I havent long built my rig i am intending to build my mrs a media pc out of the parts from my old rig i only realy need a PSU my problem is in all 4 builds i have done i have used a Jeantec 650wat Artiscool psu. I have stuck with them as they are full modular design and i like them. I would have liked another one for the mrs's pc but i cant find them anymore?
My dilema is do i upgrade my PSU to a 850W Antec CP series psu thats designed to go with my case then use the Jeantec in the mrs pc or do i go for a cheaper psu that will run my mrs's pc.
I just cant decide what to do so im asking you guys to help me make up my mind Also if you think solution 2 can you recomend a fully modular psu for the mrs's pc?
My rig, Antec 1200, E8600, XFX 790 Ultra, 4Gb OCZ 1800Mhz DDR3 (2x2),2x XFX 1024mb GTX250's, 320GB WD V,Raptor, Jeantec 650W articool Modular, XP pro 64bit.
The general rule of thumb is a high quality 500 to 550 watt power supply with sufficient current (amps) on the +12 volt rail(s) can easily power a system with any single video card made. A high quality 700 to 750 watt power supply with sufficient current on the +12 volt rail(s) can easily power a system with two video cards operating in dual mode. There are some exceptions such as the new ATI Radeon HD 5XXX series of energy efficient cards which require a little less power.
Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, and Seasonic are some of the brands with a reputation for high quality power supplies. They consistently earn high marks in technical reviews. They are reliable, stables and come with at least a 5 year warranty. Some Corsair models come with a 7 year warranty. Lately we've been seeing other brands offering a few high quality units. The Antec Earthwatts series is an example. It is a much improved power supply compared to some of their older series.