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Recommended PSU

eggyuk

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135
Location
N. Yorks
#1
I have a:
AMD Athlon X2 4800+
2Gb RAM (533Mhz)
Seagate 500GB HD
Seagate 150GB HD
ATI HD 2600XT
Hauppauge Nova T500 tv card
Wireless PCI card

Can anyone recommend a good psu for this system. I want a good one but at the same time i dont want to have to spend a fortune is possible.
 

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System One

  • CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe
    Memory
    4GB OCZ PC-6400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD4850 Toxic Edition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SM2493HW
    Hard Drives
    500GB Seagate, 160GB Seagate
    PSU
    Corsair HX520W
    Case
    Antec P182 Gunmetal Grey

Asky

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Atlanta,USA
#2
Corsair 520HX should be more than enough for that system.
Its around USD 100 and easily one of the Best PSU's in tht range.
 

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System One

  • CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 @ 2.0Ghz
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 9650M GT
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus N80VN-X1 Laptop
    Screen Resolution
    1280 X 800
    Hard Drives
    1 X 250GB 5200 RPM
    Internet Speed
    11 MBPS
    Other Info
    XBOX 360 Controller | Vista X64 | Simpledrive 500GB
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#3

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System One

  • CPU
    intel core 2 quad Q9450
    Motherboard
    gigabyte EP45-DQ6
    Memory
    8gb Gskill PC6400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Visiontek Radeon 4870x2 2GB
    Sound Card
    X-FI fatality FPS 7.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2230wm
    Screen Resolution
    1680X1050
    Hard Drives
    VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM,
    WD CAVIAR black 750GB
    PSU
    Antec TruePower New TP-750 watt
    Case
    Cooler Master HAF932
    Cooling
    XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
    Internet Speed
    comcast 16mb\second
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geezer10

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Portola, California
#8
You list a TV card, so I'm assuming you are doing the Home Theatre thing, in which case noise could be a factor.

I have looked at about 8 PSUs recently, and the winner for me was the Antec Phantom 500. It is completely silent in normal operation, with a fan that only comes on when things get warm. It is a bit pricey, but has every possible connection, including SLI.

PSU's I don't like are:
Winsis - cheap,quiet but 2 quit within days.
Zen - totally silent fanless, but 1 major drawback - recovery time - after you turn off you have to wait until completely cold before you can turn on which can be 30mins to 6hours - huge variation between units.

good cheapos: Rosewill or Kingwin with 120mm fan
 

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System One

  • CPU
    E8400
    Motherboard
    asus p5ql-e
    Memory
    ocz pc 1066 2x2gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    asus eah3650 silent
    Sound Card
    Edirol UA-25
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Gateway FPD2185W
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    750g samsung
    PSU
    Zalman ZM460B 460W
    Case
    Lian Li A05 + 2 x Sythe S-FLEX SFF21D 120mm case fan
    Cooling
    Coolermaster Hyper Z600 fanless CPU cooler
    Mouse
    Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000
    Keyboard
    Merc Stealth
    Internet Speed
    DSL
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#9
I'd suggest an ENERMAX Liberty 620W. This power supply is more then enough power plus the voltages on the 12V rails are sufficient if you decide to upgrade your vid card to something brand new. The only downfall is that its $150 but its well worth it.
 

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roy69

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#10
I use the Corsair HX 620W ATX2.2 Modular SLI Complient PSU £77.99
Never had any probs, stable voltages on all power lines. Modular and comes ith extras.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    I5 3570K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z77-DS3H
    Memory
    4 x 4GB corsair ballistix sport DDR3 1600 Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Geforce GTX 660 TI
    Sound Card
    creative x-fi
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Primary CiBox 22" Widescreen LCD ,Secondary Dell 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    Both 1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500G HD (SATA) 1 x 2TB USB
    PSU
    Corsair HX 620W ATX2.2 Modular SLI Complient PSU
    Case
    Antec 900 Ultimate Gaming Case
    Cooling
    3 x 80mm tri led front, 120mm side 120mm back, 200mm top
    Mouse
    Technika TKOPTM2
    Keyboard
    Logik
    Internet Speed
    288 / 4000
    Other Info
    Creative Inspire 7.1 T7900 Speakers
    Trust Graphics Tablet

eggyuk

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N. Yorks
#11
Thanks guys for all the advice.

In the end i went for a corsair HX520 and got a 10% discount on it so was happy
 

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System One

  • CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe
    Memory
    4GB OCZ PC-6400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD4850 Toxic Edition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SM2493HW
    Hard Drives
    500GB Seagate, 160GB Seagate
    PSU
    Corsair HX520W
    Case
    Antec P182 Gunmetal Grey
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#12
Hello. I'm not sure what a good wattage is for my PSU on my new PC. I would like something hat has some room for expation like say 100w above recommended PSU.
My specs are:
Intel Q6600 2.4GHz Processer
2 Nvidia GeForce 8800GT 512mb Graphics cards running in SLI
500GB hardrive
8GB ram
XFX MB-N680-ILT9 NFORCE 680I LT SLI INTEL LGA775 ATX motherboard
1 ASUS LIGHTSCRIBE DVD WRITER 18X WITH SATA INTERFACE
1 LITEON LH-20A1P 20X DUAL LAYER

Please some help me,

Thankyou so much
Sam
 

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Asky

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Location
Atlanta,USA
#13
@sam What is your Budget ?
I dunno whts the Latest on PSU's(been out of touch lately...)

I think if ur ready to spend 150~175USD a PC PC 750W Silencer will work nicely with that system.
 

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System One

  • CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 @ 2.0Ghz
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 9650M GT
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus N80VN-X1 Laptop
    Screen Resolution
    1280 X 800
    Hard Drives
    1 X 250GB 5200 RPM
    Internet Speed
    11 MBPS
    Other Info
    XBOX 360 Controller | Vista X64 | Simpledrive 500GB
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#15
Thanks for the reply!
So you think i should go for 750w? I'm interested in the AcBel R8 800W Active PFC/Ball Bearing LED Fan/Coating PSU for a couple of reasons
1st it's 800w so can power any upgrades etc i make
2nd reasonable price
3rd supports SLI
4th looks cool with the blue LEDs etc..

What do you think? Any comments?
 

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