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post #11 of 28
Newegg Canada does suck, I usually recommend ncix.com, memoryexpress.com and canadacomputers.com.
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Alright cool, I'll take a look at those sites and also compare some prices on shopbot.ca before making the final purchase.

How is Rosewill for a PSU brand?
Here is a 1000W modular PSU for $139.99! But will it blow up?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817182188
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directcanada seems to be the most reasonable with psu prices

http://www.directcanada.com/products...anufacture=XFX
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If your not overly interested in the technical aspects of the psu's the safer bet is to simply see what the most popular unit is, with the highest stars, and buy that... some of the threads that are linked do not include some newer models and like anything else, most this stuff is rebranded reference models of each other from just a couple psu manufacturers.
 
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post #15 of 28
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Alright cool, I'll take a look at those sites and also compare some prices on shopbot.ca before making the final purchase.

How is Rosewill for a PSU brand?
Here is a 1000W modular PSU for $139.99! But will it blow up?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817182188
It's not about brand names. For example: almost all of Rosewill PSUs are junk except for the Green Series.

Antec has a relatively even mix of good and bad PSUs.

Thermaltake's Toughpower Series is good, but the "TR2" units aren't.


So, we can't judge any PSU by its brand name.

Anyway, I don't know how good or bad that particular Rosewill PSU is.
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post #16 of 28
I would think the Rosewill Bronze series is at least decent since it's made by Sirtec (same people who make a lot of OCZ units), but you really don't want a 1000W unit. My suggestion is to get a good 650W unit, even get a high-end one if you're so inclined, such as the SeaSonic X 650 or the Kingwin LZP-650 when it's available. A 650W unit is enough PSU for any video card on the market.
post #17 of 28
If you'd like some reading check out Phaedrus' guides located here for a "wealth of information" that will help you in making a decision.
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post #18 of 28
Future proofing in terms of quality is a good idea. Trying to future proof in terms of wattage, however...

In 2006 the baddest, most power hungry rig you could build was an E6700 with two Radeon 2900XTs in Crossfire. A system like that pulled maybe 600W. At that time the highest wattage, "best" PSU available was the PC Power & Cooling Turbocool 1200W, which cost about $550. Let's say you bought that Turbocool. Now what?

Hardware power requirements decreased, and it wasn't until 2010 that you could get a system that would fully utilize the Turbocool 1200W, with a Core i7 and 3-4 GTX480s. At that point in time, quality 1200W units could be had for $250, that outperformed the Turbocool in all ways.

In 2006 you could have instead gotten a PC P&C Silencer 750W for $150 and been able to power 90% of high end configurations through to 2010, and upgraded to a 1200W when you finally built your Fermi rig, paid less money and had better efficiency the whole time.




Future proofing quality-wise makes lots of sense. Trying to future proof with wattage is for fools.
post #19 of 28
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Thanks for the info Phaedrus2129! I'm gonna look for a high quality 750W or 850W modular power supply.
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post #20 of 28
Just for a general reference, using Kill-A-Watt, here's the peak wattage pulled from my Sig rig (i7-930@4GHz, 1.264V and GTX580 @1700 1.050V):
Idle: 198W
3DMark11: 448W
Prime95: 344W
Kombustor: 460W
Metro 2033: 444W
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