give me any opinions, please that is why I am here, anything I am doing is up for change, trying to make a computer to play non-fps games, I play MMOs, RTS games, will do video and audio converting, nothing major though.
Now, just wondering what people's opinions are between these two. I am trying to set up a computer for $1000, either one will be fine for suppling the power, using a core i5 quad, XFX 5770, and a EVGA P55 mobo.
I've never had a modular power supply before and just wondering if it really is that helpful for cooling and organizational reasoning.
The XFX Black edition 650W is not a bad unit, but it doesn't run quiet enough and the +5V rail has problems providing a stable voltage.
The Silverstone Decathlon DA700 would be my recommendation. It has a full modular cabling system, very good noise/ripple supression, good efficiency and excellent voltage stability. This power supply provides a single +12V output that is rated for up to 58A (696W). It also has four PCI-E 6-Pins connector and another one (6+2)-Pin PCI-E connector and it's CrossFire certified.
650 watt power supplies. For comparison purposes , the list below contains performance ratings (10 scale) at jonnyguru.com / prices as per newegg on 02/26/2010 and ones w/ double asteris (**) made it onto silentpcreview.com's Editor's Choice List:
Note: Just because you see a brand name on this list, never make the assumption that their other lines are of matching quality. Silverstone for example has other models w/ 6.0 and 7.0 ratings.
Well...that should've been the best choice....I found the silverstone olympia on tigerdirect and it is the same price as the thermaltake toughpower x.x, but the toughpower requires a rebate to get to that price, wonder what the difference is between a 9.5 and a 10.