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I got my Tt Purepower 480 before i planned to oc. Do you think it will be good enough to support a stable overclock, or should I consider upgrading?
 

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That should provide sufficient for your system.<br />
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The name of the game is stability of supply. Monitor the voltage rails to make sure you don't have to much of a fluctuation.<br />
It is okay if say the +12v supply ranges within 11.8v to 12.5v but wherever it falls you don't want it to wander around with wild fluctuations.
 
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My 12v rail flucuates between 11.9 and 12.4 at the minimum and maximum. Is that an acceptable amount? This is while folding on both threads. Here is the asus probe readings of the rails.<br><a href="http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/f/f4/f4ee865a_vbattach32516.bmp"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.overclock.net/f/f4/525x525px-LL-f4ee865a_vbattach32516.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:358px;"></a>
 

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id say u should be right, but mine only sits between 11.67 and 11.72 using speed fan.
 

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I'm still thinking about upgrading. I'm looking at <a href="http://www.pcpowercooling.com/products/viewproduct.php?show=T51ATX" target="_blank">this</a> pc power and cooling unit. I know its expensive but i've got the money right now. I'd really only want to spend the money if it will help my overclock compared to the thermaltake purepower.
 

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What is the purchase price of that unit ?<br><br>
Really you don't need to get carried away and over capitalise on a PSU for your system. As it won't give you the edge you crave unless you have some major stability issue .<br>
Judging by your readings you are just within the acceptable boundries.<br><br>
If you really feel like replacing your current unit look no further than about USD $70.00 to 80.00.
 
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<div style="font-style:italic;">My 12v rail flucuates between 11.9 and 12.4 at the minimum and maximum. Is that an acceptable amount? This is while folding on both threads. Here is the asus probe readings of the rails.</div>
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To get a much more accurate reading you can use a multimeter. Here is a link on a how to -<br><br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/faqs/41945-how-accurately-measure-my-voltage-rails.html?highlight=multimeter+how+to" target="_blank">Link</a>
 
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It is really expensive, about 200 USD shipped. But when i try to convince myself to get it, I think about it as an investment for years to come. But if my current unit will hold its own, i would rather use the money on something else...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It is really expensive, about 200 USD shipped. But when i try to convince myself to get it, I think about it as an investment for years to come. But if my current unit will hold its own, i would rather use the money on something else...</div>
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A wise choice there mate..IMO.<br><br>
Heck I have run my XP3000+ and 9800pro with 4x120mm fans,DVD-RW,CD-ROM and an Asetek watercooling setup (now SI-97) all from a single Enermax 385W PSU costing a mere AUD$ 119.00 for the past 2 1/2yrs without a problem.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It is really expensive, about 200 USD shipped. But when i try to convince myself to get it, I think about it as an investment for years to come. But if my current unit will hold its own, i would rather use the money on something else...</div>
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If you maybe looking to spend that much try looking at the PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 (about 199.00) or for a little less the Silencer 650 (about 149.00).<br><br>
I have the Silencer 750 and it is an extremely stable psu. I did a hardware review on it with a voltage test using a multimeter, have a look.<br><br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/hardware/showproduct.php/product/404" target="_blank">Review</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If you maybe looking to spend that much try looking at the PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 (about 199.00) or for a little less the Silencer 650 (about 149.00).<br><br>
I have the Silencer 750 and it is an extremely stable psu. I did a hardware review on it with a voltage test using a multimeter, have a look.<br><br><a href="http://www.overclock.net/hardware/showproduct.php/product/404" target="_blank">Review</a></div>
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That may be true....<b>but</b>...for his system a little overkill I feel. You would be better using that sort of $'s to upgrade the GPU.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That may be true....<b>but</b>...for his system a little overkill I feel. You would be better using that sort of $'s to upgrade the GPU.</div>
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Yes you are correct, a little overkill. But if he plans on upgrading his current system or building a new rig with let's say, a rig he wants to OC highly, a few harddrives, a couple gpu's along with other stuff it can't hurt. Especially those new Nvidia cards soon to come out, i here they use alot of juice.<br><br>
Also, i had upgraded from a PC P & C 510 sli psu to the Silencer 750 because my system below was really starting to tax that 510 sli.
 

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Aaaah build for today the best to suit your needs.<br><br>
The future always brings lower prices for better product (providing you don't want the latest n greatest).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Aaaah build for today the best to suit your needs.<br><br>
The future always brings lower prices for better product (providing you don't want the latest n greatest).</div>
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Agree! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb">
 
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Just my own view on the whole 'purchase to future proof'.<br><br><b>footnote</b>:<br>
One thing that greatly amuses me is the current debate about GPU's.<br>
People holding off for the impending launch of DX10 based cards.<br>
When released to the market place they are going to have some nasty purchase price attached to them.<br><br>
Will they work with the yet to be release games that support it ?<br>
What are you going to do with your revision 1.0 card when they release a revision 2.0 with the bugs sorted out...oh and for cheaper ?<br><br>
Granted there will be those whom just have to have it at all cost's and those who can afford to have the newest kid on the block every time they come out.
 

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From an overclocking standpoint, my lowly 420 Enermax Noisetaker ran my E6300 to 3+GHz... I don't game and as such the GFX card is plugged into the mobo, w/o the need of 6pin PCIe power.<br />
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I have a healthy 22A on the rails, maybe that helps.... but strictly for OC, a quality PSU will probably be better than an 700 w monster.... unless you feel like owning a monster :)
 
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