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What psu is better for a gigabyte 6950 oc

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February 27, 2012 1:35:59 AM

i have a gigabyte 6950 oc and i was wondering what psu is better a
antec 520w high current gamer or a
xfx 550w core edition full wired bronze

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a c 564 U Graphics card
February 27, 2012 2:20:12 AM

For a system using a single Radeon HD 6950 graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 32 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT a crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Continuous Amperage Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most important.

The Antec High Current Gamer Series 520W (HCG-520), with its +12 Volt continuous current rating of 40 Amps and with two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is sufficient to power your system configuration with a single Radeon HD 6950.

The XFX ProSeries 550W Core Edition Full Wired (Bronze) (P1-550S-XXB9), with its combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 44 Amps and with one 6-pin and one (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with a single Radeon HD 6950.
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a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2012 2:21:33 AM

They both review well.
The only down to either is they are non modular and the xfx looks non standard size.
I would go with the antech; good manufacturer, good warranty.
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a c 564 U Graphics card
February 27, 2012 2:29:06 AM

The XFX P1-550S-XXB9 is 5.9"W x 3.4"H x 6.7"D which is standard ATX form factor.

The Antec HCG-520 has a 3-Year Warranty and the XFX P1-550S-XXB9 has a 5-Year Warranty.
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a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2012 3:12:21 AM

ko888 said:
The XFX P1-550S-XXB9 is 5.9"W x 3.4"H x 6.7"D which is standard ATX form factor.

The Antec HCG-520 has a 3-Year Warranty and the XFX P1-550S-XXB9 has a 5-Year Warranty.

The size looked a bit off to me when looking at pics in the reviews. They are both good psus but dimensions are important as well
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