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post #11 of 20
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@evobeardy, thanks a lot. Gives me a good idea of how much wattage i need.

Could you recommend some top brands that I would be safe with? not sure I could get some you listed in Australia.
post #12 of 20
Actually all of the ones EvoBeardy listed are available in Australia.
I think a 650W unit would be sensible for you. It's a good middle ground power rating and allows for tons of upgrades without being overkill.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=13459
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=15773
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=13160
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=12907
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=14805
post #13 of 20
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I was using the power calculator to find an estimate on the power I would need and with everything maxed out in terms of triple relay dual pump water cooling with 4 cathodes 14 fans (3 front, 3 rear and 8 push pull on the radiator) <--- not quite sure that works but hey I was allowing for max. I was getting about 680w recommended psu but then I swapped from dual 5770 to dual 580 and the recommended jumped to near 1100w so I was unsure again.

I then realised i'll be opening a web design business with a computer building and repair store front in March so I will be able to upgrade my parts and pass them on discounted, to buyers quite often so I don't really need to future proof myself too much!

I think i'll get a 650W for now, thanks a lot for all your information I have learnt much and if anyone knows of a good 650w in black and or red to go with my red/black case theme that would be fantastic and I will move onto my case upgrade research.

Thanks again everyone

EDIT: I think this one is winning so far!

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=15773
Edited by trimak - 2/2/11 at 5:22pm
post #14 of 20
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Apparently this PSU has really bad ripple, how important is that in a psu? what does it even mean as an end user?
post #15 of 20
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Apparently this PSU has really bad ripple, how important is that in a psu? what does it even mean as an end user?
The XFX XPS 650w (modular version) had issues with crossloading when you loaded the 12v rail to 1A... it isn't really a problem for 99% of people and the problem is no longer there in the non modular version AFAIK.

Quick explanation: Ripple (sometimes called noise) is small fluctuations in the voltage that the PSU outputs, it's measured in mV (millivolts) and happens while filtering the AC signal to DC output. Ripple is very important and can affect both the lifespan and overclockability of your components so having a good PSU with decent ripple supression is vital, especially for enthusiasts.

The ATX spec is 120mV for the 12v, 50mV for the 5v, and 50mV for the 3.3v.... going outside of these values can cause potential problems.
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post #16 of 20
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Well i'll definitely be overclocking my rig as far as it will go under full water cooling so i guess the XFX is probably out?

Because i'm looking to do heavy overclocking is there perhaps another PSU that you would recommend? I'd much rather pay more for a PSU to get more overclock. Also my case if going to be a red and black theme so closer to that the better but performance and quality is what i'm after.

Overclockability > Aesthetics > Price (most to least important)

EDIT: My rig is and probably will continue to be a situated in the bottom of my case with a bottom intake and I would like one that has all cables that unplug (modular?) as I may need longer or shorter cords depending on if i get a very tall lian li case such as
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...oducts_id=7597
(just thought that might help)

Thanks again all
Edited by trimak - 2/8/11 at 4:09pm
post #17 of 20
Only the modular XFX XPS 650w is affected so that Core edition is just fine. I would definitely get the Antec TP-650 over both XFX units though as it's better/around the same price.
Edited by GameBoy - 2/8/11 at 4:24pm
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post #18 of 20
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The Antec TP-750W is like $16 more so i'd be more inclined to get that and it would seem an easy choice but do i stumble across any problems with that psu?

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=11005

http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=4935
post #19 of 20
Are you planning on SLIing GTX 580's or anything? 750 and 650w may be a waste of money. But no, you shouldn't stumble across any problem with the Antec, it's a quality unit.
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post #20 of 20
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Well i think I will end up with multiple graphics cards and I would like to allow for a hungry system as i'll be building it for professional use and want the system to be as fast as possible in terms of design use. not so much graphics but just I want it to be as fast as it can be when opening applications, moving files, running a lot of programs across 6 screens that sort of thing. I'm not looking for massive frames per second in game performance. I'm looking to reduce as much waiting time in my system between all the tasks I would be accomplishing.

And i'm not sure if I would get that in the graphics arena from sli 580 or not so it all kind of depends. I need more knowledge!
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