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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by 20machinm, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. 20machinm Guest

    any1 know a good, stable psu around the 500W mark that has sum lighting in too? I found loads gd quality ones but non with LEDs n stuff ...
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    I have an Antec TrueBlue 480W. Great PSU with blue LEDs.
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    ah cheers, know where i can get 1? and does that range go into the 500W region?
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    I go with OCZ, i think they start around 700 watt these days but they have realy good amps on the 12v and they run nice and quiet and have blue lighting. Oh and dont for get there cheap $200 Australian
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    cheers pal
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    Thats ok, its good to know we can help
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    Im using the 700watt gameX and its more then enough juice, check my rig listing for a Comparison, btw what system are you trying to run with it?
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    Alternatively, if you just want something in the 500W range, Hiper Type R's are pretty good, they are modular, have decent efficiency, are fairly priced for the quality and have a decent Wattage > Amperage rail ratio, they also come with pretty Blue LED's!! You can get them in a 530 and 580 watt versions, I suppose you would call them "mid ranged". Some derivitives do and some dont have the LED's so you just need to check before ordering, a review on them is here:

    http://www.extremeoverclocking.com/reviews/cases/Hiper_TypeR_580W_1.html
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    Hey man,

    Take a look at this thread under the PSU section http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=30822

    PSUs are not all about Watts.
    What is important about them is the Amps on the 12V line (since this is the line that powers your components).

    I must say that out of all of those choices the Tagan and Hiper seem like the best ones.
    The first one that was posted is a generic POS PSU so please dont get that one.
    OCZs latest PSU (the GameXStream) is not very good at all and they die pretty easily.
    The reason for that is bc of the high amount of ripple they have.
    I wouldnt trust OCZ anymore since their quality (just like Antecs) are not good anymore and you can do better elsewhere.
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    I have had the exact oppiste experance with tagon and ocz, ive had a few tagons give up the ghost where i have never had a ocz produce die yet. (as far as i am aware tagons are prity much the same design as the ocz psu's but manufactured with lower quality parts)
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    When is the last time you owned a Tagan?
    They once used a lesser quality OEM and thats when people's PSUs were dying.
    Since then they went back to their old OEM and now they are back to their old, good quality.

    However, OCZ has recently done what Antec did a year ago.
    And that was switch OEMs so they would spend less on parts now.
    Due to this OCZ's quality has fallen and many of the GameXStreams are dying in less than a year.
    Not just that but if you look at the reviews you will see that it has a high excessive ripple.
    Now what that means is that the output of the PSU highly fluctuates (which is never good).
    This will affect the effeciency of the PSU, the life of the PSU and your components, and the OCing capabilities.

    I used to love OCZ, I still have my PowerStream and love it.
    But they have slipped in quality and I can no longer recommend them bc now there are better buys out there.
    One of the best buys out there right now are all of the Corsair PSUs.
    They are 85 percenet effecient (highest efficiency thus far out of all PSUs), they are modular and they are conservatively rated (the rated wattage is based off of average output, not max like what all other companies do).
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    ok, thanks for clearing that up brunis004, i was wrong, i went through 2 tagons before my last upgrade 4 months ago, (i did the upgrade thinking my mobo was dead, decided to buy a whole new rig and it ended up being the psu..... the old rig works fine now, after i gave it away :(
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    LISTEN to bruins004 as I had two OCZ 1000watts PSU's and and that was within 30 days after the second one , I just threw it in the trash becuase I did not feel like rma'ing it again and the next time have it destroy somthing on the mobo too and was too honest to sell garbage like that to someone else!
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    No problem at all.
    Thats what we are here for to help each other.
    Sorry to hear about your old rig :(
    That is never fun.

    The worst thing is when the mobo dies bc you have to take everything out and its a pain.

    Also, I would never recommend a Rosewill since you never know who makes their PSUs for them.
    Also, they are cheap for a reason (crap parts in them).
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    its all cool, im glad my old rig died it gave me a reason to buy my new rig :p
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    Yea they just havent been the same since the GameXStreams came out.
    Its like they rushed the product.
    Also, you can notice that they def. get cheaper parts since OCZ PSUs are relatively cheap now.
    When the PowerStreams were out, they were very expensive PSUs.

    THe funny thing with the 1000W PSUs is it seems a lot of companies have just went to get high wattage PSUs out without bothering with other important factors, like effeciency, overhead, overheating (lol).
    Everyone is just pushing out these 1000W+ PSUs and a lot of them are dying.
    The reason for that is bc they are built with crap parts to keep cost down, they are putting too much stress on the multiple 12V rails, and there is just too much heat being generated in the PSU.
    They have to research this area more and make their PSUs more reliable.
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    try my psu 500w really stable and its a kind of grey chrome glows green and has 2 green led fans with neon green sleeving ill find u a link in just a sec.

    here ya go sweet psu
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    I would strongly suggest against that PSU as well.
    The original X-Connects are not great and blew up on many people.
    The X2-Connects are much better, but are still low quality compared to other brands. (take a look at the reviews)

    Hell, I would pick and OCZ and Antec over an Ultra anyday.

    Ultra is not a high quality brand and most PSUs with LEDs are high quality.

    As I said either go Hiper or Tagan.
    Also, if you want other good brands take a look at the thread I linked.
    Remember, never skimp on the PSU, it can take all your other parts with it.
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    The PSU is like health insurance for your parts.
  24. 20machinm Guest

    so err is the OCZ is out, anybody know a good one that has pretty lights too lol?
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    There are a few good ones out there, high reliability and good amperage are a must within the confines of budget of course, I had the impression he didnt want to spend too much which is why I suggested the Hyper type R 530 or 580, personally I like Seasonic and Enermax but we are talking bucks here.

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