trying to run?

Try this: Very good value and better quality than both of the supplies you mentioned before.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817182202
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What are you trying to run?

Try this: Very good value and better quality than both of the supplies you mentioned before.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817182202
Awh, I switched power supplies. I'm going with a SeaSonic 530 now.
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