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July 21, 2012 5:22:51 AM
July 21, 2012 5:30:30 AM

Can it? Yes the build would probably run. Should you? Absolutely not, Raidmax isn't exactly known for being a quality brand. Look for something from Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, XFX or another quality brand. A cx430/500 would suffice for the 6850.
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July 21, 2012 5:34:17 AM

zooted said:
Can it? Yes the build would probably run. Should you? Absolutely not, Raidmax isn't exactly known for being a quality brand. Look for something from Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, XFX or another quality brand. A cx430/500 would suffice for the 6850.


I agree on that poor Raidmax PS.

Get a 550 watt XFX Core Edition Pro Series (Seasonic) instead. Another is the 650 watt Corsair TX650V2 (Seasonic). Another in this price range ($60-$70) is the Antec EA-650 Green (Delta).

Dave
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July 21, 2012 5:46:03 AM

Don't start a bunch of threads asking same question we have all told you not to buy that PSU
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July 21, 2012 6:05:44 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Don't start a bunch of threads asking same question we have all told you not to buy that PSU


Lol, I'm sorry, I am just trying to get a straight answer supported with facts telling me why I shouldn't buy this PSU. All anybody can come up with is that Raidmax has a bad reputation, which surely doesn't agree with what the ratings are on newegg... I obviously am not telling you to but maybe it would be better to actually support your reasoning with facts and maybe people will actually think that your knowledge and worth listening to your input, and not just talking out of your butt about what you think a raidmax product is like. If this came off as rude it was not ment to be....just trying desperately to save pennies while not killing my stuff. But I was trying to get a answer on how the 2 12v thing would work on the build...
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July 21, 2012 6:24:26 AM

Do what you like...but don't ask volunteers questions, ignore their advice and then abuse them. You want to spend $215 on a cpu an save $10 buying a cheap psu, go ahead. Probably about 90% chance it won't kill your gear.
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July 21, 2012 6:29:02 AM

Find out how many amps the PSU supplies on the 12v rail and multiply by the volts (12v) to find out if the PSU supplies its rated wattage.
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July 21, 2012 6:52:54 AM

axsmith234 said:
Lol, I'm sorry, I am just trying to get a straight answer supported with facts telling me why I shouldn't buy this PSU. All anybody can come up with is that Raidmax has a bad reputation, which surely doesn't agree with what the ratings are on newegg... I obviously am not telling you to but maybe it would be better to actually support your reasoning with facts and maybe people will actually think that your knowledge and worth listening to your input, and not just talking out of your butt about what you think a raidmax product is like. If this came off as rude it was not ment to be....just trying desperately to save pennies while not killing my stuff. But I was trying to get a answer on how the 2 12v thing would work on the build...
Here is my proof Raidmax is Tier 5 http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
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July 21, 2012 3:02:10 PM

If budget is tight, you can maybe downgrade your case to a cheaper one. HD 7770 might be cheaper than HD 6850 as well...they are similar performing. Any savings in these two items could be put to the power supply.

Dave
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July 21, 2012 10:25:03 PM

DavidY said:
If budget is tight, you can maybe downgrade your case to a cheaper one. HD 7770 might be cheaper than HD 6850 as well...they are similar performing. Any savings in these two items could be put to the power supply.

Dave

can't already have the case bought and sitting in my house. I realize the case is messing my budget up but my whole theme for this computer are cold cathodes and see through stuff...thats why I wanted a blue led powersupply
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July 21, 2012 10:44:53 PM

I understand when people want to match colors to look good, but you shouldn't be choosing a PSU because it's the right color.

Sure, that Raidmax will probably work fine for you. The point people are trying to make is two-fold:

1. Some manufacturers make PSU's that fail at a low rate and some at a high rate. Raidmax just isn't that good. Yes, some of there PSU's work very well, many don't

2. Never skimp on the PSU. You don't want to spend all that money on a nice i5 IB just to take a greater chance that your PSU will blow it all up.

Lastly, you came here asking for advice. If you don't like that advice, buy whatever you want, just don't say you weren't warned.
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July 21, 2012 11:12:38 PM

here another two those were all i could find for you that were decent i am sure there is more i just didn't find them OCZ Fatal1ty 750W Modular Gaming 80Plus Bronze Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CORSAIR Gaming Series GS600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 22, 2012 1:12:28 AM

The GS600W is just as bad as the RAIDMAX PSU.
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July 22, 2012 1:21:40 AM

azeem40 said:
The GS600W is just as bad as the RAIDMAX PSU.
Well they claim it's 80 PLUS Certified but i guess hes outta luck then i don't see any good ones with blue leds
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July 22, 2012 3:11:08 AM

bigcyco1 said:
here another two those were all i could find for you that were decent i am sure there is more i just didn't find them OCZ Fatal1ty 750W Modular Gaming 80Plus Bronze Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CORSAIR Gaming Series GS600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Both have good reviews...OCZ is a Sirtec, Corsair a CWT:

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1519/pg6/corsair-...

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/OCZ-Fatal1ty-750...

Dave
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July 22, 2012 3:35:07 AM

axsmith234 said:
can't already have the case bought and sitting in my house. I realize the case is messing my budget up but my whole theme for this computer are cold cathodes and see through stuff...thats why I wanted a blue led powersupply

then just get it and stop with the same question over and over.
i just highly suggest you keep some graham crackers, chocolate and a bag of marshmallows handy so if/when the PSU goes up in flames you can make some s'mores.

now go away. :heink: 
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July 22, 2012 4:05:28 AM

The above is right. If you are already set on that crappy PSU, get it. There is nothing we can say anymore.
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