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post #21 of 44
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Thanks its gonna be a new Twin Frozr 580 a UD4 and a 2500k and then a physx card but I'm not sure which, SS 450, 460 or 216 260
post #22 of 44
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So this looks like the best buy for $100 correct?

Any other suggestions before I pull the trigger?
post #23 of 44
No, the TX750 is a poor choice, it's outdated, and very average. If you're going to go for a 750w then I recommend the XFX BE 750w. The Antec TP-750 is also good if you want to stay below $100. They're both solid performers.
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I stick with Thermaltake Toughpower and PC Power&Cooling. The reason people get overpowered Corsairs, BFGs etc is that the lower powered ones fail. To overcome the fact that they are lower quality, you get the higher powered ones.

A 650W Toughpower or PC P&C is all you'd need for that rig. I have demanding overclocked machines running on 600-750W PSUs for years from both those companies. All the machines in my sig have one or the other, and not a single unit from either company has ever failed for me. My sig rig is on a 660W PC P&C that most OCN-ers would say would fail for what it's powering, yet it's been powering my main rig through 2 platform upgrades.
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post #25 of 44
Yea pretty sure Thermaltake Toughpower psu are crap and PC P&C are super outdated.

I also 2nd the XFX BE 750w

or If are willing to drive to MC. boom seasonic x760
way cheaper then it should be.

or x650 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088&cm_re=seasonic-_-17-151-088-_-Product

I always try to use silver or gold units for my folding rigs to help reduce heat and energy costs for the long run. /shrug it may only be like $1 saving every month but whatever.
Edited by Wabbits - 2/23/11 at 6:54am
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post #26 of 44
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Wabbits;12493926 
Yea pretty sure Thermaltake Toughpower psu are crap and PC P&C are super outdated.

I also 2nd the XFX BE 750w

or x650 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088&cm_re=seasonic-_-17-151-088-_-Product
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2thAche;12493826 
I stick with Thermaltake Toughpower and PC Power&Cooling. The reason people get overpowered Corsairs, BFGs etc is that the lower powered ones fail. To overcome the fact that they are lower quality, you get the higher powered ones.
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Originally Posted by GameBoy;12493779 
No, the TX750 is a poor choice, it's outdated, and very average. If you're going to go for a 750w then I recommend the XFX BE 750w. The Antec TP-750 is also good if you want to stay below $100. They're both solid performers.
Quote:
Originally Posted by BadApathy;12489337 
850 Corsair.

So many conflicting opinions!
post #27 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wabbits;12493926 
Yea pretty sure Thermaltake Toughpower psu are crap and PC P&C are super outdated.

I also 2nd the XFX BE 750w

or If are willing to drive to MC. boom seasonic x760
way cheaper then it should be.

or x650 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088&cm_re=seasonic-_-17-151-088-_-Product

I always try to use silver or gold units for my folding rigs to help reduce heat and energy costs for the long run. /shrug it may only be like $1 saving every month but whatever.

LOL! Says the guy recommending XFX, which are garbage. XFX, BFG, Corsair are middling at best. Fail to power on a good system and die young on average.

Anyone advising against PC P&C for being "outdated" and recommending XFX just plain has no experience.
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post #28 of 44
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 2thAche;12494468 
LOL! Says the guy recommending XFX, which are garbage. XFX, BFG, Corsair are middling at best. Fail to power on a good system and die young on average.

Anyone advising against PC P&C for being "outdated" and recommending XFX just plain has no experience.

So Seasonic is solid though correct?
post #29 of 44
650-700 watts. good quality ofc.

(enermax pro87+, corsair ax series, be quiet! dp9, seasonic (dunno what is highest line lol), antec (that top line is quatro right? but there is no lower then 850... so tpn line)
Edited by prznar1 - 2/23/11 at 9:41am
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650w will be fine
    
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