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ODIN 720W

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November 22, 2010 7:06:19 AM

Right, so I can get a Gugabyte ODIN 720 for relatively good price. The shops out here are EXTREMELY unhelpfull!

The main shop were I'm getting most of the stuff are just slightly stiubborn lately and won't get me a stocked product list of power supplies(they didn't say they don't want to but they just don't).

The other shop has crap power supplies(Coolermaster Extreme Plus 600W and stuff.) And reading reviews they aren't that good as they should be. They do however have the ODIN 585 and ODIN720 for good prices. I cannot find any reviews about those two at all. Are they OK?

The system I will eventually be running:
Motherboard: MSI P55-GD65
Processor: Intel i5-760
RAM: 4gb Kingston ValueRAM(Later probably HyperX Blu 1600mhz, same size)
Graphics Card: GT430/GT220 + later on an MSI N460GTX Hawk(or equal+).
Hard Drives: 3 or 4. Three 80gb SATAs, possibly another 160gb
Accessories: 3-4 fans(2 120mm, 2 80mm)
Case: Coolermaster Elite 430

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a b ) Power supply
November 22, 2010 1:08:53 PM

There is only one Gigabyte PSU currently listed on newegg.com. Its user reviews are okay, but not stellar. The question is, where are you located and how much do you want to spend? Is ordering, on-line, an option for you? Seems you aren't in too much of a hurry.
November 22, 2010 1:13:19 PM

Actually, I'm in a big hurry! I probably won't be getting a GTX460 for quite some time though... Time for a sad smiley or two==> =/ =(

And it's better if I just go 585W ODIN for a GT240 that's enough. Even if it's actually 400W in the end.
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a b ) Power supply
November 22, 2010 1:47:33 PM

If the cost difference isn't too extreme, I would go with the 720 (even if only a 600w in the end). It is more flexible in terms of GPUs supported. Otherwise, go with what you can afford for now and change later if needed. HOOAH!!!
November 22, 2010 2:01:36 PM

585 is in my budget. It's because I'm buying it that I can get a 240 1gb GDDR5. Originally the 720 was my choice but then I would have been stuck with a 720W power supply using a GT210... NOT GOOD! And not a better GPU in sight for months! For only like $20 US more I get a GT240. Better deal right?

The difference between the 720 and 585 is almost $75 US!
a b ) Power supply
November 22, 2010 2:04:36 PM

Yep. Go with the 585 and the GT240. Sounds like a solid plan given your conditions.
November 22, 2010 2:12:38 PM

Suppose. $830 US is no joke for such a *** system!(The prices in South Africa already suck!)
a b ) Power supply
November 22, 2010 2:22:23 PM

sgtdavis44 said:
Suppose. $830 US is no joke for such a *** system!(The prices in South Africa already suck!)

That is a lot for (relatively) so little. Prices in Europe tend to run higher than here is the US by a lot as well.
November 22, 2010 2:46:34 PM

It's terrible! Believe me!
November 23, 2010 5:42:06 AM

Which is slightly why I'm worried. However, the GT240 plus the rest of my system won't pose a problem but I am still worried about longevity of the PSU.
a b ) Power supply
November 23, 2010 11:37:05 AM

oops i didnt realize the difference. sorry. but if its fsp i would say look elsewhere. fsp is crap, at least usually. they like to cut corners and use crap capacitors.
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November 23, 2010 11:45:24 AM

shovenose said:
oops i didnt realize the difference. sorry. but if its fsp i would say look elsewhere. fsp is crap, at least usually. they like to cut corners and use crap capacitors.

Blame Gigabyte, they never should have given a "Superb" quality psu the Odin label.

^For anybody that doesn't get it, I'm talking about the Gigabyte Superb 720 watt psu.
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