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    Looking for PSU advice for new build...

    Ok, here goes.

    I'm putting together my spec for a new build based around an E6300 - plan is to go with a single 8800 series VGA card but I've not yet decided between the 650 and the 768Mb versions (will probably go for a 768Mb GTX though) and was wondering what people's thoughts on the 700W XClio PSU that Scan are offering at the moment is any good? It's not a brand that I'm familiar with, so I'm leaning more towards Seasonic etc, but in all honesty it's a while since I specced and built something of this level so I could use some opinions.

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    They give absolutely no information about the A rating of the rails or anything - so I'd avoid as it looks like they're hiding something.

    ah.. no.. found a review here:
    http://www.pro-clockers.com/reviews.php?id=156&page=1
    Looks ok - not great A rating, but it is a CWT unit.

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    4 12 volt rails 18 amps on each Nvidia SLi certified.

    Have built the following systems with the 550 watt 700 watt and 750 watt

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    No reported problems failures

    http://www.xclio.com/htm/products.htm
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    The 650 700 and 750 are certified for 8800GTS Sli so it wont have a problem with single GTS or a single GTX.
    BTW I dont work for X-Clio Just like value for money.
    If you are still unsure then go with a more familiar brand.

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    get a gts and buy a better psu or better proc/mobo

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    I've already decided on the E6300, and have now set my sights on a GTX - I'm not too fussed about spending the extra cash on a better PSU, but I don't want to be going overboard (ie I'm not buying a 1Kw PSU!)

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    the greatpower x-clio psu's are very good, the 700W isn't greatpower but the 650W is, that's why it is more expensive.

    visit http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=108088

    it ranks all psu's available.

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    Something like a 600w Seasonic/620w Corsair would be fine for a single 8800GTS/GTX

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    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post
    Ok, here goes.

    I'm putting together my spec for a new build based around an E6300 - plan is to go with a single 8800 series VGA card but I've not yet decided between the 650 and the 768Mb versions (will probably go for a 768Mb GTX though) and was wondering what people's thoughts on the 700W XClio PSU that Scan are offering at the moment is any good? It's not a brand that I'm familiar with, so I'm leaning more towards Seasonic etc, but in all honesty it's a while since I specced and built something of this level so I could use some opinions.

    The XCLIOs are FANTASTIC PSUs


    BUT!!!

    I wouldnt use one for SLi, especially 8800's. The reason they are cheaper is because the components arent as expensive. For a single carded system though it woill be fine.

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    you are going to major bottleneck that GTX get the GTS and a better mobo/proc!

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