My New A10 Rig
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October 16, 2012, 09:23 AM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North East Alberta
My System Specs
Confused in Fort Kent
This is getting a bit of a bother. First my currently working PSU is "scary" and should be retired. Then the one I bought at Staples is not up to snuff. Now the one I buy at our local computer store is "to be avoided". I did check several reviews which say that this is an acceptable "budget" unit.
Thermaltake 750W TR2 RX Power Supply Review
Where the website has a warning about other testing sites and asserts "We at OCModShop.com thoroughly test our power supplies... "
plus my google search also returned these reviews.
THERMALTAKE TR2 RX 750W MODULAR POWER SUPPLY REVIEW | THERMALTAKE TR2 RX 750W - TWEAKNEWS - PAGE 6
Thermaltake TR2 RX 750Watt Power Supply Review - Conclusion
I am concerned and confused. Radically different opinions depending on the reviewer. I also have the assertion of the local PC tech selling the unit that it works well for them in their gaming builds. It's not like I don't know this fellow - I take him at his word on this and don't believe it is just a salesman's pitch, besides he had already sold me on the Antec before I came into the store and it was only $10 less.
I expect that he would let me swap out the unit for the Antec 650.
This is the alternate unit
Antec.com - Product: EA-650
It is not modular and has a lower amp output, but for my needs is probably more than adequate. Here is the key amp output copied from Newegg details page: +3.3V@25A, +5V@25A, +12V1@22A, +12V2@22A, +12V3@25A, I read on another forum that "AMD recommends at least 25A on the +12v rail, for the HD6670" so the Antec unit just meets the spec and only on one of the three rails. Is just meeting the spec OK?
Do I return this unit and order something on line or go to the Antec and limit future graphic card capacity to max of 25 amp?
My System Specs
ASUS F2 A85M Pro
AMD A10 5800K 4.2Ghz most of the time
32 GB Kingston HyperX Red @ 1600 Mhz
Gigabyte HD 7970 OC
128 GB Kingstons Hyper X SSD (Win8 OS) 180 GB Intell 330 SSD (Win7 0S) 2T Seagate SATA III Drive 3T Seagate SATA III Drive 750 Seagate e-SATA FreeAgent portable drive 250 Seagate Passport USB portable drive
Antec 620 HCG-M
Fractal Design R4 Titanium Window
ASUS on board RealtekŪ ALC892 - usually my Razer SWTOR Headphones
LG BlueRay Lightscribe DVD Burner
Three LG Monitors: Main Screen a W2442- 24" LCD, & 2 x LG E2040T LED 20`screens.
Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 Pro ~ Windows 7 Home Premium, both 64 BIT
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