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Whats the best PSU for my CPU?

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October 11, 2012 3:05:46 PM

Currently I have a thermal take tr2 600watt. Yes I've read the reviews. There are the horror stories and some good ones. But on the flip side, there are a few (myself included) who claim its a really good cheap PSU for the money. That is until, a week ago, my psu started making squealing noises. I've isolated the noise to the psu, did some researching and it reinforced my notion that it indeed was coming from he psu. I guess you get what you pay for (54.99, how could I pass up), and it certainly bit me in the ass.

With the noise, I'm not willingly to take chances on frying my i5 rig.

So I've come down to these three products that are similar in watts, but 80v certified

http://www.frys.com/product/6993177?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

http://www.frys.com/product/6708345?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

or coolermaster

http://www.frys.com/product/6301571?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

of the three, Im most familiar with Antec and trust the brand. My old 550watt antec sli is still powering my q6600 build since 5 years ago, for christs sake. However, the other two (pretty good brands in their own rights) seem to have higher watts, and same vrails? Given the choices what you guys choose. thanks for your time.

Also before I forget, this psu will power up an i5 2500k, gtx 570, two hdd, ssd, aasus gen 3, 2 optical drivers, etc.

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October 11, 2012 3:15:37 PM

get the corsair psu.. it is really good for the money, and corsair, especially the TX enthusiast version is really built for gaming and sli of gtx 670.

also, with 12v rails with 60 amps, you can count your hardware being safe and sound. it is also 80+ bronze certified. means it runs very efficient at 82%...

so ya, buy the corsair one or the antec. but it all depends on you, if you want to sli, overclock, go with corsair, heck, it is even fine with what you are currently running now.

http://www.frys.com/product/670834 [...] IN_RSLT_PG
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October 11, 2012 3:24:51 PM

thanks for the answer 1depp. I was also leaning towards the corsair, I think its a good buy for the $$.

As for my current PSU, im most definitely switching it out. This screaching or squealing whatever noise it is, thats coming out from my psu is unbearable, as my desktop sits on top of my table where the hearing line is.
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October 11, 2012 4:01:58 PM

Well out of those i would choose the antec my reasoning seasonic made, 80Plus Bronze, modular, 48A of 12V power, 3 yr warranty
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October 11, 2012 5:20:43 PM

jamzkang said:
thanks for the answer 1depp. I was also leaning towards the corsair, I think its a good buy for the $$.

As for my current PSU, im most definitely switching it out. This screaching or squealing whatever noise it is, thats coming out from my psu is unbearable, as my desktop sits on top of my table where the hearing line is.


yup, i would suggest you to replace your current psu with the one i suggest you to: the corsair TX series... i do not want to see bad things happening to your hardware.. you can open your current psu and check what is going on, but, it is best left to technicians to do the psu...as we are talking about live electricity current flowing through it.

oh hey, and dont forget to select me as the best answer... :hello: 
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October 11, 2012 6:38:07 PM

1depp1 said:
oh hey, and dont forget to select me as the best answer... :hello: 


Very unprofessional :non: 
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October 11, 2012 7:30:32 PM

^ Agreed.


The Thermaltake TR2/TR2 RX is not a "good, cheap" power supply. It's crap and so far out of spec it can damage your components.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermaltake-TR2-...

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

The worst thing about it is that Thermaltake prices it up with quality units so people who don't know any better think they are spending money on a good unit. Thermaltake and Coolermaster power supplies should be avoided. Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ and Antec are all quality brands. You can almost aways find a good quality model as cheap or even cheaper than a trash brand like Thermaltake.


A system with a single GTX 570 needs a recommended 550w power supply.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

Of the models you listed I would go with the excellent Antec HCG 620. The Corsair is a bad choice because it's overpowered for a single GTX 570 and not enough ( OK it is close ) to the recommended 800 watts needed to run Sli.

I also agree with the Seasonic M12II recommended by IntelEnthusiast being the best choice. Especially considering it's the same price as the Antec and fully modular.
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