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    Help needed choosing new psu

    Ok chaps, my trusty q-tec 550w is struggling, so I need more powah.
    I running ALOT off it and need reccomendations for a better one, by alot I mean:
    4x scsi hdd
    2x ide hdd
    8x case fans
    9800 AiW
    + various other stuff, all overclocked

    I'm getting another 10k hdd and some drive coolers so defos need a new psu

    The CWT's from scan, any good? and is the 550w a "true" 550w, or would I be better off going enermax ?

    Thx.

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    From what I've heard, the CWTs from Scan would be a fairly safe bet.

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    • Allen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS Maximus VIII Gene
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 6600K
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 8GB Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4-3000
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      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti OC
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      • XFX P1-650X-NLG9 XXX 650W Modular
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    Blimey, I'm surprised your Q-Tec has survived that much!

    CWT all very good for price vs. performance. Otherwise, if you really have the money, then Antec and Enermax are considered the best.

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    get an antec psu i did and i tell u wot iam never going back to my old trust worthy qtec!

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    From what I have heard of the CWT's I would buy the highest power CWT you can get your hands on. Anless you dont mind the £100 or so that Enermax charge for their top PSU's ...
    Desktop: AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton, 1024Mb PC-3200 TwinMOS w/Winbond, MSI K7N2 Delta-ILSR, Radeon 9800SE AIW, 40 GB 7,200 Rpm Hitachi Deskstar, 120GB 7,200 Rpm 8mb Cache Maxtor Diamond 9, 160GB 7200 Rpm 8mb Cache Seagate 7200.7 SATA, Plextor 708A 8x DVD-RW, 550W PFC Q-tec PSU, Casetek 1019SM Silver Case, Camdridge Soundworks DTT2200 Speakers

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    CWT = Antec's

    get the 550watt it's worth the cash



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    CWT/Antec/Enermax/Thermal take in that order.....
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