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August 3, 2012 4:03:06 AM

What are some good PSU'S for $100 or less that can still run some higher end video cards.

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August 3, 2012 4:34:03 AM

ct1615 said:
what specific card?

there is a long list of PSU that are good units for under $100, here is one for $80 with excellent reviews and plenty of power for any high end card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Thanks ct will that PSU allow for upgrading parts in the future?

my current build is

asus z77 sabertooth
corsair vengeance 2x4gb
1tb seagate 3.5" 7200rpm

and thinking of gtx 550-570. Not sure if the additional 50 or 100 is worth it though dont really know enough about video cards anymore been out of the game so long.
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August 3, 2012 4:35:52 AM

big difference in performance between the GTX550 and GTX 570 but it offers enough power for a single GTX580 or run two GTX 550
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August 3, 2012 4:44:27 AM

there are alot of psus between the 60-100$ bracket that can run high end gpus, even 2 high ends if you get a good sale going.
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August 3, 2012 4:45:20 AM

ct1615 said:
big difference in performance between the GTX550 and GTX 570 but it offers enough power for a single GTX580 or run two GTX 550


what about this power supply

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

and the option of these 3 video cards im spending a little less on video card at this point just because this psu was an unexpected expense

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

or

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

or

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...


really just looking to be able to play guild wars 2 smoothly and on good settings. Nothing really extreme if that helps at all.

Thanks

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August 3, 2012 4:45:23 AM

dudewitbow said:
there are alot of psus between the 60-100$ bracket that can run high end gpus, even 2 high ends if you get a good sale going.



whats your opinion on the 900w antec i listed above
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August 3, 2012 4:49:54 AM

Jglitch said:
whats your opinion on the 900w antec i listed above



although i would state that 900w is kinda excessive(a 750w can run 2 high end gpus easily) the antec hcg is a fine unit
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August 3, 2012 4:52:48 AM

ct1615 said:
what specific card?

there is a long list of PSU that are good units for under $100, here is one for $80 with excellent reviews and plenty of power for any high end card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


except for the fact that it's a Rosewill. I wouldn't touch that supply with a 10 foot pole.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... < - This is what's in mine
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... < - This one is under $100 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 3, 2012 4:55:01 AM

HVDynamo said:
except for the fact that it's a Rosewill. I wouldn't touch that supply with a 10 foot pole.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... < - This is what's in mine
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... < - This one is under $100 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



sigh another user who judges psu by the maker rather than who manufactured the unit:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5698/rosewill-capstone-45...
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August 3, 2012 5:05:42 AM

dudewitbow said:
although i would state that 900w is kinda excessive(a 750w can run 2 high end gpus easily) the antec hcg is a fine unit


yeah i don't disagree but i think the price is pretty good (i will look for the 750w if i see it in stores), plus it will allow some future proofing in my opinion. No doubt best deals are found online, but i don't want to wait so I'm willing to pay the extra premium for tax.(i have a frys close by so they price match online prices too so that helps)

whats your take on the cards i listed out above, keeping in mind what I'm looking to do is just play guild wars smoothly and maybe some other games in the future.
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August 3, 2012 5:07:35 AM

Jglitch said:
yeah i don't disagree but i think the price is pretty good (i will look for the 750w if i see it in stores), plus it will allow some future proofing in my opinion. No doubt best deals are found online, but i don't want to wait so I'm willing to pay the extra premium for tax.(i have a frys close by so they price match online prices too so that helps)

whats your take on the cards i listed out above, keeping in mind what I'm looking to do is just play guild wars smoothly and maybe some other games in the future.




resolution, game choice, case in question and game settings are the questions i will ask you.
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August 3, 2012 5:10:22 AM

dudewitbow said:
resolution, game choice, case in question and game settings are the questions i will ask you.


well im going to be playing it on my 40 inch led tv so preferably 1280x1080, guild wars 2 main game mostly, medium would be ok, but would nice if i could play it on high or ultra settings.
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August 3, 2012 5:10:41 AM

Best answer selected by jglitch.
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August 3, 2012 5:12:55 AM

i would think the 560 is more than enough to handle 1280x1080(as its a narrow version of 1920x1080) with ultra fine. if you ever decide to somehow go 1920x1080, then getting the 480(if you have a cool case) or 570(if you have a normalish case) is the preferred card.
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August 3, 2012 5:17:19 AM

dudewitbow said:
sigh another user who judges psu by the maker rather than who manufactured the unit:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5698/rosewill-capstone-45...



Yea, when a maker consistently produces crap I do begin to judge them that way. Maybe they are actually trying to change their image, but for many years the name rosewill was synonymous with crap. I will admit that based on the review this does in fact look like a decent supply.
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August 3, 2012 5:18:23 AM

dudewitbow said:
i would think the 560 is more than enough to handle 1280x1080(as its a narrow version of 1920x1080) with ultra fine. if you ever decide to somehow go 1920x1080, then getting the 480(if you have a cool case) or 570(if you have a normalish case) is the preferred card.


lol ok my bad i meant to say 1920x1080 its been a long day.

I currently have this case, but ill be upgrading that in the future i was trying to save money and re-use and so far only thing that is still functioning now that my old psu just died is the case.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... ( i have silver version but same case)
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August 3, 2012 5:23:37 AM

HVDynamo said:
except for the fact that it's a Rosewill. I wouldn't touch that supply with a 10 foot pole.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... < - This is what's in mine
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... < - This one is under $100 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



those are nice options as well im just going to have to go to the store and see what works best, I just realized the hcg antec isnt modular which is something i may like. Going to go see it in person during lunch tomorrow.
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August 3, 2012 7:22:30 AM

HVDynamo said:
Yea, when a maker consistently produces crap I do begin to judge them that way. Maybe they are actually trying to change their image, but for many years the name rosewill was synonymous with crap. I will admit that based on the review this does in fact look like a decent supply.



its because after they learned they were crap years ago, they stepped it up. now just about all of their new gen psus will have a certification on them, it went from green(normal)>lightning(bronze and gold)>capstone(gold)>Hive(bronze) and now they introduce Fortress(Platinum) all of which were praised to some extent because it tried to push as many components together at a low cost. You should never judge a company's whole line by one bad product. thats like judging ALL of antecs psus by one psu that actually failed, which was the 900w HCG in question. now is that fair?



To the gpu question, if its 1920x1080, then the 480 or the 570 is fine. I personally would go 570 if you want to avoid possible overheating issues
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August 3, 2012 7:41:45 AM

dudewitbow said:
sigh another user who judges psu by the maker rather than who manufactured the unit:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5698/rosewill-capstone-45...
+1 :lol:  i hate it when people do that brand has nothing to do with it when it comes to PSU since most don't even manufacture there products the other day some member was argue with me Corsair makes better PSU than seasonic i couldn't stop laughing for about five minutes straight i was rolling on the floor laughing especially because the psu he was recommending was manufactured by seasonic ahahaha .
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August 3, 2012 12:48:14 PM

HVDynamo said:
except for the fact that it's a Rosewill. I wouldn't touch that supply with a 10 foot pole.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... < - This is what's in mine
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... < - This one is under $100 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


that's your opinion but an opinion of a fool. let's look at a few professional opinions of leading PSU review web sites who use expensive equipment to make their decisions rather then moronic opinions

Overall, we like the solutions Rosewill presented. The Capstone series is recommendable for all enthusiasts who want to get the highest efficiency. Minor flaws like the missing MOVs and the relatively cheap fan should be taken into account. After all the Capstone series gets our Silver Editors' Choice award for providing a very high efficiency.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5698/rosewill-capstone-45...

The Rosewill CAPSTONE-550M is an outstanding power supply that passed our tests with flying colors. All voltages were within 3% of their nominal values all the time, ripple and noise levels were extremely low, and efficiency was always high.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-CAPSTON...

With the Capstone 750W unit, Rosewill has become a brand name to take notice of. Gone are the days when the words "house brand" meant something like Deer or Powmax. This unit is efficient, powerful, and extremely well performing. It is as good as almost anything else out there I could name. I do wish it were at least semi-modular, and was a bit cheaper, but that's just about all it has going against it.


http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

it's a better unit then the one in your PSU and your first recommendation is $125 out the door and $105 after rebate (the OP asked for under $100 out the door). your math skills are pathetic and need as much help as your PSU knowledge. perhaps some time learning a few things about PC hardware (like a year or two) will help before you should ever post again and make a fool of yourself once again.

for now you get this award
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August 3, 2012 2:00:16 PM

ct1615 said:
that's your opinion but an opinion of a fool. let's look at a few professional opinions of leading PSU review web sites who use expensive equipment to make their decisions rather then moronic opinions

Overall, we like the solutions Rosewill presented. The Capstone series is recommendable for all enthusiasts who want to get the highest efficiency. Minor flaws like the missing MOVs and the relatively cheap fan should be taken into account. After all the Capstone series gets our Silver Editors' Choice award for providing a very high efficiency.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5698/rosewill-capstone-45...

The Rosewill CAPSTONE-550M is an outstanding power supply that passed our tests with flying colors. All voltages were within 3% of their nominal values all the time, ripple and noise levels were extremely low, and efficiency was always high.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-CAPSTON...

With the Capstone 750W unit, Rosewill has become a brand name to take notice of. Gone are the days when the words "house brand" meant something like Deer or Powmax. This unit is efficient, powerful, and extremely well performing. It is as good as almost anything else out there I could name. I do wish it were at least semi-modular, and was a bit cheaper, but that's just about all it has going against it.


http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

it's a better unit then the one in your PSU and your first recommendation is $125 out the door and $105 after rebate (the OP asked for under $100 out the door). your math skills are pathetic and need as much help as your PSU knowledge. perhaps some time learning a few things about PC hardware (like a year or two) will help before you should ever post again and make a fool of yourself once again.

for now you get this award
http://th29.photobucket.com/albums/c299/lilbigmutha/th_dunce_cap.jpg



Yes, when a company makes crap for so many years people will start to judge without even bothering to read reviews on a new product. I have been building computers for years, and for the majority of those anything with the name Rosewill stamped on it was crap, so many years in fact that I stopped bothering to read reviews on their crap. dudewitbow had already pointed out the review of that supply, I read it and admitted that it was in fact a decent supply. They are apparently changing their image and I must have missed it. Please read the whole thread before continuing to argue something that has been resolved. I appreciate being brought up to date with changes in the industry, but it amazes me how quickly one company starts changing their image can result in people get called idiots for not noticing it and recommending otherwise.
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