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March 23, 2010 4:42:04 AM

So i found out that i will be only needing a 600 watts powersupply. So it's my first upgrade and i can't really decide which one to get. both are modular.

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 600W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ ModXStream 600W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any other suggestion guys? I dont have a really big budget. :??: 

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a b ) Power supply
March 23, 2010 5:12:58 AM

Hello and welcome to the forum :) 

If I have to choose one of those two then I will choose the OCZ PSU because it is much cheaper and it is a good quality unit.

BTW How did you figure out that you'll need a 600W PSU ?
Mention your system specs please :) 
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March 23, 2010 8:59:52 AM

will OCZ hold up? Does it have the better quality than the Cooler Master? its cheap and tempting.
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a b ) Power supply
March 23, 2010 9:20:23 AM

Both have the same performance level, but the unit from CM has some advantages:
- more connectors
- the cables from the modular cabling system are flat
- lower noise and ripple levels
- On the CM one you can pull up to 675 W from it. On the OCZ one you can’t pass from the labeled 600 W.

But the OCZ one only costs 75$ (15$ less than the PSU from CM), making it a bargain, being the power supply with one of the best cost/benefit ratios for the average user today

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March 23, 2010 9:32:17 AM

@OP:Mention your system specs...
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a c 144 ) Power supply
March 23, 2010 10:16:00 AM

I would get a Corsair 550VX (41 amp 12 volt rail)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

More usable power than either of the others.

CM makes some great cases, but they haven't quite learned to build a truly good PSU. And OCZ? I can't keep track of which models to stay away from and which are OK.

Modular cables? For the same price, I'd rather have a great PSU with fixed cables than a so-so one with modular cables.
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a c 248 ) Power supply
March 23, 2010 1:29:53 PM

^5 +1 what jsc said.

Corsair and Seasonic are two brands that have a reputation for high quality power supplies that consistently earn high marks in technical reviews. They are reliable, stable, and come with a 5 year warranty. Some of the newer models come with a 7 year warranty. Lately we've been seeing a few other brands offering some high quality units. One example would be the Antec Earthwatts and the Antec TruePower New models which are a major improvement over Antec’s older psu’s like the Basiq models.
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