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post #1 of 25
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So I am looking at two used PSUs in my area.

Antec SmartPower 2.0 500w Modular

and

Thermaltake Purepower 500w

My question is whether either one would be an upgrade from my Cooler Master RS500...and yes I know the max wattage is the same for all three, I mean an upgrade on rail power and that kind of stuff.

I will be overclocking my system to 4.0 as soon as I get my rasa kit, other than that the system is my sig rig. I mostly want a PSU that is more friendly to wire hiding, thus modular and sleeves....though I dont want to suddenly find myself short on power.

Thanks for the help
Edited by stonedzen - 2/9/11 at 1:48pm
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post #2 of 25
They honestly seem all very similar, personally i would just go for the modular one.
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post #3 of 25
Got to go with antec for this one.
You get 5 more amps with antec + its modular.
    
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post #4 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cee View Post
Got to go with antec for this one.
You get 5 more amps with antec + its modular.
5 more amps over the thermaltake or my cooler master or both? You think it will handle my system?
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Phaedrus incoming in...3...2...1...
    
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post #6 of 25
IMO, one of the things to buy new is a PSU.
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post #7 of 25
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Phaedrus incoming in...3...2...1...
???

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Originally Posted by djk11 View Post
IMO, one of the things to buy new is a PSU.
I agree, but when money is tight....
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post #8 of 25
ANtec over the CM, CM psus are garbage imo. Not sure on that TT.
post #9 of 25
The Thermaltake is a mediocre HEC.

The Antec Smartpower is an ancient CWT build full of Fuhjyyu capacitors.

Neither are very tempting options, to be honest.
post #10 of 25
That ThermalTake is junk. It can barely do 300 watts. See http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...ply-Review/990

Your CM probably isn't much better.

The Smart Powers aren't the best either for that matter so which ever one of those three you use you lose. None of those three are worth a darn and won't provide enough stable voltage to allow you to OC much at all.
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