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    Have Antec Truepower 550w - Worth upgrading to Corsair HX 620W?

    Hi, I have had the Antec truepower 550w for over 2 years and it has served me really well..i tried the power supply calculator and showed i used around 530w on full load which is really close to its limit.
    Was going to go for the 700w ocz gamexstream but i heard about the bad rippling..so looks like its down to the Corsair now..is it worth me spending more for the Corsair HX 620w or keep my Antec for now?

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    Re: Have Antec Truepower 550w - Worth upgrading to Corsair HX 620W?

    Nope. I'd stick with the Antec.

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    Re: Have Antec Truepower 550w - Worth upgrading to Corsair HX 620W?

    Cheers Kalniel..might route a couple of the HDD's to external enclosures if i decided not to buy the Corsair.
    Still mulling it over.

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    Re: Have Antec Truepower 550w - Worth upgrading to Corsair HX 620W?

    if its running fine then you dont need to upgrade
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    Re: Have Antec Truepower 550w - Worth upgrading to Corsair HX 620W?

    Thought as much, might just keep it until i have even more stuff to power drain! Cheers.

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    Re: Have Antec Truepower 550w - Worth upgrading to Corsair HX 620W?

    stick with it...Antec Truepower's are very quiet and very stable.

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    Re: Have Antec Truepower 550w - Worth upgrading to Corsair HX 620W?

    Stick with the Antec. As the old saying goes: If it ain't broke...
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    Re: Have Antec Truepower 550w - Worth upgrading to Corsair HX 620W?

    If I am not mistaken, the Corsair are based on the Seasonic and comparable in noise.. which I found better than the Antec True-series I've previously used. If noise is an non-issue then by all mean stick with the Antec.

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    Re: Have Antec Truepower 550w - Worth upgrading to Corsair HX 620W?

    Noise is no issue here..like the whoosh of my front 120mm fan Looks like i'm sticking with my Antec for now. Cheers.

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    Re: Have Antec Truepower 550w - Worth upgrading to Corsair HX 620W?

    Quote Originally Posted by roorooroo View Post
    i tried the power supply calculator and showed i used around 530w on full load which is really close to its limit.
    Which power supply calculator? Those which I have seen massively overestimate your usage encouraging you to upgrade...

    If it aint broke don't fix it. Stick with what you have if it's stable.

    My rig (Athlon 64 2.0GHz @ 2.6GHz and 7800GTX) is running off a 300 watt power supply (my 450W Truepower died on me and I threw this in on the off chance...) It is currently rock stable - hasn't crashed in any way in months - so I'm not changing it until I upgrade (soon, soon)

    I get a warning each time I boot that the graphics card is not receiving enough power (no 6pin PCIE power lead on the power supply) , and I can't overclock it above stock, but since it's stable I don't care for the moment

    I'd be interested to know how many others are running on old/cheap/crap power supplies...

    [Oh and before anyone mentions it; I redid some benchmarks that I had stored and the graphics card is running just as fast as it always did - despite the warning message suggesting it has been slowed down.]
    Last edited by EarlGrey; 25-09-2007 at 11:58 AM.

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    Re: Have Antec Truepower 550w - Worth upgrading to Corsair HX 620W?

    Hi Earlgrey

    I used a couple but found this to be the most exhaustive..
    http://www.extreme.outervision.com/p...ulatorlite.jsp
    Cheers, Roo

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    Re: Have Antec Truepower 550w - Worth upgrading to Corsair HX 620W?

    Quote Originally Posted by roorooroo View Post
    Hi Earlgrey

    I used a couple but found this to be the most exhaustive..
    http://www.extreme.outervision.com/p...ulatorlite.jsp
    Cheers, Roo
    Yes, as long as you do P/2 after you obtain the result from the site.
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    Re: Have Antec Truepower 550w - Worth upgrading to Corsair HX 620W?

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Yes, as long as you do P/2 after you obtain the result from the site.
    Hi aidanjt, these psu calculators aren't too accurate it seems then! P/2?

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    Re: Have Antec Truepower 550w - Worth upgrading to Corsair HX 620W?

    Quote Originally Posted by roorooroo View Post
    Hi aidanjt, these psu calculators aren't too accurate it seems then! P/2?
    No, they're horrible. P/2 = P (Power/Wattage) divided by 2.
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    Re: Have Antec Truepower 550w - Worth upgrading to Corsair HX 620W?

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    No, they're horrible. P/2 = P (Power/Wattage) divided by 2.

    Cheers aidanjt..i ran it again for kicks and apparently my power output is 583w on my 550w power supply so i can see what you mean. I'm okay if i divide by two though

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