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I got a GTX 460 (the msi hawk) and an Athlon II 640. I was going to buy a nice psu, like a corsair 650w or something like that, but a friend of mine said he could sell me his Apex 500w:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817154026

Seems like a solid psu from all the feedback, and I'm pretty sure 500w will cover my rig, but the question is this...

On the back of the 460's box under its minimum requirements it says it needs at least a 450w psu with a minimum 12v current rating of 24a, but then there's an asterisk which says the requirement is "based on a PC configured with an Intel Core i7 3.2GHz processor."

Newegg lists the output ratings for the 500w Apex psu as:
+3.3V@24A, +5V@24A, +12V1@18A, +12V2@18A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2A

so will this thing cover it, since I'm not using an i7 like says on the box, or do I absolutely need to get a better one
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That power supply will do fine but if you do have the money for a cosair psu go for it because the corsair will last for afew years compare to this apex psu
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Originally Posted by kpnamja View Post
That power supply will do fine but if you do have the money for a cosair psu go for it because the corsair will last for afew years compare to this apex psu
this is a bull**** comment... a brand name doesn't make all products god like... corsair has HORRIBLE models just like other companies and does have models that have a HORRIBLE track record for not lasting a month...

I would not recommend the APEX as your nvidia spec clearly states 24A on a single rail... which it doesn't have... low en multi rail PSUs are normally trash...

for $50 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139018

Yes it is a corsair, but it is a decent model too...

for $60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139019

600w corsair with a decent track record too... +3.3V@25A, +5V@20A, +12V@40A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@3A
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Same price almost Corsair wont do you wrong. If you own that one you will be fine for a few days, who can say how many? but there are many better choices in that price range.

Not saying this one is better but for an Apples for Apples debate, this one is nicer, its modular, black and 630w. Raidmax
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ghost scribble View Post
I got a GTX 460 (the msi hawk) and an Athlon II 640. I was going to buy a nice psu, like a corsair 650w or something like that, but a friend of mine said he could sell me his Apex 500w:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817154026

Seems like a solid psu from all the feedback, and I'm pretty sure 500w will cover my rig, but the question is this...

On the back of the 460's box under its minimum requirements it says it needs at least a 450w psu with a minimum 12v current rating of 24a, but then there's an asterisk which says the requirement is "based on a PC configured with an Intel Core i7 3.2GHz processor."

Newegg lists the output ratings for the 500w Apex psu as:
+3.3V@24A, +5V@24A, +12V1@18A, +12V2@18A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2A

so will this thing cover it, since I'm not using an i7 like says on the box, or do I absolutely need to get a better one
Look at my system specs and you tell me.
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post #7 of 10
apex is not a reliable brand and the Corsair CX series PSUs are not on par with the other corsair units. corsair is using its name to sell cheap PSUs

for $50 you can get an OCZ 500w unit and it will be more reliable and be able to put out its rated wattage.

dont skimp on researching PSUs
    
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post #8 of 10
That is a terrible power supply!!! Do not buy that from your friend!!
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Ok, I have to admit to being somewhat surprised by this unit, in a good way. Ripple was in hand, the output section was built with excess capacity (not used to seeing that from Deer), and the input filter was well done. Unfortunately, not enough changed. It blew up. Literally. It couldn't do better than a good 350W, and the OCP didn't stop it from dying. I mean, the main switching transistors died to protect the $.01 FUSE! How messed up is that?
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...reid=65]Source


Here are some quality power supplies:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371021
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151096
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371015
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...eam%202%20600w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...m%20Pro%20600w
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Antec Neo Eco 620C, $50 after coupon EMCZNNT26

It's basically a SeaSonic S12II 620W under a different branding. Caveat, it doesn't come with a power cord.
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man, beat me to it. i was about to link that review. it barely managed to survive during cold tests and it literally exploded during hot tests.

and once again, i warn against the CX series from corsair, they are far better than the apex/allied/Deer PSU, but there are better PSUs for the money
    
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