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November 23, 2012 10:09:28 PM

So at the moment I am building a new build but don't know weather to get a new Power supply or use the one I have now.

At the moment I have a 750watts power supply from my Dell XPS 630i gaming rig, I included a link below to a picture of it showing the details.
I heard Dell PSU are made by seasonic, I'm not sure if this is right though?

http://en.community.dell.com/cfs-file.ashx/__key/commun...

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a b ) Power supply
November 23, 2012 10:17:23 PM

You'll need to list your complete system specs for better advice.
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a c 282 ) Power supply
November 23, 2012 10:38:33 PM

shaunw50 said:
Ow yeah sorry haha!

http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/p1BI

There the list.


More than enough watts/amps if the unit can deliver anything close to it's
rating. If there's a UL # on it, post it. Can probably find out the oem
& get a better idea of it's innate quality. On the surface looks like
you can continue with it.

Tom

The UL# is on the unit, it's an e followed by six numbers, but I can't quite discern them
accurately from the photo.

November 23, 2012 10:42:10 PM

toyftw said:
More than enough watts/amps if the unit can deliver anything close to it's
rating. If there's a UL # on it, post it. Can probably find out the oem
& get a better idea of it's innate quality. On the surface looks like
you can continue with it.

Tom


What a UL? What does it look like?
a c 282 ) Power supply
November 23, 2012 10:52:16 PM

shaunw50 said:
What a UL? What does it look like?


Hi - it's on the left side of the label, I think I fig it to be e143709 (you can confirm)
which is a maker called Hipro, and I don't know of their reliability for your
unit. THey make some of the Coolermaster PSU's(known for lower quality PSU's and
overstaing the performance specs) which doesn't bode well though.

Tom
November 23, 2012 10:53:07 PM

toyftw said:
More than enough watts/amps if the unit can deliver anything close to it's
rating. If there's a UL # on it, post it. Can probably find out the oem
& get a better idea of it's innate quality. On the surface looks like
you can continue with it.

Tom

The UL# is on the unit, it's an e followed by six numbers, but I can't quite discern them
accurately from the photo.


I found this

http://www.atxpowersupplies.com/700-watt-power-supply-S...

With more details. I'm worried that it is not made by a good brand.
November 23, 2012 10:59:09 PM

toyftw said:
Hi - it's on the left side of the label, I think I fig it to be e143709 (you can confirm)
which is a maker called Hipro, and I don't know of their reliability for your
unit. THey make some of the Coolermaster PSU's(known for lower quality PSU's and
overstaing the performance specs) which doesn't bode well though.

Tom


Yes that is the number, so I should get a new power supply?
a c 282 ) Power supply
November 23, 2012 11:11:36 PM

shaunw50 said:
Yes that is the number, so I should get a new power supply?


That's the safe route, but you might be fine with this, I just don't know. Yes, Hipro has made some low
quality units, but Dell has the ability to contract for any quality level they wish.

My gut feel is: if you can afford to upgrade, you should do so.

Quality brands are Seasonic, Corsair, XFX, Antec, PC Pwr & Cooling, Enermax.

Tom

Plz keep in mind if you decide to upgrade to a quality PSU, you don't need anywhere near 750w,
450w is more than enough, 500-550 if you want headroom/GPU upgrade flexibility.
November 23, 2012 11:14:12 PM

toyftw said:
That's the safe route, but you might be fine with this, I just don't know. Yes, Hipro has made some low
quality units, but Dell has the ability to contract for any quality level they wish.

My gut feel is: if you can afford to upgrade, you should do so.

Quality brands are Seasonic, Corsair, XFX, Antec, PC Pwr & Cooling, Enermax.

Tom


Are you able to link some good psu, I do plan to go SLI with gtx 660 or 7870
a c 282 ) Power supply
November 24, 2012 12:02:59 AM

shaunw50 said:
Are you able to link some good psu, I do plan to go SLI with gtx 660 or 7870



Ah, if you plan on CF/SLI you will need more power than I suggested earlier.

What is your budget?

Tom
November 24, 2012 12:08:44 AM

toyftw said:
Ah, if you plan on CF/SLI you will need more power than I suggested earlier.

What is your budget?

Tom


I don't have a budget but I don't want price to be really high. Just would be great if I can use my power supply to save money
a c 282 ) Power supply
November 24, 2012 12:25:29 AM

shaunw50 said:
I don't have a budget but I don't want price to be really high. Just would be great if I can use my power supply to save money


Well, I don't know what you consider high, but I'll post a few units capable
of CF/SLI:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-TX750V2-Enthusiast-Seri...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CX750-Builder-Series-Br...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-OCZ700MXSP-UK-700W-ModXStre...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-GS700-Gaming-Series-Bro...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Edition-Power-Supply-blac...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-Technology-750W-modular-PSU...

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