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Which PSU?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by oli_ramsay, Mar 12, 2008.

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Which one?

  1. ThermalTake ToughPower 650W with Qfan

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  2. ThermalTake ToughPower 750W without Qfan

    3 vote(s)
    37.5%
  1. oli_ramsay

    oli_ramsay

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    I'm upgrading my puter soon to the following specs:

    MSI P35 Neo2 FR
    E6600 (gonna be overclocking)
    8800GT (Gonna OC)
    4GB PC6400 CL4 Patriot
    3 HDDs
    DVD RW

    I'm currently using an EZCool 650W PSU to power the system in my current specs, but I've heard they are quite poo, so I don;t wanna risk running a new system off it.

    Anyway I've narrowed my PSU choice to either ThermalTake ToughPower 650W with a Qfan or 750W without Qfan (both are about the same price).

    The reason I've chose these 2 is because it's modular (I can sleeve it much easier) and it doesn't have an LED fan (which would have inevitably been blue which wont go with my colour scheme).

    I was gonna get a Corsair 620 HX PSU but the cables aren't round and sleeving them would make it look a bit poo.

    So do you think I should get the 650 with Qfan or woul teh 750W be better?

    Thanks :respect:
     
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    which ever has the best efficiency rating and the highest amps on the 12v rails will be best for crossfire or sli.

    I belive the 750 would be best i always stress to get more than your hardware needs.

    1. for future upgrades sli crossfire quads etc..

    2.the more strain on a psu the more heat its components will generate and life span shortens.
     
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    Thanks for the advice, as long as it's stable, reliable and quiet then it's all good. I doubt I'll ever go Xfire or SLi but it's always nice to have the option. I think the 650W would be OK for multi GPU anyway.

    According to ThermalTake's site they both have 4 12V rails with 18Amps on each rail.

    (http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Power/ToughPower/W0116/w0116.asp and http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Power/ToughPower/w0163/w0163.asp)

    So far I'm thinking of going for the Qfan due to it's quietness as my PC is right next 2 my bed.
     
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    Well yea i think for your current hardware the 650 be fine then if you arent worried about the long term.
    i know things are getting more energy efficient which is all good but there also bringing out more cores and quad crossfire etc so the need for a good psu is still there.
     
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