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Post by skier » Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:02 am

who is top dog of power supply units? I have Antec for my first computer build, and was wondering what to get for an upgrade

-plan to use Geforce 8800GTS video, top of the line stuff
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Post by Skippman » Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:12 am

A simple trip to the main site gives you some answers:

http://www.legitreviews.com/articles/power_supply/



I'm using the OCz GamerXStreme 600W and I've had no problems. Very quiet, and cool.


Check out this article in specific even if it is a bit dated:

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/348/1/

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Post by dicecca112 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:59 am

Corsair is right now.

The 620W Cam easily handle 2 8800gtx and a 4X4 AMD System

IMO the ripple on the GameXtreme's is far too prevalent and detrimental to overclocking for my liking
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Post by Skippman » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:08 am

Wait wait wait! WHAT!?

I bought this thing based on Nates recommendation of the unit. Are you telling me that I'm going to have to swap the PSU when I go to overclock my new Core 2 Duo?

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Post by dicecca112 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:10 am

no it'll work, but for the PSU perfectionist like me, I didn't want it. Check out JonnyGuru.com He did tests and wasn't impressed, but keep in mind he works for Ultra PSUs and well he knows what he is talking about.
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Post by AntiV6 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:02 pm

dicecca112 wrote:Corsair is right now.

The 620W Cam easily handle 2 8800gtx and a 4X4 AMD System

IMO the ripple on the GameXtreme's is far too prevalent and detrimental to overclocking for my liking
Would you say the Mushkin lineup of PSU's is good?

I am getting ready to build a new computer and have been stuck between a few PSUs.

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Post by kenc51 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:44 pm

AntiV6 wrote:
dicecca112 wrote:Corsair is right now.

The 620W Cam easily handle 2 8800gtx and a 4X4 AMD System

IMO the ripple on the GameXtreme's is far too prevalent and detrimental to overclocking for my liking
Would you say the Mushkin lineup of PSU's is good?

I am getting ready to build a new computer and have been stuck between a few PSUs.
The new Mushkin PSU's are the same as the Corsair, just quieter!

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Post by dicecca112 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:08 pm

I wouldn't say that. Muskin is overpriced. The best bang for the buck is still corsair. I don't have any experience with Mushkin so I can't say anything else
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Post by AntiV6 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:59 pm

dicecca112 wrote:I wouldn't say that. Muskin is overpriced. The best bang for the buck is still corsair. I don't have any experience with Mushkin so I can't say anything else
Actually, on newegg right now, the 650w Mushkin is around the same price as the 620w Corsair... With rebates of course.

I dunno, my build is about a month or two off, and I am bouncing around on which components I want to use daily. :?

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Post by dgood » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:29 pm

In the end as long as the part is comparable performance especially for what you need. you have to go with the lower price. Especially if it has free shipping ;).
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