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The Antec Truepower New 650 can be PM'd at ncix for ~40ish after MIR. That's what I'm using for my spare PSU.
post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by GameBoy View Post
You can safely ignore the manufacturers power recommendations as they're always inflated.

And that Raidmax isn't good.
Inflated yes, but buying a power supply that matches manufacturer's recommendations will mean that you can overclock all you want and not have to worry about lack of power.
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post #23 of 28
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Inflated yes, but buying a power supply that matches manufacturer's recommendations will mean that you can overclock all you want and not have to worry about lack of power.
No, it's just a way to waste money on watts you wont use. You wouldn't come close to running out of power even with overclocking.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Dell-XPS-630-630...item588cd0d18f

I stand by these power supplies 100%

They are a Delta unit and are absolutely fantastic

Taken from Phaedrus2129 post here:
http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...h-wattage.html

Word of 370forlife from Jonnyguru.com is:

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Full of Rubycon, NCC, and Ltec. No piece of junk here. Probably better performing regulation and ripple wise than a lot of what you can buy out there.

He also points out that it has Delta printed right on the PCB, which I didn't notice. Heatsink partially blocking it.

You're fine, nothing to criticize about this unit at all, really. Well, I could nitpick if you really wanted me to; ADDA fan instead of Delta or San Ace, some Ltec caps thrown in with the NCC and Rubycon, would be nice to see all Japanese. And it looks a little cramped, airflow might be hindered in spots. But really, this should handle all you're planning to throw at it and more, and don't let anyone try to tell you otherwise.

Go crazy.
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post #25 of 28
MIR's never work, #1 rule of thumb is never to account mir's for your budget.
corsair's psu's are sasonic re-branded and underrated so just try mine.
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post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by TickleMeElmo View Post
Inflated yes, but buying a power supply that matches manufacturer's recommendations will mean that you can overclock all you want and not have to worry about lack of power.
As always I don't go by anything manufacturers recommend, but rather by actual real world measurements:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...5-review-bfg/5

Core i7 965 OC'd using GTX 295: System with GPU in FULL Stress = 416 Watt measured at the wall.

That's about 264 watts under 680watts recommendation even with an already OCd CPU, and not factoring in system draw conversion (85% efficient PSU would mean system is pulling only 353.6Watts).

A daredevil might say the OP would be fine with even a 500Watt PSU.
Edited by ocpokey - 3/18/11 at 3:09am
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post #27 of 28
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MIR's never work, #1 rule of thumb is never to account mir's for your budget.
corsair's psu's are sasonic re-branded and underrated so just try mine.
If you're not getting a MIR returned then you call customer service. I've always gotten my rebates, you just need to be diligent.
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The Antec Truepower New 650 can be PM'd at ncix for ~40ish after MIR. That's what I'm using for my spare PSU.
What site has it for 40?
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