View Full Version : Upgrading PSU

09-04-07, 07:35 AM
As the thread title says, I'm in the market for a new PSU. My current PSU is barely sufficient for what I have and I will be upgrading other components in the near future. I'll probably be moving to a quad-core, and perhaps throwing another 8800 for SLI so the new PSU has got to be able to handle that with no problem. One trait I hope will carry over from my current PSU to the new one is reliability. I haven't had a single power related issue for the past two years I've owned it, and I'd like to continue that trend. Any ideas?

09-04-07, 08:09 PM
You've lost faith in PP&C?

Love mine.

09-04-07, 08:57 PM
Silverstone Zeus 850w

09-04-07, 09:09 PM
You've lost faith in PP&C?

Love mine.

Oh not at all . . . just trying to futureproof myself is all. My 510 will be a good backup PSU if things ever go south.

09-04-07, 09:37 PM
I've got one of the PCP&C Silencer 750W Quad powersupplies and I love it. Super quiet (as in can't hear it at all) and rock solid rails.

09-04-07, 09:43 PM
I have no complaints with the enermax 1000w dxx. Its a little big but the I have never seen quality like this before. Just opening the box is a treat hehe.
Also the Corsair 620w is an absolute workhorse, capable of holding its own against psu's with way higher power ratings.
I tried the 850w PCP&P and the 1010w OCZ but they were just WAY too freakin loud.

09-04-07, 09:49 PM
I was looking at the Silverstone with 80A rated on the single +12V rail. Maybe that's the Zeus 850W, I have forgotten. I remember it being 850W but the price stayed at $250 and never dropped for several weeks. I finally opted for the PCP&C Silencer 750W which is proven reliable and quiet and single +12V rail which I have set for a requirement this time around and can be had at <$200. The PC P&C 1KW has ample power but is said to be too loud fan-wise and very expensive at >$500.

09-04-07, 10:04 PM
I'm definitely leaning towards the PCP&C 750 based on the suggestions here and some of my own research. Its the perfect size, plenty of power for anything I can throw at it, and at a decent price point. And of course it sounds like it has the PCP&C standard of reliability. Thanks for the suggestions guys. :D