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Whats a good power supply to purchase

By Lazareth
Feb 17, 2006
  1. Looking for an overall good power supply 500W+
     
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,177

    What's your budget. Do you need SLI support. Do you want dual +12v? Do you need PCI-E connectors and SATA connectors? 20 pin, 24 pin?
     
  3. Lazareth

    Lazareth TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    i'm kinda clueless when it comes to actual power supplies, I don't need sli or sata, +12volt connectors, i'm not sure what those are for, graphics card? andd i have one pci-e slot in the comp
     
  4. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

  5. Exscind

    Exscind TS Rookie Posts: 38

    I'd look into Enermax 535w or OCZ 520w powerstream. Both are very solid performancers and never a hiccup to my experience. For price-performance balance I'd try the Enermax because it's $80ish at places like Newegg and Monarch. For pure performance buy the OCZ (but it's around $130 or so). Other brands like Antec, Seasonic, Tagan, PC Power & Cooling are also reputable brands.
     
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    go on Tom's hardware website and look at their extensive tests of PSUs they did last year. Quite informative. Brand names don't mean didly squat.
     
  7. Exscind

    Exscind TS Rookie Posts: 38

    Most reputable brands are good for PSUs, the only two exception that comes to my mind immediately are Aspire and ThermalTake. Their power supplies are truly horrendous and an exaggerated peak wattage (say TT 550w, the 550 is the peak, not actual avg. wattage that you get) in a poor attempt to sway users who don't know PSU jargon.
     
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