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Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by ddp, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Whysper20

    Whysper20 Member

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    i bought an XG Vigor 500w the shop i bought it from swore by it so they said it would do fine in my system lol took 3 months and the thing died woke up one morning power the pc and nothing,switch the fuse tested it with a friend psu tester and still nothing,now im running is spare 450 which is working ok but lack the connector i need for the video card.

    Now thanks to you guys i feel like i made a good decision
     
  2. omegaman7

    omegaman7 Senior member

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    You have a HAF932 case? Excellent choice. It's what I call my insurance policy ;) It helps keep everything cool, insures their lifespan.
     
  3. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Shops often do swear by terrible PSUs, it happens. We don't :p
     
  4. greensman

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    A little late but I made it.. LOL.

    Yep that little dandy by Corsair is great.. I think that most of us have had one and I've heard NO one complain about it. ;) I use one for my little AMD 3800 and it's been going strong for a few years now. :D

    Good luck and I think you'll like that PSU!! :)
     
  5. Whysper20

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    @ omegaman7 Yea Ive had it for a week now and i love it the best choice ive made since the chieftec dragon,even added a little green paint to it already :)

    @ greensman Better late than never which after the pay i got i have to wait another week but oh well i'd rather wait 1 week than go ahead and buy cheaply made product and be sorry

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    Sorry i just couldn't resist to show you guys hehe
     
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  6. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    The yellow Dragpn is cool, but sorry, not liking the green HAF :p
     
  7. greensman

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    oh.. come on now.. LOL. I know you said that because of me you little turkey.. lol. :p

    Oddly I agree... it seems unfinished for some reason. :S
     
  8. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    It's not that it's green, it's just not a nice shade, is all :p
     
  9. Whysper20

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    Its differant i have yet to see one that color,Plus you have to like green to start with :)
     
  10. greensman

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    Whysper I was sorta having a go at you about the PSU in the tower now.. ;) NO hard feelings really.. I know you're getting a proper PSU soon. :D

    Sammy... I think with a little "better" psu and maybe some "different" lighting I could see that shade of green. :D :p
     
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    thread the PSU with black and green sleaving
     
  12. Whysper20

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    Yea i think its gonna look better when i get the green fan.Green sleeving huh? i wonder if they got that in UV
    Well today i borrowed my buddy 700w rocketfish to use the hd5770 and so far im not disappointed windows experience went from 4,7 to 5,9.I decided to go with the 650 from corsair just got an hinch that sometime soon ill upgrade to a quad core

    lol greensman no offence taken ;)
     
  13. sammorris

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    Lol get that rocketfish out of there before it goes pop!
     
  14. Cman

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    Need some advice on PSU's. I'm building a new rig with the following:

    I7-875K CPU
    Asus P7P55D-E PRO LGA 1156 P55 ATX Intel
    OCZ DDR3 2GB PC3-10666 1333MHz Platinum XTC Dual Channel-> 6GB RAM
    Seagate 2TB Sata3 HD
    Cosair H70 watercooling system
    Gigabyte GV-N470SO-13I NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 1280MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card
    LG BR burner
    ANTEC DarkFleet 85 Full tower case

    What would be a good power supply to power this with? I'm partial to Thermaltake but open to suggestions..

    Thanks in advance
     
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  15. sammorris

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    A GTX470? All wrong, buy an HD6870 instead.
    I'd say something like a Corsair VX 550W.
    Also, you want 1600mhz memory instead of 1333 really.
    I'd also suggest using a gigabyte board instead of the Asus, as Asus boards are often unreliable.
     
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    Perhaps he has his reasons for the GTX470(Lot of games are Nvidia biased, in which it's almost beneficial to purchase Nvidia). They appear to be similarly priced. Perhaps you should explain the performance gains eh? Or is it simply because the 6870 uses significantly less power, at a near equal performance? Totally the wrong thread for this LOL!
     
  17. sammorris

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    GTX470: Performance level 160. Power usage: 240W-270W variable. Noise level: High. Running temperature: 91-95C Expected lifetime: 2-3 years
    HD6870: Performance level 170. Power usage: 150W. Noise level: Very Low. Running temperature 80-85C Expected lifetime: 5+ years
     
  18. omegaman7

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    THAT might dissuade him LOL! Thanks sam ;) Though life of a component can be gained by cooling. Other than a fan problem, My 8600Gt is going strong. My GTX260 has been pampered in the cool haf932. And not everyone exhibits the hot temps. I've seen people hitting 60C peak on the 470. Their idles were around 26C. Probably significant cooling there though ;) Perhaps nvidia improv as well...
     
  19. Cman

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    Thanks for all the feedback guys.
     
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  20. sammorris

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    Asus is the hard option, very hard. Replacing motherboards every few months is very tiresome. My Gigabyte P55 board, along with several other people's, is faultless.
     

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