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what are some good psu brands?
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  1. Best answer
    Antec,Corsair,Seasonic,Enermax,XFX,and OZC(PC Power & Cooling).
  2. ^ +1 pretty much covered it.
  3. thx for the tip
  4. Also Cooler Master.......
  5. FSP
  6. is rosewill somewhat of a decent psu brand? right now its like the only thing that fits my bugdet
  7. Well what's ur budget
  8. I have a Rosewill PSU in my wife's computer and it does its job well. Its a 500W in their Stallion series of PSUs. Powers a i3 2100 and a GTS 450 with no problems at all.

    That is the extent of my knowledge on their PSUs but every other Rosewill product I have gotten has been very nice for the money they cost. That includes card readers, fans, and cases. I trust their products.
  9. madchemist83 said:
    Well what's ur budget

    its 500 but 600 is pushing it
  10. Give us the whole build and we'll critique it. Tier 1 makers are Seasonic / XFX / Corsair / Antec/ some Enermax ocz pc&p units. Rosewill and CM is usually tier 3 4 5 (anything under 4 is utter crap).

    There is a chart somewhere.. i'll try and dig it up for you.

    *edit* nvm the chart is outdated.
  11. Mudit Sathe said:
    Also Cooler Master.......

    Silent Pro series are the units that received good reviews.
  12. lilotimz said:
    Give us the whole build and we'll critique it. Tier 1 makers are Seasonic / XFX / Corsair / Antec/ some Enermax ocz pc&p units. Rosewill and CM is usually tier 3 4 5 (anything under 4 is utter crap).

    There is a chart somewhere.. i'll try and dig it up for you.

    *edit* nvm the chart is outdated.

    well so far i got:

    HDD: seagate 500gb
    cpu: AMD Phenom II X6
    MOTHERBOARD: asrock amd 970 extreme3
    VIDEO CARD: sapphire Radeon HD 6850
    psu: rosewill 530w green series
    CASE: rosewill challenger
    RAM: GSKILL 8 GB ddr3 1333

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  13. Drop the CPU to a phenom II X4 955 BE and use that ~$40-50 saved for a better psu.

    Seasonic S12II 520
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094

    Antec HCG 520
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371047&Tpk=antec%20hcg%20520

    Corsair CX 600 V2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028&Tpk=Corsair%20CX%20600%20v2

    Antec EA 500D
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371035&Tpk=antec%20ea500d

    When gaming, there's practically no performance difference between 4 and 6 cores so a thuban will be an utter waste. So we cut that ~$190ish part out and go for a $120 955be that will perform the same in games. The money saved will then go for a much higher quality psu and maybe even a 6870 if we save enough!
  14. the phenom II x6 is a spare i have so i mite as well use it.
  15. i can drop 8 gb to 4gb which is probably all i need and save $20ish
  16. the problem is the hard drive price jumps up and down so i cant really spend much until the next update
  17. either way, never ever go cheap on power supplies. These are the types of things that can last 5+ years and go through multiple builds while other parts get "obsolete". Most programs dont use more than 2-3gb's except the very intensive "professional" editing of software making programs.

    So 4gb is the sweet spot. Ram is cheap nowadays and it's price is only going to get lower.
  18. Antec,Seasonic,Corsair,Coolermaster i prefer 80+ versions ^^ specially 80+ Gold
  19. this computer is jus mainly for a bit of gaming and some other stuff. so i don't have to go too crazy.
  20. Corsair are good, My pc has not been off for 1 year now lol still running flawlessly.
  21. i switched my psu from rosewill 530w green series with corsair cx600
  22. lookerup said:
    is rosewill somewhat of a decent psu brand? right now its like the only thing that fits my bugdet


    no, not really

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/page/power

    they examine power supplies very closely on this site, and rosewill's rarely get recommended, so many other brands that frequently are that it is hard to justify buying one.

    corsair makes or has good PSUs made for them, I think seasonic manufactures that particular PSU, but I could be wrong
  23. Maybe this would be an option in your calculations.

    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=51945&vpn=OCZSSD2-2VTX50G&manufacture=OCZ%20Technology&promoid=1244

    And yes, davcon covered all the decent PSU's.
  24. Best answer selected by lookerup.
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