PSU Problems!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ElementK1, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. ElementK1

    ElementK1 Master Guru

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    I don't want to go long-winded, so here's my deal. I have a Raidmax 420 watt power supply with 13 amps on the 12v line. I want to upgrade to the EVGA 6800 Limited, and as far as I know, that's not good enough! So I need a new PSU with the card. I was thinking one less than $70 if possible. My consideration was:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-101-501R&depa=0

    Colorful w/ see-through window, 28A on the 12v line, 450 watts. Talk to me people!

    Thanks so much,
    Element
     
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  3. ElementK1

    ElementK1 Master Guru

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    Would you recommend the PSU though? By the way, thanks for the link. Anyone else?
     
  4. Albatross

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    that PSU is just fine for a normal 6800(or GT and Ultra).
     

  5. ElementK1

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    Is the brand reliable?
     
  6. ElementK1

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    Wow, just checked a few reviews. Case closed. I'm getting this PSU! Thanks!
     
  7. ElementK1

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    ON [H]ardForums they said E-power was a bad brand....any thoughts?
     
  8. Royicus

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    i hate to say it, since they cost more, but I'd invest in something a bit more trustworthy. Antec, enermax, and ocz come to mind. Get the best one you can afford (one that fits the budget, that's important), and stick with that. Try to stear clear of power supplies for cheap with a high wattage rating. a 350W enermax could run with a cheapo 400+ watter.

    sorry if that doesn't help much, but that's my suggestion.
     
  9. ElementK1

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    Ok. Thanks. I might go with the Antec True430. It streches my budget, but seems like a good PSU for the 6800 Limited.
     
  10. Royicus

    Royicus Ancient Guru

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    as a suggestion, have you looked at enermax power supplies? They've got some 470 watt supplies for around 70 - 80 on newegg that have a fairly beefy 25+ amps on the 12V line (key in keeping that 12v line steady under load)

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-103-456&depa=0

    that's the link to the one that i'm looking at. I may get a new power supply myself, and this one is looking fairly good to me. Just making sure you consider a bunch before you pick one. a power supply is such a hard thing to pick (kind of like a case) heh. Good luck.
     

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    Would you recommend that PSU over others? Any reviews?
     
  12. Royicus

    Royicus Ancient Guru

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    if you just type it in in google and add the word "review," it will return a bunch of reviews for you. just do a search and check the mout. I read several reviews and they were pretty positive. Some said the wires were really stuff, others said they were too long, but I don't mind long and stiff wires. I've never used an enermax myself, but I had a friend that had a 350W enermax supply, and it was pretty rock solid. They seem very good to me, and that's what i'm mostly considering for a new power supply.
     

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