Stuck on PSU choices

Hi folks. I'm going to be building my new gaming compy after the April Intel price drop. I have most all the parts figured out except the power, which is something I really dont want to screw up. I'm looking for a 600-700W thats very reliable. My system will be as follows:
Asus p5b-deluxe
C2D e6700
G8800GTX
Audigy 2 zs platinum
2gigs ddr2 800
1 WD raptor and
1 seagate hdd

duel GPUs arnt an issue for me and niether is modualr cabling because my case is pretty big. Upgrades would be more ram. As for overclocking I will probably go as far as i can without increase the voltage or as little as possible(running more or less 24/7)

a few PSUs i had considered were
thermaltake TT 700w
OCZ gamerxstream 700w
and Corsair 620HX

I really dont know whuch one to chose. please help!. thanks
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  1. Quote:
    Hi folks. I'm going to be building my new gaming compy after the April Intel price drop. I have most all the parts figured out except the power, which is something I really dont want to screw up. I'm looking for a 600-700W thats very reliable. My system will be as follows:
    Asus p5b-deluxe
    C2D e6700
    G8800GTX
    Audigy 2 zs platinum
    2gigs ddr2 800
    1 WD raptor and
    1 seagate hdd

    duel GPUs arnt an issue for me and niether is modualr cabling because my case is pretty big. Upgrades would be more ram. As for overclocking I will probably go as far as i can without increase the voltage or as little as possible(running more or less 24/7)

    a few PSUs i had considered were
    thermaltake TT 700w
    OCZ gamerxstream 700w
    and Corsair 620HX

    I really dont know whuch one to chose. please help!. thanks


    Personally I would pick the Corsair one, it seems to be the favorite of this forum now. The OCZ offers more power, but is also louder and less reliable (power ripple.)

    good luck
  2. There all great power supplies, but i would go for the Corsair one. Best quality.
  3. Hi, if I were you, (and I will be because I plan on building a system at around the same time as you) I would be looking at theSilverstone OP750 or even the Silverstone OP650 depending on how much amprage you need. They are just being released and have the 8 pin PCI-E powerconnectors...

    Remember that when the Intel price drop happens, they will be releasing the new Bearlake boards, that are suppose to support PCI-E 2.0 standard. Yes you won't need the bandwith today but will defenatly help you down the road if your card dies or whatever and you need to replace to keep the system alive as kid's pc etc, and there is confusion of what card's support PCI-E 1.0

    If I were you I would pass on the Sound Blaster POS and consider putting the money saved into a better cpu maybe even a quad... Hopefully the 2900XTX or the 8900GTX will be out by then. :)


    Marell
  4. Hmmm. I really like the look of that Silverstone OP750
    Thanks for the help!
  5. Quote:
    There all great power supplies, but i would go for the Corsair one. Best quality.

    I second that.


    No matter what PSU you pick from the ones you mentioned it will be more then enough for your system. Good luck.
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