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Cooler Master GX Series 650W

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April 5, 2010 11:58:50 AM

does anyone have that psu...im thinking of ordering it for my computer...my current psu is underpowered coolmax v600...shuts down during intense gaming...just wanted to make sure this psu can handle the load...advice??..thanks



coolermaster storm scout gaming case(black) w/ 3 built-in fans red LEDS
asus m2n sli deluxe motherboard
amd athlon 64 x2 dual 2.81ghz
coolermaster v8 heatsinc
2 gig ddr2 ram
evga nvidia 9800gtx+ 512mb gddr3 gpu
razer barracuda ac-1 gaming sound card
2 hard drives: samsung 250gig sata & hitachi 640 gig sata
dual layer dvd burner 24x sata
coolmax v600 psu
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April 5, 2010 12:22:23 PM

600 watts isn't underpowered, you're system could run fine on a good quality 450 watt psu, the key words being good quality.
Are there any options other than Coolermaster available to you ?
April 5, 2010 12:29:42 PM

my current psu has 3 rails....+12v1@18a, +12v2@18a, +12v3@15a...my gpu recommends a +12v@24a...the coolermaster a has a single rail at +12v@52a...im looking for a psu at the 100 dollar range
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April 5, 2010 12:44:48 PM

Wow, a triple 12V rail PSU, all supplying less than 20A. I'm not surprised that your games are crashing, the Cooler Master GX Series 650W would be far more than sufficient to power your Athlon 64 X2 2.81GHz and 9800GTX+.
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April 5, 2010 12:50:28 PM

The 24amp reccomendation is for total psu output, doesn't really matter if it's single or multiple rails.
It's easier to make reccomendations if you state what brands are available to you.
You say $100, so maybe you're in the US, I don't know.
The Corsair 550 is less than $100 dollars and would be an excellent choice, if you feel you might double up the video cards the 650 is the same price now.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
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a b 4 Gaming
April 5, 2010 12:53:59 PM

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 (amps) on the +12 volt rail(s) can power a system with two video cards operating in dual mode. There are a few exceptions like the new ATI Radeon HD 5XXX series cards which use less power due to their energy efficiency.

A high quality 500 to 550 watt psu will have a +12 volt rail rated at 40 amps. A high quality 700 to 750 watt psu will have a +12 volt rail rated at 60 amps.

In addition the power supply should be at least 80+ Bronze certified for energy efficiency. There are some models available which have achieved 80+ Silver and 80+ Gold Certifications.

Before purchasing a new psu you will need to decide whether you will eventually have a pc with one or two video cards.

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 Antec TruePower New models which are a major improvement over Antec’s older psu’s like the Basiq models.
April 5, 2010 7:46:21 PM

im from california, usa....theres a frys electronics store about 45 miles from me and they have many name brand products like antec, corsair, coolermaster, ect....im looking to get the coolermaster because it has 80 plus certified (85 percent typical), +12v@52a, 2 pci-e connectors, 650watts, 5 year warranty for 79.99 on amazon.com....msrp is 100 dollars at frys electronics....

im also looking at the CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W...but im not sure...its 100 dollars and a litttle more expensive
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April 5, 2010 9:28:29 PM

rathana_v said:
im from california, usa....theres a frys electronics store about 45 miles from me and they have many name brand products like antec, corsair, coolermaster, ect....im looking to get the coolermaster because it has 80 plus certified (85 percent typical), +12v@52a, 2 pci-e connectors, 650watts, 5 year warranty for 79.99 on amazon.com....msrp is 100 dollars at frys electronics....

im also looking at the CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W...but im not sure...its 100 dollars and a litttle more expensive

It would be worth the few extra dollars it would cost you to order the Corsair from Newegg.
It's efficiency is also 85% typical.
April 5, 2010 9:58:02 PM

so your saying the corsair is better than the coolermaster psu?
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April 5, 2010 11:09:22 PM

Yes
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April 5, 2010 11:16:43 PM

+1 what delluser1 said.

Coolmaster power supplies are not exactly stellar performers. They may be adequate though for the typical user.
April 6, 2010 10:57:27 AM

so the CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W is the one i should get right...future proof for at least 2 years?....able to run quad core?...thanks guys
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