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Silverstone or OCZ GameXStream PSU?

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by RTW, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. RTW New Member

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    I've been looking around cause it looks like I may need a new power supply.

    I've thought about either Silverstone or OCZ GameXStream PSU's.

    They both seem pretty reliable.

    I was thinking either:

    OCZ GameXStream 700W


    Silverstone 750W

    The OCZ is 144.99$ with a 35$ Mail in Rebate to 109.99$ (Weekend special, it seems.)

    The Silvestone is 159.99$.

    I'm not very familiar with PSU's but here is my specs:

    Power Supply: Antec, TruePower 2.0, 550 watt, EPS 12
    Motherboard: ASUS, A8R32-MVP Deluxe, Socket 939
    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+, 939, 3000 MHz
    RAM: Corsair, DDR2, 2x512 MB, 400 MHz each
    Video Card: Radeon, X1300/X1550 Series, PCI-Express, 256 MB, Crossfire
    Hard Drives: Maxtor, IDE SATA, 122 Gb
    Maxtor, IDE SATA, 122 Gb
    Seagate, IDE SATA, 250 Gb
    OS: Windows XP Professional
    Tower:Thermaltake Armor (2x120mm, 2x90mm)
    1 DVD drive, 1 4-in-1 card drive

    I am not familiar with rails/volt/amps and whatnot, so an expert on what I need to know about that would really help. Though I would say that from what I have, a 700W or 750W should do the trick?
    (Also note, I am soon to probably get a X1950XT, if that matters.)
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  2. DOM


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    Silverstone, its got more Connectors and its a Modular psu so you use what connections you need and take off the ones you dont need from the psu
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  3. alias_1ab New Member

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    even if you upgrade to the x1950xt, you dont need a 700 watt PSU. your cpu isnt a high wattage cpu. a 600 watt would be be overkill for you. if you plan to do a major upgrade and want to play it safe, THEN 700 watts is fine.

    As far as choosing between the 2 cpus you have choosen, i would choose the OCZ simply because I already have one. I bought mine for $127 - $25 rebate for clubit.com. It works very well and its quiet. take a look at this link. helped me decide that the OCZ was the psu to get especially for the price. http://www.virtual-hideout.net/reviews/OCZ_GameXstream_700w/index3.shtml

    my system is a core 2 e6600, nforce 680i sli board, 4 gb ddr2-800, 8800gts 320mb, 2x 320 hard drives ...... and i could still add another 8800gts in sli and would have plenty of power.
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2007
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  4. p_o_s_pc

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    I 2nd that.
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  5. savor_of_filth New Member

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    OCZ hands down dude..
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