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Old March 18, 2008, 11:28 AM
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Default What's the best power supply for under $150?

I'm looking to buy a new power supply and $150 is my budget.

I'm wondering what the best power supply is to buy that could run the most recent video cards in SLI or crossfire, and do some cpu, memory, video card overclocking?


modular cables would be nice too but not a must.
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Old March 18, 2008, 11:50 AM
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Well the PC Power and cooling silencer 750 watt falls in at just under 150, but I think the Antec True Power Quattro 850W can be had for about 150 when it's on sale and it's a better PSU - and if you want to run the absolute LATEST video cards in SLI, NVidia recommends 850 watts for a pair of 9800 GX2s :-) but if you're looking at those, then I guess you wouldn't be worried about spending $250 on a PSU.

In the end, you'd be fine with the corsair 620 watt psu with most sli setups and it's only about $100

EDIT: didn't see enaberif's post- but I second it
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Old March 18, 2008, 12:18 PM
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well I'm planning on running 2 x 8800GT's

would anyone recommend this power supply?

Corsair TX Series TX650W 650W ATX
Canada Computers - Power Supplies/Management > Desktop Power Supplies : Corsair TX Series TX650W 650W ATX 12V 52A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan.
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The TX750 is still under $150 and gives you more headroom for more power hungry SLI. However you'll be fine with the 620 for 2x 8800GT.
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The TX750 is still under $150 and gives you more headroom for more power hungry SLI. However you'll be fine with the 620 for 2x 8800GT.

I'm trying to keep it under $150 after taxes/shipping etc.

I was looking at the TX750 and it's been reviewed pretty well here and on other sites... that's why I asked about the TX650... will they perform similarly?
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Yes, they are very very similar PSU's. Silentpcreview.com has a new review of the 650W and it did really well. Corsair TX650W ATX12V power supply | silentpcreview.com
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Non modular:
Antec Truepower Trio 650
Corsair TX650
OCZ GameXStream 700W
Enlight 650W

Modular:
Antec Neopower 650
Corsair HX620
Silverstone Strider ST60F 600W

Might be some others out there...
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oh I just noticed that the Enermax Modu82+ and Pro82+ PSU's are out...

what do people think of these?

I'm usually not the early adopter type but silentPC gave the modu82+ a pretty good review here:

Modu82+ 625 Power Supply: Enermax to the Forefront | silentpcreview.com


however this is the only review I can find at the moment.... anyone have one of these and can tell me if they're any good?
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I know Enermax's RMA service in Canada leaves alot to be desired....other than that I can't comment on the actual quality of the units.
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