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I found out this is the power supply I have thru looking at it, and checking on the net thru the PSU numbers. I should be good to go with the GTX 580 video card thrusday when it gets here.
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Originally Posted by PcKiller View Post
I found out this is the power supply I have thru looking at it, and checking on the net thru the PSU numbers. I should be good to go with the GTX 580 video card thrusday when it gets here.

It should be ok,but if it's not at your house get this instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-021-_-Product

or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-006-_-Product
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Justin, It has been in my PC for almost 6 months now. Would be hard to return it now LOL. Rep for you help tho.
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post #4 of 10
The consensus I've seen on this forum is that the black widow, and more in general any TT TR2 PSU, is a pretty crappy PSU. It should have enough power to supply a 580, because it doesn't use that much power, but it couldn't hurt to look for a superior PSU in the future to avoid the headaches a bad PSU can potentially provide.
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If it's anything like its slightly less powerful counterpart, the TR2 RX 750W -- http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...y-Review/902/7 -- then it's not great.
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WOW, I was going by what the reviews opf Newegg buyers were saying. Looks there is going to be a new PSU in my future too.

Could someone suggest a good 1000 watt PSU for me PLZ?
Edited by PcKiller - 3/20/11 at 6:28pm
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post #7 of 10
You can never trust Newegg reviews for PSUs. 99.9% of PSU reviews on Newegg are 5 stars if it works, 1 star if it doesn't work, regardless of the PSU's actual quality.

I can suggest plenty of 1000W units, but why 1000W? You said you're getting a GTX 580, so your system would run perfectly fine with room to spare on a good 650W unit. A good 550W would be fine really, but the best deals these days are found among 650W units.
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Just looking to future proof this baby of mine. And maybe jion the PSU Overkill club too LOL.

Here is the reviews I was talking about. One guy even has a GTX 580 in his PC and ocing his rig as well.[/URL]
Edited by PcKiller - 3/20/11 at 6:40pm
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post #9 of 10
It's best to adapt your PSU to your current computer -- on that topic, you should read this:
http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...ge-better.html

If you still want a 1000W unit after that, even though a 650W is fine for your system, even though a 850W is fine for two GTX 580s, and even though your motherboard will only support one video card anyway, then get any of the following:
NZXT Hale90 1000W
Kingwin LZG-1000
OCZ ZX 1000W
Sparkle Gold 1000W
Rosewill Lightning 1000W
Silverstone Strider Gold 1000W

Also the Antec HCP-1000 and the SeaSonic X-1000, although they aren't out yet. The SeaSonic will likely be the best 1000W unit ever made.
post #10 of 10

There's a really sweet video going on youtube where someone is running a i7 980X OC'd to 4.22GHz with tri-SLI gtx 580 SOCs, their system peaks under benchmarking stress at about 1000W using Metro2033 highest setting. Which means their system was using about 850W.

That's one of the few systems I would say reasonably needs 1000+W (and technically they didnt even need 1000W). SLI 580s you would probably be fine with 850W and maybe even 750 with not much OC.

EDIT: Oops, found the video series if you wanna check it out:

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