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Ok guys i think i am finally getting this psu from antec before i do i just wanted to know if it is a good psu (already checked the jonnyguru review and it got a good review)

Also i wanted to know what kind of hardware can i run with this unit, the only upgrade i may do is a gpu upgrade maybe a 6990 or 5970 around christmas time and maybe a SSD

Anyway here it is, the

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post #2 of 21
antec psus are ok. I usually go for a quality brand like corsair. They are a little more expensive but the psu is one of the most important parts of your computer. If they go they can take the whole system with them. As for what is can power, a 750W cpu can easily power your system with a 6990 or a 5970. However, if you are planning to do 2 cards in crossfire/sli and overclock expensively, I would say to go up to 850W. Otherwise your fine.
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post #3 of 21
That's a very solid PSU, more so than corsairs HX series, if memory serves corrctley. You won't have to worry about that. It could easily power an overclocked i7 system with a 6990, as well as most Crossfire/SLI setups.
    
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post #4 of 21
The TP-750 is one of the best 750W units you can get these days.

I have to disagree with the post above saying they're just "ok" and implying they're second to a "quality" brand such as Corsair. There is no difference in quality between Antec and Corsair really. Both are top-end PSU brands with top-notch customer service.

As for what a TP-750 can support -- two Radeon 6970s or GTX 570s would be no problem. Obviously a 5970 would be no problem either, nor would a 6990 or a GTX 590 be an issue.

And good for you for replacing that awful Diablotek unit in your sig
Edited by Shub - 3/26/11 at 6:43pm
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thanks guys...REPS+ for nice simple answers.
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post #6 of 21
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And yea i had no idea when i bought that crap diablotek bullcrap....dumping that ASAP for the antec
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post #7 of 21
tp-750 and xfx 750w be are my favorite 750w units for the price
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post #8 of 21
newegg has an amazing price on this psu right now

OCZ StealthXstream II OCZ700SXS2 700W ATX12V v2.2/ EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Power Supply - for 35$ after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-040-_-Product

only not so good thing is not that many good reviews on newegg
post #9 of 21
DON'T buy that it has gotten bad reviews and is not a quality unit
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post #10 of 21
OCZ's StealthXStream II series isn't bad overall for the price, but OCZ's 700W units somehow tend to have a higher than average failure rate.
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