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New PSU?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Talon, 14 Jul 2006.

  1. Talon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,496

    Location: Hull

    Right I have had enough now that my 2nd Hyper Type R 580 has blown its time for a different one. Something a little more reliable with decent future scope.

    Cheers folks.
    Jon
     
  2. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    What is your budget and what sort of system are you using it on? Standard recommendation for Enermax, Seasonic, Tagan and FSP as all being worth a look.
     
  3. fenderbass86

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,986

    Location: Chelmsford

    Agree with s-pw:

    Enermax Liberty 500W ELT500AWT ATX2.2 Modular SLI Compliant PSU - Price: £59.95 (£70.44 Including VAT at 17.5%)

    FSP Sparkle AX500-A Blue Storm 500W ATX2.0 PSU - Price: £49.95 (£58.69 Including VAT at 17.5%)

    Seasonic S12 500W Silent ATX2.0 Power Supply - Price: £64.95 (£76.32 Including VAT at 17.5%)

    Tagan TG530-U15 530W ATX2.01 Easycon SLi Compliant Modular Silent PSU - Price: £61.95 (£72.79 Including VAT at 17.5%)

    You could even look at the 520W OCZ Modstream, but all the above ones are newer.
     
  4. Talon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,496

    Location: Hull

    My system is currently along the lines of :

    2 7800GTX's (one in the desk atm dur to spare PSU not having enough umph)
    2gb Corsair RAM
    Athlon X2 4800+
    2 WD Raptors
    1 WD 300gb disk
    2 DVD Writers
    Audigy
    +all the other gubbins
     
  5. fenderbass86

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,986

    Location: Chelmsford

    Hmm, not sure if you'll want a bit more power then if you've got two 7800GTX's.

    Could probably go with next wattage up from what I posted then.
     
  6. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    I'd probably go with a Tagan 580w myself as it can be set manually to work as a single rail PSU or it can autoswitch if one line is taking too much power and it is supposed to be better for dual graphics card systems if it can do that.
     
  7. dazza121

    Gangster

    Joined: 7 Jul 2005

    Posts: 144

    Howdie

    I have a similar spec machine and have just replaced my Hiper 580 with an Enermax Liberty 620w - very happy with the new PSU.

    Originally replaced the Hiper with a Seasonic s-12 600w but that failed after 4 days so replaced it with the Enermax - not quite as quiet but looking very stable and still very quiet.
     
  8. Rob43

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Jun 2003

    Posts: 3,091

    Location: Scotland

    Replaced my Hiper with an OCZ GameXtream 600w PSU,had it for a couple of months now,great PSU.Comes in a 700w as well :D

    Rob
     
  9. hp7909

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Jun 2003

    Posts: 5,016

    eXtreme PSU Calculator gives a recommended PSU wattage of 488w~659w :eek: (everything running @ 100%). So something tells me the Hiper can't handle because some PSU are marketed with peak wattage which is very hard to sustain :(

    From above the obvious suggestion is to go for a 700w PSU but I think that will be unesessary. I'd suggest you get a any of the 580w Tagan's because those are not rated at peak :)
     
  10. lay-z-boy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 9,231

    Location: Nantwich


    That thing is total BS, do not use it at all.

    OCZ 700w/fsp 700w (same thing)
    tagan turbojet's

    those are the best psu's on the market bar ones you cant get hold of.
     
  11. Talon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,496

    Location: Hull

    Mant thanks to those that replied.

    Ended up ordering a Enermax Liberty 620W.

    More question to come at the end of the year when upgrade time comes around :D

    Regards.
    Jon