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Typically the TR2 RX series by ThermalTake is pretty crappy. They're all mediocre HEC units as far as I know. Chances are it can't deliver its rated power within the ATX specification, however your system is hardly pushing ~400W, so you're fine.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/902 is not the same PSU but you can expect similar performance.
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Wait, what? Which new AMD cards are you referring to? AMD has already released the 6970 and 6950. Are you waiting for Quadfire?
To be honest I really don't know lol, the Micro Center guy told me to wait on the new AMD GPU's coming out this year when I was going to buy a pair of 5870's.
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I have to say. Don't go for Thermaltake power supplies. I use one right now. Go for something like a Corsair HX750 its the best and affordable. We know people will say 650 is enough for SLI and Crossfire for some cards but 750 is the best to have some headroom for other things. Also if you notice 650 cards usually are Bronze certified. I would go for the 750's because they're Silver and have more efficiency.
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Typically the TR2 RX series by ThermalTake is pretty crappy. They're all mediocre HEC units as far as I know. Chances are it can't deliver its rated power within the ATX specification, however your system is hardly pushing ~400W, so you're fine.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/902 is not the same PSU but you can expect similar performance.
Thanks! This is what I was wondering about. I want a quality PSU that won't crap out on me any time soon and wasn't sure if this was or not, I was also curious as to how many watts I was using up
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post #15 of 17
The HX750 is good but it's hardly what I would call "affordable" when you can get units that perform just as well for a lot less money, e.g. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207003
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Sorry I forgot to mention XFX power supplies. I'm even planing to get one of those. XFX's power supplies were Seasonic's to. So you can also go for the Seasonics.
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That XFX looks really nice! It would kind of kill the red and black theme I'm trying to get but performance > looks lol. I could just build a fake bottom for my case or give in to the 800D's case I have been wanting
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