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August 12, 2010 8:56:27 PM

Well im building a new computer and i need 500w-600w psu but there is no much products... so i can get the ocz stealthxtream 600w, i want to now if its good...

that the only one i found in internet, but i can go to a shop and see what they have...

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August 12, 2010 9:15:26 PM

Its overall a good PSU, but what are the other system specs ?
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August 12, 2010 9:18:16 PM

AMD ATHLON II X3 RANA 440

NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 460

GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-UDH2

G.SKILL 4GB DDR3 1600MHZ CL7 7-8-7-24

SAMSUNG SPINPOINT F3 500GB
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August 12, 2010 9:20:28 PM

ohh and question.... is the gtx 460 msi cyclone version is a good buy? or i better get a 1gb normal one or the 768mb??
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August 12, 2010 9:25:31 PM

How much do you want to spend on a power supply?
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August 12, 2010 9:26:45 PM

The OCZ stealthxtream 600w is a good PSU which can handle your system without any problem. It's not the best of the best, but it will do its work fine.
You can find some qualified reviews in the PSU Review Database (see my signature)
Concerning the graphic card, if it was my money I would go for the GTX460 1Gb model. It performs very well and the price is not too high. It's the best bang for the money nowadays.
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August 12, 2010 9:39:29 PM

Right^
It should handle your system fine,however tell us your budget and maybe there are better options.
As for VGA,go with the 1GB version unless you play at a resolution like 1680x1050 or lower.
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August 12, 2010 10:02:13 PM

i play at 1920x1080.... and my budget its arround 500 i think, im not sure cause its like $800 in my country so...
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August 12, 2010 10:03:03 PM

ohh and msi cyclone its not too much expensive
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August 13, 2010 5:02:32 AM

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GeForce_GTX_460_...

NVIDIA offers two GTX 460 variants at launch time, one with 768 MB and one with 1 GB. Aside from the obvious potential confusion with end users, the differences in actual performance are rather slim. On average we see only 7% performance difference between both cards which is very small considering the 25% difference in specs for memory size, memory bus width and number of ROPs. Essentially this means that the 768 MB version is the one to get unless you have a specific reason you think you need more memory, or speculate on the higher resale value of the card at a later time. 9.5 out of 10 bestbuy award if the 1 gb is available and not more go for it otherwise the 768mb ain't a bad choice either

In saying that, we see some performance gains help us move past that 30 FPS minimum at the higher resolution which is important. The good news is that the 1GB version isn't all that much more expensive than the 768MB one. Also, compared to other models like the GTX 465 and HD 5830 to name just a few, the overall value is still better which is fantastic news for the consumer.
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3423/msi_geforce_gtx_4...
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August 13, 2010 6:45:00 AM

Juanchioo said:
i play at 1920x1080.... and my budget its arround 500 i think, im not sure cause its like $800 in my country so...

For 1920x1080,definitely go with 1GB version,its worth it.
And for PSU,well a good alternative would be Corsair HX 620/HX 520,but if you can't get any of them,then the OCZ StealthXstream 600W that you chose will work
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August 13, 2010 3:42:07 PM

The sweet spot for PSU's is the 650 watters as they are often comparably proced to 50 and 600 watters. Since PSU's hit peak efficiency at 50% load, the extra headroom provides both a cushion and better eficiency.

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 asterisk (**) 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.

Antec Signature 650W (10.0) OOS **
Seasonic X-650 650W (10.0) $160 **
Silverstone Olympia OP650 (10.0) NFS

Thermaltake Toughpower QFan 650W (9.5) NLA

Antec Earthwatts EA650 650W (9.0) $75

Antec True Power Trio 650W (7.5) NLA

XFX XPS 650W XXX Edition Power Supply (7.0) NFS

Antec NeoPower Blue 650W (6.5) NLA

BFG BFGR650PSU 650W (6.0) NLA

NorthQ Black Magic Flex 650W PSU (5.0) NFS

NFS - Not For Sale / NLA = No Longer Available / OOS - Out of Stock

If I was to get an OCZ, I would go for the Z series
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