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My friend needs to know which psu to buy all help appreciated!


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Hey my friend is ordering an 8800 gts 320 and a ga p35 and intel pentium e2140 allendale 1.6 ghz dual core cpu (we will overclock it for him) and eventually will probably get the corsair xms2 memory (dual channel 800mhz) and he needs to know what psu to get with it.
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Any good PSU in the 500 to 700 watt range will do just fine. What are the good PSU's? My experience is that any PS that costs less than $100 is suspect. Quality does not come cheaply. While i have had good luck with some thermotake PS's i now consider them of lower quality than i like and have quit buying them. I also now look for quiet PS's so i look for 120MM fans and the decibel rating if they list them. Most of the time i just look for the words quiet, or silent on newegg reviews.

Seasonic, PC Power and cooling, Silverstone, and a few others are what i would buy for computers.

I still have problems with some known good brands. Most silerstones are only rated at 70 % efficiency, which i don't like, so i quit buying them if they are for a high graphics content computer.

PC Power and Cooling i can find none with the 120 mm fan so i kinda exclude them. I wish i had a shop big enough to experiment with them.

If i was to buy one today i would buy this Seasonic S12 model.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817151028

perhaps this 550 watt if you can get by with it.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817151027

Perhaps even a fortron, as they are good PS's if you don't buy the cheap models.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817104014

Probably the best thing to do, on any PS you are thinking about , is look up some reviews on them. Johnny Guru is a good place to start.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/

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Thanks! but I think he was looking for a little bit cheaper I sent him an e-mail maybe one of these will go on sale or they'll run a good deal on a different one.
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don't skimp on the psu...the cheap ones sometimes go "postal" when they quit working...
lots more info here...you and your friend should read this BEFORE you buy a psu...
more on power supplies here...

Edited by happyrck, 02 May 2008 - 09:12 AM.

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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817182009 He wanted me to ask about this PSU.
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I have no personal experience with Rosewill ......but did you notice the version number for that one I highlighted in bold for youRP500 ATX12V v1.3
the new versions are ATX Specification v2.2

Edited by happyrck, 02 May 2008 - 03:33 PM.

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Hey, what about this one? http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153052 BTW thanks for all your help!
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that has a .. 70% power efficiency..
here is a good one....
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