I need a PSU for the build I'm putting together.

I'm putting together this build with an Athlon II Quad, and a GTX 460. I don't have a Power supply yet, and I am unsure what to get. I was considering the OCZ ModXStream Pro 600w, but I've heard the cables are rather short. The case I'm using is a Lian Li Lancool PC-K58w, and I am questioning if the PSU will have long enough cables for me to route behind the motherboard tray and look pretty. So does anybody have first-hand experience with this Unit? Otherwise I'm unsure what to use. All I know is that It needs to be under $75-80 and not a Corsair CX series unit. (Other Corsair units are fine.)

By the way, I'm new here and this is my first Post :)
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  1. Hi Burn, nice Avatar.

    I think I can help because I have a ModX700w and have no problems with cable length, although this is the older version of the unit. My only gripe is the fan is not loud but not whisper quiet like other OCZ psu's.

    I currently have the Fatal1ty 550w also that is powering an Opteron based machine and 2 OC'd GTX460's and is still quieter than the ModX.

    Depending on the rest of your system with regard to how much power you need I would take a serious look at this-

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022&cm_re=fatal1ty-_-17-341-022-_-Product

    Hope this helps.
  2. I almost exclusively recommend Seasonic for a PSU unless your going need more than 850 watts. The price to performance just can't be beat IMO.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094
  3. sportsfanboy said:
    I almost exclusively recommend Seasonic for a PSU unless your going need more than 850 watts. The price to performance just can't be beat IMO.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094



    get this one instead, its $5 more but modular
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093&cm_re=seasonic_520w-_-17-151-093-_-Product
  4. What are Seasonic like for noise levels?
  5. beanoslim said:
    What are Seasonic like for noise levels?


    they are pretty good. the M12II make very little noise, a few make a bit more noise so do your research. I have a PC Power & Cooling Silencer PSU (made by seasonic) that runs silent...just like the series name.
  6. ct1615 said:



    Good call I saw that, but some people are real sticklers for money.
  7. I was looking at those Seasonic units, but they are only 520w. My system only has a HD 4350 and a Athlon Tri now, But I will be adding a GTX 460 when I get the money.

    I was considering those 650w XFX units but they are over my price limit. (Another Seasonic made product...)
  8. That Seasonic can easily handle a GTX 460, XFX is good as well.
  9. So it can handle an OC'ed Athlon Tri unlocked to a quad, a 460, Multiple drives, etc?
    I don't know...
  10. That will use around 400 total system power, give or take, the Seasonic is very well made and will in fact power just about any single video card system. Here a system power calculator to give you a ruff guess as to what you'll need.

    http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
  11. I think I might go with an OCZ StealthXStream II PSU...
  12. Anonymous said:
    So it can handle an OC'ed Athlon Tri unlocked to a quad, a 460, Multiple drives, etc?
    I don't know...



    ive run the GTX 460 & phenom II x4 (both OC) on a PC power and Cooling 470w (made by seasonic). with your system, you won't break 300w during gaming.

    Test System Specs
    - Intel Core i7 920 (Overclocked @ 3.70GHz)
    - x3 2GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 (CAS 9-9-9-24)
    - Asus P6T Deluxe (Intel X58)
  13. Anonymous said:
    I think I might go with an OCZ StealthXStream II PSU...


    the OCZ is a fine PSU, the seasonic is a great PSU. both will do the job but there really is very little power difference between the two. the seasonic is modular, has better efficiency, better internal build, and peaks at 590w
  14. the reason I don't want the Seasonic is because The 600w would give me more room to expand. Although, like I said the cables are short. So I don't think they will be long enough for my case
  15. Anonymous said:
    the reason I don't want the Seasonic is because The 600w would give me more room to expand. Although, like I said the cables are short. So I don't think they will be long enough for my case



    expand to what?
  16. Dedicated PhysX, more hard drives. Maybe some more fans and a fan controller.
  17. both PSU will do that just fine. if you plan to go SLI then I would suggest a 650w from seasonic, xfx, enermax, silverstone, corsair, or antec
  18. I would like the StealthXStream or ModXStream- But like I've said a thousand times- The cables are probably too short for my Lancool PC-K58w
  19. Anonymous said:
    I would like the StealthXStream or ModXStream- But like I've said a thousand times- The cables are probably too short for my Lancool PC-K58w


    corsair GS600w model. 80 plus and 3 year warranty unlike the CX. its back on sale at microcenter. $80 out the door plus a $20 mail in rebate. that's cheaper then the final outdoor price of the seasonic 520w and its almost as efficient. regular price is around $100. cables are plenty long (I own one). the 800w version (both are CWT PSH units) got great reviews on HS.

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0334161

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-GS800-Power-Supply-Review/1103
  20. For comparison purposes , the list below contains performance ratings (10 scale) at jonnyguru.com / prices as per newegg on 02/21/2010 and ones w/ double asterisks (**) made it onto silentpcreview.com's Editor's Choice List meaning they excelled at both electronic and acoustic performance:

    850 watters

    Antec SG-850 - 10.0 ($220) **
    Antec CP-850 - 10.0 ($110) **
    XFX 850W Black Edition 10.0 ($185)
    Corsair HX850 850W - 10.0 ($180)

    Antec TruePower Quattro (TPQ-850) - 9.5 ($150)
    Corsair TX850 - 9.5 ($140)
    Seasonic M12D 850W - 9.5 (NLA) **
    NorthQ Giant Connector 850W - 9.5 (NFS)
    Etasis ET850 - 9.5 (NLA)
    Silverstone Zeus ST85ZF - 9.5 (NLA)

    Enermax Revolution 85+ 850W - 9.0 ($250)

    Thrmaltake Toughpower XT 850W - 8.5 ($216)
    OCZ Z Series 850W - 8.5 ($200)

    NorthQ Black Magic Flex 850W - 8.0 (NFS)
    Coolmax CTG-850 - 8.0 (NFS)

    SilverStone Decathlon DA850 - 7.5 ($230)
    Enermax Galaxy DXX 850W EGX850EWL - 7.5 (NFS)

    SilverStone Strider ST85F - 7.0

    Silverstone Element ST85EF 850W - 6.0


    650 watt power supplies.

    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
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