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July 30, 2008 9:52:03 PM

Hi there..

I hope someone out there can help me with a PSU question..
Ive recently bought a Medion M8833 system with intel Q6600 quad core
and MSI MS-7502 mainboard..the board has 3 gig on board memory,
nvidia geforce 8600 GT graphic and DVD burner.

while a lot of the componants seem ok, my last computer PSU blew up
taking my main board with it and i dont want to repeat the experience
so im looking to remove the standard 400w PSU and put in a good quality PSU into my new rig.

heres a link to a PDF to the MSI mainboard manual
http://www.medionsupport.com/files/8828/manual/7502.pdf

I will be using this computer mainly for photoshop and video editing
and the system will have three internal hard drives maybe four..
im not going to be gaming with it though.

ive looked around and various models have been suggested such as:

Antec Trio Power 650 w
Coolmaster realpower pro 650
Corsair HX-620 w
seasonic 600 w
Thermaltake tough power 650w
OCZ gamer x stream 700 w

I would like to know which of the above or any other PSU you guys might
suggest is best suited for my needs and why..

thanks in advance for your help.

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Anonymous
July 30, 2008 10:13:02 PM

all of those are overkill

A Corsair 450vx, 550vx, or 520hx would be plenty

you can find some good deals on them on Buy.com from time to time
July 30, 2008 10:29:14 PM

Corsair 450VX will run that system almost 2 times over, go for it!
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July 30, 2008 11:50:02 PM

altec1000 said:
Hi there..

nvidia geforce 8600 GT graphic and DVD burner.


I refer you to:
http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp
GPU= 40W so even your CPU will draw more at around 70W!!

You should check out:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=108088
for a good guide to PSU quality.

As has already been stated a Corsair 450VX will power your system for many years (with its solid state 105C rated capacitors). Its probably the best buy unless you need modular cabling.

Bob
July 31, 2008 8:31:07 AM

I have to agree on the Zalman 750W, the 850W and larger are a significant jump from the 750W but all things considered I'd rather have too much power than not enough. I actually own a 750W.
July 31, 2008 1:01:11 PM

Thanks for your all your suggestions!..

i have imputted my system information into the power supply calculators as
suggested and am getting results of around 460w moving up to 520w if i add an age/wattage loss factor of 30%..so im thinking around 500w is the
way to go..which do people think is the better options for my system between:

PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS500 500W
Corsair 550vx or
Corsair 520hx

which have been recommened above
are any other PSUs around 500w worth considering before i make
my final desicion
thanks in advance
!