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Have 3 PSUs, which to use?

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December 2, 2012 1:51:28 PM

I have these 3 PSU's at my disposal,
A corsair TX650W
Antec Truepower 750W
PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750W

I bought the corsair myself and had only used it about 2-3 monnths when a friend upgraded and gave me his Antec.
I've used that, and my situation is I have 2 260gtx cards, but I don't often keep them both in as something odd always happens.
A few months ago my system wouldnt even boot if either card was plugged into my modular pci-e plugs, so I just removed it as it wasn't critical at the time. I plugged back in yesterday and it booted but I was getting graphical glitches, and that was after 5 or so reboots where Windows wouldnt detect the other card.
This brings me to the PC Power and Cooling. Someone gave this to me a couple months ago, so I'm not sure about the lifespan or how hard it was worked. Currently had it in a simple system in the living room just for youtube and video streaming.
I checked the specs online and it looks like it has enough PCI-e and other ports.
Typically I have a sata dvd drive, then 4-5 sata hdd's and due to cabling, I end up with a few molex to sata adapters to make it work. I think the PC power and cooling looks like I should be able to use without worrying about connectors.
Only Im just not familiar with the name. Googling makes it seem like its a good unit. The plug count's look good.

Issue with corsair was only had 2 pcie plugs, and id end up using up 4 molex for the adapters to bring in 2 more. 260gtx require 2 each.

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a c 243 ) Power supply
December 2, 2012 1:55:23 PM

Can't go wrong with either 750, I prefer the Antec
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a b ) Power supply
December 2, 2012 1:56:46 PM

if its the mk2 silencer, id use that instead. made by seasonic
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a b ) Power supply
December 2, 2012 1:59:28 PM

They're all quality PSUs. I would try each one out with some stress testing just to see how noisy they get.
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a c 243 ) Power supply
December 2, 2012 1:59:48 PM

TheBigTroll said:
if its the mk2 silencer, id use that instead. made by seasonic

MKII is Sirtec, not that it's bad
The TP is a Seasonic
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a b ) Power supply
December 2, 2012 2:00:09 PM

Im more with Corsair and PCP Silencer.

They are great PSU and will do the job.

Silencer a bit better IMO !
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a b ) Power supply
December 2, 2012 2:01:59 PM

hmm. the last time i checked, it used the same pcb as my xfx xxx 750w. just that my xfx has the pc power and cooling label blacked out with a sharpie
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December 2, 2012 2:25:12 PM

I've been using the Antec about a year and again, everyone now and then something fishy happens with it. I always attributed it to one of the video cards.
But individually, they both work fine. SLI, they work ok for a few weeks, but then other problems. Last being the system wouldn't even post if I had the 2 modular pcie wires plugged in. And now at boot it sometimes doesnt even see it.
I'll try the Silencer, this is the pic I snapped of the side. Looks like plenty of wires and no need to have molex to sata, molex to pcie.
http://i.imgur.com/2CXT0.jpg?1
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a b ) Power supply
December 2, 2012 2:32:18 PM

oh ok. id rather not use the silencer then. i was talking about the mark 2 but you dont happen to have that
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a b ) Power supply
December 2, 2012 2:48:46 PM

Well us the corasir and use adapter. I prefer it more than antec
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a c 243 ) Power supply
December 2, 2012 2:57:25 PM

TheGlow said:
I've been using the Antec about a year and again, everyone now and then something fishy happens with it. I always attributed it to one of the video cards.
But individually, they both work fine. SLI, they work ok for a few weeks, but then other problems. Last being the system wouldn't even post if I had the 2 modular pcie wires plugged in. And now at boot it sometimes doesnt even see it.
I'll try the Silencer, this is the pic I snapped of the side. Looks like plenty of wires and no need to have molex to sata, molex to pcie.
http://i.imgur.com/2CXT0.jpg?1

Odd behavior, it does have a 5 year warranty, if that's an option
As long as it's stable, there's nothing wrong with the Silencer, other than the mess of wires
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December 2, 2012 3:03:29 PM

Well since they were given to me used, I'm not sure if these manufacturers will cry for a receipt.
I've gotten gifts DOA and friends are loose and throw out receipts.
As if stolen goods were that hard to fake a receipt for. On that note, is there anything preventing someone from buying a Receipt book from a 99cent store and just creating your own?
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