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Old February 16, 2009, 09:49 AM
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as others have mentioned, get a modular psu. i didn't and i regret it, mainly because the unused cables are all jammed in a 5.25 bay and is making proper airflow around my psu tricky. also it looks like crap... so much for cable management
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Old February 16, 2009, 09:54 AM
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I never heard of that brand. Looks good on paper, but perhaps some of the PSU gurus could chime in. Its a 750w modular PSU, with 6 20a rails.
Yikes, 6x 20A 12V rails? With a maximum of 720W. So you divide 720 by 12, giving you 60A usable, not 120A. I don't know but that kinda sounds like a bad idea to have so many different rails.

Personally I'd go with this: Corsair TX850W 850W CMPSU-850TX 12V 70A 24PIN AT Power Supply Active PFC 140M Fan Powersupply - DirectCanada

Only like $10 more than the PC Power and Cooling 750W but with 850W and a 70A 12V singe rail.
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Old February 16, 2009, 09:56 AM
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I have been looking for reviews on that Be Quiet Dark Power unit. I keep finding info that suggest a more realistic 4 20A rails but not the 6 listed on the manufacturer's site.

Even if the PSU listed has just 4 20A rails it looks to be a solid choice. Here is one of the reviews I found: techPowerUp :: be quiet! Dark Power Pro 750W Review :: Page 5 / 5

I don't know the brand but the specs look good.
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Old February 16, 2009, 09:57 AM
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Yikes, 6x 20A 12V rails? With a maximum of 720W. So you divide 720 by 12, giving you 60A usable, not 120A. I don't know but that kinda sounds like a bad idea to have so many different rails.

Personally I'd go with this: Corsair TX850W 850W CMPSU-850TX 12V 70A 24PIN AT Power Supply Active PFC 140M Fan Powersupply - DirectCanada

Only like $10 more than the PC Power and Cooling 750W but with 850W and a 70A 12V singe rail.
+1 for the Corsair if it is available where you are in Europe. You listed another Corsair so i am guessing it is available.
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Old February 16, 2009, 03:08 PM
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Corsair all the way... you WON'T regret it!
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Old February 16, 2009, 05:09 PM
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AnandTech: Power Supply Roundup: 650W-680W. Link is for the be quiet PSU review.

Great PSU brand. Definitely consider that.
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Old February 16, 2009, 06:56 PM
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Even have fan connections thats awesome. Not a huge fan of the six 12v rails, its quite the marketing gimic really rather excessive and makes little difference.
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