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

  1. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Haha, "Silencer" i.e. earmuffs required.
    The 750TX is fine, I know a few people who have them with no issues.
    However, when the extreme PSU calculator says you need 400W, you actually need 250W. Bear that in mind.
     
  2. Red_Maw

    Red_Maw Regular member

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    haha I figured the extreme psu calculator would be off but that's a bit more then I expected. Need to learn the proper way of calculation power consumption lol.

    According to PCP&P the silencer is optimized for "silent" operation although I wouldn't be surprised if they were abusing different interpretations of "silent".
     
  3. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    The PCP&C Silencer is one of the few PSUs to break the 50dB barrier at full load. The term 'Silencer' is utter crap.
     
  4. slkjao

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    hi im a complete newb at modding computers and i was wondering if my hp pavilion p6280t series computer can run a radeon HD 4670 with a 400 watt power supply. I dont know what my mother board is...my cpu is a Intel core 2 quad CPU Q8300, and 6GB DDR2-800MHz SDRAM [3 DIMMs], 500GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008
    was what i was looking at suggested by sammorris. To power this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125277 and rest.
     
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  5. greensman

    greensman Regular member

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    I'd rather see you go with the 550 version Corsair for a little "wiggle room". :) I have the 400W Corsair and it's brilliant but I'm running onboard graphics and a Dual Core AMD. :)
     
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    Ah damn and im on a extreme budget. Oh well better safe then sorry right ill just have to save up for it >.< Thanks
     
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  7. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    No really, don't buy the 550. The 400 is more than double the power you need. The 400CX is perfectly fine, if it will fit.
     
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    My friend need's a new Powersupply and he seen a Orion Model YH 480W he was wondering if these are any good and if it really kick's out the 480 Watt's it claims to kick out.
     
  9. sammorris

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    It'll probably deliver about 110W, then go bang, or burst into flames.
    Buy a proper PSU, you won't regret it.
     
  10. wade7575

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    I think these Orion's are the same as the one's called famous brand on Tigerdirect they have the same cut out for the fan plus they have olny 2 sata plugs like the one's on Tiger,the one's on Tiger say they are OEM.Sammorris I was wondering what is the Ultra LSP550 like they seem to be priced really nice and your getting alot of Wattage for next to nothing when compared to other PSU's and plus your getting a lifetime warranty.
     
  11. sammorris

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    Golden rule with PSUs: If it's too good to be true, it is. Ultra units can be mediocre, or they can be downright terrible. TD sell a lot of Ultra units, and most of them are pretty dire. If you want a 550W unit, buy a Corsair VX. That's not expensive, that's how much a 550W PSU should cost.
     
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    Listen to Sammy... PSU's are NOT the component to skimp on!! btw the Corsair VX-550W unit is great.. I have one and it's been terrific for about 2 years I think. ;)
     
  13. aseta

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    500 WATT is good.
     
  14. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    What a meaningless post. 500W can be good, too much, not enough, it could be a good 500W, a bad 500W, it could be anything!
     
  15. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    aseta, lightning struck!!!
     
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    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    aseta should've used a surge strip for that lightning :p
     
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    OH... good LAWDY!!! I sees a "cat" fight happening.... hehehee. :p
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    gm, why?
     
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    Cause creaky is telling members how to "avoid" ye LIGHTENING!! ;) Plus I'd like to see dem bones "rattled" a little bit... hehehe. :D
     
  20. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    oh, ok.
     

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