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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pentium-David;13155951 
I just got this power supply at a local store for $15 (good deal)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371007&cm_re=antec_earthwatts_500w-_-17-371-007-_-Product

Since Antec makes great power supplies, how much better would it be than my Logisys 550W one? Do you think the Antec 500W would be sufficient in my sig rig if I were to upgrade my graphics card to a GTX 550 TI or equivalent Radeon HD? Thanks guys smile.gif

I would definitely get that in your system ASAP. It should work fine for your rig plus the upgrade you mention.
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post #12 of 34
Definitely, that logisys is a timebomb, swap it for the Antec NOW.

The worst part about things like that logisys, is that frequently, the PSU will kill your rig, and still be "working", so you plug it into the replacements, for it to kill those too... And it'll come right on back for more for as long as you let it.
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post #13 of 34
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Originally Posted by VW_TDI_02;13156045 
It's because your rig doesn't pull next to any power. Regardless for $15 I would definitely pick up the Antec.

Makes sense. It idles around 120W usage...350 on load. And yes, I thought it was a good deal. I didn't know what would be better so I also picked up this power supply:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-701-004&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1#scrollFullInfo
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post #14 of 34
Yes the Antec is overall a better choice. It is a Seasonic design. Only thing I don't like is capacitor selection for the secondary side. OSTs mostly. I think OSTs are a little better in power supplies than on motherboards (where they are absolutely dreadful). (That's why you don't buy the really cheap ASRock mobos.)

But it should still be an improvement over that...thing...you have power your computer right now.
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post #15 of 34
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Originally Posted by TheLaw;13156064 
Not all OEM units are bad, in fact some are quite good. Delta/HEC/Hipro are all capable of producing good stuff.

Don't even bother with Diablotek, no matter how desperate you are. They are just about all Deer/Leadman units that lack a lot of crucial components (to save money) and are overall crappy performers.

If you are going to go cheap, try a cheap Rosewill...maybe....Even their low ends are Deer. But I have a sneaky suspicion that they might be a tad better quality than Diablotek/Logisys.
by oem i mean the units that come with the prebuilt scrap piles people like to buy. I swear ive had 4 of them shoot flames out the back during school this week while they were getting fixed in the back room.
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post #16 of 34
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BigJeebz;13156071 
I would definitely get that in your system ASAP. It should work fine for your rig plus the upgrade you mention.

LOL, I watch Pawn Stars and your avatar cracked me up...
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post #17 of 34
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So...the Logisys isn't even worth keeping for a low end system for later?
Quote:
Originally Posted by allikat;13156073 
Definitely, that logisys is a timebomb, swap it for the Antec NOW.

The worst part about things like that logisys, is that frequently, the PSU will kill your rig, and still be "working", so you plug it into the replacements, for it to kill those too... And it'll come right on back for more for as long as you let it.

Really? I thought they had some sort of safety feature that would prevent that from happening
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post #18 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pentium-David;13156078 
Makes sense. It idles around 120W usage...350 on load. And yes, I thought it was a good deal. I didn't know what would be better so I also picked up this power supply:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-701-004&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1#scrollFullInfo

That PSU is a bit old but not bad none the less. It performs very well and uses some pretty decent Teapo capacitors. (I'm a capacitors geek). The reason I mention capacitors a lot is because they are kind of "quality indicators". By identifying the quality of the capacitors, you can in turn, make a general assumption on the quality of the entire unit.

It's a pretty good unit. There are better, but it's definitely not bad. Better than the Antec IMO.

How much you get it for?
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post #19 of 34
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Originally Posted by Pentium-David;13156126 
So...the Logisys isn't even worth keeping for a low end system for later?
no. If you want some entertainment though, flip that little voltage selector switch on the back and plug it in.
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post #20 of 34
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Originally Posted by Pentium-David;13156114 
LOL, I watch Pawn Stars and your avatar cracked me up...

Haha. Yeah. That guy has some serious hook-ups.
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