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Windows 7: which psu?

11 Aug 2009   #1
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 
which psu?

i think my psu is going, and i am going to get a new one after work. which one should i choose?

OCZ StealthXStream 500W
FSP 450W SAGA+ 450P
FSP 500W Everest 80PLUS Modular
GigaByte 550W Superb 550P

they're all about $75...

there's also a Corsair 450W for just over $100 but i'd rather not spend that much.

thanks!


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11 Aug 2009   #2
TGSoldier

 
 

Don't know where you seeing the 450 for over 100 but here it is for 75$ on newegg.

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

Also, for $110 you can get the 520HX which is an excellent powersupply.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139001
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11 Aug 2009   #3
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

these are prices at a local store. newegg does not ship internationally.
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11 Aug 2009   #4
ccatlett1984

 

Just stick to a good name brand, I Personally like "PC Power & Cooling" but so long as the manufacturer has been making power supplies for a while you should be getting a decent product.
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11 Aug 2009   #5
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

ccatlett1984, are you suggesting that any of those will be ok?

i know i should invest in something as important as a psu, but i'm not sure this is the problem. on my budget, i'd hate to drop $200 on a quality psu only to find out the problem is in fact my motherboard...
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11 Aug 2009   #6
TGSoldier

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
these are prices at a local store. newegg does not ship internationally.
Oh. Sorry.

I would go with the corsair 450VX.

Yes, it may be more expensive than the others, but at the end of they day what you need to remember is your power supply is ESSENTIAL to your computer. The extra money for a sense of stability is worth it.

Last time I went with a cheap PSU, I learned my lesson the hard way.

At the end of the day, it's up to you. This is just my 2cents.
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11 Aug 2009   #7
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

All of the brands that you list are reputable.

In the absence of any system requirements, it's hard to make a meaningful recommendation.

I like PC Power & Cooling for their single-rail PSUs, but they may not be available at a competitive price in Budapest. (Seems like they ought to be, though: OCZ owns them.) I've had good luck with a Silencer 750 Crossfire (750W, but 60A on its single +12V rail). It's nearly twice the price of the OCZ model (at Newegg). PCP&C also makes a 500W Silencer model, which is more nearly the same price as the others.
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11 Aug 2009   #8
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

mmm my specs are listed. link at the bottom of every post

i ended up ordering a Cooler Master 520W. should do the trick, and it'll only cost me about $80.

hope it fixes things
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11 Aug 2009   #9
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Sorry, I completely forgot the "system specs" box. (I've never filled out mine.)

Looks like the 9500 GT gets all its power through the PCI-E slot.

Your mainboard requires a 24 pin ATX power connector, and a 4 pin 12V CPU power connector.

It appears that your requirements aren't demanding. You could probably live with a good 300W PSU, if you intend no upgrades. (That's not purely a guess; I used the calculator at www.newegg.com. It's primitive, but probably conservative.)
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12 Aug 2009   #10
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

thanks again all.

on another forum i was told that my current psu doesn't offer enough amps on the +12 to properly power my PCI-E vid card, which could explain why it is going bad.

i'll have my new Cooler Master in a few days, and hopefully things will be back to normal. i hope to get a couple of TB drives when i visit the US in October, so it's probably good that i'm upgrading it anyway...
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