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Old September 30, 2009, 07:28 PM
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Will a corsair VX450 run a 5850 in the rig below? If not can you guys recommend some PSU's that can and is <$80.

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Old September 30, 2009, 07:45 PM
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some are over little but...worth it.

NCIX.com - Buy Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan - CMPSU-750TX In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 600W ATX 12V V2.3 Silent Power Supply 20/24PIN 120MM Fan - RS600-PCARE3 In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Antec Earthwatts 650W Power Supply ATX12V V2.2 EPS12V Active PFC 80PLUS 120MM Fan - EA650 In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Arctic Cooling Fusion 550RF 550W ATX 12V Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS 80MM Fan - FUSION550RF In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Extreme Power 600W ATX 12V V2.01 Silent Power Supply 20/24PIN 120MM Fan - RP-600-PCAR In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair VX550W 550W ATX 12V 41A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan - CMPSU-550VX In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Silverstone Element ST50EF-PLUS 500W ATX12V 24PIN Power Supply W/120MM Fan Active PFC 80PLUS RoHS - ST50EF-PLUS In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Silverstone Strider ST50F 500W ATX12V 24PIN Power Supply W/120MM Fan Active PFC - SST-ST50F In Canada.

I would recommend the corsair 750 and 550;)

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Old September 30, 2009, 08:49 PM
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I am going to second the TX750W I have always trusted my power to corsair, in fact right now I am using there Professional series HX850W 850W.
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750W+ for a single 5850 is overkill, unless you're looking for some future-proofing against adding an extra GPU. A good 450W would likely be perfectly fine, but the VX450 only comes with a single PCI-E connector (the 5850 needs two). Grab the VX550W and you'll be laughing. Price match it at NCIX to whoever's got the best price.
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If you can, NCIX has the Antec Quartto (both 1000W and 850W) on sale now for quite cheap. I know its overkill and maybe over budget, but what the hell, its 1000W. :). You can Crossfire later
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Are OCZ's psus any good? I'm looking at the modXstream 600W and the 700W ones.

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Honestly, I'd stay clear of them. They'll work, but they're definitely known for high voltage ripple, and I've seen a few too many threads involving systems with long-term problems on their account. A budget is a budget, but if your system deserves a 5850, it deserves a decent PSU as well.
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Would something like this do NCIX.com - Buy BFG GS-550 550W Power Supply ATX V2.2 EPS12V Active PFC 20/24PIN 6PIN & 8PIN PCI-E 140MM Fan - BFGR550WGSPSU In Canada.
seems to be a decent psu
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You should buy my Antec 650w Tru Power Trio is what you should do. PM me if interested.
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some are over little but...worth it.

NCIX.com - Buy Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan - CMPSU-750TX In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 600W ATX 12V V2.3 Silent Power Supply 20/24PIN 120MM Fan - RS600-PCARE3 In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Antec Earthwatts 650W Power Supply ATX12V V2.2 EPS12V Active PFC 80PLUS 120MM Fan - EA650 In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Arctic Cooling Fusion 550RF 550W ATX 12V Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS 80MM Fan - FUSION550RF In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Extreme Power 600W ATX 12V V2.01 Silent Power Supply 20/24PIN 120MM Fan - RP-600-PCAR In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair VX550W 550W ATX 12V 41A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan - CMPSU-550VX In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Silverstone Element ST50EF-PLUS 500W ATX12V 24PIN Power Supply W/120MM Fan Active PFC 80PLUS RoHS - ST50EF-PLUS In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Silverstone Strider ST50F 500W ATX12V 24PIN Power Supply W/120MM Fan Active PFC - SST-ST50F In Canada.

I would recommend the corsair 750 and 550;)

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Are OCZ's psus any good? I'm looking at the modXstream 600W and the 700W ones.

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The ModXStream line is not good except for the 400W model which is made by a different manufacturer than the others. Out of OCZ's current lineup, the only models that I'd say are good are the Gold series, which are way overpriced anyway.
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BFG's good PSUs are from the LS, MX, ES, and EX lines. Anything else should be avoided.
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