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Which power supply to get


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Dan1887

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I am buying a power supply, I need sata power connectors, more then 6 periheral connectors and preferably a 6 pin pci-express connector and over 400 watts, I am looking at getting one of these two

http://www.tigerdire...a...&CatId=1078

http://www.tigerdire...a...&CatId=1079

looking to spend less then 70 dollars Canadian including shipping.
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Ultra is a good, known brand. Powerup is not. The Ultra power supply is weaker than the other by an order of magnitude, and will not properly power any of the newer series of video cards (No chance on a 6800, 7600, or higher, for nvidia, not sure on ATI naming conventions). With power supplies, it's very important to realize that you get exactly what you pay for. Since the Power Up is half the price of the Ultra (regular price), and is more powerful...I'd stay away. Far far away. Go with something newer and higher end by Ultra, Antec, Thermaltake, Silverstone, or PC Power and Cooling, the known top of the line brands.

The power supply is really the only component in your system that, if it goes bad, stands a good chance of taking the rest of your components with them. It's not something to skimp on.
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Ok how about one of these psus

http://www.tigerdire...a...207&CatId=0

or

http://www.tigerdire...a...965&CatId=0

or

http://www.tigerdire...a...206&CatId=0
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Now you're in the right area for quality. The coolmax or the second ultra would be your best bet, with the 600W prefered if you're looking at later system upgrades.
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Yeah STAY AWAY from Ultra. Mine would make loud noises and make me angry. Terrible PSU.
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Actually, I like Ultra. The last 5 or so that friends and I have picked up have been wonderful. I'm really not seeing how noise output has any real bearing on how good the PSU is, though mine's quiet.
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With all the connectors you will be needing and the fact that you may want to add a PCI-e card in the future, I would get AT LEAST a 500 watt power supply.

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Know the difference in power supply brands cuz the better it is the more accurate the numbers are gonna be. Just cuz a PSU says its 600watts doesnt mean it will operate under a full load. Personally I like Antec and believe their numbers to be pretty accurate and a good quality product that lasts. pcpowerandcooling.com used to have a bunch of questions it asked as to what you will be using the computer for then tell you what power supply would be best but im not sure if they do that anymore. Their products are top of line though and the prices reflect it.

Edited by redcrypt, 09 November 2006 - 11:16 PM.

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already bought case with psu 400 watt, really good, and i already have a pci-e video card and it was running perfect off my 250 watt psu so the upgrade was good, it is an antec case and pro series psu for 130 dollars canadian, got it overstocked price, retail is like closer to 250
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