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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Nick89, May 11, 2009.

  1. Nick89

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    Right now I cant upgrade anymore just because of one part of my system, My PSU.

    I have managed to use ALL of the power connecters so now I cant add another HDD, its not powerfull enought to run a better vid card or CF. And it definitely couldn't support a good WCing setup ether.:(

    PSU's I've found:
    140$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817815002
    220$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194021
    160$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151031

    For those Price's I could get another 4850, or a 1TB HD, or a good WCing setup, or a new case. Arg :cry:

    A new case is another thing that I need, otherwise I still cant upgrade.

    I could afford all of that right now but I cant justify more than one part purchase for my PC a month.:ohwell:

    Lesson Learned: Buy a great flexible PSU the first time.

    What I'm getting:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139007
    Last edited: May 12, 2009
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    Seventeam ftw, one of the best sub 900 watt psu's on the market IMO. Great price too.
  4. Nick89

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    The seven team one looks good but it looks like it doesnt have that many connecters.

    Also, the corsair is 279-239, I could get a 4890. :(
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    You are thinking like you did when you bought your first psu. Look where that got you. Spend the money and get a beastly psu now, and forget about power problems for the next few years to come. Be able to throw whatever you want into your PC.
    Nick89 says thanks.
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    +1, the only way I'm able to upgrade much in my PC would involve first getting a new PSU as well, and I'd only do that with a damn good PSU, not something cheap.
    Splurge on a great power supply and you wont have to worry for years, since PSUs usually outlast most other PC components when upgrading.
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    You are right Wile E, you are absolutly right.:eek:

    Wile E:slap:Nick89
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    Try These High Current Power Supplies

    Xclio Stable Power 1000 1000 watt power supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817189016

    I have it powering a Phenom II 920 based rig with a 4850 X2 and a 1 gig Radeon 4850. The supply is small and easy to fit in your case and the cables are very easy to work with. It does not come with 8 pin power connectors for video cards. Luckily I had a 6 pin to 8 pin adapter for my 4850 X2 that came with one of my other power supplies.

    Coolmax CUG-950B 950 watt power supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159072

    I have it powering a Phenom 9600 rig with three Radeon 4850 512 meg in triple crossfire. It is a good value and will do the job for a wide range of platforms. Beware that I could not get the power supply to give me a post for both a 3870 X2 and a 4850 X2. You might not be able to get high powered multi-GPU graphics card to work with 8 pin power connectors. It has them built in but doesn't seem to work.

    Rosewill RX850-D-B 850 watt power supply

    This is a very nice but large power supply with a plethora of long cables that can make for a bit of a mess but that can be managed. I have it powering a Phenom 9850 based rig with a 4850 X2 and a 4850 in triple crossfire. It flawlessly powers high wattage graphics cards and is a great bargain for just over $100.

    I just thought I would give you an idea of what I'm doing and I would suggest the Rosewill as the best value on Newegg for the budget minded performance oriented gamer.
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    Wile E Power User

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    The Corsair 850W is actually better than both of those 1000w units, let alone the Corsair 1000w.
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    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    I second the Coolmax, it's what I got and I love the thing.
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    I'm gonna go with the Corsair.

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