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Old October 7, 2009, 10:45 PM
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Haven't used it, but it's a pretty good budget PSU.
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Old October 8, 2009, 02:04 AM
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Soooo many PSUs to choose from...
Here are some of the ones I'm looking at.

NCIX.com - Buy Antec Earthwatts 430W Power Supply ATX12V V2.0 20/24PIN Active PFC 80PLUS 80MM Fan - EA430 In Canada. ($64.07 + free shipping on entire order)

NCIX.com - Buy Corsair CMPSU-400CX 400CX 400W ATX 12V 30A Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan - CMPSU-400CX In Canada. ($54.99 + $10 MIR)

NCIX.com - Buy OCZ StealthXStream 600W ATX12V 20/24PIN Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black - OCZ600SXS In Canada. ($64.99 + $10 MIR)

NCIX.com - Buy OCZ StealthXStream OCZ400SXS 400W ATX12V 24PIN Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black - OCZ400SXS In Canada. ($39.98 + $12 MIR)

NCIX.com - Buy Seasonic SS-400ET 400W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS 6PIN PCI-E 120MM Fan OEM - SS-400ET In Canada. ($59.34)

NCIX.com - Buy Silverstone Strider ST400 400W ATX12V 24PIN Power Supply W/120MM Fan - SST-ST400 In Canada. ($50.62)

NCIX.com - Buy Thermaltake Purepower 500W ATX12V V2.0 20/24PIN ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan - W0100RU In Canada. ($62.59)

NCIX.com - Buy Thermaltake TR2 W0070 430W ATX12V V1.3 20/24PIN Power Supply Dual 80MM Fan W/ 6PIN PCI-E - W0070RU In Canada. ($46.25)

NCIX.com - Buy OCZ ModXStream Pro 400W ATX 20/24PIN Modular Cables 140MM Fan Active PFC Power Supply - OCZ400MXSP In Canada. ($57.63)

NCIX.com - Buy OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W ATX 20/24PIN SLI Ready Modular Cables 135MM Fan Active PFC Power Supply - OCZ500MXSP In Canada. ($64.99)

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Not sure what to go with.
The OCZ StealthXStream 400w definately looks good to my wallet @ $39.98 + $12 MIR.
I could stretch it to $50 - $70 if I have to, but don't want to if that one will be fine.
The 500w StealthXStream can be PM'd to around $54...
Can PM some of the other ones a few dollars lower too.

The system may be mildly overclocked (nothing crazy).
GPU will probably be geforce 8xxx or 9xxx series... gtx250 at the absolute best.
If I decide to move my gtx275 into the new rig later I'll put my tx650 in with it and get a new PSU for my i7 (or whatever I have then).

I will probably order a case too so the free shipping deal with the Antec 430w doesn't look too bad.
Ground shipping is only $7.99 anyway right now though, so I think I'd rather get the OCZ 400w if it'll be enough power.

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Old October 8, 2009, 08:04 AM
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OCZ StealthXstream 600W
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Old October 8, 2009, 12:39 PM
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Will this rig really need 600W?

Athlon II X4 620
Gigabyte AM3 785g DDR3 motherboard.
2x2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1333
500GB HDD
Geforce 8xxx or 9xxx
DVD-RW
FANS x 3 - 5

I was thinking maybe 500W max to be safe...
A lot of people seem to think even 400W would be fine.
I know $20 may not be much to some of you, but to me it's something.
I have to save whatever $$$ I can, and if a 400W will work then I only want to pay for 400W.

Can someone give me an answer as to whether or not the OCZ 400W will run the system relatively safely?
I've seen people saying that without a video card a system like this would pull well under 200W... closer to 100W.
If that's the case then I'd be left with plenty of power for a half-decent video card.
I don't want to pay for watts I don't need...

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Old October 8, 2009, 12:59 PM
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Grab the PSU, the 400W its on Sale.
It should work, the 620X4 is low power consumption anyways (80w Max?) I think.
And either a 9800GT or 250GTS would work just fine in there as GPU.

Only if you were folding with it would I suggest going higher as a safety net.

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Old October 8, 2009, 01:17 PM
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It may do some folding, but definately not 24/7.
It's going to be my gf's system and she may let me get it folding a few hours out of the day (maybe).
Think the 400W would still be ok?
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Old October 8, 2009, 01:26 PM
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Are these any good?

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.
With PM to around $46.

NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 460W ATX Power Supply 12V V2.3 20/24PIN 80MM Fan - RS-460-PMSR-A3 In Canada.
PM to around $44.

NCIX.com - Buy Sparkle Power SPI ATX-400PN 400W ATX12V 20/24PIN Power Supply W/ 120MM Fan P4 AMD Ready OEM - ATX-400-PN-B In Canada..
PM to around $38

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BFG actually has some decent platforms these days, so I would opt for that if its in your Budget.

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I may be able to squeeze in the BFG.
Have heard that it may not be actually 550W though...
NCIX FORUMS - Which is better quality BFGR650WPSU or B... - BFG GS-550 550W Power Supply ATX V2.2 EP...
With that and a CM Elite RC-330 case it comes to $98.72 after shipping and taxes (if PM is accepted).

The other way I was thinking of going was with the OCZ 400W and a cheap $22.00 case.
That will end up being a good $30 cheaper...

I don't mind spending a little more if I have to, but it is supposed to be a low-budget build and I knew I'd be getting low-budget parts.
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The PSUs that I left on that list are good quality. The ones I removed are not. I'd go with the Corsair from that list.
None of those are particularly good PSUs. The list above is much better.
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