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April 26, 2012 1:12:51 PM

Hello,

I am building a new computer and found this PSU at what looks like a pretty good price. Below are the basic specs of the computer I'm looking to build. Need to know if the PSU will be enough.

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: i5 2500k
MoBo: AS Rock Z77 (includes CPU above deal from micro center)
GPU: Gigabyte 6850

Uses: Gaming, other random stuff

SLI: no

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April 26, 2012 1:37:03 PM

Good PSU at a great price and sufficient for your build.
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April 26, 2012 1:40:17 PM

It's a good match for your system.
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April 26, 2012 1:56:44 PM

Perfect. Very reliable PSU, I got myself the 700 Watt version of that. The Modular cables make it pretty easy to manage, even in my Mini-ATX tower. Note that it is Semi-Modular in design. Not all the cables are modular. Refer to the product page on their website to see which cables are modular, and which are not.
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April 26, 2012 2:15:10 PM

The Rosewill Capstone PSUs are great, but it is 60% more than the Modxstream 500W after the rebate.
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April 26, 2012 3:17:22 PM

Yeah I have checked out a few other PSUs, but the thing is newegg has this one on special clearance so after the mail in rebate and promo code its only going to cost 34.99!

I don't think I'm going to be able to find a better value for money than that so I just wanted to make sure its going to be sufficient for my system.
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April 26, 2012 3:24:30 PM

Is there still a promo code for that model? It might have gone missing.
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April 26, 2012 3:39:10 PM

Promo code just got renewed today. EMCNFHD28
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April 26, 2012 3:40:23 PM

Still a good deal then.
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April 26, 2012 4:14:38 PM

So would you suggest the OCZ ZS Series 550W 80+ Bronze above my choice? With free shipping the two come to about the same price and this one has the bronze rating correct?

And is it worth it paying an extra $40 for a corsair which seem to a have a bit better reliability record?
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April 26, 2012 5:04:27 PM

Not worth an extra $40, but $10 more for the ZS is a good deal.
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April 26, 2012 6:59:37 PM

If the price is close I would suggest the ZS. It has a bit more +12V power and slightly better efficiency. Not a huge difference though. +12V 38Amps vs 36Amps. Efficiency 80+ Bronze vs just 80+.
But if you have a good reason for wanting modular cables I'm OK with OCZ ModXStream Pro 500
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May 3, 2012 1:39:49 PM

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