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What PSU to buy

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October 27, 2011 12:48:28 AM

Hi guys!
I want to buy a new PSU and i would like your help. I have some PSU's in my mind but before i proceed i want a second opinion.
I will combine it with a GTX560, but i want it to be big enough, in case i decide to go sli in the future.

Please take a look in this store (it;s greek) and tell me which one you think i should buy under 100€.

My biggest concerns are first reliability and secondly noise.

Right now i'm thinking to buy one of these (in order):
1.Corsair TX650
2.XFX 650W
3.Thermaltake XT 675W


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October 27, 2011 1:31:52 AM

i'm not going to buy 2 GTX 560s right now so lets talk about 1. The rest of my system is a E6500@2.93, 2 HDDs and a DVD-RW.
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October 27, 2011 1:36:09 AM

A good 650w is more than enough for two GTX 560 Tis or a pair of 6950.

Out of those, i recommend the XFX since it's a tad cheaper and slightly higher quality/efficiency compared to the corsair txv2. But all of those are good choices.
a b ) Power supply
October 27, 2011 1:43:59 AM

If you want to objectively, accurately and scientifically determine what PSU power is required for your Vid card and PC in both watts and 12v rail amps., the forum Utility link below will show you how easy it is to calculate this information and objectively determine which PSUs are quality built, reliable PSUs that can meet your needs. Be advised that the available 12v rail amps. is just as important as the total PSU wattage. You need both to be correct.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/314712-28-please-read...
October 27, 2011 1:52:24 AM

im concerned about the thermaltake. The thing is it is momular which is a plus.
Also i cant find anywhere a noise comparison between them. Do you know which is quiter?
October 27, 2011 10:15:55 AM

Can someone please tell me a few things about the thermaltake. I cant find a review.
Is it good? Is better/worse in comparison with the other two?
October 27, 2011 3:47:59 PM

I think the xfx will suit you just fine. It has good electronics and it's enough for your rig and I think it can handle 2x560's if you wanna SLI them later.
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October 27, 2011 3:51:25 PM

sijoune said:
Can someone please tell me a few things about the thermaltake. I cant find a review.
Is it good? Is better/worse in comparison with the other two?

I've looked(none) and always have my suspicions on units that seem to have no reviews anywhere.
Especially from large companies.
Thermaltake and Coolermaster make quite a few subpar units.
XFX or Corsair,both have plenty of reviews and are great units.
a b ) Power supply
October 28, 2011 1:36:20 PM

I just made a similar choice 2 days ago and I went with the XFX 650.
October 28, 2011 2:21:44 PM

Have you tried it yet? Can you please tell me what you think of it?
a b ) Power supply
October 28, 2011 2:30:19 PM

It is in the mail still, so I haven't tried it yet.

If you send me a private message and stall for a few days I will get back to you with my experiences.
October 28, 2011 2:44:48 PM

ok thanks!