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my buddy is looking for a new PSU replacement. He runs his computer for weeks sometimes months without rebooting, so whatever best would accomdate that. price range is $70-100, looking for 600ish watts. dual monitors.

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FYI dual monitors are of no importance when it comes to picking a PSU.
Antec EA-380D
Antec EA-430D
Antec Neo Eco 400C
Antec HCG-400
Corsair CX430

Any of those would do fine.
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my buddy is looking for a new PSU replacement. He runs his computer for weeks sometimes months without rebooting, so whatever best would accomdate that. price range is $70-100, looking for 600ish watts. dual monitors.

PC:
Intel core 2 quad q6600 pcu l, 4gigs of ddr2, radeon hd 4850 gpu, 4 low power USB items connected 2 high power draw external hd also USB connected, optical dvdrw, 2 hard drives internal at 7200rpm
I can speak from experience as i currently use it that it's outstanding.

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W
$99.99 $79.99 after Mail-in-rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=tx%20650%20v2
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My vote goes for like an Antec TruePower 650W or 750W. Your average Corsair/Seasonic will likely do the job as well.
    
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my buddy is looking for a new PSU replacement. He runs his computer for weeks sometimes months without rebooting, so whatever best would accomdate that. price range is $70-100, looking for 600ish watts. dual monitors.

PC:
Intel core 2 quad q6600 pcu l, 4gigs of ddr2, radeon hd 4850 gpu, 4 low power USB items connected 2 high power draw external hd also USB connected, optical dvdrw, 2 hard drives internal at 7200rpm
But even a quality 400-450W would power this system. So, can we look at something like that?

http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...uirements.aspx
Edited by TwoCables - 3/17/11 at 12:53pm
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post #6 of 27
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Originally Posted by Silentsoul_600 View Post
I can speak from experience as i currently use it that it's outstanding.

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W
$99.99 $79.99 after Mail-in-rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=tx%20650%20v2
how does this new enthusiast series compare to the older TX-650? price difference seems almost negligible if you shop around.
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But even a quality 400-450W would power this system. So, can we look at something like that?

http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...uirements.aspx
he had a 450w already and it isn't enough for it now, he plans to add a couple more things in the future too, maybe SLI. hes willing to spend a little more so no harm in having un-used wattage either.


right now we're deciding between the two TX650's and the Antec 650. any direct advantages for one over the other?
Edited by 00firebird - 3/17/11 at 1:04pm
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how does this new enthusiast series compare to the older TX-650? price difference seems almost negligible if you shop around.

he had a 450w already and it isn't enough for it now, he plans to add a couple more things in the future too, maybe SLI. hes willing to spend a little more so no harm in having un-used wattage either.


right now we're deciding between the two TX650's and the Antec 650. any direct advantages for one over the other?
Which 450W power supply was it? Do you know the brand and model?

It sounds like it was a very low quality one. Even Corsair's basic VX450 would be enough power for it and it would handle it with ease.

As for having that much overkill, it reduces the PSU's efficiency:

On PSU Efficiency

PSU "50% Load" Myth
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Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
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Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
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Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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Forget about the original TX650. Only consider the TX650V2. If it's between the TX650V2 and the Antec TP-650, get whichever is cheaper.
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how does this new enthusiast series compare to the older TX-650? price difference seems almost negligible if you shop around.
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Antec TP-650.
    
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