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Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:44 pm

I think we need to know if his "future upgrade" plans include SLI/Crossfire. If not, then a Seasonic/Corsair 600W PSU would be more than required.

As you can see in my sig, am not too far off from tsoulier's system requirements. Corsair's HX620 is damn sweet indeed ...:wink:
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I have the 700W OCZ GamerXtreme, and love it. I say wait if you can. With OCZ buying PCP&C their(OCZ's) PSU's might be getting better.
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tsoulier wrote:
I feel like I am spending yall money , lets get back to my original question
:lol: I did laugh out loud at that one. Yeah, I've been tempted a couple of times to steer this thread back to your original question but I figured I just let it run...

I'd go with the Corsair unit - those things are sweet. 2nd choice would be OCZ.
 
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tsoulier wrote:
I feel like I am spending yall money , lets get back to my original question
:lol: I did laugh out loud at that one. Yeah, I've been tempted a couple of times to steer this thread back to your original question but I figured I just let it run...

I'd go with the Corsair unit - those things are sweet. 2nd choice would be OCZ.

lol thanks , right now iam tied between the two , the Thermaltake is out
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Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:12 pm

My Corsair 520 is dead dead quiet, modular, and black. It's pretty much perfect. So if you're looking at the 620 model, you're fine (in any case, as discussed before, you don't need so much wattage).
 
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If the ModXStream 780 unit that you are looking at is like the GameXStream, then there is too much ripple for my taste (granted jonny's tests were very stressful). But there's not much review on the ModXStream yet. Right now JG's site is down so I can't check out his EvoStream review, but I have no idea if the Evo and ModX share the same OEM.

I have a bias towards Seasonic-made stuff, so I will pick the Corsair. To persuade you a bit further, the OCZ unit has 3 year warranty while the Corsair has 5. :wink:
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Flying Fox wrote:
If the ModXStream 780 unit that you are looking at is like the GameXStream, then there is too much ripple for my taste (granted jonny's tests were very stressful). But there's not much review on the ModXStream yet. Right now JG's site is down so I can't check out his EvoStream review, but I have no idea if the Evo and ModX share the same OEM.

I have a bias towards Seasonic-made stuff, so I will pick the Corsair. To persuade you a bit further, the OCZ unit has 3 year warranty while the Corsair has 5. :wink:

thanks fox , i think you & flip just made my mine up , the Corsair is sweet and
i prefer the cables vs the OCZ , plus you get a bag to hold the extras in.
Corsair 620 watt it is , probably order it in the morning.
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tsoulier wrote:
the Corsair is sweet and i prefer the cables vs the OCZ
I think the cables are sort of the same (they have to have the same plugs on one end anyway), guess I just don't care about the looks.

tsoulier wrote:
plus you get a bag to hold the extras in.
That's definitely a nice touch. Extra bag FTW. :D
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The antec has to go (thats the 4000+ rig )

Except that if the reason you think it's bad because the 12v is off by .03 volts, it's not bad?

I dunno, it's your money, spend it how you want I guess... I'll take the antec off your hands if you don't want it, save you the trouble of throwing it away. ;)
 
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The antec has to go (thats the 4000+ rig )

Except that if the reason you think it's bad because the 12v is off by .03 volts, it's not bad?

I dunno, it's your money, spend it how you want I guess... I'll take the antec off your hands if you don't want it, save you the trouble of throwing it away. ;)

No you mis-understood the ocz is only .03 off from idle to load the antec 12 v rail is like 11.2 idle
thats why iam replacing it
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No you mis-understood the ocz is only .03 off from idle to load the antec 12 v rail is like 11.2 idle
thats why iam replacing it

Ooooooh. Ok, that was not at all clear, it seemed like you were referring to the antec. Yes 11.2 is not good. That's in the "should be replaced" range of less than 10% off spec (so the computer still works), but more than 5% off (so will probably crash or have other problems).

Though you might want to test the PSU with a voltmeter, just in case it's the mobo sensor that is off. While the system is running, test the yellow wire on any spare molex connector.
 
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Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:44 pm

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I can't recommend my Corsair HX-520 enough (there's a 620W flavor too). I can link you to my mini-review in a post somewhere (too lazy to find it right now :) ).


Agreed. I have the HX620W plus the 5-year warranty is icing on the cake.
 
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OCZ. If only for the sole reason that they now have PCP&C on their side. I have the GamerXtreme 700W and love it. Now that they have access to the best company to ever build PSU's, you can't go wrong.
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I purchased the HX 620 , didn't install it yet but will do it this weekend
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Ok its installed , first off its nice , the 12 v line does not budge at all , stays at 12.09 not matter what load.
The +5 v stays at 4.999 so iam good with that , + 3 v 3.312 which is good.
The v cores dips a little like the OCZ under load but it don't bother me.
The weird thing is the fan didnt come on yet , it says its thermally controlled but i have not yet seen it on so that makes it less noisy for sure.
I couldn't hear the ocz either due to the raptors but thats another thread.
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Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:33 am

tsoulier wrote:
The weird thing is the fan didnt come on yet , it says its thermally controlled but i have not yet seen it on so that makes it less noisy for sure.

I couldn't hear my HX520W's fan come on yet, and I'm putting a fair load on it. I guess the PSUs are *that* good ;)

By the way, VCore dipping is up to your motherboard, not the power supply. The PSU will give you 12V, 5V, and 3V lines. What the rest of your PC does with them is not the PSU's business.
 
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The weird thing is the fan didnt come on yet , it says its thermally controlled but i have not yet seen it on so that makes it less noisy for sure.

I couldn't hear my HX520W's fan come on yet, and I'm putting a fair load on it. I guess the PSUs are *that* good ;)

By the way, VCore dipping is up to your motherboard, not the power supply. The PSU will give you 12V, 5V, and 3V lines. What the rest of your PC does with them is not the PSU's business.

Yeah the mobo does have control over the v core , never thought of that.
Other than that the cpu is awesome , I worked the system very hard last night
without a rail moving , very impressed and still have not heard the fan come on
The only other grips is the 4 pin on the 12v , since i have a 20 pin mobo it was tough to take the 4 pin off , it says its removable but , it seem one side didn't want to come off , that and the floppy power could have been better
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that and the floopy power could have been better

That's just about the only thing I found wrong with it (and it's very minor). All that they needed to do was make that cable a bit longer, nothing more.

Btw: you probably didn't need to remove the extra 4-pin connector. I'd hazard a guess that you'd be fine if the extra 4 pins were just left hanging to the left side of the plug.
 
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morphine wrote:
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that and the floopy power could have been better



Btw: you probably didn't need to remove the extra 4-pin connector. I'd hazard a guess that you'd be fine if the extra 4 pins were just left hanging to the left side of the plug.

That was not going to happen with this mobo , as you can see the IDE connector was too close so i had to bend the 4-pin behind the 12 v
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as you can see the IDE connector was too close so i had to bend the 4-pin behind the 12 v

IDE connector? What's that? Ah I remember... people still use those? :lol:
 
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yes people still use those
btw : even if i was not using it i would have still had to wrap the 4-pin around the 12v
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