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What do you guys think of this psu for the $$$?

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  1. BrooksyX

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    I was planning on waiting a bit to get a new psu but in the latest newsletter from newegg they have an 550watt Antec Tru Power Trio for $60 with free shipping with the code: EMCACAJAG http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371002

    Is this a pretty good deal and would it be enough to run a 8800gt sli or 38XX crossfire setup? I plan on upgrading to an intel based system by the end of the year so I am going to need a new psu anyways.
     
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    how much do you wanna spend?
     
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    On a psu? $50 lol. If I did go sli or crossfire I would probably buy just one gpu first and another a few months later. But now I just really need something that can run one 8800 because if I upgrade my cpu/mobo it wouldnt be until end of this year or start of next year. The psu I have right now is really weak, only 430 watt w/ 18 amps on single rail. I am pretty sure it is also holding my cpu from going any higher.
     
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    then ya its a pretty good deal, granted i would take mein over this one anyday(i love that thing) but ya for the price i would grab it
     
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    Well I would be going from an over rated 430 watt to a more honestly rated 550 watt psu. Also I would be going from 18 amps on the 12v rail to 42 amps on the 12v rails. I really just want to know if this psu is a good deal for the money. Im not really in the market for a new psu. I just can't pass this deal up if it would be good for a budget gamer. I wish I could afford a really nice psu but I just don't have that kind of money right now.
     
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    500-600 watts is ok for one card but for sli or crossfire setups you should run at least 700-750watts
     
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    Have you looked in our For Sale threads here?
     
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    okay sounds like ill just hold off for now then. I at least want to get an 8800 or 3850 by summer so I am going to have to get a new psu but their should be plenty of deals then too. My 8600gt should be fine for now though.
     
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