How would you rate this PSU...

AstaLaVista

Lost in Cyberspace
Vista Pro
Guys, I have come to trust the knowledge here and I am looking to upgrade my PSU so I will be able to run both my GPU cards (EVGA GTX260 + ECS 8800GT). I am getting different answers from different people so I just need to make sure I won't be throwing my money away.

Here's the link of the PSU in question...

Amazon.com: PC Power and Cooling S75CF Silencer 750W Quad Power Supply Ati Crossfire and 80+ Certified (Red): Electronics

I have read some reviews of it but still, their answers are not specific.

Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Q9650 w/CM V8 Cooler...
    Motherboard
    EVGA 780i SLI FTW... Latest Bios & Drivers
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator 8GB (4 x 2GB) PC2-8500C5D
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX260
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Def Onboard
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    Acer 22" LCD Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Velociraptor 160GB
    Samsung Sata 750GB
    Maxtor External 160GB
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750w Silencer
    Case
    Thermaltake Speedo Advance
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    Air Cooled... See CPU
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    Logitech G7
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    Logitech G15
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    Comcast 6MB Broadband
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Dwarf

The Contemplator
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Should be OK. This brand of PSU is used and recommended by Scott Mueller, of Upgrading and Repairing PCs fame.
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dwarf Dwf/11/2012 r09/2013
    CPU
    Intel Core-i5-3570K 4-core @ 3.4GHz (Ivy Bridge) (OC 4.2GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
    Memory
    4 x 4GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B (16GB)
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    MSI GeForce GTX770 Gaming OC 2GB
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    Realtek High Definition on board solution (ALC 898)
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    ViewSonic VA1912w Widescreen
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    Iomega 1.5TB Ext USB 2.0
    WD 2.0TB Ext USB 3.0
    PSU
    XFX Pro Series 850W Semi-Modular
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    Gigabyte IF233
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    1 x 120mm Front Inlet 1 x 120mm Rear Exhaust
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    Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000 for Business (USB)
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    Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 (USB)
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skunksmash

im coming for cake
Vista Guru
Gold Member
PCP&C are a good brand, this PSU also comes with upward of 60A on the ''single'' 12v rail ..... i think a single ''strong'' 12v rail is much better than multiple rails (which are a myth anyway)

don't know if its modular..?? but its a powerful PSU ;) if all your looking to do is run 2x 8800GTs this is slightly overkill, but it will certainly do the job....




:)SK
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    ME.....
    CPU
    Q9450 @ 3.6ghz
    Motherboard
    P5K PREMIUM
    Memory
    8GB 1066mhz buffalo firestix
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD 5970
    Monitor(s) Displays
    20'' syncmaster
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    160GB 7200RPM SEAGATE BARRACUDA IDE
    160GB 7200RPM SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA 2
    PSU
    XCILIO 850w
    Case
    unknown ATX
    Cooling
    Arctic cooler pro 775
    Mouse
    logitech cordless optical
    Keyboard
    logitech EX110
    Internet Speed
    2mb

AstaLaVista

Lost in Cyberspace
Vista Pro
Thanks guys, I appreciate your input, it means a lot to me and I am going to pull the pin on it I think. Hell, if I can sell mine for half the price I made out like a bandit! ;)


don't know if its modular..?? but its a powerful PSU ;) if all your looking to do is run 2x 8800GTs this is slightly overkill, but it will certainly do the job....




:)SK

It is not modular but I have room in my case to stuck the rest of the cables there.

No, I am not going to be using 2 x 8800GT. As explained above, it will be:

1st Card ----- EVGA GTX260 768MB... according to evga, this card needs 36a

2nd Card ----- ECS 8800GT 512MB ... don't really know how much amperage this card needs

Again, I thank you for it. I had read somewhere else that the Brand was a good Brand but since I don't frequent that site, I couldn't commit to it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Q9650 w/CM V8 Cooler...
    Motherboard
    EVGA 780i SLI FTW... Latest Bios & Drivers
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator 8GB (4 x 2GB) PC2-8500C5D
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX260
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Def Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 22" LCD Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Velociraptor 160GB
    Samsung Sata 750GB
    Maxtor External 160GB
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750w Silencer
    Case
    Thermaltake Speedo Advance
    Cooling
    Air Cooled... See CPU
    Mouse
    Logitech G7
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    Comcast 6MB Broadband
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    Linksys WRT54G router

skunksmash

im coming for cake
Vista Guru
Gold Member
34A may be recommended but im running my GTX260 off a 600w with a 30A 12v & it has no probs at all....

the 8800GT is rated for 24A on the 12v but this will also run on much less....

why are you going to run an 8800GT with a GTX260 ??



:)SK
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    ME.....
    CPU
    Q9450 @ 3.6ghz
    Motherboard
    P5K PREMIUM
    Memory
    8GB 1066mhz buffalo firestix
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD 5970
    Monitor(s) Displays
    20'' syncmaster
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    160GB 7200RPM SEAGATE BARRACUDA IDE
    160GB 7200RPM SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA 2
    PSU
    XCILIO 850w
    Case
    unknown ATX
    Cooling
    Arctic cooler pro 775
    Mouse
    logitech cordless optical
    Keyboard
    logitech EX110
    Internet Speed
    2mb

lordbob75

Lord of Bobs
Vista Pro
Gold Member
You cant run two differnt Video cards in SLI can you?? I remember i asked about this, and didnt think you could...

~Lordbob
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P5QC
    Memory
    2x2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce 9500GT 1Gb
    Sound Card
    Mobo
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 206bw
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SP2514N ATA 250Gb 7200RPM
    Samsung [Model] 1Tb 7200RPM SATA2
    PSU
    Cooler Master Real Power Pro 750W
    Mouse
    Razer Lachesis
    Keyboard
    Razer Tarantula
    Internet Speed
    not fast enough

AstaLaVista

Lost in Cyberspace
Vista Pro
I want to use my GTX260 for primary purposes and my 8800GT strictly for PhysX rendering. I may be trying to do this when none of the games are really optimized for it but, sometimes, I get crazy urges like this :p

Besides, I payed to much for my 8800GT to sell it at the prices they are going for now so, might as well make some use of it.

lordbob, you are correct but, as stated above, I am not planning on doing SLI. My mobo is capable of running two cards at x16 on the pcie slots so might as well take advantage of it, right? :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Q9650 w/CM V8 Cooler...
    Motherboard
    EVGA 780i SLI FTW... Latest Bios & Drivers
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator 8GB (4 x 2GB) PC2-8500C5D
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX260
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Def Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 22" LCD Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Velociraptor 160GB
    Samsung Sata 750GB
    Maxtor External 160GB
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750w Silencer
    Case
    Thermaltake Speedo Advance
    Cooling
    Air Cooled... See CPU
    Mouse
    Logitech G7
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    Comcast 6MB Broadband
    Other Info
    Linksys WRT54G router

lordbob75

Lord of Bobs
Vista Pro
Gold Member
Interesting thought. Never occurred to me. How exactly will that work?

~Lordbob
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P5QC
    Memory
    2x2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce 9500GT 1Gb
    Sound Card
    Mobo
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 206bw
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SP2514N ATA 250Gb 7200RPM
    Samsung [Model] 1Tb 7200RPM SATA2
    PSU
    Cooler Master Real Power Pro 750W
    Mouse
    Razer Lachesis
    Keyboard
    Razer Tarantula
    Internet Speed
    not fast enough

AstaLaVista

Lost in Cyberspace
Vista Pro
Interesting thought. Never occurred to me. How exactly will that work?

~Lordbob

Don't believe everything you read on the internet though! :p Until one of the Gurus at Vista Forums gives me their seal of approval, I am not going to say anything positive about, just that... I wanted to do it! :D

PhysX Performance Update: GPU vs. PPU vs. CPU

Now, being said that, I just did a test with this playing Crysis Warhead and well, just as I expected, having both cards hinder my FPS's instead of making any gains... these was done both with "Seat of the Pants" software and "Fraps"

2009-01-14 18:46:49 - Crysis
Frames: 6582 - Time: 182341ms - Avg: 36.097 - Min: 25 - Max: 76
EVGA GTX260 + ECS 8800GT
2009-01-14 19:49:35 - Crysis
Frames: 35591 - Time: 821599ms - Avg: 43.319 - Min: 12 - Max: 82
EVGA GTX260 Only
See for yourself, perhaps not a big deal but enough to make you sad since, according to them, having 2 cards would increase your frame rates and not lower them. Now, all I have to do is wait for my new PSU to come in and test this again. Hopefully (for my wallet's sake), my current PSU will be the culprit! :cool:


P.S.: Is anything going to go wrong with Vista when I change the PSU? I ask this because everytime I disconnect any USB device from the PC, Vista starts to install every other driver known to man and well, I am afraid to loose my OS just cause I am changing a PSU since the mobo will loose power. I guess what I am trying to ask is... what, if anything, I need to do before I change PSUs.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Q9650 w/CM V8 Cooler...
    Motherboard
    EVGA 780i SLI FTW... Latest Bios & Drivers
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator 8GB (4 x 2GB) PC2-8500C5D
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX260
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Def Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 22" LCD Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Velociraptor 160GB
    Samsung Sata 750GB
    Maxtor External 160GB
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750w Silencer
    Case
    Thermaltake Speedo Advance
    Cooling
    Air Cooled... See CPU
    Mouse
    Logitech G7
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    Comcast 6MB Broadband
    Other Info
    Linksys WRT54G router

skunksmash

im coming for cake
Vista Guru
Gold Member
im in a similar position to you....... im about to grab my self a physX card, & i also have an 8800GT sitting here, but TBH anything requiring an external power source is overkill for physx...

dont get me wrong the 8800GT will handle physX very well as it has 112 SPs & the new PSU your gonna grab will deliver easily enough for both cards, so ''in your situation'' it wont hurt to chuck it in...;)

my situation differes slightly in that my current PSU is at its MAX output & will not take my 88GT with the 260, so after some reaserch i found the best card for ''me'' to run physX would be a 9500GT, this card requires no external power & is a proven performer, though is does only have 32 SPs...... the 88GT would work better but its not practical for me to stick it in.


so bottom line .....physX is a reality for us Nvidia users & its only gonna become more prominant in games, so physX cards will really start to shine.

here are some physX benches, with a 9600GT as the physX card, even the GTX280 shows nearly a 10fps increase :eek:
wqw.JPG
source


your PSU change will not affect your HDD.....


:)SK
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    ME.....
    CPU
    Q9450 @ 3.6ghz
    Motherboard
    P5K PREMIUM
    Memory
    8GB 1066mhz buffalo firestix
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD 5970
    Monitor(s) Displays
    20'' syncmaster
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    160GB 7200RPM SEAGATE BARRACUDA IDE
    160GB 7200RPM SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA 2
    PSU
    XCILIO 850w
    Case
    unknown ATX
    Cooling
    Arctic cooler pro 775
    Mouse
    logitech cordless optical
    Keyboard
    logitech EX110
    Internet Speed
    2mb

AstaLaVista

Lost in Cyberspace
Vista Pro
I see your point and I understand it but, for me, spending extra $$$ on another card when I have a good one seating here is not feasible, I rather spend it on another needed upgrade, hence, the new PSU.

Thanks for the heads up on installing the new PSU, I rather be safe by asking, although, I am still not comfortable with it since, as stated before, Vista does a lot of changes when I unplug USB cables from the back of the machine, I can only imagine what it will do after I unhook the power from the mobo... shrugs! :D.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Q9650 w/CM V8 Cooler...
    Motherboard
    EVGA 780i SLI FTW... Latest Bios & Drivers
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator 8GB (4 x 2GB) PC2-8500C5D
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX260
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Def Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 22" LCD Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Velociraptor 160GB
    Samsung Sata 750GB
    Maxtor External 160GB
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750w Silencer
    Case
    Thermaltake Speedo Advance
    Cooling
    Air Cooled... See CPU
    Mouse
    Logitech G7
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    Comcast 6MB Broadband
    Other Info
    Linksys WRT54G router

skunksmash

im coming for cake
Vista Guru
Gold Member
the key to PSU change is ''firm yet gentle''..... (if that makes sense), removing the mobo plugs is always the worst due to the pressure you (sometimes) need to apply :(
let the tower sit unplugged for 10mins before you remove the existing PSU (just in case)

remember if you must touch the mobo try to keep your fingertips to the edge of the board

also be careful of that point just as the plug is about to come out, there is a risk of serious damage should your hand jolt sideways when it finally pops out....

i've heard stories of ppl snapping RAM clean off in the slots while pulling on a mobo plug..:cry:




:)SK
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    ME.....
    CPU
    Q9450 @ 3.6ghz
    Motherboard
    P5K PREMIUM
    Memory
    8GB 1066mhz buffalo firestix
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD 5970
    Monitor(s) Displays
    20'' syncmaster
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    160GB 7200RPM SEAGATE BARRACUDA IDE
    160GB 7200RPM SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA 2
    PSU
    XCILIO 850w
    Case
    unknown ATX
    Cooling
    Arctic cooler pro 775
    Mouse
    logitech cordless optical
    Keyboard
    logitech EX110
    Internet Speed
    2mb

AstaLaVista

Lost in Cyberspace
Vista Pro
I guess I am going to unplug my RAM first, just in case! ;) I have been know to get jinx when doing things like this :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Q9650 w/CM V8 Cooler...
    Motherboard
    EVGA 780i SLI FTW... Latest Bios & Drivers
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator 8GB (4 x 2GB) PC2-8500C5D
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX260
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Def Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 22" LCD Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Velociraptor 160GB
    Samsung Sata 750GB
    Maxtor External 160GB
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750w Silencer
    Case
    Thermaltake Speedo Advance
    Cooling
    Air Cooled... See CPU
    Mouse
    Logitech G7
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    Comcast 6MB Broadband
    Other Info
    Linksys WRT54G router
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