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yo,<br />
what PSU do u recommend for this setup?<br />
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i was gonna get an x-connect 2 550W, but then i read that its more than wattage that makes a psu....<br />
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so b4 i spend 100 bucks on this, which shud i get?<br />
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thx,<br />
deagle
 

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bfg/ocz/pcp&c if you have the cash<br />
get somthing with good 12v rails. atleast dual 20a
 

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OCZ Gamestream 700 <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
 

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what do you think of this?<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817711002" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817711002</a>
 

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cant find that PSU on newegg.. edit: lol *** no not 700w rofl<br />
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also - how much of a difference will i notice with a new PSU<br />
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cuz... should i spend 100 on a new psu or one more gig of ram rite now?
 

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The 520 is what I have and I love it.<br />
It has too many wires that require hiding though.<br />
I've used the Modstreams (modular) and the Powerstreams, both excellent and have never been let down.<br />
The 700 Gamestream is only a few dollars more and can be used fore future upgrades.<br />
Haven't heard any negative commenbts yet.<img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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The psu is the heart and soul of your rig. Dont skimp here.
 

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alright.<br />
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well... i just realized the 600W gameXstream is $5 less... so should i go with that?<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817341001" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341001</a><br />
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oh shiz! and i <3 the sleeves and lights <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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(oh and its not hard to install if i built this pc myself rite? i gotta take out the 420 that came with the case)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">alright.<br />
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well... i just realized the 600W gameXstream is $5 less... so should i go with that?<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817341001" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341001</a><br />
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oh shiz! and i <3 the sleeves and lights <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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</div>For $5. more, go for the gusto.<br />
You'll thank me later!<img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" />
 
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no i meant the 600 is 5 less that the 520 and the 700 is like 45 more than the 600 and i think ill go with the 600 cuz i wanna keep my limit at like 110 - not to 150 for 700W! 600 is plenty for me <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">no i meant the 600 is 5 less that the 520 and the 700 is like 45 more than the 600 and i think ill go with the 600 cuz i wanna keep my limit at like 110 - not to 150 for 700W! 600 is plenty for me <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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</div>Either or, you'll be happy with any of OCZ products.<br />
Stability forever.<img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" />
 

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The 600W GameXStream packs enough of a punch for your rig <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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Get it.. .it's the best bang for your buck.<br />
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The GameXStreams are identical to the FSP Epsilons. and the 600W can deliver a total max load of 44A on the 12V rails. the 700W version delivers only 6A extra (50A max load; rest of additionaly Wattage goes to the other rails)
 

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Listen to Chozart, buy the 600W GameXStream, you'll love it.
 

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what are the differences b/w the gamextream and the ultra x2 <br />
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<a href="http://shop4.outpost.com/%7B5Y7Goj-3xMDdBGaIk9PGNQ**.node2%7D/product/4591447;jsessionid=5Y7Goj-3xMDdBGaIk9PGNQ**.node2?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG" target="_blank">http://shop4.outpost.com/%7B5Y7Goj-3...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG</a><br />
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im considering this too... im really thinking im gonna go with the gamexstream but some1 recommened this so i wanted to be sure to look into it
 

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err.. Ultra?<br />
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Nay.. thanks. Too many problems I heard from other users, like too high voltages on the 12V rails, and instability....
 

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My Ultra X-connect 400w was a great PSU. But. The thing was huge. It was bigger than the PSU I have now, and with 300 fewer watts. I find it eaiser to manage the cables on my GameXStream than on the X-connect, even though it had modular cables.<br />
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Differences:<br />
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600W OCZ has four 18A +12V rails, max combined is somewhere around 45A.<br />
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Ultra 550w has dual +12V rails, one at 17A, the other at 18A. The max combined would probably be around 30A.<br />
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Modular cables vs. not-modular. Non-modular is better for everything except airflow, and with good cable managment, Non-modular wins everywhere.
 

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<img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" /> corsair hx series psu!!! check it out man!
 
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