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Old 02-01-2006, 09:38 AM   #1
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I am currently upgrading an HP PSU 300 watt to something better since I added a 6600GT and the PSU can no longer handle it. So I'm wondering, should I get a 40$ canadian thermaltake psu at 430w to handle my system for a year or 2 or should I get a really high end one like a raidmax 580w for 80$ candian and make it last to my next computer ?
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Go with the 580W. No since in holding back, and this will leave you further room to upgrade.
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Old 02-01-2006, 01:14 PM   #3
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I would go with the 580, but if you're going to pay that much, I would get a psu that you know would last, like an ocz. OCZ makes the best psu's out there right now, besides turbo cool's 1kw psu. But, if aviability is at a limit, the raidmax psu is still a good choice.
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:31 PM   #4
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well around toronto, there is no OCZ powersupply I can find for $80; the cheapest was 97 for 450w; and a raidmax dual 12v for 80$ seemed like the best bang for the buck...
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I would go for TT. TT is a better psu maker than Raidmax. With the Raidmax, under load, watch your rails fluctuate like crazy.
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Old 02-01-2006, 10:42 PM   #6
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so ur saying i should go with tt and then upgrade agen in a few years right?
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Old 02-02-2006, 12:00 AM   #7
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Or, you can just spend some more money on a good psu and not have to upgrade for a while.
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Old 02-02-2006, 10:37 AM   #8
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Well; what PSU would you recommend that I can get in Canada for about 100$ canadian or 87$ american and would last for the next 3-4 years....I only have a 6600gt rite now and a pentium d and 2 gigs of ram. Won't be SLIing either.
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I'm not getting in the middle of this one except to say, Make sure the PSU no matter what you get fits in the HP case. Most of the prebuilts have a custom sized PSU. Off the shelf items might not fit.

I would suggest you post the specs on your system.
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Old 02-02-2006, 11:03 AM   #10
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Well I have bought a new case also ; A Thermal Take Soprano Black w/ Window
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