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What brand psu for GTX260/HD5770

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April 19, 2010 6:49:12 PM

wich brand and model would you guys suggest?
my local shop's site:
http://www.informatique.nl/cgi-bin/iqshop.cgi?M=ART&G=1...
i can't/won't spend more than 70 Euros, my cash inflow is just 25 euros p/month
my specs are AMD Phenom II x4 965 @3.4/3.6
Hyper X @ 5-5-5-18(?)
Asus M4A785-M(AM3)
my current psu is an:
HKC SZ-430LPDR, but it has just 13 amps of 12V left
a b ) Power supply
April 19, 2010 7:32:52 PM
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a c 248 ) Power supply
April 19, 2010 7:41:01 PM

Here are the official ATI power supply requirements for the ATI Radeon HD 5770 and 5750 video cards:


450 Watt or greater power supply with one 75 watt, 6-pin PCI Express® power connector recommended

600 Watt or greater power supply with two 75 watt, 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode

The recommendations are for an entire pc system.


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.
a c 164 ) Power supply
April 19, 2010 7:59:10 PM

the problem with the above is both the 5770 and 5750 use less power then the Nvidia 9800GT which itself asks for a 400w PSU as its requirements.
April 20, 2010 5:43:18 AM

and how about the OCZ modXstream?
would that one be good enough?, i dont want to cfire/sli.
And Modulair what about that?
a c 164 ) Power supply
April 20, 2010 10:23:35 PM

OCZ makes fine PSU, make sure it meets your power requirements.
April 20, 2010 10:59:17 PM

OCZ modXstream 500/600 = generic Chinese caps. Avoid.
a c 248 ) Power supply
April 20, 2010 11:25:12 PM

+1 what Logan said.

The overall quality of OCZ power supplies is inconsistent. OCZ has a some good psu's, some average psu's, and some bad psu's.
a c 243 ) Power supply
April 20, 2010 11:56:57 PM

logan the huge said:
OCZ modXstream 500/600 = generic Chinese caps. Avoid.


"I'm sorry, but CEC isn't the first company that comes to mind when one says "industrial class performance" like the box did. Still, CEC isn't too bad a brand."

CEC are the caps used in the MXS, try and guess where that quote comes from.
a c 164 ) Power supply
April 21, 2010 12:14:12 AM

delluser1 said:
"I'm sorry, but CEC isn't the first company that comes to mind when one says "industrial class performance" like the box did. Still, CEC isn't too bad a brand."

CEC are the caps used in the MXS, try and guess where that quote comes from.


1st guess johnnyguru
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&fil...

2nd Oprah

a c 243 ) Power supply
April 21, 2010 12:15:35 AM

Ain't Google grand.
April 21, 2010 12:18:30 AM

delluser1 said:
"I'm sorry, but CEC isn't the first company that comes to mind when one says "industrial class performance" like the box did. Still, CEC isn't too bad a brand."

CEC are the caps used in the MXS, try and guess where that quote comes from.

CEC is on the secondary. The primary caps are "Rec/Trec":
http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1033306773&postcoun...
a c 243 ) Power supply
April 21, 2010 12:40:25 AM

Yep, according to that post. There was another review ( not going looking for it now ) that claimed them to be from a German manufacturer.
Doesn't take away from the fact that as far as "budget" power supplies go the MSX is a pretty good deal.
April 21, 2010 12:59:26 AM

I was wrong, they're not Chinese but they aren't German either, they're Taiwanese but made in China and still generic.
http://www.trec-con.com/en-contact.asp

The Corsair is only 9 euros more, so no, the MXS isn't a pretty good deal, at all.
a c 243 ) Power supply
April 21, 2010 1:06:45 AM

All you've done is provide a link to TREC, give us one that says for certain that they are in fact what is used.
Don't know about Euro's but the MXS 500 is priced $20 lower than the Corsair 450 here in the States, making it a pretty good deal.
a b ) Power supply
April 21, 2010 1:20:23 AM

do the corsair 450...
a b ) Power supply
April 21, 2010 3:25:27 AM

Adding my $2 here :p 

The OCZ PSUs are fine as long as you don't push them too hard. Meaning, don't get close to 75% load.

At any rate, if the Corsair is only a little more (ie $10-15) I'd get that.
April 21, 2010 5:14:26 AM

delluser1 said:
Now we know that they are TREC, but since someone like Oklahoma Wolf says they're good enough, and the review you pulled the photo's from says the psu is good enough I'll trust them.

OW said CECs were good enough, and now that I look at the pictures again, the secondaries on the MXS are also Trec not CEC (Gabe is wrong). The only comment i can find from OW regarding Trec is this:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
Quote:
Capacitor choice on this unit is rather unflattering, in my opinion. We have a couple Teapos, which aren't bad, but most of the secondary caps are TRec. Come on here... Teapo wasn't cheap enough? This is a 1kW power supply... I was expecting some better parts inside it than this.

Feel free to go over there and ask him if he thinks the MXS is a good product.


Yes, I know Gabe at hardwaresecrets gave it an award. I have no idea why other than the price at the time ($40) but build quality clearly doesn't factor into that decision.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/973/7
Quote:
OCZ ModXStream Pro 500 W can really deliver its labeled power, however during test five(full load) it shut down twice. Interesting enough this was exactly the same behavior we’ve seen with the 600 W model.

Wow, that's great. :sarcastic: 
April 21, 2010 6:45:03 AM

the corsairs are +-20 euro's more(27 dollars)
what would be my power consumption if i'l take an GTX260(for FSX) if i can find a new one?
AMD Phenom II X4 965 C3 (125W) @3.4/3.6
Kingston Hyper X @ 5-5-5-18
Asus M4A785-M
some GTX260
I don't know but somehow im a little attracted to the OCZ, otherwise is the Fatal1ty better?

a c 164 ) Power supply
April 22, 2010 9:43:20 PM

hvanpelt said:
the corsairs are +-20 euro's more(27 dollars)
what would be my power consumption if i'l take an GTX260(for FSX) if i can find a new one?
AMD Phenom II X4 965 C3 (125W) @3.4/3.6
Kingston Hyper X @ 5-5-5-18
Asus M4A785-M
some GTX260
I don't know but somehow im a little attracted to the OCZ, otherwise is the Fatal1ty better?


I don't know about Europe, but in the in USA the 5770 is $50 less then the GTX 260. The 5770 offers DX 11, equal performance to the GTX 260, and consumes less power so you won't be pushing the OCZ PSU as hard as the GTX 260.
a b ) Power supply
April 22, 2010 11:01:30 PM

Why do u like the ocz? Just wondering.
April 23, 2010 6:38:36 AM

ct1615 said:
I don't know about Europe, but in the in USA the 5770 is $50 less then the GTX 260. The 5770 offers DX 11, equal performance to the GTX 260, and consumes less power so you won't be pushing the OCZ PSU as hard as the GTX 260.


the GTX was 20 euros cheaper here(+-27 USD), now all have been sold out and will not come back!
April 23, 2010 6:42:57 AM

shovenose said:
Why do u like the ocz? Just wondering.

it looks just so nice

does anyone has the ocz and the gtx?
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