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post #11 of 20
I'd recommend the Antec TP 650. If you have a decent case it's modular enough.
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post #12 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackHoleSon View Post
I'd recommend the Antec TP 650. If you have a decent case it's modular enough.
Getting the Antec DF 85...looking more and more like it will be the TP-650. Thinking of ordering it now to get the $50 off...might not be a good sale in 6 weeks or so?
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post #13 of 20
Corsair and Antec are both a fine choice. Getting into the specifics of how much wattage you need isnt relevant to your question so since I understand this I wont fill your brain with stuff you dont care about. lol I have used both Antec and Corsair. LOVE them both. So take your pick! good luck
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Corsair and Antec are both a fine choice. Getting into the specifics of how much wattage you need isnt relevant to your question so since I understand this I wont fill your brain with stuff you dont care about. lol I have used both Antec and Corsair. LOVE them both. So take your pick! good luck

That's what I'm lookin' for
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post #15 of 20
I am no expert, but:

Will you be using it as a Media rig or just a daily computer? Either way, I would say that the 650 is plenty of power. All my hardware combined don't come close to maxing out the 750 I bought. I haven't had any problems with it, but it's still young. However, iirc Antec cut it's teeth on PSUs, so they seem to be reliable. Therefore I agree with the guys above me about the TP.

The 2600k @ 4.4GHz:
Intel Core i7 2600K @ 4.4GHz5W idle111W100%

That leaves a boat load of power for what ever. Heck, a GTX580 draws ~280 Watts, that still leaves 250w for RAM and Drives!

From a review I found:
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Conclusion
It is always a nice surprise when you find out the a device work better than you had expected it to. We knew that Antec had been making big steps in getting their power supplies to be better regulated and with it generate a much needed fan base. With a price tag of a little more than $100.00 this is the perfect power supply for someone that needs a bit more power to run either dual video cards or a larger processor and large amounts of memory. Whether it be a replacement or a new power supply same yourself some change and go for one of these you won't regret it.
I just used the extreme power supply calculator for a 2600k@4.4GHz with a GTX560Ti and 4 sticks of RAM and came out with 392w at 100% load. I then added 2 HDDs, a TV Tuner card, and an optical drive and got 456w. Not sure how accurate it is though.
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post #16 of 20
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Thanks Grish I'm going to use it for both. I will have 5 HDs totaling 6 Tb in it and want to be able to stream blurays to 2 flatscreens simultaneously and even be able to down load more blurays all at the same time. So I want plenty of power and I don't know yet what I am going to do about graphics
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post #17 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by grishkathefool View Post
I am no expert, but:

Will you be using it as a Media rig or just a daily computer? Either way, I would say that the 650 is plenty of power. All my hardware combined don't come close to maxing out the 750 I bought. I haven't had any problems with it, but it's still young. However, iirc Antec cut it's teeth on PSUs, so they seem to be reliable. Therefore I agree with the guys above me about the TP.

The 2600k @ 4.4GHz:
Intel Core i7 2600K @ 4.4GHz5W idle111W100%

That leaves a boat load of power for what ever. Heck, a GTX580 draws ~280 Watts, that still leaves 250w for RAM and Drives!

From a review I found:

I just used the extreme power supply calculator for a 2600k@4.4GHz with a GTX560Ti and 4 sticks of RAM and came out with 392w at 100% load. I then added 2 HDDs, a TV Tuner card, and an optical drive and got 456w. Not sure how accurate it is though.
Very inaccurate. As I mentioned I've benched my 2600k @ 5.2Ghz at load at disgustingly high volts (which translates into watts) and it's far below those numbers. Peak power usage was 465Watts from the wall, full system running Prime95 and Furmark on my hd6950 2GB. That's something like 400Watts in the most extreme scenario if I'm still in the 87% efficiency range.
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Very inaccurate.
Well at least it errs in favor of the user then
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It errs in favor of the PSU manufacturers pocketbook
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Ok guys thanks for replying and rep going out to everyone above this post
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