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Old 06-23-2007, 12:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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wondering if this is an adequate psu for an average gaming comp
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RP-650-PCAR ATX from factor 12V V2.01 650W Power Supply 115/230 V Safety Nemko, TUV, cUL, CE, BSMI, FCC, CCC - Retail
if you have too many watts, can that make things worse? because i will probably be using only about 450 of them at the moment, but will be upgrading my pc in the coming years
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too many watts? hah! That's the best thing in the world, the psu is the most important part, yet, sadly most overlooked. what is your system specs? get the 520W corsair, or the OCZ 600 watt, if your looking that high watted/.
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Old 06-23-2007, 01:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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An average gaming computer, can easily run, under a 550w reliable PSU. Like the Rosewill RP550 or:
Newegg.com - XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S4P3 550W ATX12V 550W Power Supply 100-240V / 200-240V UL, CUL, TUV, CB, VDE, FIMKO, DEMKO, NEMKO, SEMKO - Retail
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I'm thinking about buying my psu today too, b1. Someone showed me a way to get the rp500, not the 550 for 40 bucks (47 after shipping, for me D: ) and I might buy it from newegg... it has 34 amps on the 12v, so thats more than enough for an x1900xtx, 1 dvd burner, 3 fans, e4300, and 2 sticks of ram.
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so i could go with a rosewill 12v 550 watt SLI for $60 and that would be ok?
or the one i already have selected
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The one you selected is fine. I'm just saying that you don't need any more than 550w, to run an average gaming computer.
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btw should i get active PFC?
or is it not that big of a deal
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I've read that active PFC is more efficient, and preferred than passive. Also that active PFC is the most effective, as it can have 99% PFC.

PFC is a technique, to balance the loads of electricity, being given out.....and Active PFC controls that amount of power drawn by the load. Passive PFC, tries to correct the amount of power, instead of controlling it.
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i like this one:

Newegg.com - OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS ATX12V / EPS12V 600W Power Supply 100 - 240 V CB, CE, CSA, UL, FCC - Retail
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