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New PSU for Q6600 OC + 8800GT, in AU

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March 23, 2008 9:06:44 AM

Ok so im Currently using an AcBell 550w PSU which is running into some issues on cold starts, its about 1.5 years old now and after upgrading to a Q6600 and 8800GT (from a E6600, 7900GT) iv seen this issue, it will instantly fail Prime95 (multi thread) and crash everything, not load display drivers or sound drivers properly etc, where as if i leave it in the bios for say 5 minutes then go into windows it will be fine, and will be for the rest of the time i use it for the day (in which im hammering it in games etc with no issues).

Only happens once every so often and only on cold starts so im thinking the psu so new one ASAP, i live in Australia so my choices are limited, the link below is the options i have, and my budget is around $150.

http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listnew.phtml?id=10&bid=2&id2=140

Any sugestions would be cool.

Thanks in advance.


Full Specs:

QQ6600 @ 3400, 1.4250v
ASUS P5B Deluxe/Wifi-App
4x1gb Corsair XMS6400 C5
Nvidia 8800GT 512
2xSeagate 250gb SATA2
2xLG 16x DVDRW IDE
Solo604 Case (2x12cm, 1x8cm, 1x25cm)
SB Audigy 2
AcBell 550w (tri rail, active PFC i believe)

PSU Calculator says ~430w.

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March 23, 2008 9:42:30 AM

Get the Corsair 520HX psu or the Antec Truepower trio 550watt
March 23, 2008 9:56:06 AM

@100% load I'm showing ~465W+/-. I would probably get the Corsair VX-550.The ETA says "have been ordered, will be in stock by 2008-02-01". the Corsair HX-520 would do as well, depending on how much headroom you want. It seams that the site isn't updated very often, which is kind of scary. Maybe Randomizer will chime in, or you could PM him for other sites in Australia.
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March 23, 2008 11:40:38 AM

Zorg said:
@100% load I'm showing ~465W+/-. I would probably get the Corsair VX-550.The ETA says "have been ordered, will be in stock by 2008-02-01". the Corsair HX-520 would do as well, depending on how much headroom you want. It seams that the site isn't updated very often, which is kind of scary. Maybe Randomizer will chime in, or you could PM him for other sites in Australia.


Out of interest, anyone know how good an AcBel R8 800 (750w) is?

I was under the impression Corsair was bad for PSU's? or was it some were and some were ok?

I want some headroom so, and i suspect the heavy load is waring out this (my current) PSU so i'm thinking Antec 650w Trio, anyone had experience with this particular one? I'm a fan of Antec so if all good this might be the one ill get.

Actually, the NeoPower 650w Blue - Modular! Is it true theres loss with modular psu's? Seems like a good idea and worth the extra if its aok...
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