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  1. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    There is that google thing the ul numbers for certain models match up using cwt
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    No offense guys but can you please stop? My things have been answered and I just wanted a discussion. Not PSU A is better than PSU B. Can you please let this thread die? :)
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    OCZ stealth/game series are rebranded FSP PSU's yes. But FSP is a damn good brand. they provide parts for more manu's than you may think.

    i had a OCZ gamextreme 700w been running fine for 3 years on a Q6600 780i board 8800GTS(G92 core) and 8GB of 800mhz mushkin. you got a dud. OCZ is a good company.
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    omg I just ordered one and its sitting at my house for a few days now im scared
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    Ah ok found it.

    Happy bunny. FSP still not involved I can live with CWT :p
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    Should be fine, otherwise google would show it like a plague xD
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    I don't know what to say...:rolleyes:; yes I do, but I won't.

    To the OP: Either, you got a dud, which, is possibly or you had a power glitch; also possible. Or, something was amiss with the install.

    OCZ has some very adequate power supplies.
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    Told you :) that's the one I have 500w in my user cp runs great
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    It's fine for now. I just don't want it turning into a debate of which PSU is better.

    You probably don't have to worry about anything. At least you know that it won't take out your computer right?

    Ha. Yeah. It's sooo hard to install a power supply :rolleyes: I'm betting on dud. Like I said so many times I'm getting it replaced and giving it one more shot.
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    i noticed that this thread was older, and yeah i realized that one was dead and got resurrected. Do your best to keep the conversations to one topic, regardless.


    As for the incremental gains... my last system was OC'd completely stable to 4.2GHz. I swapped my PC's when i got my 5870.

    Taking my corsair PSU out and putting the OCZ gameXstream 700W PSU in, it wasnt stable at all. not at 4.2GHz, not at 3.8GHz... in fact, its only stable at 3.2Ghz with voltage boosts.

    the incremental gains are bigger than they appear, getting a truly quality unit... i'd hate to think what my OC on that system would have done to a generic PSU.
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    half regret getting my HX850 now that I could have gotten an AX750... anyone want to trade a AX750 (when it comes out) for a HX 850 ? BNIB!!! :p

    Though I don't see this as an example, I tend to see alot of people not consolidating their threads lol

    I have a hard time believing the difference between an average/crap OCZ to Corsair adds a 1ghz OC o_O I feel better about spending alot on my PSU though :p
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    i was surprised too, but its because the voltages are lower all around, at load. i had to boost every voltage (CPU, ram, NB) to get 3.2GHz stable (and its a 3.16Ghz stock chip!)
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    interesting!

    Just a thought, 400CX PSUs are great budget PSUs :p
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    my housemate ran an i7 930. 6GB 1600Mhz ram and a 5870 off a 400CX for 2 weeks without an issue. they are awesome.
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    how can you power a 5870 + i7 system with 400W!!???????????!!!! :eek:

    on another note, what OCZ series are the best? because apparently some aren't very good while others are
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    because it didnt use 400W at desktop or gaming, ofc. quality over quantity.


    OCZ is a mixed bag. they have great designs that seem to lack in QA sometimes. i'll always reccomend corsair over OCZ, a corsair 400W is better than an OCZ 550W, IMO (well, corsair is better than almost everyone in that regard)
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    i had a dud ocz psu arrive on saturday.
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    An underestimated and great priced PSU is XFX... The XFX 750W specifically is awesome bang/buck and modular! Is comparable, (equal maybe even surpasses) the HX850W quality wise


    Maybe there has been a problem at OCZ and their PSUs are all dud?
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    Hrm. Maybe I'll talk to Newegg and see if they can change it to a RMA full refund again. The thing that still bugs me is that the main filter cap is by OST... they're not a BAD company but they're not that great apparently and with a lot of PSUs dying by 2nd year.... :shadedshu

    CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready Cro...

    I may just have to get that instead... should that be ample enough to run a Phenom II X6, 2 hard drives, 1 DVD-RW drive, and a Radeon HD 5770? It only has 1 12V rail but it's pretty beefy.... (granted most PSUs have one 12V rail that's split up and not actual independent ones)
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    yes you could get that instead... is a tx650 much more? or an HX520? if yes then get the 550vx, but do shop around
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    It's only $10 more. (TX650) But do I really need 650W for a Phenom II system? is the real question :confused:

    Oh and congrats. My roommate is a computer engineer and sees no problem with an OCZ, but you've officially managed to scare the daylights out of me with PSUs :)

    EDIT: The 550W I have to pay for shipping. Might as well get the 650 if it's only a $5 diff.\

    What happened after the 2nd week? :p lol j/k.
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    dude wait.......does your CPU have a 8pin power slot?
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    The board I am getting does not. It's a Phenom II X6 1055T that I plan on getting.
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    his 750HX came back from RMA (the fan wasnt spinning when it arrived, DOA)


    look at the specs of my system. it doesnt go abvoe 350W measured at the wall.


    When you consider that most of that is on the 12V rail and some on the 3.3v and 5v rails, get a PSU with at least 400W on the 12V rail (one rail preferably) - PSU's weaken over time, so headroom is great. That adds up to 33A on the 12V rail - which the 'cheap' should corsairs have.

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