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Old 10-17-2007, 12:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What's the best power supply out?

ON the market right now. Brand, wattage etc. To power a quad + 8800 rig.

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Old 10-17-2007, 01:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are lots of options but these are just some:

Budget-
Newegg.com - Rosewill Stallion Series Dual Ball Bearing Fan RD550N-2DB-SL-BK ATX V2.2/SSI, EPS 12V 550W Active PFC Power Supply-SLI Ready, Auto Switching/90-264V UL, FCC - Retail

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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

High-end-(Overkill, the PC power and cooling 610 would be much more reasonable)
Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad (Crossfire Edition) EPS12V 750W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, RoHS - Retail
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Default Re: What's the best power supply out?

PC Power & Cooling seems to like having one huge +12v rail (as opposed to a couple smaller +12v rails). Is there any benefit to that?
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Default Re: What's the best power supply out?

Nice I think I like the Corsair one. Thanks guru.

(also am curious to the answer of aether's question)
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silverstone 1200w or enermax galaxy 1000
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silverstone 1200w or enermax galaxy 1000
lol very true for reliability but a bit over the top for almost everyone.

There is no such thing as the best psu. my psu is great and powers a 8800 rig is it right for you who knows??? do you want modular for wire management?? do you want dual rails? is noise level an issue? is efficiency an issue?? the number of connectors?
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PC Power & Cooling seems to like having one huge +12v rail (as opposed to a couple smaller +12v rails). Is there any benefit to that?
yes.. actually PCPaC is the best in PSU's out there... they have legendary status in the PSU world... (now owned by OCZ now) (by owned i don't mean pwned owned i mean like they got bought out) and their amperage on their single is AMAZING!!!!

the Enermax and SilverStones are good, but wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy yyy to overkill for that system, but for ur system a Corsair 520 or 550 or PCPaC 610 are more than enough
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I have personally known 2 different people who have had PC and Power cooling power supplies that have blown up.

They are extremely good, but they aren't indestructible...which many people seem to think.
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Nothing is fool proof. If there was, you wouldnt need a warranty.
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I have personally known 2 different people who have had PC and Power cooling power supplies that have blown up.

They are extremely good, but they aren't indestructible...which many people seem to think.
who said they were indestructible??
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