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January 11, 2013 6:53:40 AM


So I'm planning on building my rig and I was wondering which power supply would be best for me to buy a FSP HEXA HE500 Eff>80% 500w or Thermaltake LitePower 500w?

My specs are:
Intel Core i3 3220 3.3ghz
MSI H61M-P31 H61
RipJaws 8gb 1333 (10666CL9D) 2x4
PC (HD7750-4400) (HD7770-5250) 1gb ddr5
500gb Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm
250gb Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm

Which one would be good enough and is durable enough for long time use

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January 11, 2013 9:04:01 AM

i would have gone for Thermaltake LitePower 500w
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January 11, 2013 9:08:27 AM

sarthaktechno said:
i would have gone for Thermaltake LitePower 500w


Under what premise?
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January 11, 2013 10:28:35 AM

Hello;

I have thermaltake 700w litepower(1 year use) + corsair hx850w, both are the same and good for me.

Just telling you my experience.

Regards.
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January 11, 2013 11:07:51 AM

You should try either DiabloTek, Corsair, or Cooler Master. In my opinion CM is a fantastic brand and they're not expensive. This is the PSU regularly use in my build for myself and my business. I strongly recommend it for long-time use:)  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Good luck!
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January 11, 2013 11:08:11 AM

Is there a specific reason you have it down to those two? I only ask because those aren't "cheap" power supplies in terms of pricing. Neither one looks to be substandard, but for that price (or less), you could do so much better. Either a Seasonic S12II 520w or M12II 520w modular, or an Antec HCG 520w modular. Here is the M12 that I have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... Seasonic makes some of the best supplies you can buy, and all three of those are the same platform. The first is non-modular, the second is modular, and the third is a rebadged modular version they supply for Antec to rebadge. Both the efficiency ratio and the noise/ripple levels are better than the models you are looking at. But, if I were to pick between the two, I would probably go with the FSP labeled unit.
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January 11, 2013 11:19:16 AM

Did someone seriously just suggest Diablotek??? Can I vote to ban the account now?

I did some looking and couldn't find anything on the 500W TT, but the 450W had a couple reviews with nothing bad. FSP is usually pretty good. If you need to get one of those its probably best to just get the cheapest one. I'd keep looking cause as music said there are better and cheaper out there. At least in the states.
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January 11, 2013 11:26:59 AM

I was thinking it looked too thermaltake based considering what a poor brand they are. Agreed with the antec. Good PSU's
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January 11, 2013 11:43:55 AM

Certainly an entertaining thread
Ban +1 for a Diablotek reccomendation
OP; The numbers guy said it best " get the cheapest one"
Any decent 400w would easily run those specs ( 2 cards ?, still can ) , and leave plenty of reserve power

Fan of Antec myself, you can do better than the EA500 these days though
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January 11, 2013 12:18:34 PM

my frind has this power supply ...and he says its quite gud ...nd its still working after 3 years ...
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January 11, 2013 12:33:32 PM

And your friend is the authority on tech?

They aren't that reliable as a whole and won't handle high level stress. I basing on reviews overall.
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January 11, 2013 9:33:24 PM

For a system using a single Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 23 Amps or greater and have at least one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector.

For a system using a single Radeon HD 7750 graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 400 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 20 Amps or greater.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Sufficient Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) rated at 45°C - 50°C ambient temperature, is the most critical factor.

You may find power supplies on the market that supply more than enough Wattage to run the system. However, some of them lack Sufficient Amperage capacity on the critical +12 Volt rail, which is necessary to properly power the critical components in the system (i.e. CPU and GPUs). This is the reason why graphics card manufacturers may overstate the power supply wattage, usually by at least 50 Watts, in an attempt to take into account some of those power supplies that have the weaker +12 Volt rail(s).

The Corsair VS Series VS450 (CP-9020049-??), with its maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 34 Amps and with one (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with a single Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition or Radeon HD 7750 graphics card.

It should be in the same price range in the Philippines as the two you've already mentioned.

http://dynaquestpc.com/index.php/components-2/power-sup...
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January 11, 2013 9:38:10 PM

haswell5271 said:
You should try either DiabloTek, Corsair, or Cooler Master. In my opinion CM is a fantastic brand and they're not expensive. This is the PSU regularly use in my build for myself and my business. I strongly recommend it for long-time use:)  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Good luck!


No on Diablotek and Coolermaster PSU's - they are BAD!

Courtesy of johnnylucky.org Lemon List:

Cooler Master
Model Watts Problems and Issues Reviews
Elite Power 350 Lousy efficiency. Does not have two +12volt rails as advertised. No Over Current Protection as advertised. No Over Power Protection as advertised. Hardware Secrets
Elite Power 400 Poor efficiency. Noise and ripple levels very high. Hardware Secrets
Elite Power 460 Not 460 watt as advertised. Identical to Elite Power 400 watt model. No over current protection as advertised. Hardware Secrets
Extreme 2 475 Not 475 watt as advertised. Voltages drop below minimum allowed. Ripple and noise increase above minimum allowed. Hardware Secrets
eXtreme Power Plus 400 Very Poor efficiency. Ripple and Noise above maximum allowed. Hardware Secrets
eXtreme Power Plus 460 Not a 460 watt power supply as advertised. Hardware Secrets
eXtreme Power Plus 500 Very Poor efficiency. Ripple and Noise above maximum allowed. Hardware Secrets
eXtreme Power Plus 550 Burned during load tests. Not 550 watt as advertised. Could only deliver 500 watts. Very Poor efficiency. Hardware Secrets
eXtreme Power Plus 600 Burned during load tests. Not 600 watt as advertised. Could only deliver 450 watts. Voltages regulation out of spec. Very Poor efficiency. Hardware Secrets
GX-650 650 Failed efficiency rating. Failed load testing. Medicore voltage regulation. Poor DC output quality on 3.3V rails. Outdated design. Hard OCP
GX-750 750 Cannot handle heat at 750 watts. Ripple issues on the 3.3V rail. Noise level on +3.3V and +5VSB above maximum allowed. Questionable capacitor quality. Poor Voltage Regulation. Efficiency lower than advertised. jonnyGURU, Hardware Secrets, Hardware Heaven


Diablotek
Model Watts Problems and Issues Reviews
RPM-1050 1,050 Does not meet advertised specs. Can barely do 600 watts at room temperature. Failed hot box test at 42C. Voltage regulation and ripple suppression out of spec. Cable wires too thin for 1,050 watts. Questionable quality of capacitors. jonnyGURU
PHD650 650 Failed load tests. Terrible build quality. Poor component selection. Hard OCP

Tom
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January 11, 2013 9:39:12 PM

4745454b said:
Did someone seriously just suggest Diablotek??? Can I vote to ban the account now?

I did some looking and couldn't find anything on the 500W TT, but the 450W had a couple reviews with nothing bad. FSP is usually pretty good. If you need to get one of those its probably best to just get the cheapest one. I'd keep looking cause as music said there are better and cheaper out there. At least in the states.


LOL and agree
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January 11, 2013 9:46:26 PM

Sorry about the misunderstanding about the video card, I'm only running one Power Color HD 7770 and the reason that i'm choosing between those two power supplies is because its cheap enough and corsair, seasonic, and other known brands of power supply are hard to find in my country and if i ever find one i'm sure that my wallet is going to cry
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January 11, 2013 9:56:34 PM

SystemDown said:
Sorry about the misunderstanding about the video card, I'm only running one Power Color HD 7770 and the reason that i'm choosing between those two power supplies is because its cheap enough and corsair, seasonic, and other known brands of power supply are hard to find in my country and if i ever find one i'm sure that my wallet is going to cry


The FSP and TT, are much better than the CM & Diablo's
and either one will be more than enough for your system.

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January 11, 2013 10:01:45 PM

Thank you for the replies and suggestions :D  I'm going with the FSP Hexa
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January 11, 2013 10:02:12 PM

Best answer selected by SystemDown.
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January 11, 2013 10:03:00 PM

SystemDown said:
Thank you for the replies and suggestions :D  I'm going with the FSP Hexa


good luck with your system!
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January 11, 2013 10:16:20 PM

SystemDown said:
Sorry about the misunderstanding about the video card, I'm only running one Power Color HD 7770 and the reason that i'm choosing between those two power supplies is because its cheap enough and corsair, seasonic, and other known brands of power supply are hard to find in my country and if i ever find one i'm sure that my wallet is going to cry

I did suggest a Corsair PSU in your country with a link provided in my above post.
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January 11, 2013 10:22:21 PM

ko888 said:
I did suggest a Corsair PSU in your country with a link provided in my above post.


Only $42 US for the corsair, wonder what the fsp is costing him?
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January 12, 2013 12:51:17 AM

I'll try to find the corsair cx500 here in our country, if it cost more than i can afford i'd go with the Fsp hexa. And thanks for the suggestion hope it would be cheap enough for me to buy here
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