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Antec Neo Power 500W vs OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W

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July 8, 2010 3:07:48 AM


I recently bought a MSI R5770 Hawk and I will be overclock it. I need a new power supply for it.

I'm looking at these two: Antec Neo Power 500W ($39.99 after coupon) and OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ($49.99 after rebate). They both have good raxting on, but will 500W be enough for my system?

Which one would you guys recommend?

Here is my system:

HP Pavilion p6280t PC
• Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
• Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad processor Q8400 [2.66GHz, 4MB L2, 1333MHz FSB]
• 6GB DDR2-800MHz SDRAM [3 DIMMs]
• 640GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive
• MSI R5770 Hawk (to be OC'd)

Thank you in advance.

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a c 275 ) Power supply
July 8, 2010 4:07:27 AM

Yes either will be enough power for your rig.
They are both good the Antec has a 5yr warranty though.

a b ) Power supply
July 8, 2010 3:19:35 PM

I would go for the Fatal1ty. It's a quality modular PSU with a very interesting price. The unit from Antec is an old unit (Its production has been discontinued by Antec some time ago). If you like Antec, go for a Antec EarthWatts 500W (non-modular) or Antec TruePower New 550W (Modular).
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July 9, 2010 12:02:04 AM

Thank you everyone for the comments

Are you aware that your running your memory in single channel mode and not dual channel mode? That hurts your performance.

Zipzoomflyhigh, can I switch the memory to dual channel mode? Can you give me some instructions on how to do it? Thank you. :) 
July 9, 2010 12:10:56 AM

take out one of your 2GB dimms (make sure you leave the 2 dimms that are for dual channel, consult the motherboard manual to figure out which slots they are, usually the 2 closest to the cpu)