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Last part, which of these two PSU

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August 16, 2010 4:55:43 AM

down to the wire....tomorrow is order day :) 

OCZ OCZ550FTY Fatal1ty Series 550W Power Supply $65


OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 $60

Price is not the issue, they are about the same. After reading reviews and help here, for the money these two seem to fit best. The system is a 930, w/ 1 hd, 5770, 1 cd/dvd, 6gb ram, with minimal OC (for now)

At most I will add a second HD (maybe) and step up the OC a bit

In a year or so may crossfire, but by I would be willing to get a new PSU if necessary.

These two are close, and don't really understand the sense behind offering both from one company, but I do need to make a choice ... is one quieter? more stable? cools better? Thank you.

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August 16, 2010 6:52:22 AM

if maybe in a year your gonna add another graphics card you might as well get a 850 w psu now
and anyway 580w is reccommended for that setup
August 16, 2010 7:24:44 AM

Even CF 5770 would run fine on a good 550-600 watt. I'm not familiar with those two in particular, but what I would recommend is this one:

I know it's a bit more expensive, but IMO it's worth it, and it would easily handle CF later if you wanted it to.
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August 16, 2010 8:27:14 AM
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August 16, 2010 5:17:38 PM

OCZ is not on my short list of quality psu's. It is false economy to skimp on quality, and my impression is that OCZ psu quality is spotty.
I think there are better quality units available from Corsair, Antec, XFX, Seasonic.

A good PSU is actually one of the most future proof pc components you can buy.
I think I would get a good 650w unit up front.
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August 17, 2010 4:32:09 AM

The problem that I have with OCZ is that they have 4 different PSU lines and I just can't remember which is supposed to be the best one (I'm old - the Beatles wrote a song about me :)  ).

I vote for the Corsair 650TX.