Help me chose a PSU

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  1. lolerskates

    lolerskates New Member

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  2. hideon9

    hideon9 The plane will take off.

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    Get an Enermax.
     
  3. Rmc[AZ]

    Rmc[AZ] Get the fuck off my fucking ice

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    Corsair, or a good Antec.
     
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    No such thing as a good antec anymore. They dropped the quality of their internals and kept the pricing the same. Hello fat profit margins!


    Stick with Corsair, OCZ, PC Power & Cooling or Seasonic.

    I have the OCZ 700W one powering my C2Q and 8800GTX and the only thing it isn't that I wish it was is modular. The 620W corsair one is, and that is a great selling feature.
     
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    Get the Corsair.

    Only get OCZ when they rebadge the PC Power & Cooling PSUs.
     
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    lolerskates New Member

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    so should I go for a corsair with more watts, or should 450 be fine?
     
  7. Chris

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    get a Corsair HX520

    Ive got one powering my Q6600 rig, its modular which is awesome and has Active PFC

    you should be able to find it on sale for $100, dont skimp on a power supply
     
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    cosair, enermax, fortron, sparkle, pcp&c... good units, all.
     
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    lolerskates New Member

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    i know not to skimp on one, but I am just trying to find out what is a good one
     
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    about the 450w, its not really the total watts that is the major factor, its the amps on the 12v rails

    add up what your rig will draw for 12 amps and see if the PSU your looking at has enough amps.

    some cheap PSUs will claim high total watts but all the power will be in places you dont need it and it wont have enough in places you really need it
     

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