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    Hey Guys, I am new in here and this is my first post. Hopefully this is the right place to ask my question. I am building a new system and I need help on picking up a Power Supply. The reason I haven't bought one is because I am waiting for Intel's X38 Chipset Release. I was think maybe there might be some Voltage difference. But I guess I was wrong. From what I have read around, Whatever Power Supply I buy SHOULD Work with Intel's Upcoming Bearlake-X (X38) Platform. If this is true can you guys please recommend me a good power supply.

    So far in my Blue Print, this is the Config I have so Far:

    CPU - Dual or Quad Core
    Motherboard - Intel or Asus
    DDR2 or DDR3 Memory Chip
    Nvidia 8800 Graphic Card
    DVD-Writer (SATA)
    CD-Writer/DVD-ROM (SATA)
    WD Raptor HD (SATA)
    Plus 3+ HD (SATA)


    This is what I have so far. I might Add More stuff later. So if you guys can recommend me a good PS, It would really help me out.

    Thank You for all your help,

    P.S. Fusion

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    As everybody, I would imagine, from previous threads like yours it will be the following:

    Corsair HX 620 Modular, very well respected by the Hexus members.
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/review_details.php?id=32

    Enermax Infiniti 720 watt: Modular triple rail 28 amps 28 amps and 30 amps. Solid bild and has the new 8 pin connector for PCI-e 2.0.

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/review_details.php?id=102

    I have the Infiniti and it has proven solid and reliable. See system for my spec.
    Last edited by DratUK; 10-06-2007 at 10:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DratUK View Post
    As everybody I would imagine from previous threads like yours it will be the following:

    Corsair HX 620 Modular, very well respected by the Hexus members.
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/review_details.php?id=32

    Enermax Infiniti 720 watt: Modular triple rail 28 amps 28 amps and 30 amps. Solid bild and has the new 8 pin connector for PCI-e 2.0.

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/review_details.php?id=102

    I have the Infiniti and it has proven solid and reliable. See system for my spec.

    3 months ago i would've gone for the Corsair aswell.....Not anymore....

    The Infiniti series from Enermax is the best available at around £100 now.

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    corsair hx620W - i love mine, lets me do what i want.

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    I would say go with the enermax infiniti as it is very stable and trustworthy.

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    I also have an Infiniti and finally have a PSU that I'm happy with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5aboy View Post
    corsair hx620W - i love mine, lets me do what i want.
    The Corsairs are great... Poor connectors though...thats another reason why the Infinti wins out.

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    Corsair are awesome. Connectors are ok as far as i am concerned.

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    i dont have any issues with the connectors - yes there could possibly be 2x more pci-e connectors, but the others with the funny 'easy release' mechanism on them are just what you get nowadays, isnt it?

    oh, lets not forget the 5y warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5aboy View Post
    i dont have any issues with the connectors - yes there could possibly be 2x more pci-e connectors, but the others with the funny 'easy release' mechanism on them are just what you get nowadays, isnt it?

    oh, lets not forget the 5y warranty.

    Sorry but the Corsair connectors do feel cheap and arent very strong. The unit is fine though.

    Quote Originally Posted by DataMatrix View Post
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    They are strong enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koolpc View Post
    They are strong enough.
    Haha........basically fella the connectors aren't as good a quality as either the Hiper (poor PSU but good connectors) or the Enermax's.
    Thats a fact.

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    ... ive seen enough

    and just get whatever the latest and greatest is, which was the corsair and is now the ernamax, get over it guys
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