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October 20, 2010 2:04:51 AM

Hello people.
I need a new psu.For now, and my futur upgrade!

I curently run with this

MS Windows XP Home 32-bit SP2
CPU
Intel Pentium E6500 @ 2.93GHz 34 °C
Wolfdale 45nm Technology

RAM
3.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 365MHz (5-5-5-15)

Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5G41-M LE (LGA775)

Graphics
SyncMaster @ 1680x1050
ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series

Hard Drives
195GB Seagate ST3200822AS (SATA) 37 °C

Optical Drives
MATSHITA DVD-ROM SR-8585
ASUS CD-S480/A5

Audio
ATI High Definition Audio Device



So for now, I have
1 hd
2 cd drive
1mobo
1 5770 vapor-x card

My psu is a
TRISTAR POWER MAX 550-ATX
wich is like 500 watt and some ther numer are on it but I dont really understand them

anyay. I am pretty sure that it is causing me some problem SO i want to change it for a new one.
new one that will also be able to handle my futur build.

I know that for my futur build I will probably be using 2x 5770 crossfire.a new motherboard ddr3 , a new Harddrive, a new ssd, a cd drive, usb, sd card etc...

Probably a I7 or phenom6 whatever, you get the point.

I need something that has the old feature for what I have now but that can also PWN for my futur computer ( in like 1 or 2 year)

This is my case

http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://images.truste...



I do not trust MIR at all.
I can buy from newegg.CA or www.directcanada.com

I am a novice in computer hardware.I overclock a bit but I dont play with voltage.I know how to install ram or graphic card or cd drive. I never installed more complicated stuff like a PSU or a CPU or a MOBO or a fan.

IF there is a very good deal on a computer case+ psu I'll take it. But tell me how to replace a mobo 1st plz :D 

my budget is around 100$ for the psu. 150 for psu+ case if good deal but the case has to be very big for my next build and still handle the one I have right now.
Thanks comunity !




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October 20, 2010 2:10:13 AM

I curently have my eye on this

Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

from newegg.ca

or this
XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

also from newegg.ca

I have a question. To these PSU have a fan on the top ? because my case dosent have an open spot for air flow on the top ...

EDIT: NVM I am pretty sure that those are just regular top/rear case and that the fan we see goes down . right ?

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a c 165 ) Power supply
October 20, 2010 2:49:44 AM

either of those two will work just fine, you can't go wrong with either one. if you are installing the PSU in a top slot, the fan goes face down.

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October 20, 2010 3:04:23 AM

Any PSu can go in any case ??

I mean any normal psu ( not mini one) cango in either a top or a bottom psu placement casse ?
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October 20, 2010 3:10:11 AM

Next question: What is the diference between a 550 , 650 and 750 wat power suply ?
I know its a question of power but

What wont the 650 Watt be able to do that the 750 can ?? quadri cross fire ??

because I will probably want to add another 5770 So I need a strong power supply.
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October 20, 2010 3:18:45 AM

Here I found this one at my local shop

http://www.cipc.com/produits/9511/


Those this ocz have a good reputation ?
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7

It is cheap and modular.and 700 watt . sounds good.
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October 20, 2010 3:55:42 AM

chobocolin said:
Any PSu can go in any case ??

I mean any normal psu ( not mini one) cango in either a top or a bottom psu placement casse ?

Yes, standard sized PSUs will fit to any standard sized PC cases. It's an International Standard, the holes for the PSU screws I mean.

chobocolin said:
Next question: What is the diference between a 550 , 650 and 750 wat power suply ?
I know its a question of power but

What wont the 650 Watt be able to do that the 750 can ?? quadri cross fire ??

because I will probably want to add another 5770 So I need a strong power supply.


It is simply a question of power. So the simple answer would be: The 650W can't handle what a 750W PSU can.

However, a 5770 is not that power hungry. At single GPU configuration, the minimum requirement is a 400W PSU (FYI, I just know this :lol:  Talk about ignorance. Promise not to tell anybody, okay? ;)  ). While the rest of the setup without the 5770 is rated at roughly around 150W-200W. Which means the 5770 will only consume an extra of approx. 100W (I don't have the patience to see graphs, so someone please correct me if I'm "very" wrong :p  ).

With that being said, you'll most likely don't need a 750W PSU, a more reasonable 600-650W PSU will supply enough power to your crossfired 5770 PC setup.
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a c 165 ) Power supply
October 20, 2010 5:12:21 AM

you will need a new case, mobo,...most likely a new build for a second ATI 5770

the PC you linked is a Compaq in a mini-tower case
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October 20, 2010 5:17:54 AM

ct1615 said:
you will need a new case, mobo,...most likely a new build for a second ATI 5770

the PC you linked is a Compaq in a mini-tower case

Another pre-built OEM PCs? Me and my DIY habits :lol: 

I agree then, the OP will definitely need a bigger case and a crossfire supporting mobo. Sharp observation there, ct. :D 
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October 20, 2010 9:38:29 AM

Definitely you need a new case might as well build a new one.
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October 20, 2010 1:00:18 PM

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Definitely you need a new case might as well build a new one.


This is from my 1st POST

Quote:
Hello people.
I need a new psu.For now, and my futur upgrade!

I curently run with this


Quote:
I know that for my futur build I will probably be using 2x 5770 crossfire.a new motherboard ddr3 , a new Harddrive, a new ssd, a cd drive, usb, sd card etc...

Probably a I7 or phenom6 whatever, you get the point.

I need something that has the old feature for what I have now but that can also PWN for my futur computer ( in like 1 or 2 year)




I know I will have to upgrade everything but the graphic card and the psu.

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October 20, 2010 1:02:59 PM


I did some researche on the internet I cant find a place that says that my tower is a mini and not a mid one.
But then, I trust you but .. will those standard PSU fit in my case ?

I think I might go for the CORSAIR HX Series, 650W.

This will be good enuff for a long long time right ?

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October 20, 2010 1:03:52 PM

chobocolin said:

I am a novice in computer hardware.I overclock a bit but I dont play with voltage.I know how to install ram or graphic card or cd drive. I never installed more complicated stuff like a PSU or a CPU or a MOBO or a fan.

Build it yourself:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/274745-13-step-step...

And although this primarily a troubleshooting thread, the first part contains a checklist that will catch most noob mistakes:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-read-postin...

Of the three PSU's that Davecon listed, the XFX 650 watt is the best. There are two things to consider: the power rating and the quality.

damasvara, you are right. A 5770 needs about 75 - 100 watts (peak) per card.
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October 20, 2010 1:49:48 PM

Wich one of these shoud I go for ?

CORSAIR HX Series, 650W
128,95 +tax Canadian dollar at my shop

modular and very strong.

They also have the
CORSAIR TX Series, 650W
but it is non modular and it's not bronze

Corsair GS
Looks cool :D  LED! non modular .. not bronze


The
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W

or ModXStream Pro 700W 99+tax

modular but non bronze and said to be the cheapest of gaming computer psu?
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October 20, 2010 2:01:11 PM

the 650HX is a great PSU

do they have the XFX though that everyone was mentioning as it is a better PSU and usually cheaper the XFX series are usually 80+ silver

i just got the XFX black 850w and it smashes any corsair out there....

BTW bronze and regular 80+ are the same there are only 3 80+ ratings

80+/80+ bronze (these are the same)
80+Silver
80+Gold
these are the MOST typical ratings you find...

FYI install it yourself Modular will make it a lot easier though.....but that corsair HX series 650w is WAY overpriced

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=48568&vpn=P1750BCAG9&manu...
thats a 750w 80+silver PSU for 115$ with 20$ MIR if you dont trust MIR (which is legit and simple its only 5$ more regular price then your hx 650w....
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October 20, 2010 2:40:45 PM

Well They do not have the XFX
but they have
the
CORSAIR HX Series, 750W
@ 155$.
The silver thing is atractive but... the price...

Here is the web site.
http://www.cipc.com

If you wana help me





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October 20, 2010 2:46:03 PM

OCZ Fatal1ty 700W @ 140 $ good deal ?
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a c 275 ) Power supply
October 20, 2010 2:55:15 PM

chobocolin said:
OCZ Fatal1ty 700W @ 140 $ good deal ?

Seen that unit for $80 Canadian recently.
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October 20, 2010 3:05:00 PM

What is the
Advanced Hybrid Cable Management
the 750 with blue led looks very good. for 134 ??
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October 20, 2010 3:17:00 PM

are you stuck using these guys? Cuz if not id swap websites as these prices are ridiculous

the only decent priced one is the Antec TruePower New 650w

where do you live?

advanced hyrbid cable management probably is referring to its modularity
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October 20, 2010 3:19:12 PM

well that website is from Montreal....

id order from NCIX.com as they have some great deals on PSUs this week
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October 20, 2010 3:22:38 PM

Well I compare these price to new egg and they are pretty close
the 750 with blue might be overpriced on newegg.
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October 20, 2010 3:42:10 PM

dont gotta use newegg....newegg.com is great but for canadians its a ripoff

goto www.ncix.com or bestdirect

best way to find great prices in canada is use shopbot.ca

but NCIX is having amazing prices on PSU's atm u can get the XFX Black Editio 750w 80+silver for 115$ after MIR (this is one of the best psus there is at 750w)
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=48568&vpn=P1750BCAG9&manu...

or the 850w for 5$ more
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a c 165 ) Power supply
October 20, 2010 4:56:16 PM

chobocolin said:
I did some researche on the internet I cant find a place that says that my tower is a mini and not a mid one.
But then, I trust you but .. will those standard PSU fit in my case ?



the PSU will fit

all Compaq PC come in mini-towers or slim cases. slim cases look like a really fat laptop. most people think mini towers are mid towers. mini-towers are what the typical, HP, DELL, Acer, etc., PC case is. mid towers are the large PC cases you think of when you see a gaming PC in a store like Best Buy. full towers are flat out large cases, you can't mistake a full tower for any other case.

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October 20, 2010 6:59:22 PM

Hmm It's true that there is some nice rebate on ncix.Do the MIR really work ?

If I buy the xfx850 w instead of the 750 ( for 5 $ u know ..) will it create more useless heat???
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October 20, 2010 8:18:10 PM

OK guys I bought the xfx 750 black edition on newegg.ca

for 129.99 + 9 shipping + around 9 tax -20 MIR :) 

Ill give you news about it.
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October 21, 2010 5:32:22 AM

davcon said:
This is modular and will power two 5770's.
OCZ FATAL1TY 550W - $49.99/$29.99 after mir
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=37047&vpn=OCZ550...

XFX 650W XXX Edition Single Rail Modular - $94.99/$74.99 after mir
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=55601&vpn=P1650X...

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W - $78.57/$53.57 after mir
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13220AC1267&v...


I have the OCZ FATAL1TY 550W and it works great!

But I'm also not planning to overclock or go SLI/Crossfire...

If you're planning to to do any of those things or both I recommend going with at least a 650W PSU... plus with prices on graphic cards going down and the holiday specials - you might be able to pick up two GTX 460 768MBs to SLI or two ATI 5850s... so you definately may need the extra power. Some of these Brands OEM from the same factory - i.e. from Seasonic...
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October 21, 2010 1:57:19 PM

yah the MIR works i got the XFX black 850w from NCIX.com

its a great PSU.....nice deal u got!
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October 28, 2010 12:56:41 AM

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October 28, 2010 2:57:23 AM

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