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Old 01-02-09, 05:50 PM   #13
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It really depends on how many other items are started during system boot and what current the unit can output. Enermax 600W may not have the muscle.
PC Power & Cooling PSU's are on sale at Newegg. The (red) 750W is $80 after rebate; normally ~ $250 MSRP. Free Shipping.
There are ( still ) no better PC PSU's than the PC P&C ...

The PC P&C 610W unit has been running the GTX260^2 for ~ a month and the 750W will be very soon(a new system build).
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Old 01-02-09, 06:58 PM   #14
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It really depends on how many other items are started during system boot and what current the unit can output. Enermax 600W may not have the muscle.
PC Power & Cooling PSU's are on sale at Newegg. The (red) 750W is $80 after rebate; normally ~ $250 MSRP. Free Shipping.
There are ( still ) no better PC PSU's than the PC P&C ...

The PC P&C 610W unit has been running the GTX260^2 for ~ a month and the 750W will be very soon(a new system build).
We have only just had the PC Power & Cooling PSU's arrive in NZ. Still only a limited range and nothing over 750 watt. Personally would like a 1200 watt myself.
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Old 01-03-09, 02:27 PM   #15
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We have only just had the PC Power & Cooling PSU's arrive in NZ. Still only a limited range and nothing over 750 watt. Personally would like a 1200 watt myself.
Unfortunately Newegg does not ship internationally. The 1200W is on sale too but not a lot. The 1000W is a good sale deal at $219 (US) + S&H(normally >$400 US). I do not need 1000W ...not sure 750W is justified but am adding another half-dozen disks and a WC rig(w/ DC pump) in the new build so better safe than sorry, . ...
However, wattage is overrated. The "wattage" of the PSU comes naturally as a result of the voltage*current by number of independent rails. The *current* supplied at the various voltages(esp. 12V), the response & hold time and stability of the unit is much more important. PC P&C people know that and design for it. They back-up their claims with 5 year - 7 year warranties too.
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I have EE background and can state unequivocally that most (PSU) companies lie to consumers by way of omission and, thereby, take advantage of the ignorance of the potential customer. Consumers are not all supposed to have EE degrees or even, ithink, tech degrees to be able to get a quality PC PSU. ... Anyway, I despise most of them. ThermalTake-your-money has been the worst at it(or best, depending on POV). PC P&C does not hide the important specs for any of their PSU's. ...of course one has to pay a lot for the quality and honesty.
PC P&C has always been out of my budget for a PC build. I took advantage of the sale & would rec' that anyone who can should also. (Rebates currently end on 16th ...)
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Old 01-10-09, 04:18 AM   #16
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Nice PSU but there are better ones out there that cost a good bit less than the one you paid for.


$99 before MIR 52amps on a single 12v rail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005

$119 before MIR 60amps on a single 12v rail and 750 watts.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006
According to HardOCP testing, the Corsair TX units aren't as good as the HX. I just ordered an HX620 today myself. However it's the difference between good and top-notch best.

Also, there are GTX260-216 with 55nm out already.
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Old 01-10-09, 05:07 AM   #17
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Why not wait a little and get the gtx 285? It uses less power. I will likely cost more but likely be less that a 280 + new PSU. Plus its faster.
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Hey guys thanks for all your posts. The good news is that my Enermax 600W did handle my new GTX280 but the even better news is that I splashed out on a 1000HX. When I have the funds i will drop another GTX280 in my rig

Yeah I saw that we can now get the PC Power & Cooling PSU's, quite expensive though!
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Hey guys thanks for all your posts. The good news is that my Enermax 600W did handle my new GTX280 but the even better news is that I splashed out on a 1000HX. When I have the funds i will drop another GTX280 in my rig

Yeah I saw that we can now get the PC Power & Cooling PSU's, quite expensive though!
That is a very nice PSU. You will be happy with it.
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