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does anyone know any info on this psu? is it really that good?
does a pc benefit from 80+ gold or is it just marketing.. will it really make a difference? does anyone have one and could tell me if there any good? thanks:)
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Not the best unit.
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does anyone know any info on this psu? is it really that good?
does a pc benefit from 80+ gold or is it just marketing.. will it really make a difference? does anyone have one and could tell me if there any good? thanks
it isnt the best but it is still very good. 80+ gold just means it is very efficient, which in turn saves you money on electricity
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does anyone know any info on this psu? is it really that good?
does a pc benefit from 80+ gold or is it just marketing.. will it really make a difference? does anyone have one and could tell me if there any good? thanks
Ah it seems you have a bit of learning to do.

First off, you do not need close to 850W. 300-400W is perfectly adequate for your system.

But in regards to your question,

Your computer does not care if a power supply is rated for 80 Plus Gold. The only thing it cares about is how clean the power is. The way in which it is stabilized and how efficiently it was done, is of no concern to the computer.

80 Plus Gold represents how efficiently the AC power was converted to DC.

The OCZ 850W is a pretty good unit. Is it the best? No. But is it bad? Definitely not. If you did need 850W, it wouldn't be a terrible choice. Its good quality and is one of OCZ's best units to date.
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im about to put a asus P5Q pro turbo MB in and some 2gb OCZ pc2 8500 1066mhz ram in and try to OC the cpu to atleast 3.6 if I can..

whats the watts i'd need to do that? or would 300 still be fine?
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im about to put a asus P5Q pro turbo MB in and some 2gb OCZ pc2 8500 1066mhz ram in and try to OC the cpu to atleast 3.6 if I can..

whats the watts i'd need to do that? or would 300 still be fine?
Yeah, a solid 300w would still be fine then.

If you have that kinda money to spend on a PSU you might as well get a good one though. You can get the Seasonic X-560 for $105 after rebate and it's a solid deal. More efficient than the OCZ unit and has a 5 year warranty along with awesome performance.
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