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Starfishy

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It has been a while since I purchased a brand name PSU and I was just wondering what the PSU experts are suggesting right now.

I have put together a 3200+ DFI LP UD rig with a 6800GT and 1Gb RAM. I have been running it on a generic 350W PSU but am now interested in swapping it out and OCing the rig slightly. The main reason for swapping the PSU is because I have an older system in need of a PSU (it's gonna get this one).

I am going to be buying it from <A HREF="http://www.anitec.ca/?mode=category&catid=42&mcid=19" target="_new">here</A> so if you could help me out in picking one from this site that would be great. The cheaper the better... I would be willing to pay anywhere under $150 bucks, but all I really need is something that will be able to handle a slight OC. Cheaper is better.

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LOL, Same mfgs as before. :) Enermax, Antec (True- series), OCZ, etc. I think I've heard Seasonic is supposed to be good too.

I'd choose that Enermax noisetaker for 68.95 that's at the very top of the page. As a second choice, one of the Antec TruePower (probably the 380w).
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Guess you did but check the THG's psu stress test, 1st thing in a while thats seams to be done nicely!

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You are right... I hadn't even looked at it. I saw the link to it and kept having these THG Stress Test Update flashbacks which were painful enough to keep me away from the PSU stress test. Maybe I will take a look at it now though... just because you recomended it.

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Thanks for the recomendation Wusy... as such I will definetly look into the Vantec 550W.

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I seem to always see the same mfgs coming up... maybe I should stop asking questions about PSUs and just buy one of these everytime... although the Vantec looks alright (looks like I could save a few bucks) we will see.

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If one of those Seasonics are the same as the model THG tested then I would go with one of them. The effeiency is really high.

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Crashman

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There's a Vantec review at Sysopt.

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RichPLS

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Another good job! You do not get to keep the test components, or do you?

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Crashman

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Yeh, and a whole bunch of motherboards.

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RichPLS

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keep a lid on it then, wusy is just scoping ;)

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Crashman

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Most of them. Companies like to see their product used in reference systems too.

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RichPLS

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You mean as reference systems being used to test/post reviews on other products?
Makes sense to me!

Just curious, how much free PC stuff do you get a month?

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Crashman

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Lately around one product a week. I'm still catching up on a bunch of products I got within two weeks however.

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mozzartusm

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You havent reviewed the TT 680W PSU have you?

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Crashman

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No. In fact, I don't have enough equipment to put that kind of load on a CPU. And unlike Tom's, I don't have an experimental load to make up the difference.

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Crashman

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Sysopt is a community driven site. As opposed to all the larger sites, which are driven by the supply side of the market. This means they have big budgets, but are not always "sell-outs".

The only major site I've seen stoop so low as to promote all the products they review is PC Stats. I believe they do that so manufacturers and retailers will give them preference to link back to their site. More links back mean more ad clicks, more profits, etc. Bias? They don't have to have any bias towards a particular company to pull this off, their bias is simply shifted towards the industry in general, rather than the consumer.

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RichPLS

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Basturds! ;)

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