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Old July 24, 2009, 06:27 AM
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Newegg.com - Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W ATX12V V2.2 Intel Core i7 Compliant Dual 80mm Fans Full Cable Sleevings Power Supply - Power Supplies

my 8800 gts 512mb says requirement need minimum of 12v on 26a. this psu has two 12v...14a+15a so that makes it 29a right? does it count like that? or 1 rail must be 26a?



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- about 6 un-use usb holes
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Old July 24, 2009, 07:17 AM
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I would go for something with a single +12V rail myself, maybe something like this, if your budget can be expanded a little?

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

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Old July 24, 2009, 07:38 AM
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Personally, I'd stay away from that Thermaltake unit. Too many red flags around it - lousy efficiency, no PFC, only two SATA connectors, dual fans... none of those things are good signs. Looks like an ancient design with a couple newer connectors stuck on to fit newer components. And if this review of a similar unit is any indication, Thermaltake wasn't too concerned about whether their TR2 line of PSU's could even manage what they claimed.

Between the free shipping and possible MIR, that Corsair unit looks like a good candidate, if your budget can stretch that far.

Another option might be:
Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS370X 370W ATX12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
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Old July 24, 2009, 07:46 AM
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It doesn't even have a PCI-E connector.

Seriously, bump your budget up a bit and go with one of the units recommended above.
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Old July 24, 2009, 07:49 AM
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60.00 usd is too much for me.








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Personally, I'd stay away from that Thermaltake unit. Too many red flags around it - lousy efficiency, no PFC, only two SATA connectors, dual fans... none of those things are good signs. Looks like an ancient design with a couple newer connectors stuck on to fit newer components. And if this review of a similar unit is any indication, Thermaltake wasn't too concerned about whether their TR2 line of PSU's could even manage what they claimed.

Between the free shipping and possible MIR, that Corsair unit looks like a good candidate, if your budget can stretch that far.

Another option might be:
Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS370X 370W ATX12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
heard pc power cooling is awesome but only 370w? can that really power my rig? my card says 400w min though the 12v rail meets requirement.





and also need opinion on this Newegg.com - TOPOWER ZU-550W 550W ATX12V Version 2.0 / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply - Power Supplies
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Old July 24, 2009, 08:04 AM
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What is the upper limit of your price range?
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Old July 24, 2009, 08:15 AM
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Ah, I found you one. PERFECT for you:

NCIX.com - Buy Antec Basiq BP500U 500W 24PIN ATX 12V Power Supply Active PFC - BP500U In Canada.

Fact sheet: Antec - BP500U

APFC, dual +12V rails, good OEM (FSP), PCI-E 6-pin connector, Antec support and no MIR.
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heard pc power cooling is awesome but only 370w? can that really power my rig? my card says 400w min though the 12v rail meets requirement.

and also need opinion on this Newegg.com - TOPOWER ZU-550W 550W ATX12V Version 2.0 / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply - Power Supplies
The recommended 400W is based on the crappy $20 PSUs which are horrible and are bound to explode at some point in time.

PC Power & Cooling is top notch quality, so their PSU can actually sustain the full 370W without blowing up, where as a cheap 400W probably can only do like 200W safely.

And Topower is just as horrible IMO.

This is only $34 after rebate: Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Power Supplies
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Old July 24, 2009, 10:23 AM
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Is the OP from the US?

If so that ModXtream Pro is a good deal.
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Yeah that 370W PCP&C unit has much more balls than that 430W TT unit does... I wouldn't dare power an 8800 off that thing..
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