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Which PSU

By ellulbrian
Dec 30, 2007
  1. Which of the following PSU should I opt for?

    CoolerMaster eXtreme Power 650W (RP-650-PCAP) specs

    or

    FSP700-80GLN (700W)

    the FSP is cheaper and I think that the only difference is that the CM has a max load of 18A on the 12V rail while the FSP has 15A. Does it make a significant difference? As a graphics card I'm planning to have the Gainward Bliss 8600 GT 1024MB TV DD* and perhaps SLi it.

    *edit: change in the graphics card, its the XFX GeForce 8800 GT 256MB DDR3 and I'm more likely that I wouldn't SLi it therefore a lower power rating would do just fine. I've got the FSP because thats the cheapest quality PSU I could get.

    other parts:
    Intel Core2QUAD Q6600 GO 2.40Ghz 1066Mhz FSB
    Corsair TWIN2X2048 - 6400C4
    One sata harddisk
    One pata DVD ReWriter
     
  2. ShipMaster

    ShipMaster TS Rookie Posts: 70

    I would say the FSP Group PSU is the better choice.
     
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,704   +397

    FSP makes decent PSUs so if its cheaper then I'd get that. But you don't need anywhere near 700W for that setup. A decent 450W would do fine, even if you SLi'd the cards.
     
  4. werty316

    werty316 TS Rookie Posts: 185

    Even though that FSP isn't apart of the Fortron lineup I would go with it. The specs of the FSP look better to me than the CM PSU.

    FSP:
    3.3V - 36A
    5V - 30A
    12V1 - 15A
    12V2 - 15A
    12V3 - 15A
    12V4 - 15A

    CM:
    3.3V - 25A
    5V - 30A
    12V1 - 18A
    12V2 - 18A
     
  5. ellulbrian

    ellulbrian TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    hm, you're right but I cannot find what type of connectors does it have. I suspect that it doesn't have 2 PCI-Express connectors but I think that an adaptor will do the job...
     
  6. werty316

    werty316 TS Rookie Posts: 185

    It should have atleast one ir not two PCIe connectors.
     
  7. ellulbrian

    ellulbrian TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Thanks to all for the feedback. I've got the FSP (its quite silent too).
    Yep, it has 2 PCI-E connectors.
     
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