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Old 06-12-2008, 01:13 AM   #1
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what power supply brands are the best and trusted?
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PC Power and Cooling - OCZ - Silverstone - FSP (Fortron Source) - SeaSonic - Antec - Corsair
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:32 AM   #3
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Those are all great PSU brands. I'm not familiar with the SeaSonic though.
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wow..... they all cost $100 and more....
think this will be good enough?
http://microcenter.com/single_produc...uct_id=0281688
unless you guys can find a better PSU about 550w or higher for crossfire that doesnt cost as much as $100 and is a trusted brand.
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:36 AM   #5
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Thermaltake Toughpower and Xclio Greatpower series are also very good, and anything made by Channel Well.
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I have this one, its $84.99 but well worth it:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341010

Runs my system like a charm with ease.
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The Antec EarthWatts 650 Watt Power Supply is a very good choice for the price. It has plenty of power for a Crossfire setup (650W / 69A @ 12V), is well built and reliable, and it's 80 Plus certified meaning it's very efficient. It's also backed by Antec's excellent customer service.


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wow..... they all cost $100 and more....
think this will be good enough?
http://microcenter.com/single_produc...uct_id=0281688
unless you guys can find a better PSU about 550w or higher for crossfire that doesnt cost as much as $100 and is a trusted brand.
this one is a little more than $100, but the total cost after rebate ends up being like $90, it's crossfire ready and has four 12v rails...

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thats still a lot of money.
quick question, do people really need a power supply that says crossfire supported to run crossfire?
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quick question, do people really need a power supply that says crossfire supported to run crossfire?
No, just make sure the the PSU has the required PCI-E power connectors for your cards, and that it is not EPS12V based, otherwise the graphics cards will always be sharing the rails with other components.
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