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post #1 of 20
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Hey all,

I've got a Rocketfish 900W PSU now based on some very good reviews I've seen 'round the internet. Not looking to hear everyone cry afoul of the Rocketfish brand of PSU's in this thread, but I am wondering what else I could try for around $100.

I'm thinking of this one because I could just pick it up at work:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair+...=1218217267616

My problem is that I'm not entirely sure how much power I need. The setup listed in my system specs is accurate, although I may add another hard drive in the future. Any other suggestions for what I could get that would be the best bang/buck?
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The GS series is rather inferior in terms of power supplies.

How much power do you need? Well your system could run on a 400W PSU like the NeoEco 400. Think it's $30 right now. Oh snap it's more like $50 now, oh well.

The 5 PSUs under $50 thread Phaedrus made, any of those could run your system. Some are a bit more quality than others of course.

If you have $100 burning a hole in your pocket there are tons of overkill PSUs you can get, the Seasonic X650 was going for $100 for a while but I think it might be sold out. The Truepower new series are good. There is a new 500W gold PSU by FSP group but I don't know enough about it to recommend it other than that you be aware of it.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-005-_-Product

that will power yer system fine, just no SLIing two high-end cards together. you can sli two middle-range cards thou like GTS 450s.
     
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Originally Posted by ChronoBodi View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-005-_-Product

that will power yer system fine, just no SLIing two high-end cards together. you can sli two middle-range cards thou like GTS 450s.
Actually that can SLI 2 high end cards just fine. Just about the only thing it couldn't power would be SLI 580s. Slightly older platform and would probably not be the best "bang for the buck".

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-007-_-Product would be superior, cheaper, and pseudo modular to boot.

Your system could probably even run on The Antec 380D though it's a little small and a bit expensive comparatively, and might be shaving it a hair close if you're heavily overclocking.

I don't like recommending the CX430 because it seems like only a so-so unit, but it's so cheap it's ridiculous, $30 right now, and it'd work.
Edited by ocpokey - 4/21/11 at 6:53pm
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post #5 of 20
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Appreciate the input, but it leads me to wonder why do people ever, ever buy 800w or 1200w power supplies? If my system does not cause that much stress, what ever would?
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post #6 of 20
Why do you want to replace your Rocketfish? It's a very nice 900W unit, is overkill for your system, and there's nothing worth upgrading to for $100.
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oh i see, yea i was basing it off my 550w psu, i know what can run on and what not, definitely no 580 on mine for sure. Then again, saves me money too!
     
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post #8 of 20

Order a Rocketfish Gaming 500 watt off of Amazon for $30. It will easily run your system.


It already has 2 6-pin+2 pci-express cables on it so you're good to go.
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post #9 of 20
1200w psu is for like, tri-sli GTX 580s and very overclocked i7 990x and a crap-load of hard drives + SSDs.
     
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post #10 of 20
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I like the Rocketfish mostly. It has no power switch on the back so if I want to cut the power I've got to pull the plug, which is a bit weird. Also it's giving me some sort of transistor squeal that is super annoying, so if I end up taking it out and putting something else in, I figured I would see what else was out there
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