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Old 07-15-2007, 04:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Antec NeoHE 500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply - Retail

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CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX 520W

am i fine with the Antec NeoHE or is it really worth it to spend the extra money and get the Corsair?? I would rather not spend the extra money if its not neccessary as im trying to keep the cost down but if i have to spend it, i will. let me know what you guys think, thanks.

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Intel Core 2 Quad Q66000
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I would go corsair, as Q6600 can be energy demanding.
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+1 for Corsair
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Old 07-15-2007, 09:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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corsair hands down
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im using this one. im going to have a similar build as yours

Newegg.com - Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W SLI Ready-ATX 12V V2.01 Power Supply 115/230 V CSA,UL,TUV - Retail
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If it was C2D then an Antec would be fine, but I guess thumbs-up to Corsair!
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Old 07-15-2007, 11:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i try to avoid antec PSU's lately, i've heard their PSU quality is crapping up
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Well i have the NeoHE 550W. I know most of you dont recommend antec (anymore...) but it is a solid PSU. Has 3x12v 18A rails too, so it has enough power.
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I remember when everyone recommended Antec, not anymore, but I still do, I bought this PSU 2 1/2 years ago and works flawlessly.
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