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PSU Help

By Fuggles
Dec 3, 2006
  1. Hi,
    Im looking into building my own gaming system and i am looking for some advice when it comes to choosing a suitable PSU.
     
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Without knowing what you intend to build there is no way to help really!!!!
     
  3. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    pc power & cooling www.pcpowercooling.com makes amazing power supplies, i have used thier 1kw turbo-cool and thier 750w silencer on many high-end builds. they are not cheap, but you get an excellent product, probably the best in the industry.

    antec (www.antec.com) and thermaltake (www.thermaltake.com) are two others you'll want to check out, particularly the antec neopower line.
     
  4. Ural_

    Ural_ TS Enthusiast Posts: 96

    Well for a gaming PC in todays standards it should atleast be above 500watts orelse youve got yourself some problems, a brand name psu should also be chosen nothing generic for a Gaming PC.
     
  5. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 475

    Personally I only use PC Power & Cooling Powersupplies for Gameing PCs and 24/7 applications like servers. They are a little expensive but the rock solid rails and superior reliablility are worth it.

    The silencer 750 @$200 is perfect for high end builds other than multiple CPU and quad-sli systems.
    http://www.pcpower.com/products/viewproduct.php?show=S75EPS
    Here is the Dual geforce 8800 GTX certified version If you want to go that route @$220.
    http://www.pcpower.com/products/viewproduct.php?show=S75Q

    If you build an extremly high end system with multiple CPUs and quad sli
    you will need the 1KW model @$550.
    http://www.pcpower.com/products/viewproduct.php?show=T1KWSR

    Other good PSU manufactures include Antec,FSP,Enermax but PC Power & Cooling tops them all.
     
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    PC Power & Cooling is a quality manufacturer agreed but pricey as well. Other great alternative makers of superb quality PSUs include Seasonic, Antec, Thermaltake, OCZ and Enermax. I have personally used Antec and OCZ PSUs and they are among the best when it comes to reliablility and performance. I use an OCZ 700W PSU and it's an excellent performer. Plus, it's only $130 on Newegg, which is a steal for such an excellent PSU. And if u NEED a 1kW PSU, try the Enermax Galaxy as a cheaper and equally excellent alternative to the Turbo-Cool from PC Power & Cooling.
     
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