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Old 12-15-2007, 04:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello

I am buying parts for my computer really soon and i was wondering what would be a better PSU to get.

I currently have a 430watt thermaltake but people have advised me to get a better one since i will be getting the following upgrades.

P5KC Motherboard
E6650 CPU
2 gig of RAM (Later on)

and also in the future i may buy another x1950gt and crossfire.

My question is should i get a

Corsair PSU - 520W HX-520 ATX Power Supply, 120mm fan, Dual PCI-E Graphics Card Connector, 4 SATA Connectors, Universal AC input 90~264V for $139.00

Corsair PSU - 620W HX-620 ATX PSU, 120mm fan, Dual PCI-E Graphics Card Connector, 8 SATA Connectors, Universal AC input 90~264V for $149.00

Huntkey PSU 550W (PowerCase) 550W Large 120MM FAN Power Supply, With TUV Standard , 24 Pins [PPH55012PFC] for $65.00



Cost or quality?
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Out of those three, the hx520. Antec makes some good psu's, check out the neohe line. Ive got the neohe500w myself and its a great psu, similar to that corsair.
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Antec PSU - 550W Neo HE Power and Protect [Neo HE550]


It's $165.00 where i am shopping

For the extra $10 wouldn't the 620w be a better buy?

I might consider getting a E6750 instead of the E6650 because they are only $20 more. Wouldn't the extra 100w save me from upgrading again in the future?
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another person caring about Wattage on a PSU.... ITS ALL ABOUT THE AMPERAGE!!

also that x1950gt is gonna botttleneck... so I don't recommend you doing that...

just get the e6550 only diffence between that and a e6750 is the Clock speed difference

The 620hx is definitely worth the extra cash over the NEO
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Antec PSU - 550W Neo HE Power and Protect [Neo HE550]


It's $165.00 where i am shopping

For the extra $10 wouldn't the 620w be a better buy?

I might consider getting a E6750 instead of the E6650 because they are only $20 more. Wouldn't the extra 100w save me from upgrading again in the future?
Mines the 500w, not the 550w. Here it cost around $90, but i got mine for $70 on sale at a local retailer. Search again see of you find a better deal.
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Get the HX620w for Crossfire. The Corsair TX650w is another good option.
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So E6650 + HX620w

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