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Old 06-05-2007, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well.. I've recently had a bad run with a PSU i just got the

Newegg.com - THERMALTAKE TR2 500W Power Supply ATX12V V2.0 - Retail

from a retail store for like 60 bucks.

After a one time use in my new rig... my mobo catches on fire.. haha what luck I have.

So I was thinking maybe just returning that power supply.. or sell to my friend or something and just buy a whole new one that is probably more reliable. Was seeing what your guys choice are. I'm probably looking for a 500-550 watt psu. Not probably like 50-100 and would be nice if the cables were sleeved but not necessary because i'm more about the performance.

My rig:

cpu: AMD 3600+ Brisbane 1.9ghz
Mobo: BioForce T550 SE
Ram: 2gb of G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model F2-6400PHU1-1GBNR - Retail
HDD: Seagate 7200 250gb
GPU: 7600GT
HSF: Arctic cooler 64 pro
CASE: cooler master centurian 5

was thinking maybe going with these

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail
Corsair CMPSU-520HX 520w

or

Newegg.com - Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W SLI Ready-ATX 12V V2.01 Power Supply 115/230 V CSA,UL,TUV - Retail
Rosewill RP550 550W

Or if you guys suggest any other ones please do so thanks
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Old 06-05-2007, 02:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Either of those, are excellent choices. Just a matter of how much you want to spend.
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both are top class, my opinion, go for the cheaper one lol
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Old 06-06-2007, 07:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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wow. the tr2 500w should be a quality PSU. odd how that happened. maybe you connected something wrong?

anyways the 2 PSUs there are both top quality PSUs but ill probably go for the corsair because it is v2.2 and has more approvals and a little bit more features like PFC, 3 18A 12v, etc

BUT if you are on a budget rosewill is the way to go. the extra approvals and features might not worth paying double.
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The RP550 will handle that rig quit easily...

Thermaltake are not recommended PSU's until the ToughPower line. Ask any PSU enthusiast and they will tell you that.
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did u look at the PSU guide b4 u bought it? but wait then if u went it said that the Rosewill is no good.... hmmm Rosewill's are good PSU's recently...
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The newer Rosewills are better but I still only trust 2 models of Rosewill 100% and would recommend them and that is the RP500-2 and the RP550-2

I posted a post ata the end of the guide saying that the RP550 is a good budget PSU.
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