1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

PSU: which one?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by HookeyStreet, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. HookeyStreet

    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2004
    Messages:
    7,134 (2.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    523
    Location:
    Great Yarmouth, England
    Im on the look out for a good, yet affordable PSU. Obviously I will need something that will handle my system and any overclocking I may do ;) I also want it to look good and preferably be of a modular variety :)

    Heres what I like the look of so far:

    Kingwin 600W Modular - http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=132280 (for some reason ebuyers description of this is messed up but Ive checked elsewhere and I believe this is the 'Mach 1' model with dual 12V rails)

    Hiper 580W Type-R Modular - http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/98564

    Tagan TG600 IXEYE 600W Modular - http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/132070

    OCZ StealthXStream 600W - http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...hvd19wcm9kdWN0X3Jldmlld3M=&product_uid=127861

    OCZ GameXStream 700W - http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/115881

    any advice would be good :)
  2. HellasVagabond New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2007
    Messages:
    3,404 (1.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    162
    Location:
    Athens , GREECE
    The TAGAN and the GameXstream 700 are your best choices.
    HookeyStreet says thanks.
  3. Tatty_One

    Tatty_One Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    Messages:
    16,186 (5.37/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,177
    I have just bought the SteathXstream 600W, take a look at my specs for what I am running, all I will say is that I have owned around 12 PSU's including Seasonic, Enermax and Tagan and this Quad rail is by far the best I have owned, smooth as silk, rock solid stable, 85% efficiency rating and low price. All are decent, the Hyper would probably be my last choice (I have one of those as well) but you wont go too wrong with any, if you really need 700W then fine but if 600W is enough, there is little to choose between the Tagan and the StealthXstram so go for the cheapest!

    PS: You can get the SteathXstream from Aria for under £50 and thats the best5 deal around at the moment, I got mine from there, ohhhh and the BIOS is done thanks, I am upto 12,293 on 3D Mark 2006 now!!!!!
    HookeyStreet says thanks.
  4. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Messages:
    9,595 (3.88/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,200
    ocz and tagan from that list, when it comes to affordable, you want to look at the efficency of the psu, and not the price, the efficency will save you on power, which will add up quickly over time. http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/119501/rb/0 80plus certified for efficency, seasonic is probably the best oem out there for psu's.
    HookeyStreet says thanks.
  5. HookeyStreet

    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2004
    Messages:
    7,134 (2.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    523
    Location:
    Great Yarmouth, England

    Thanks for the info m8 and Im glad your flash went well :)
  6. HookeyStreet

    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2004
    Messages:
    7,134 (2.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    523
    Location:
    Great Yarmouth, England
    Thanks for the advice. Do you think the "OCZ StealthXStream 600W" would be good for me then? (Tatty recommends it)
  7. Grings

    Grings New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2006
    Messages:
    2,302 (0.85/day)
    Thanks Received:
    184
    Location:
    Blighty
    I'd have to say the Stealthxtream, because of the price, theyre a good psu (FSP Epsilon based)

    others worth looking at are:

    Corsair HX620w
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=446787

    Silverstone Strider 600w
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=282260

    Silverstone Zeus 650w
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=192077

    "OCZ" PC Power&Cooling Silencer 750w
    http://www.cclonline.com/product-in...4&category_id=263&manufacturer_id=0&tid=s75q#
  8. KennyT772

    KennyT772 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2005
    Messages:
    3,585 (1.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    103
    STAY AWAY FROM THE HIPER.

    I personally just bought a ocz 700w myself. I highly reccomend it
  9. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Messages:
    9,595 (3.88/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,200
    ditto. corsair and pc power& cooling are better then ocz, but a lot more expensive too.
  10. pt

    pt not a suicide-bomber

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Messages:
    8,982 (3.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    208
    Location:
    Portugal
    but worth every penny :)
  11. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Messages:
    9,595 (3.88/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,200
    ditto again lol.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page