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Idoru
06-06-06, 06:54 AM
Have an Antec 550W TruePower 2.0, but have had problems with my 7900GTX since I put it in the system (freezes, lock ups, BSODs). Reseller tells me the card is not faulty - I remain unconvinced, and am still pursuing that with them, but in the spirit of adventure I'm willing to check out a different PSU, this time one with just a single high-rated 12V rail rather than the Antec's two (19A) rails to ensure it is not a power-related problem.

Any suggestions (though not Seasonic, as they don' mix well with my ASUS mobo I gather)? OCZ Powerstream? Tagan? Thanks.

einstein_314
06-06-06, 11:37 AM
I'd highly recommend the OCZ Powerstream 520W. Although I did have an issue with my original one dying on me after using it for 4 months, my new one is great. Rock solid. And it's really shiny :D

Roadhog
06-06-06, 12:14 PM
I'd highly recommend the OCZ Powerstream 520W. Although I did have an issue with my original one dying on me after using it for 4 months, my new one is great. Rock solid. And it's really shiny :D


I second that.

Idoru
06-06-06, 02:00 PM
Modular version or no? I gather the non-modular version is perhaps more stable on the various rails (less resistance apparently).... Thanks for the input, OCZ was top of my list.

einstein_314
06-06-06, 11:21 PM
The non modular one...the powerstream series. Not the ModStream Series. I've heard mixed things about the modstreams...not as reliable as the powerstreams.

SLippe
06-07-06, 07:44 AM
What about the GamerExtreme or whatever the hell it's called?

Absolution
06-07-06, 03:49 PM
I've had my original 400watt powerstream die mysteriously after shutdown one time about 4 months old (that was after i sold it to a friend so im not quite sure what he did... but reguardless...) they sent him a new one pronto, good warrenty; still 5 yrs i think..

since then i've got a different friend a 520watt version which is still running strong and my 600watt version has been running flawlessly (both have been running a year+)

Idoru
06-08-06, 05:30 AM
600W has two 12V rails?

john19055
06-11-06, 07:28 AM
If you want a power supply that just has one 12v rail then I would go with the 520watt OCZ PowerStream or the SilverStone 560watt SST-ST56ZF.