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Old 04-16-2006, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 500 or 600W PS for this CPU

I have a 600W Powersupply picked out for my rig. Do yall think that a 500W will work well with this one or would it be safer to just keep the 600W?

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Old 04-16-2006, 09:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think 500 to 600 would be suffice

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Old 04-16-2006, 10:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Get a 550W Antec Truepower PSU.
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Old 04-16-2006, 10:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Since you are using a DFI mobo, go with the "OCZ Powerstream 520". It is the best all around PSU for DFI or any high-end boards.

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Old 04-17-2006, 01:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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just spend as much as u can on a PS.... not for performance but for safey concerns..............
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Old 04-17-2006, 01:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'd stick with the one you have over an Antec or OCZ powerstream 520. That 600 watt Fortron is an excelent PSU. It's one of the best.
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Old 04-17-2006, 02:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i still dont understand y anyone would need more than 500w....

but as long as u get a good brand, it should be aight

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