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looking on getting a new PSU but which one????

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Go for the OCZ because it's slightly cheaper and they have excellent tech support.
 
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ocz...for show

antec is not as good as they used to be these days :(
 

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Aye, ocz. Antecs have slowly gone down in quality....
 
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epower/tagen or fortron all the way, ocz are made by fortron last i checked :)

oh some new ocz are fortron most are topower, a good oem but u pay for the ocz name.

#1a
Topower
(some TTGI - Super-Flower, OCZ, EPower/Tagan, RaidMax, Vantec, ACI)
#1b
FSP - Fortron Source Power
(Fortron, Sparkle, Cooler Master*, Zalman, Aopen)
#1c
CWT - Channel Well Technology
(Antec, Lead Power, Enermax, Xclio, Turbolink)
those are the OEM's that make psu's for what companys, antech also has started getting psu's from a couple lower quility companys lately from what i have read as well as ordering worse units fron cwt, avoid them.

my advice is an epower 500/550 watt psu with 20+20 amps on the 12v rails, or a fortron unit psu, both companys will give you better bang for the buck then "top name" units, infact fortron is a top name in this market :D

my 400watt fortron saga psu(12cm fan) is running my whole system without even a slite flux on any of the rails, x1900xt(says i need a 420watt psu on the box), 4 hdd's, 2 burners, overclocked mobo/ram/cpu, modem, 7 lighted fans, it dosnt even get worm(exaust temp never gets warm, meaning the psu isnt struggling at all)

dont worrie about name, worrie about specs and quility, any of the ones in that quote should be decent to great(antech and turbolink are so/so these days tho due to mixed ordering with lesser OEM's)
 
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not really, its more a gimmic, may be needed in a few years, but by then they will have moved to another standred from atx, probbly to the full server standred insted since it can deal with more load.

honestly, just grab a fortron 400 or 500/550 watt psu with dual 12v and your set till they change to a new standred.
 
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well im going to get the OCZ GameXStream 600W is zipzoomfly good cuz its less then newegg
 
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Antec's were never really high end power supply's anyways, kinda a good middle ground, or upper middle ground, unless you buy their top of the line, but then you pay blood for a well known name that sells in BestBuy.
 
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Antec's were never really high end power supply's anyways, kinda a good middle ground, or upper middle ground, unless you buy their top of the line, but then you pay blood for a well known name that sells in BestBuy.
well i take it you didnt read all the thread or we both where posting :laugh: but heres it from newegg and zipzoomfly gets 2dayfedx for $3.99 and is less

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817341001

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=316504
 
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has anyone odered from zipzoomfly from the US cuz im just want to know if there good cuz i'll save some $ and get it faster but never odered from there
 

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has anyone odered from zipzoomfly from the US cuz im just want to know if there good cuz i'll save some $ and get it faster but never odered from there
I have ordered from ZZF many times.
They used to be a different name, but the same great service and always shipping is free.
I ordered a new OCZ XGamer700 Watt PS and it was shipped yesterday.
If you order from during this month, select the Free Shipping, then pay for the order via PayPal. They will upgrade to 2nd day fedex at no charge.
My new PS will be here tomorrow.
They are a lot smaller than the EGG.
Very simular in quality and serive.
I would not hesitate in orderin from them.
 
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I have ordered from ZZF many times.
They used to be a different name, but the same great service and always shipping is free.
I ordered a new OCZ XGamer700 Watt PS and it was shipped yesterday.
If you order from during this month, select the Free Shipping, then pay for the order via PayPal. They will upgrade to 2nd day fedex at no charge.
My new PS will be here tomorrow.
They are a lot smaller than the EGG.
Very simular in quality and serive.
I would not hesitate in orderin from them.

:toast: cuz the one your getting doesnt have a 4+4 or 8-pin Cpu power connector does it cuz I would get that one but on newegg it shows only a 4-pin
I never used PayPal
 

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:toast: cuz the one your getting doesnt have a 4+4 or 8-pin Cpu power connector does it cuz I would get that one but on newegg it shows only a 4-pin
I never used PayPal
According to DFI Street Forums, this is the optimum power supply for all DFI NF4 and later Motherboards.
Will handle SLi or Crossfire with any combination of cards selected.
It does have all the connections for these boards.

The price of ZZF is $139.99 and has a $25.00 rebate if purchased by 12/15/06.