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I am considering picking up a Geforce GTX 580. I normally go with EVGA for my brand since they have never steered me wrong. I currently have a 600watt X3 Powersupply, and noticed the GTX 580 recommends a minimum of a 600watt power supply.

I found this deal on tigerdirect which is a Sparkle GTX 580 with a 1000watt Sparkle Powersupply for basically a little over $60 addon price as opposed to just getting the graphics card. Is this a good company or should I be ok with my 600watt power supply I have and go with the EVGA Overclocked edition as I normally would?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7167818&CatId=3669
Edited by BStoltman - 1/30/11 at 4:17am
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that a great compagny i have this PSU and this is a really good PSU smile.gif so i recommend it. and basicly the GPU is a high end so however the brand change nothing really because this is the reference one and it a high end combined with a well reputated online store so i would say go for it .
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Sparkle is a fine company.
If you have a good deal, go for it.
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What brand is your current PSU/model?
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That 1kW PSU... the reviews shows that it shines, it's an excellent PSU.

As per the card, it's a reference card, and while tbh I've never had to deal with Sparkle personally, their products are seemingly excellent quality, with that I'd assume their Customer Service department much be quite good smile.gif
    
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I have owned some sparkle cards in me time, have had no issues what so ever, great company.
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Originally Posted by BStoltman;12196074 
I am considering picking up a Geforce GTX 580. I normally go with EVGA for my brand since they have never steered me wrong. I currently have a 600watt X3 Powersupply, and noticed the GTX 580 recommends a minimum of a 600watt power supply.

I found this deal on tigerdirect which is a Sparkle GTX 580 with a 1000watt Sparkle Powersupply for basically a little over $60 addon price as opposed to just getting the graphics card. Is this a good company or should I be ok with my 600watt power supply I have and go with the EVGA Overclocked edition as I normally would?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7167818&CatId=3669

I would pay the extra $60 and get the Sparkle 1000w psu as a backup. They have been making PSU's for a long time, but the brand seems to cater towards 'value' rather than high-end.

The 1000w psu youre referring to looks very promising.
NewEgg's link is showing good reviews overall and the specs are very impressive:

active PFC, full modular, 80 plus gold, the list goes on....

It looks good to me, but i would get one of the Power Supply guru's to chime in,
> phadreus, tator tot, or anyone i forgot
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I got a list around here somewhere as to what companies "really" make the psu's that we buy... theres only a handful of companies that do, and out of those, 80% reference each other. Off the top of my head that particular psu is pretty good, should not have issues with them. There are a couple 800s out there that I wouldnt use due to being really poorly built, or old tech and missing some features (mostly dealing with inrush current, which can be hard on some mobos). If its a big deal Ill look around and see if I can find that link and the real brand of the psu your looking at.
 
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post #9 of 17
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My current PSU is a Ultra X3 600watt Modular Powersupply.

Do you think I would be able to run the 580 GTX on my 600watt powersupply with no probs. The only thing that makes me nervous is the fact that the minium recommended power supply is 600watts.

Here is the card I really want.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130590&cm_re=geforce_gtx_580_1536mb-_-14-130-590-_-Product
Edited by BStoltman - 1/30/11 at 4:41am
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Originally Posted by BStoltman;12196167 
My current PSU is a Ultra X3 600watt Modular Powersupply

Bahh I misread your OP, the cards are good to my knowledge, if your going to aftermarket cool it, ya may wanna check up on the stiffness of the PCB, and the vr's quality... other than that, I dont see it making much difference one way or the other. wink.gif
 
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