As per my canned text below;
Please note that there is one thing that is possibly worse than using a known poor quality brand of PSU and that is using one that is unheard of, for brands of PSU to trust and brands to avoid please refer to the two attached links http://www.10stripe....d/psu/brand.php and http://www.pcmech.co...ad.php?t=208143
PSU database http://www.realhardt...vos/Page541.htm
Before purchasing a new PSU it is advisable that you measure the dimensions of the present PSU and ensure that the new PSU has the correct power connections for the MB, HDDs, optical drives, FDDs or add on cards such as a video card if one is fitted.
Quality brands include Antec, Corsair, OCZ and Seasonic.
Hope this helps.
OMG, after getting your reply last night, I spent hours researching/shopping PSUs. The endeavor continued this morning as well. It has been an experience filled with fun, excitement, anxiety, surety, then unsurety, etc. My wife claims I am caught up in PSU h-e-double hockey sticks!
I have read review after review and compared PSUs via http://www.realhardt...vos/Page541.htm
and reviewed various lists of top tier brands. After all this, I have narrowed my choices down to two PSUs that I believe will fit the bill admirably. Both provide what I am looking for in a PSU and both are cost effective. Here they are:
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750M 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZEhttp://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=
(best price I could find)
XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80Plus Silver 750 Watthttp://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=
I have reviewed both PSUs at http://www.realhardt...vos/Page541.htm
and I find that the XFX PSU really stands out for me. I know Corsair is a top-tier brand and I have not found XFX to be listed as top-tier on various ranking resources, however the reviews on the XFX product are excellent. I believe, but please correct me if I'm wrong, that the XFX PSU I am interested in is actually made by SeaSonic. If that's the case, then it is a top-tier PSU. Would you agree?
If the XFX is in fact a SeaSonic OEM, I will purchase this PSU. If I am mistaken, then the Corsair it will be.
BTW, the XFX PSU best price is actually here http://us.ncix.com/p...FX&promoid=1089