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Old 02-20-2007, 05:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello...I need help choosing a power supply for a new system I intend to build.

A few of the parts like video card (geforce 7900gt 256mb) etc. say they require at least 450w-500w of power. But I don't think my system is that high end, like its only gonna be an $850 budget system...but it will be fast. As well, I read in the sticky at the top on PSU's that most systems don't need the required PSU wattage...like I would be fine with 450w instead of 500w.

Can someone explain this, and add any tips/comments?

I don't want to spend a fortune on a PSU....but I want a reliable one...

would this one be good?

http://www.directcanada.com/products...re=THERMALTAKE
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Old 02-20-2007, 05:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure this one is better..
http://www.directcanada.com/products...RTRON%20SOURCE
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Old 02-20-2007, 06:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You should probably be fine with either that Thermaltake or the coolermaster I saw on that site... The link is below...
http://www.directcanada.com/products...specifications

If you don't mind MIR's you can get that CoolerMaster one from NewEgg with a 10 dollar rebate as well.... Link below:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171007

Either way, good luck.
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he's canadian =(
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hmm, I thought NewEgg shipped to Canada as well; however the rebate probably wouldn't work... Sorry, wasn't thinking about that.
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forums!

newegg doesnt ship to canada, as far as I know...

NCIX, Anitec, Cancomputer...stay away from Tigerdirect IMO...

this should do, Fortrons are best bang for your buck PSUs, exactly what you require:

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...%20GROUP%20USA
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