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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by KieranD, Apr 28, 2010.

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    I have been thinking about finally getting rid of my OCZ GameXstream PSU.
    I am the second owner of it and its actually a pretty old psu i think they came out in 2006.
    Just looking for something a bit more stable and newer as the PSU is getting old now.
    Also think the voltage isnt stable enough for a decent OC anymore, think this just happened over time.

    Seen this PSU ignore the fact its a sort of special edition with a white coat.
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/206053
    http://translate.google.com/transla...ung-und-PCGH-Luefter-Anzeige/E-Commerce/News/

    Its essentially the same PSU as this one but with 600w and a white coat.
    http://www.be-quiet.net/be-quiet.net/index.php?StoryID=551&websiteLang=en

    For quick reference its a Be Quiet Straight Power E7 CM PCGH EDITION 600w
    -Quad 18a 12v rails
    -Around 88% efficiency
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    Only thing that bothers me is looking at the specs its not as good as my old PSU.
    [​IMG]

    Be Quiet is a well reputable brand in Europe, the are German. Its not a question of is it a good PSU or a good brand, more on the lines of will it suit my system (check my specs for details).
    Its also £60 and that is a HELL of a price for a good PSU.

    EDIT: Basically since its an upgrade question i thought it belonged in this thread, right?
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    You'll be fine, easy. That setup could easily run on a Corsair VX550w or an Antec True Power New 550w (probably even a good 500w)
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    Cool i was just wondering what kind of PSU i would need to run my system, thinking of swapping the one i have.

    Gonna have a look for alternative PSUs at that price range.
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    Yeah, no problems with a single card setup with a quality 600W PSU.
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    Found a OCZ Z Series 650w PSU for around £65-70, if you have the time to read the review please do so.
    http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=867&page=1
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190772

    Seems really stable and the extra 50w should give me headroom. The reason i don't want the Be Quiet PSU anymore is because on the non special edition versions its seemed to fluctuate on load.
    If i ever go to a ATi card they are much more power efficient which is nice.

    There is the Cooler Master GX 650w its got a single rail which is good but i dont know a lot about it, its in a similar price bracket for me.
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    probly gonna go with the OCZ unit, its not the best but reviews say it is very stable and thats what i am looking for at that price

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