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My friend has a Phenom 2 965, and a 6850.

He wants a 650 watt or greater power supply, I told him thats overkill. He then told me "but i want to put more hard drives and more fans in."

I said OK, since he is paying me up front to order them with an extra 20$ for myself.

So which of the two are better:

Antec Earthwatts 650W Power Supply ATX12V V2.2 EPS12V Active PFC 80PLUS

or

OCZ StealthXStream 2 700W ATX12V 24PIN Active PFC 80PLUS
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post #2 of 8
Antec Truepower New 650W

Get that instead, around the same price.
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post #3 of 8
Definitely go with the Antec. That particular OCZ I have read a few instances where people are smelling something burning inside of it
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Quote:
Originally Posted by james_ant View Post
My friend has a Phenom 2 965, and a 6850.

He wants a 650 watt or greater power supply, I told him thats overkill. He then told me "but i want to put more hard drives and more fans in."

I said OK, since he is paying me up front to order them with an extra 20$ for myself.

So which of the two are better:

Antec Earthwatts 650W Power Supply ATX12V V2.2 EPS12V Active PFC 80PLUS

or

OCZ StealthXStream 2 700W ATX12V 24PIN Active PFC 80PLUS

They are both ok.

The Antec is made by Delta and is not too bad of a unit.

The OCZ is made by FSP who have a reputation for being very average.
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post #5 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by adizz View Post
Antec Truepower New 650W

Get that instead, around the same price.
I was going to say the same thing but I was too lazy to look it up! This is the way better choice and its made by SeaSonic!
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post #6 of 8
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Ya I guess the true-power is the better choice. If its still on sale by the time I get the money I'll go with it. Rep to all.
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post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by adizz View Post
Antec Truepower New 650W

Get that instead, around the same price.
That.
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post #8 of 8
I don't care if you are building an e-Machine grade PC. Always put that little extra into the PSU. You will never regret it. Especially when it sacrifices itself to save the rest of your rig.

/agree with above the suggested Antec over the one OP provided.
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