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    building a new pc need help choosing a power supply ---

    i was thinking of

    OCZ StealthXStream 500W Power Supply - Active PFC, 120mm Fan (OCZ500SXS)
    or
    Cooler Master Extreme Power 500W RP-500-PCAR Power Supply
    or
    Corsair CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX 12V 33A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active Pfc 120MM Fan (CMPSU-450VX)


    not to high for budget...
     
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    No doubt the OCZ StealthXStream is king of 500 Watts. But if you can't keep up with the electric bills get teh corsair 450 Watts.
     
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    @spearman what do u mean by electric bill does the ocz draw a lot of power

    @cdawall canada = no newegg...
     
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    The corsair uses Active PFC which saves wattage consumption on system components when needed. Therefore less electric bills. While the OCZ has more power but....
     
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    aight i get it...
     
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    THE OCZ USES ACTIVE PCF TOO
     
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    Yea but the corsair has 85% effiecency and the OCZ has 83% LOL

    Since they are both the same price I would go with the OCZ but I'm too lazyto check the shipping.
     
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    before anyone recommends a PS they should know what hardware you are going to use and if you may upgrade in the near future
     
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    o_O forgot about that. Hey saadz what system are you gonna use?
     
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    ocz psus have problems at high load and can fry your rig if it gets way too high..

    also, corsair is built by seasonic, whereas ocz is not, and corsair is more efficent and cheaper. its a no brainer.

    the verdict: neither, get a corsair or pp&c
     
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    And also to add, no matter which power supply you purchase it will only draw what is needed up to its maximum rating. In other words, you need 10A of 20A on 12v, ~200W worth, it will only supply 10A of 20A 200W. ;)
     
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    LOL, better safe than sorry:laugh:
     
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    im confused what do u mean "what hardware are u going to use" and as for upgrading prolly not sooin
     
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    What mobo (some use 4 pin and some use 8pin for the CPU power)
    CPU?
    Video Cards? (1-4) and what type (some need extra power, 6 and 8 pin)
    Hdds? (I saw one guy with 12, lol

    I built a SLI comp with a 235watt PS but I knew exactly what parts I needed to power before I began. Also some PSs ratings are baloney (over inflated) so thats why its important to get recommendations from friends and people that have done it before.

    When I build a comp here is how I do it..
    1st I decide what the comp is for (browse the Internet or gamer)
    2nd I figure the parts needed for the build
    3rd I look for a case that fits the build
    4th I get the absolute best PS with the wires I will need to hook everything up without adapters
    5th I shop for the best deals on the parts
    6th I fix the case up while im waiting for the parts (cut out the perforated grills of the fans)
    7th Build and go nutts.
     
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    Take my rig as an example saadz. I know for a fact I could run mine off an Earthwatts 380W model. I use the 500W so it will last longer and definitely know it will be enough.
     
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    good point.. like JR brought up, better a bit extra than not enough.
     
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    really?!?! i have a powerstream520 that ive been overloading/overclocking since the day i got it (2003/2004) and not a hiccup out of this puppy ;) IIRC the oem for my PSU was "TopPower" or w/e. if i had to purchase another PSU id try my hardest to get another powerstream........

    pancho i think you need to remind yourself of the OEM's, both corsair and OCZ sell good/bad PSU's. the Vx line from corsair is not manufactured by seasonic IIRC and OCZ now owns pc p&c so......

    and even then pc p&c are not PSU manufacturers they are supplied by OEM's ;)

    saadzaman126 where abouts are you in Canada?

    :toast:
     
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    go look at post #19
     
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    lol, this time im not the goofy one:laugh:
     
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