Weekend Open Forum: How powerful is your PSU?

By Matthew
Sep 24, 2010
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  1. felixandy101

    felixandy101 Newcomer, in training

    i have a coolermaster 650W extreme power pro...been using it for almost a year and no troubles at all!!
    just wanted shout out to all of you!! i know how PSUs are important, had a hard time when my PSU failed last year before i bought this, then when that happened, the mobo or GPU didnt seem to matter at all! lol
  2. Decimae

    Decimae Newcomer, in training Posts: 79

    I have a Be Quiet! 530 watts PSU, as an upgrade from my sweex 600 watt(=300 watt) PSU.
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Antec TruPower 2.0 550 Watts
  4. BMfan

    BMfan TechSpot Guru Posts: 479   +48

    Gigabyte Odin GT550had it for about 2yrs and still going strong.
    Would like to upgrade to a Corsair HX650 some time later.
  5. nismo91

    nismo91 TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,001   +11

    4+yr old AcBel 400W. C2D E6300 and 9600GT. Other famous brands are not really available in my place.
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,489   +292

    Enermax Noisetaker II 485W.

    Previous main system had an Enermax Noisetaker 475W, both of them have been rock solid.
  7. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 903

    I have a 500 watt PC Power and Cooling Silencer I pulled from my school's recycling pile. It works great, is really quiet, and is rated for up to 35 amps on the 12 volt rail, which is great for a 500 watt PSU.
  8. twojpodlysyn

    twojpodlysyn TechSpot Member

    500W Fortron (85%+)
  9. I'm using corsair AX 1200W Gold Series :) ..
  10. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 245   +12

    I got an OCZ GameXtream 750W powersupply... I had to choose between that one and a modular 650w Thermaltake... although I have a cable mess inside my case which truly hurts the airflow, I think I made the right choice since I need to power 2x 4830's + 1 4850 + Phenom II x4 955 overclocked...
  11. Mikymjr

    Mikymjr TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 126   +7

    I have a CoolMax CW-650t powering my Phenom II X3 710(overclocked), M3A79-T Deluxe, PowerColor Radeon 4890(overclocked), HDD, dvd burner and 6 led fans. I haven't had any problem with it since i bought it one and a half years ago. But stil i would like to go for a 750W-850W from corsair or thermaltake.
     
  12. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TechSpot Maniac Posts: 387

    Antec TruePower 750W Semi Modular :D
  13. license27kill

    license27kill TechSpot Member Posts: 76

    i have thermaltake 430watts, and its working for me for ages now. ive tried diff. psu but this one makes my computing very easy and im so confident that if ever my pc will fail. iam confident that my psu is the last to break

    ;)
  14. Breech

    Breech TechSpot Member Posts: 79

    Main PC has a Kingwin 750w, one Dell has a PC Power&Cooling 500w, other 2 Dells have stock PS. All have performed fine up to this point.
  15. treeski

    treeski TechSpot Guru Posts: 870   +129

    I have a 1200w Thermaltake Toughpower
  16. Superpeter

    Superpeter TechSpot Member Posts: 49

    Kingwin Mach1 600w. +12v rails=2. It's been powering without a hiccup for 1&1/2 years now;A Phenom2x2 unlocked&overclocked to 3.8@1.5 volts,12 fans with four on a controller,XFX 5850 BE overclocked to 912/1212 @1.11v, A Nmedia pc 5.25in bay readout screen, A Samsung Blu-ray drive and a Lite-On drive,A 80g SSD (intel) and a 1tb drive (samsung)
  17. Superpeter

    Superpeter TechSpot Member Posts: 49

    Its also powering 8g ram in a Raidmax smilodon mid case that has lights itself along with 5 of my 12 fans.
  18. Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200w.
  19. zillion

    zillion Newcomer, in training Posts: 51

    I used to have an antec P192 casing and ran a setup with Corsair HX 520 + 650.

    Now ive build a new rig in the Corsair 800D and only using 1 psu which is the HX850.
  20. g4mer

    g4mer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 340

    450W Frontier - Made in China
  21. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,930   +123 Staff Member

  22. BabyFaceLee

    BabyFaceLee Newcomer, in training Posts: 59   +11

    Good grief. Not into going green then. :eek:
  23. TekGun

    TekGun TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 157   +11

    I have just upgraded to an Antec True Power Quattro 1000, which surprisingly is the same size as the PC Power & Cooling 610w it replaced : /
  24. YEP, my first psu was an rosewill of 1000 watts( bronze 80 plus).it really overcharged one of my gtx 260 and my system was unstable. now i am getting a 1200 watt coolermaster (80 plus gold ). i want see if it can support my sytem.
  25. kakarot27

    kakarot27 Newcomer, in training Posts: 78



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