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October 27, 2008 1:33:19 AM

Ok so everybody knows the story " i need help finding a correct PSU"... Well i myself have the same dillema.
Ok so here are the specs (i do not need modular, just simple)

Intel Core 2 Quad Q600 G0
EVGA 750i FTW motherboard
4GB (2 x 2GB) 800 MHz memory
EVGA 9800GTX+
3 SATA DRIVES
3 120mm case fans

ive gotten from 400w to 800w and im thinking all i need is 500-600w

please help me

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October 27, 2008 1:44:49 AM

The Corsair 650TX would be perfect for you and is one of the most stable and well recognized power supplies currently on the market.

If you want to future proof, grab the 750TX.
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October 27, 2008 1:55:13 AM

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October 27, 2008 2:06:02 AM

see i thought 650w would be too much, i was looking @ 550w psu's oh btw
i need something thats extremely energy efficent, i mean very-very efficent i dont want anything to run up my electric bill it is prob more important than cost because it will save money in the long run
October 27, 2008 2:11:36 AM

The corsair 450 should work for your system, but i would go for the 650 if you have the money and want to use the PSU with your next build.
October 27, 2008 2:14:02 AM

no i do not want to use the psu in my next build again i see people buying 850w psu's for their pc with exact same specs as mine!!! you dont need that much but would a 450 really do it??
October 27, 2008 2:14:52 AM

ryanb213 said:
what do you think about this PSU w/ case..
i would like to save some money
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


With shipping you're looking at $130...I don't think it's a good deal.

BAM:
http://www.buy.com/prod/cooler-master-690-without-power...

Same case for $77 shipped. Add the $72 Corsair TX650 and you're paying $19 more and getting a much better PSU.

Or a decent Antec 300 for $51 shipped:
http://www.buy.com/prod/antec-three-hundred-atx-compute...
October 27, 2008 2:17:45 AM

ryanb213 said:
no i do not want to use the psu in my next build again i see people buying 850w psu's for their pc with exact same specs as mine!!! you dont need that much but would a 450 really do it??


I'm using the Corsair 450vx in my aging rig (90nm AMD Opteron dual core @ 2.25ghz, 4 sticks of RAM, 2 DVD burners, 3 7200rpm hard drives, 4 fans and an eVGA overclocked 9600GT). It works fine. But for less than $20 more I would get the 650tx.
October 27, 2008 2:18:26 AM

well im getting the case no matter what and another version was available i will check the reg. version shipping
October 27, 2008 2:19:26 AM

$12 extra for shipping the psu :( 
October 27, 2008 2:20:39 AM

A 450 would do it.

My friend is using one on his E6550, 4850, 2 WD640s and it runs fine. I belive the 450 is better than my OCZ 600, and that runs a 4870, my OCed Quad, X-fi, 2 seagates just dandy. I saw it for $40 in the newegg newsletter the other day, it is not as high quality as the corsairs but it should run your rig.
October 27, 2008 2:21:18 AM

Ares_ said:
A 450 would do it.

My friend is using one on his E6550, 4850, 2 WD640s and it runs fine. I belive the 450 is better than my OCZ 600, and that runs a 4870, my OCed Quad, X-fi, 2 seagates just dandy. I saw it for $40 in the newegg newsletter the other day, it is not as high quality as the corsairs but it should run your rig.

link?
October 27, 2008 2:26:41 AM

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From where? Buy.com has free shipping on all their Corsair PSU's.

newegg on a cooler master 550w
October 27, 2008 2:27:43 AM

ryanb213 said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
this has some failure reviews (1 egg) but idk


$61 shipped for that? Thumbs down :non: 


I think you should just go with the separate case and 650 PSU on buy.com. It has 52amps on the +12v, it has the 2 x 6-pin PCIe connectors for your GTX+, and it's at peak efficiency at about 300-350 watts- about what you'll be using when gaming on an OC'ed Q6600. It's about $20 more than the one on newegg with the lower quality PSU. $20 = no headaches...well worth it IMO.
October 27, 2008 2:30:20 AM

well if i have to purchase one of the more expensive psu's you guys suggested ill know its quality :) 
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