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Which power supply is better?

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  1. tuunade98

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    Ocz fatality 550w or coolermaster realpower 550w and do you guys reckon the ocz 550w will be able to power a radeon 7870, amd 1100t 3.3ghz 6cores, 1tb Sata internal hard drive and 8gb ram?
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    neither there both junk and yes any (QUALITY) 550 Watt will do the job
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    So does that mean my ocz 550w can do the job?
    Edit: it has 25amps on every rail and looking at both of the power supplies specifications my ocz seems to be better then the coolermaster
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    what model are you looking at some of the OCZ ones are all right some are utter crap

    there is more to a psu then the rated wattage

    SILVERSTONE Strider Essential series ST60F-ES 600W...

    WHAT IS THE MODEL
    that doesn't mean jackshit
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    I personally wouldn't go with OCZ. They are on the verge of bankruptcy so they may not honour your warranty in the future and they have short poorly sleeved cables. I would recommend a seasonic, corsiar, xfx, NZXT, or BE QUIET! as they tend to be more reliable and have longer high quality sleeving on the cables. other than that 550W should be fine.
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    I said the model up top ocz fatality 550w
    Edit: to clear any confusions I've got the ocz fatality 550w and was just wondering if it can handle the setup I will be having and if its better then the coolermaster I mentioned.
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    Why anybody listens to him...... The OCZ fatality 550 is also not a top of the line by no means but will do the job. It is 80+ Certified but in testing, the 3 volt rail was a bit weak but within specs....
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    Do you mean 3 volt rail which is actully 3.3 volt there is no 3 amp rail

    I surly hope you diden't just buy that PSU just for the looks and the retarded fatality name. Which is funny most of the stuff with that fatality name is crap. But that OCZ PSU is ok not the best 550watt but decent and way better then the coolermaster PSU
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    Lol nope, apparently I was told it was good and I"be had it for about 2 years now possibly less so yeah...
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    yes..... and there are better but the 12 volt rail tested very good on it.
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    I've already got the whole computer I'm just upgrading from a 5770 to the 7870. just Making sure my power supply can handle a new beastly card like the 7870
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    note the post where I said SOME Ocz psu are OK I own a OZC 500 its been running strong for going on 6 years but with OZC's track-record with RMA's I would't buy one new if it was the last psu on earth
    since you already have it yes it will do the job but if you get stablity issues or random power offs you will know where to look first :roll:
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    Alright thanks, hopefully it's ok and I won't have to get a new one
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    80 amp single rail :) i never liked these multi rail psu's, fried a few with my gfx card, specially corsairs.

    and what is it with fans in psu's they all fail or rattle to death.

    mho
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    The Cooler Master is pretty old, the OCZ is fine. Don't listen to OneMoar, he's angry and bitter.

    When you get to those number I want them to be multirail actually. And it has nothing to do with them frying, and no, not all fans fail or rattle to death. In fact, almost none of them do that!
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    when dealing with the OCZ powersupplies, IMO & Experience, the older models were better, they were made by topower, powerstream. Then they switched to fortron, and they started getting ALOT of bad reviews.(modstream). Which I honestly don't get, since fortron makes some top end PSU's for the most part.
    I have an older Modstream that I got at a Microcenter, on sale. it was leftover stock from a while back, but it is Strong, and reliable. But I'd never buy a current model. Corsair, or PC power cooling etc...better 2 B safe then sorry.
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    Hey Locksmith... It's Drdeath! I had a HX 1000 go bad with multi rails. Agreed on single rail, cannot go wrong...

    Much better OneMoar. He got is free and if he doesn't OC he will be fine.....
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    This makes no sense. If a single rait unit would have died on you would that mean all single rail PSU's is bad?

    And there is no reason a single rail PSU is inherently better than a multi rail one. A bad single rail unit is a bad single rail unit, a good multi rail unit is a good multi rail unit.
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    It makes all the sense. Pushing one of the rails could lead to failure. I had a multi rail go bad and never had a single rail go bad.
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    Well, I have bad single rail PSU and no multi rail PSU. Luck of the draw, Eh?



    :shadedshu

    Single rail units tend to have higher current limits, which facilitates having a system with high 12V usage. I can run my 7950s and 3770k on 450W single rail PSU, but not a 450W multi-rail PSU, since the rails do not provide enough power, and one is not used by VGAs due to how it's wired.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    And shorting an 80A rail can be downright dangerous. And the only PSU that have failed on me was a single rail.

    The point is: You can like whatever you like, but none of them is inherently better than the other. A well designed multi rail PSU will be better than a poorly designed single rail unit. The opposite is true as well. It is all about how the specific PSU is made, you can't go around saying one you cannot go wrong with single rail or that it just is better than multi rail as it is just not true.
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    Could be, but I am a firm believer pushing a rail on a single or multi is a leading factor in fail.

    Frick, single and multi has mixed feelings. I prefer 1 beefy single as not to push a rail wheather single or multi.
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Read my addition. It's just not that black and white. Never is.

    You really need to stop double posting, I'm reporting your post. There's an edit button for a reason.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    But that depends on how it's made anyway. As you said yourself, it isn't black or white.
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Yeah, exactly. gotta consider each unit on it's own merits, IMHO. things like looking up UL codes and finding out who really makes the PSU can go a long long way.

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