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April 15, 2012 3:12:28 PM

Hi, buying new PC tomorrow, was wondering anyones thoughts on a 585w Odin. Im getting a i3 2120, HD6770 2x4gb 1333 RAM and i have 4x1.5TB Seagate 11 series, 1 Seagate Green 2TB and a Seagate 320GB. I was planning on MAYBE getting another HD6770 later in the year, and CFing them instead of selling and buying a new bigger card. Ive never done the CF thing before, but i googled PSU calculators and they all give me a diff answer. I know the 585w is apparently a 460w or something, was just wondering if it would be able to handle the 2xHD6770, i dont have a big budget so cost->performance is a big factor, also what is the dBA output. Any other recomendations ? I had a 470w Odin and it was pretty quiet and worked fine on my old PC.

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April 15, 2012 3:33:57 PM

There are a lot better PSU's where are you shopping?
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April 15, 2012 3:47:13 PM

there are plenty of better PSU's sure, but price wise im pretty strapped, im allready getting i3 2120 and a HD 6770 and 8gig ram so my system is allready lowest cost at the moment. What PSU would u recomend though ? those PSU calculators are all giving me diff results ;]
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April 15, 2012 4:09:08 PM

haha that is litterally 4 times more expensive. qq, no one this side stocks seasonic, rosewil, ocz.
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a c 700 ) Power supply
April 15, 2012 4:25:16 PM

untranslatedza said:
haha that is litterally 4 times more expensive. qq, no one this side stocks seasonic, rosewil, ocz.

That is why I asked you WHERE you are shopping.
It might be expensive but a cheap PSU can kill all your other components and become more expensive! It is the most important piece of hardware in any computer, the one that all the other rely on.
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April 15, 2012 4:42:32 PM

Im shopping in South Africa...... ;]
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a c 700 ) Power supply
April 15, 2012 5:57:39 PM

What about Corsair or Antec?
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April 15, 2012 6:11:42 PM

Yeah well with my budget i have pretty much 2 options with corsair and antec.
Seriouslly concidering the antec even though its noisy apparently.

499 Antec VP550P 550w ( 12v: 540w ) , black , EPS12V V2.91 + ATX 12V V2.31, active PFC , dual 12V rail , 1x 6 pin PCI-E power connectors, 24pin ( 4 pin detachable ) , 1x 120mm fan ; with OCP/ OVP/ SCP/ OPP - 2 years warranty

466 Coolermaster RS450-ACAAD3 GX 450w ( 12v: 420w ) , EPS12V V2.91 + ATX 12V V2.31, active PFC , 1x 6 pin PCI-E power connectors , 5x SATA, 24pin ( 4 pin detachable ) , 1x 120mm PWM fan ; with OVP/ UVP/OPP/OTP /SCP ; 80 PLUS Bronze certified - 5 years warranty

525 Coolermaster RP/RS-550-PCAR eXtreme power plus 550w , Eps12V V2.91 + ATX 12V V2.31 , dual 12V rail , 6x SATA + 2x 8(6+2) pin PCI-E power connectors , 24pin ( 4 pin detachable ) , 1x 120mm fan ; with OVP, OCP, OPP, SCP - 2 years warranty - no power cord

517 Corsair CX500 , Eps12V , ATX 12V V2.3 - 500w ( 12v : 408w ) , 24pin ( 4pin detachable ) , with active-PFC , 2x8pin (2+6) PCI-E power , 1x 120mm thermal controled fan , 5x SATA - 3 years warranty - no power cord

value on the left is in ZAR, our currency, pretty much devide by 10 for USD price.
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a c 700 ) Power supply
April 15, 2012 6:19:17 PM

I would take the Antec out of those.
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April 15, 2012 6:21:20 PM

Yeah was thinking the same thing. Do u know how easy it is to open up and replace the fan with a more quiet one ? If its too noisy for my liking ?
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a c 700 ) Power supply
April 15, 2012 6:23:25 PM

I have replaced fans in the past on old PSU's but you will void warranty if opened.
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April 15, 2012 6:28:22 PM

Should just unscrew, there's probably plenty of youtube stuff on it
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