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Why don't you just get this with the promo code: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182200

A 430W will power it fine like TwoCables is saying, that Raidmax PSU is crap you picked out. This other Rosewill is a decent unit and great for $50 shipped.
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Actually one last thign lol. How can i tell if it's a fail PSU like the last one? Is it as long as its like bronze or certified or whateveR?
Believe it or not, all you have to do is ask here on OCN in this Power Supplies forum.

However, as I said before, PSUs cannot be judged by their efficiency certification. I mean, even if it has the "Gold" rating, it doesn't mean that it's a great PSU because it could actually be a low quality unit that just happens to have good efficiency.


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Why don't you just get this with the promo code: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182200

A 430W will power it fine like TwoCables is saying, that Raidmax PSU is crap you picked out. This other Rosewill is a decent unit and great for $50 shipped.
It's quite possible (and I bet quite easy) to find a 430W PSU that doesn't have anywhere near enough power to handle his system. So, I'm not saying that any 430W power supply is enough; instead, I'm saying any good ~400W power supply is enough.
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Actually one last thign lol. How can i tell if it's a fail PSU like the last one? Is it as long as its like bronze or certified or whateveR?
Bronze certified isn't the issue, just a bonus. You have to check for things like voltage stability, ripple, and several other specs. to determine a good psu from a bad one. The average home user or enthusiast doesn't have access to the equipment to test such things which is why you check places like this forum to point you towards legitimate reviews done by people who have the proper test equipment and the knowledge to know how to use them properly. You also start looking at the STICKIE theads at the top of the forums for things like FAQ: Recommended Power Supplies and other other tell tale signs to know what to get.
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Or "sticky".
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
That Raidmax is just as bad if not worse than the TurboLink you already have.
I wouldn't say that. The TurboLink looks like a whitebox junker--think Linkworld, SunPro, Leadman, etc. The Raidmax 630W is just an overrated Andyson unit, and is still good for 350-400W clean. The Turbolink is probably out of spec way before then.
post #26 of 27
If you want to know whether your PSU is crap or not, the easiest way to find out is to crack it open. Even if you don't know crap about PSUs, you should be able to tell the difference between a good one or a bad one.

Piece of crap:



Decent:


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these guys know there stuff, I'd trust em


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