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#1 jnelsoninjax

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 18:07

I am very shortly (>1 week hopefully) going to be able to order myself a new PSU. My issue is that I am not sure about the brands and the other technical details involved in the purchase. My system was running on a 700 watt OCZ, but it finaly died on me. My system is: AMD Phenom II X4 955 clocked at 3.50 GHz, 8 GB DDR3 RAM, 4 HDD's, a optical drive and an Nvidia Geforce GTX 260. My friend thinks that I need at least 800 Watts, with 38 Amps on the 12v rail to power the 260, but from what I can tell the 260 does not need that many amps. I have found APEVIA WARLOCK POWER ATX-WA900W at newegg for $90 which I thought was not a bad deal, but I know nothing about the brand. My plan is to keep the price under $100(usd) and most likely would purchase from newegg. I need some advice and any other sugestions! Thanks!!



Best Answer jnelsoninjax , 05 July 2013 - 03:40

Id have a look at this list, http://www.eggxpert....ead/323050.aspx Lots of Power Supply's and Its updated.

Thanks for the linkl! Very infomative!

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#2 +PeterUK

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 18:37

We did give you a list here about what PSU you can get and what you need should it be a PSU issue.
http://www.neowin.ne...needed/?hl=+psu



#3 Jason S.

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 18:43

just stick to the big name brands - Antec, Corsair, Enermax (these still around)?, Silverstone.

 

I really like Silverstone PSUs. i've bought two now, and theyve been rock solid.

 

I also prefer modular since it reduces cable clutter.

 

perhaps this one --> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139051



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 18:50

In my experience OCZ, Corsair, and PC Power & Cooling have all been very good choices.



#5 Crisp

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 18:57

Had nothing but OCz PSU's and have never had any problems.



#6 farmeunit

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 19:00

I've used Antec and Corsair.  They've both been excellent.  Haven't had one die on me yet.



#7 MillionVoltss

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 19:09

Id have a look at this list, http://www.eggxpert....ead/323050.aspx Lots of Power Supply's and Its updated.



#8 Riva

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 19:19

750W should be enough for your spec. Something I experienced with the 1.1~kW is that they die within a year.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 02:11

Corsairs are normally awesome, everyone praises them, but I just had two TX750s, and a CX750 have major issues with them.

 

SeaSonic is high quality, and makes many of the PSUs for other brands.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:09

Thermaltake Smart SP-1200M 1200w

 

I have this PSU for a time and never had a single problem.

 

Virtually zero electric fluctuations.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:40   Best Answer

Id have a look at this list, http://www.eggxpert....ead/323050.aspx Lots of Power Supply's and Its updated.

Thanks for the linkl! Very infomative!



#12 Raa

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:57

Antec and Corsair would be my top picks.





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