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    I will be building a new computer soon and would like to CF ATI's new R600 when they become cheaper (summer?) just so that I won't have to upgrade for a long time. However, most PSUs can't CF the new cards because of the new 8-pin connectors. However, Silverstone currently has three PSUs that has those connectors that are within my price range: OP750, DA750, and ST85F.

    Seems like no one has the 750's and the ST85F has problems will supplying power to their video cards according to some people who have the PSU.

    Which one do you THINK will be the best?
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    i think Jonny has the st85 for review. might want to wait for it

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    I am the pusher Silverstone.... I am here to protect you....

    No, I am the shover Silverstone.... I am here to protect you.....

    I am here to protect you from the terrible secrets of space.....

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    http://www.sundialmicro.com/silverst...1795_1001.html - op750 in stock. I'm not quite sure if 6 extra 12v amps is worth $30 over the op650 though. (That and for some reason $128 feels a lot cheaper than $159 number wise to me)

    Edit: Just looked at the ST85F, I would think a lot of power is going to waste on the first rail.
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    i have been thinking about the ST85F, but i'll wait for jonny's review of it

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    I'd advise against any silverstone modulars I have the strider 750 and while it's performance is stellar, most of the molex connectors on my unit are defective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belyakov View Post
    I'd advise against any silverstone modulars I have the strider 750 and while it's performance is stellar, most of the molex connectors on my unit are defective.

    Define defective...Please. I have a 600W Strider and all is well and good with the harness.

    Mr. Great, wait for jonny's review of the 850 Strider, it should be up soon.
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    What I mean is that the of the Y molex connectors that plug directly into the power supply, in my case 3 of them don't make a steady connection. I noticed this as my IDE drives kept dissapearing. I opened the case jiggled the cable and they powered back up. I imagine the damage occurred during shipping because the silverstone modulars ship with the connectors plugged in. Btw I'm not knocking Silverstone PS's, merely pointing out one of the caveats of buying modulars Power Supplies.

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    I was just asking.

    The units might be better off being shipped the the cabling packaged separately.

    I bought an Enhance ENS-0560G(An ST60F) in bulk and it was tossed in a box with some air bags. It arrived as new.
    Last edited by GalvanizedYankee; 02-28-2007 at 03:58 PM. Reason: sheesh...spelling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GalvanizedYankee View Post
    I was just asking.

    The units might be better off being shipped the the cabling packaged separately.

    I bought an Enhance ENS-0560G(An ST60F) in bulk and it was tossed in a box with some air bags. It arrived as new.
    N/P as I said I'm quite happy with the Ps itself. Now I'm just debating whether to contact Silverstone to get a new set of cables or if I'm better off just buying some Y molex cables.

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