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Is this PSU any good?/ Enough for my system

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May 1, 2011 1:58:20 AM Got it from fry's. I also got an asus 460 gtx 768mb OC. Spec on ym PC are

445 rana amd 3.1ghz tri core.

4 gb ddr 3

Is is not opened and can still take it back. I don't know if themaltake is a good brand or not. Also wondering if my. Processor will bottleneck the 460 gtx I mentioned. THANKS.

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a c 273 ) Power supply
May 1, 2011 2:24:31 AM

You can do better then that.
Low end Thermaltake's aren't the best.
That unit is an old inefficient design and doesn't even have Active PFC.
Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W =supply your own power cord
OZC Stealth2 and ModX units are good for the price also.
a c 105 ) Power supply
May 1, 2011 3:32:09 AM

^+1. The little voltage switch gives it away as an older, inefficient design; almost certainly overrated.
A quality modern PSU has full range active PFC (no little voltage switch) and [some level of] 80+ certification for efficiency.
Seasonic, Antec, Corsair, Enermax, and XFX are among the better brands. A 500W Antec Earthwatts would be a nice choice.
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May 1, 2011 6:11:17 AM

a c 105 ) Power supply
May 1, 2011 1:18:16 PM

Unless you're planning to add a second GTX460, 500W is all you need. The EA-500D is the one I was thinking. The ones beanoslim's link shows would do too, with the OCZ below the others. It has had good reviews, but dissection may indicate some sub-par items like 85C capacitors so I don't know that it would last as long as the others (still, we're talking years here, not weeks or months).
October 25, 2011 9:54:21 PM

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