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    PSU Recomendations.

    Right my next upgrade is needed somewhat earlier than I expected so I've got till next pay day to sort a psu for my pc.

    Now at the moment Im running a hiper type M 730w unit which is ok but a little on the loud side for me as im running a near silent pc so I need something to power the following but be quiet:

    Q6600 at 3.3ghz @1.43v, 2gd ddr2 8800gts @630/2020, 1 dcc (10w) pump, 6xhdds, 1x dvd/rw drive,2x fan controllers, 8x normal 120mm fans, 5x led fans and 3x 80mm fans yes I have alot, with the headroom of adding another card in at a later date IE 8800gtx or gt or 9800gtx aswell as the current 8800gts I have.

    Now I've through it through the psu calculator and it says I should be running a 800w psu
    Ill take that with a pinch of salt me thinks.

    Anyway looking around at psus on the market theres the gigabyte 800w which has taken my fancy, or the corsair 750w/if its released soon, antec have a couple I like as well as enermax.

    basically the budget stands at £150, Im also looking for something that wont sound like an A380 taking off.
    Last edited by daza; 05-11-2007 at 10:30 PM.

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    Re: PSU Recomendations.

    Have a look here http://www.jonnyguru.net/forums/showthread.php?t=103 for recs on top level gaming PSUs.

    Etasis gets good reviews and there's a guy over on overclockers selling an Etasis 850w jobbie, if you're interested but don't have access then I can put you in touch with him.

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    Re: PSU Recomendations.

    I would highly recommend any corsair one there great and very very quite top notch PSU. Also i have good stories about the enermax galaxy PSU range.

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    Re: PSU Recomendations.

    Right lets update this, I get payed next week and have a few options.

    First stay with the current psu I have and spend the money on beer.

    Second go with a PC & P psu. (very tempted)

    Third walk on the wildside with Gigbyte.

    Forth go to corsair.

    Fifth, if anyone can show me a beeter psu for £100ish show me.

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    Re: PSU Recomendations.

    corsair are my favourites. I've used 3 now and never had a problem with them, apart from a little hiccup today where the wrap over the cables had split inside and was cliping the fan as it span..awful racket.

    Fixed now though. As silent and cooling running as you could want from a PSU.

    I've used 2 520w HX's and 1 450vx

    Also got an OCZ which is fantastic but not as quiet.

    Not heard much on the gigabyte range..i'd steer clear personally.

    the PC & P one.. probably very good but i've never used them so couldn't recommend them..

    I'd deffiantly get rid of the hiper though.
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    Re: PSU Recomendations.

    I think everyone Ive spoke to has either said how is your rig alive or get rid of the hiper, but its going in less than a week simple as.

    Yeh looked at the reviews on the corsair looks pretty good, hear that pc&p is the daddy and the gigabyte stuff has got some really good reviews.

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    Re: PSU Recomendations.

    Looking at getting a Corsair one myself to replace the xilence power PSU I have in my PC which I'm not so sure about anymore.

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    Re: PSU Recomendations.

    Quote Originally Posted by daza View Post
    Right lets update this, I get payed next week and have a few options.

    First stay with the current psu I have and spend the money on beer.

    Second go with a PC & P psu. (very tempted)

    Third walk on the wildside with Gigbyte.

    Forth go to corsair.

    Fifth, if anyone can show me a beeter psu for £100ish show me.
    Forget the beer (I don't drink myself), I'd put the PC&P and the Corsair on the shortlist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Behemoth View Post
    Looking at getting a Corsair one myself to replace the xilence power PSU I have in my PC which I'm not so sure about anymore.
    Sorry for off topic, what's up with the Xilence?

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    Re: PSU Recomendations.

    I'd agree that a hiper PSU is not a great choice, as my type r has just failed. I suggest looking at the seasonic x900, which is what I've just bought. 88% efficiency and cooled by just one small fan.

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    Re: PSU Recomendations.

    With 16 fans and 6 harddrives, how is your pc "near silent"?!

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    Re: PSU Recomendations.

    Quote Originally Posted by finnrogers View Post
    With 16 fans and 6 harddrives, how is your pc "near silent"?!
    Near is a relative term! (The moon is near the earth - compared with the distance from the sun or "his pc is near silent - when compared with the noise of a 747 getting airborne")
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    Re: PSU Recomendations.

    Quite easy tbh, all fans are at 7v and are the nexus ones so are silent, the hdds are hitachi/ibms and are mounted in vibration dampening mounts in the case and are silent its just the psu which is loud now as its got a annoying 80mm fan in it.

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    Re: PSU Recomendations.

    i would say enermax infiniti or corsair

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