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Which PSU would be best?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Sunny69, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. Sunny69 New Member

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    Alright, after "extensive" research, I've narrowed down to a few PSU's which I think are pretty good for the price of SLI-Certified supplies... Here they are:

    1. http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2974500&CatId=1483 *This one has 600-Watts, 1 x 120mm fan... $94

    2. http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2974309&CatId=1483 *This one is also 600-Watts, but has 2 x 80mm fans... $90

    3. http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2974307&CatId=1079 *This one is 500-Watts, 1 x 120mm fan, includes 10-Outlet Surge... $80

    *Which one would be better out of all 3 of them, considering total watts, AC INPUT/DC OUTPUT, connectors etc... thanks alot.

    EDIT: I'm gonna be buying a Core 2 Duo processor in the future, the Intel E6420 (2.13GHz) OR the Intel E6600 (2.4GHz) and the Sapphire Radeon X1950PRO 512MB PCI-e... so just keep those in mind :p
     
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    thanks for the reply... but those are a bit over my budget for now lol... any thoughts on those 3 if u HAD to choose? lol, and if you think just under a $100 is cheap.. well I bought a PSU (480Watt) for $32.99 :eek:wned: haha :) and it's been working good lol
     
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    anyone else? :(
     
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    Go with #2, However;

    You are buying $90 Quality.
    It is borderline on the amps/rail you require.
    The TWO fans are the best thing.
     
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    PVT >> those are some good PSU's but newegg + canada = a no-no lol... yea so I was pushing #1 and #2, but #3 has the outlet surge which is tempting lol

    Namslas >> I was checking the X1950PRO reviews, people say that 30A on 12V rail is enough (and they all have above 30A with dual-rail). Btw, why are 2 fans better than 1... and the other guy said the opp. thing lol :)

    - thanks for replys
     
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    My opinion, lets say you got two 80mms vs a 140mm. 140 has better airflow than both with less noise. And fyi on my PSU I have 2 x 12v rails with 18A on each. Thats good enough for your setup.
     
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    thanks alot, i'll think about it
     
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    Don't skimp on the PSU, especially with a X1950Pro. Those 600's have 18A on 12v1 (and since they don't specify you can bet thats a Max figure, not sustained), that 20A 12v2 rail is dedicated to the CPU in accordance with ATX specs.

    Honestly, I spend a lot of time on the Sapphire forum, and you wouldn't believe how many people complain about artefacts/reboots, which 90% of the time are because of inadequate PSU's. http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2503498&CatId=1079

    That one would be a better choice, especially now they've uprated the rails to 22A (with 34A continuous across 12v).
     
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    The rail they are talking about is the 12v rail. None of those three PSU have 30amps on the 12v rail.

    The two fans PSU's tend to keep cooler while exhausting heat out of the case at the same time.
     
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    PC P&C always made good PSU's. That thing is top notch, I don't personally own one, but my cousin has one. :)
     
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    why not just get dual rails? :-S.. they lowered the prices on the ones I was going to get... so it's really tempting LOL check em out:

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2974307&CatId=1079 *500-watt.. plus outlet surge... $50!!!

    and this one

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2974309&CatId=1483 *600-watt... only $60!!!

    They lowered the prices on both of them lol... the 1st one has 34A (dual rail 16 + 18) for +12V and the 2nd one has 38A (dual rail 18 + 20) .. it's just the 500-watt comes with the outlet surge too haha.. I'm not really sure I need 600-watts to power up 2 HD's, future Core 2 Duo, and future Radeon X1959PRO... any help?

    - thanks
     

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