**PC PSU Experts** Did I make a mistake in buying this?

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  1. sj23

    sj23 Active Member

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    I'm new to PSU upgrades and just wanted to upgrade my noisy Dell one. So I ordered this one last night:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817182018

    Now as I was doing more reading on PSU's today I read somewhere that some of the newer GPU cards need about 24A on the 12V rail, which I'm assuming stands for amps. The one I ordered above says: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] I'm only going to be utilizing 20 pins on the main connector, since that's all my MB has, so I'm assuming the +12V1 is for the 20 pins and +12V2 is for the +4 pins. Am I right?

    Here's my system specs:
    3.0 P4 HT
    1GB PC3200
    80GB 7200RPM
    BFG 6800GT OC
    DVD-ROM
    CD-RW
    Sound Blaster
    TV Tuner

    The only thing I OC is my GPU, but not by much. So will this PSU be good enough or should I return it for one w/ more amps on the 12V rail?
     
  2. Pet3R

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    Rosewill's aren't proficient enough to hold out in the long run. Having dual 12V rails is a cheaper way of getting more 12V power. You have a total of 19A on your 12V rails (14A + 5A). That 6800GT OC is power hungry, especially if it's already pre-overclocked by BFG, and when you are planning to overclock it some more. For your price range, a Forton would do you good.

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817104953
     
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  3. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    rosewill? what the fuk is a rosewill?

    never heard that brand before, i wouldn't have bought it
     
  4. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    can someone recommend a good psu for under $50?
     
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    Does anyone know any Newegg coupon codes or where to get one?
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    :ugh2:

    wtf are you ughing about. it is leaps and bounds better than that roswill POS.


    That is a great power supply, and recommend it also.
     
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    I'm ughing at the guy who asked for a recommendation when a good one was already recommended in the 2nd post.

    That's why I've already ordered it!:bigthumb: And gotta pay ghey "restocking" fees and probably shipping to return the other one. :ugh:
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    It was the same guy :hs: He was just making sure you saw it i'd think.
     
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    My Rosewill was superb, 35A on 12v rail, build quality and components was good from what I can tell. They make cheapies, i thought th RP550 was good. not "best" by any means of course.
     
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    Props to you for the recommendation. It's quiet and even fixed the problem of the USB ports on my Dell 1704FPV not working. I am kind of disappointed that I wasn't able to OC my 6800GT a little more. I OC'd my GPU to 420/1100 from the stock 370/1000 speed on 3dMark03 and it crashed midway just like it did w/ my Dell PSU. No biggie though, I just lowered the OC a bit and ran fine like before. What I find weird is that the core clock on my old 5900XT could stand more OC'ing. From a stock 390/700 it would OC to 500/780 w/ no problems. Any ideas on this?

    Another question I have is on my Zalman VF700. I was wondering if there was a switch where I could swich from 5V to 12V so that I can switch from quiet to normal modes w/out having to disconnect and connect the wires over and over. It's nice to have on quiet mode during normal use and normal mode during gaming. Here's a pic of what I'm talking about:
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    TIA

    And oh yea, :down: To newegg and their return policy. Charging a 15% restocking fee and not covering shipping on a return. That ended up being $12 down the drain for nothing. I'd understand for a small company, but not for one as big as them. It's probably the last time I order from them and stick to ebay and the local Frys from now on.
     
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    damn man, i've RMA'd with newegg.com numerous times and never payed a dime. maybe they've changed since i did it last, almost over a year ago since last RMA.
     
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    Who knows. Funny thing is that their return warehouse is only like 15 min from my house and they don't allow you to drop by. They can kiss my :moon:
     
  16. deusexaethera

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    Not really. There might be better PSUs for <$50 than the one this guy bought, but I wouldn't call them good per se. I'm a fan of the Vantec iON2, myself. 460 watts and a single 120mm fan to keep the noise and the heat to a minimum at the same time.
     
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    that is quite easily done. except without the little cable they provide. Go buy a 3 way switch. either splice the fan header wire, or add little wires into the header it self. Run the black wire into one of the black wires of a molex connector (I wire it into the back, soldering the wire there would be the best idea, but I have taped it but mack sure it is very secure). Then run the red wire from the fan header to the middle prong of the three way switch. Run a wire from the top of the switch to the yellow wire of the molex connector. Then run a wire from the bottom of the switch to the red wire of the molex connector.

    Done.
     
  18. PeacefulAnarchy

    PeacefulAnarchy You get one for the money, two for the show, three

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    Motherfucking dot.
     

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