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Old 08-27-2006, 10:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default PSU questions, again

I bought a Sunbeam modular PSU after my stock raidmax unit fried. I wasn't too bright on the subject at the time and didn't realize anything about dual 12v rails and when I got it and hooked it up, it worked for a while and then I got errors from my vid card stating the the card was automatically downclocking itself due to low power issues.

The sunbeam is a 450 watt unit, and the card I want to power is a old school (600 bucks at the time I bought it, darn it) ASUS 6800 hybrid with two power connectors.

I thought I'd be smart to go and get a cheap EVGA 6200 card that takes less power and not have to fuss about the power supply, but the performence drop was very not worth it. I can play HL2 on lowest settings with this combo, and my older games stutter sometimes.

I want to spend no more than 60 dollars, and I'm giving myself a ten dollar leeway for shipping costs, so 70 total. I need healthy 12v dual rails and stability. My machine encodes video and plays games frequently and also runs almost 24/7.

Sleeved wires is a plus that I enjoy from my modular PSU I have now, so I hope we come up with something with sleeved wires again.

Thank you guys for all your help, any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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looks pretty reliable for the price, dual rails, sleeved wires, plenty of molex connectors (i have six case fans and my video card takes two connectors itself), and it has a nice appearance.

the only thing i am weary about is the brand, i don't hear much about rosewill.


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Old 08-28-2006, 12:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Noo!! Not Rosewill!

I had this PSU before, silver version before

Very reliable, powered an Opteron 170, 2 hdd's, eVGA 7800GT + VF700-CU, a bunch of fans, and never had anything wrong with it. Sold it to get an OCZ 600W powerstream cause I upgraded to a 7900GT and was planning to get watercooling and just wanted to get a bigger PSU to be sure I won't have to upgrade again.
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