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Thread: 8800GTS system, which PSU?

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    Default 8800GTS system, which PSU?

    Just registered cause great site. Appreciate some advice.

    Core 2 Duo E6600 (overclocked hopefully)
    Abit FP-IN9 (nvidia nforce 650)
    2GB RAM, SB X-Fi PCI Audio
    2 X SATA Harddisks (Raptor + Other), 2 DVD-Writers
    Card Reader/Fan Controller, 3.5" Floppy
    BFG 8800GTS OC Graphics (Nvidia) PCI-Express
    SLI Graphics unlikely (also see SLI certified PSUs for 8800 are v. expensive)

    Options so far:
    460W XClio Stable Power £38
    480W XClio-SCF aPFC Super Silent SLi £41.07
    530W HiperPower Type-R Modular £49.35
    550W XClio GreatPower £52
    700W XClio X12S4P4 Modular SLi £65
    520W Corsair HX520W £67.50
    600W Zalman ZM600-XP £72

    The Corsair 'seems' to be the best, however could I save cash my going for XClio or HiperPower? Would these be good compromises? Guess finding it diffcult considering £68 Corsair when a 550W no-name is only £19!

    Thus, cost a definite consideration but stability and low noise level more important.

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    You get what you pay for.

    Either the Corsair or Zalman (is that XP supposed to be an HP?)

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    Personally I would get the Zalman

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    Yeah, for the Zalman it's HP (not XP).

    I also posted over at HardOCP and was encouraged to get the Corsair, but would the Zalman not be better value? How do they compare for eg noise output?

    Are the X-Clios and HiperPower no good then (unstable under loads like indicated, noisy etc)?

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    The Zalman is FSP based and the Corsair is Seasonic based.

    The X-Clio is CWT based and the Hiper uses a lower end Andyson platform.

    I wouldn't say the X-Clio and Hiper are "no good." You presented me with a list and I told you what I would suggest from it.

    The Zalman is quieter, yet doesn't have the heat issues of some quiet units because of the heat pipe. I reviewed both the Zalman and the Corsair here. The people at Hard OC did not. Please feel free to read the reviews:

    Zalman: http://www.jonnyguru.com/review_details.php?id=46

    Corsair: http://www.jonnyguru.com/review_details.php?id=28

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    Thanks Jonny, I'll check those reviews out then try and make a decision. Do you know of a review of an X-Clio/CWT like psu for comparison?

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    Nope.

    Sure don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam.mt View Post
    Thanks Jonny, I'll check those reviews out then try and make a decision. Do you know of a review of an X-Clio/CWT like psu for comparison?
    The X-Clio Greatpower line is the same as Tt Toughpower line

    Here's a jG review of the Tt TP 750W

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/review_details.php?id=17
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    jonny if he were to go with the zalman, the 16a on each 12v rail would be enough to power the graphics card, let alone all the other stuff he has? And 600 watt would be enough overall?

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    First off... there's four of the +12V rails.

    Second... it's a 600W! He's only looking to run one 8800GTS and two hard drives. He could probably do SLI with a 600W.

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