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Old 12-19-2008, 03:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I need a new power supply. Which one should I get?

I have this setup:

Core 2 duo 2.53 ghz cpu

nvidia gefore gtx 260 card

2 gigs ram

1 dvd burner

1 7200rpm hdd

I want a nice, cheap, and reliable psu that will power this setup.
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How about this one? I am looking to buy one in-store so that I don't have to wait for it to be shipped.

Antec - EarthWatts 650-Watt ATX CPU Power Supply - EA 650
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Default Re: I need a new power supply. Which one should I get?

a corsair 650tx would be great and provide more head room.

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
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Is there a large difference in the quality between the psu I posted and the psu linked above?
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the antec earth watts series are good psu's but the corsair has more amps on the 12v rail. and more wattage.
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OIC. I'll probably wait for the shipping then. I'm trying to run what I have now on a 480 watt PSU, but for some reason my game performance and 3dmark scores are lower than I think is normal. A 10900 3dmark06 score can't be right for my setup, can it? I'm pretty sure I should be getting around 1400 3dmarks. Oh well, only time will tell I guess.
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OIC. I'll probably wait for the shipping then. I'm trying to run what I have now on a 480 watt PSU, but for some reason my game performance and 3dmark scores are lower than I think is normal. A 10900 3dmark06 score can't be right for my setup, can it? I'm pretty sure I should be getting around 1400 3dmarks. Oh well, only time will tell I guess.
well if your CPU isn't OC'd then that score sounds about right because the CPU would just bottleneck the GPU in those test at that speed, but that PSU won't last long if you OC before it just gives up


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the e7200 is holding you back some, but not as much as you think.
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wait a sec, so it's possible that my power supply isn't the culprit? Is there any diagnostic tool or anything I can use to determine if I need to upgrade the PSU? I guess it doesn't matter either way, though, as I'm going to want to overclock the cpu now to make my system a bit faster and such can't really be done with my current psu.
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