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  1. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    Ok, so for my dad's b-day, coming up fairly soon, my mom, and me are going to get him a new psu and gpu, i have picked out

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102061
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102075
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102067

    each one would get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835186002

    i don't know what psu to get him, i would like to keep this under $300 if possible.


    system specs for his pc are in sig!
     
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    Nice PSU pick ktr, but I would go with the Sapphire 512.
     
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    Try for a Modular PSU? To keep it nice and tidy eh?
     
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    As with all PSU's, it depends on what make you get. Makes it easier for wire management, looks a lot tidier!
     
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    Yea, its a great buy...good oem parts, 20amps on 12v, modular, etc...and good price.
     
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    i would go with a pro 256+thermalright hr-03 :)
    dx10 is comming and you will wish you didn't put all your money in a gfx card ;)
     
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    i have the psu jon posted. it is quite simply an awesome psu with rock steady lines. very quiet too.
     
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    The link I posted is to all Hiper PSU's over 500w on newegg - I've got the 580-R and though the molex plugs have some qirks, I think they make a great product. And modular is the way to go!
     
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    ok, so 2 for the xt 1 for the pro 256 and one for pro 512! xt looks like it would be better. the monitor is a 19" wide @ 1400x900, the most graphic intense game i have is cod2
     
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    I was recently looking into PSUs myself, and though I decided on a different model. Well haven't gotten it yet but every seems awesome about PowerPC and Cooling

    http://www.pcpower.com/products/viewproduct.php?show=S61EPS

    Id say that is a nice PSU for the system. Perhaps even a little more then needed.
     
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    If you are wondering about the difference between 512 and 256:

    http://www.pureoverclock.com/article33.html

    For performance up to med resolutions - the XT will out-do the Pro.

    For a PSU, I wouldn't even look at one that's not modular. Go Hiper! :)
     
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    Aw well. Personally from my recent looking at PSUs, modular and multiple rails have become unappealing to me. I never really liked modular to begin with, the only reason I have one now is because it was the best I could buy at the store when I needed one quick. So anything that isn't modular is what I would vote for, over something that is modular. You just need to make sure the cable are already neatly packaged.

    Not sure who exactly what too offer because I was looking closer to 160$ on just a PSU.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817341002
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817139002

    Those are some I was looking at, but higher priced then you wanted/needed. So not sure at the moment.
     
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    thats a little to much to spend, i mean i know the psu is one of the most important things in your computer, but we can't spend more than $300 maybe a tad over but not much.

    so i think the HIPER HPU and mushkin are likely candidates! but i like the HIPER HPU psu better
     
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    the mushkin is probabily a better choice, i've heard bad thing from a couple of hyper ones :(
     
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    Ok so mushkin! i like modular psu, they make it easy for cable management, although my dad could care less about hiding wires since he has a 10yr old full tower case w/out windows! :laugh:
     
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    Hardly. Same card, different makes. What you get for the extra 40$ isnt worth it in my opinion.
     
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    ok, i saw it @ a $40 price difference like you said, and thought, is it really worth it!?!
     
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