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March 18, 2009 4:22:27 AM

How many Watts do I want to have in a power supply for this system configuration? :::

AMD Phenom II X4 940 BE
GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.161274
Saphire Radeon 4870 1GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231166
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152102
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB
(possible add'n of second later down the road)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835233003
XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119137
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827136152
LG DVD/CD Burner

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March 18, 2009 6:31:50 AM

That OCZ gets pretty good reviews, the Fatal1ty series is supposed to be their best line of PSUs. Its also modular...the price is just too good to pass up I think. Its a brand new item and OCZ cut the prices on them to get some out there, the price they have won't last that long.
March 18, 2009 1:42:21 PM

You can't really go wrong with any of the choices provided.
March 18, 2009 3:35:19 PM

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Why would OCZ have CWT and Sirtech, whoever they may be manufacture any of
Either way, I'm sure the Fatality series must be made by PC power and cooling.
To save money.


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I'm sure the Fatality series must be made by PC power and cooling.

But can you convince us you're right? It looks like CWT to me, with a fancy name and red LED.
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March 18, 2009 3:38:24 PM

xthekidx said:
That OCZ gets pretty good reviews, the Fatal1ty series is supposed to be their best line of PSUs. Its also modular...the price is just too good to pass up I think. Its a brand new item and OCZ cut the prices on them to get some out there, the price they have won't last that long.
It's not that hard to get a PSU tested by one of the review sites out there. I kinda do agree that "the price is just too good" ;) 
March 18, 2009 11:00:31 PM

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How would they save money by paying another third party to build their psu's when they already own PC power and cooling.
So you think they LOSE money by having an OEM build their PSUs? :sarcastic: 
I guess you're thinking PC Power and Cooling builds Fatality PSUs?
3 PSUs in the OCZ line up:
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W $80 with $20 rebate and made by ????
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W $100 with $30 discount and $20 rebate made by FSP review
OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI 600W $130 with $20 discount and $20 rebate made by FSP
March 18, 2009 11:11:04 PM

I found a review of the 700W Fatal1ty PSU. Looks like it might be a re-badged OCZ EliteXStream

"The insides of the Fatal1ty are fairly cramped, with most components sitting underneath the two black aluminium heatsinks that span the length of the unit. The layout is quite different to most of the other OCZ PSU's we've seen in the past such as the GameXStream and ModXStream and therefore it's quite possible that OCZ has picked a new OEM this time around."
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