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June 16, 2012 2:41:18 PM

Hi,
I know I've posted on here many times about the same thing. I want to know what the best brand of PSU from 450-600w I should buy. I've been told the GPU I plan to buy takes 2 x 6-pin connectors. I thought about the Corsair CX500, but I've been told it isn't a very good PSU.
Please help, I don't mind spending a little more on the PSU, but no more than 90-100 bucks at the most please.
I'm VERY open to suggestions. Any input is appreciated.
Thanks in advanced.

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June 16, 2012 2:52:27 PM

mspaintwizard1999 said:
Hi,
I know I've posted on here many times about the same thing. I want to know what the best brand of PSU from 450-600w I should buy. I've been told the GPU I plan to buy takes 2 x 6-pin connectors. I thought about the Corsair CX500, but I've been told it isn't a very good PSU.
Please help, I don't mind spending a little more on the PSU, but no more than 90-100 bucks at the most please.
I'm VERY open to suggestions. Any input is appreciated.
Thanks in advanced.

It's a budget grade power supply, and in that category it is a good psu
Better quality option's, same wattage
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 16, 2012 2:56:34 PM

I've never really heard much about those brands, are they trusted names?
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a c 243 ) Power supply
June 16, 2012 2:59:05 PM

mspaintwizard1999 said:
I've never really heard much about those brands, are they trusted names?

If they weren't I wouldn't offer them up as options
The PCP&C uses Seasonic as it's oem
FSP is it's own oem
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June 16, 2012 3:06:52 PM

Is the FSP a much better unit for only 9 dollars more? It says 80 plus gold as opposed to the bronze on the PCP&C
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June 16, 2012 3:10:54 PM

Wait, the FSP unit only has one 6+2-pin connector. I think i need two. So i should probably go with the PCP&C
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June 16, 2012 3:20:49 PM

mspaintwizard1999 said:
Is the FSP a much better unit for only 9 dollars more? It says 80 plus gold as opposed to the bronze on the PCP&P

The difference in power consumption from the wall will be 7-8%, that can add up
There's also the lower heat load thanx to less wasted power
$9 in my eye's would make it a no brainer, but because of the shipping cost for the FSP and the current promos on the PCP&C you're looking at a $51 difference between the 2
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June 16, 2012 3:30:35 PM

51 dollar difference? my shipping for the PSU, RAM, and a GPU comes in at 10 bucks
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June 16, 2012 3:39:28 PM

mspaintwizard1999 said:
51 dollar difference? my shipping for the PSU, RAM, and a GPU comes in at 10 bucks

The PCP&C has a 15% off promo
Dropping it's cost to $68
Then a $20 rebate making it $48
Even with bundling and saving on the shipping, the FSP is $41 more not $9
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June 16, 2012 3:42:56 PM

Ohhh. I guess that makes it a lot more worth it.
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June 16, 2012 3:49:04 PM

On the System req. for the 6870, it says 500w or greater. does that mean i should go for a 550-600w?
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June 16, 2012 3:59:25 PM

Yeah, I know but I get worried easily. lol When you said earlier about the 7-8% power consumption difference can add up, how much of a difference would you think that would be? Because I know the low price with the discount and the rebate AND the free shipping is attractive but I'd like to be sure before I buy it just because it's cheap.
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June 17, 2012 11:57:27 AM

mspaintwizard1999 said:
Yeah, I know but I get worried easily. lol When you said earlier about the 7-8% power consumption difference can add up, how much of a difference would you think that would be? Because I know the low price with the discount and the rebate AND the free shipping is attractive but I'd like to be sure before I buy it just because it's cheap.

More math than I want to get into this early
To me it wouldn't be worth it at $41 more, you're not likely to make that up in the lifetime of the psu
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