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    This is what I have right now.

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.70 GHz 1.55v
    Mushkin XP2-6400 (4-4-3-4)
    Intel D975XBX2 (i975x)
    EVGA GeForce 8800 GTX (652|2054)
    NEC 20WMGX2-BK| WDRaptor 74GB HD(x2)
    Pioneer-710B5PK|NEC ND-3550A
    Auzentech HDA X-Plosion
    Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 2.0
    FSP FX700-GLN|Antec P180 B
    AC Freezer 7 Pro
    Vista Ultimate Edition

    The FSP works fine and it's too darn noisy. I also have been hearing over and over they have far too much ripple.

    So what I want is a very silent PSU and one with very low ripple. I'd like it to have four PCI-e connectors. My mobo needs two and my video card as well.

    I was looking @ this PC Power and Cooling PSU and wasn't sure it would do for my overclocked gear:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703005

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    You thought your FSP was loud and you're considering a PC Power & Cooling?

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    I don't remember our mobo needing PCI-E connectors...

    If you aren't planning on going SLI, I've got just the thing for you. OP650 at www.deadeyedata.com

    It's 130 bones, but a great PSU. Check the home page for a review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacklash View Post
    I'd like it to have four PCI-e connectors. My mobo needs two and my video card as well.
    Your mobo needs two PCI-E connectors? Where?



    Anyway, I suggest to take a look at Seasonic S12 Energy Plus 650 or Seasonic M-12 600.

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    The BX2 has an 8pin input in the upper left-hand corner. I could use an adapter and I am not a fan of those. Two of the pci-e lines on my FSP were labeled CPU 1 & 2, so that is were I connected them. The other two were run to my 8800GTX.



    The PC P&C I linked is called a "silencer" and is supposed to be quiet. I haven't used one so I wouldn't know.
    Last edited by Blacklash; 03-01-2007 at 12:56 PM.

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    NOOOOO!

    Those aren't the same connectors!!!!

    The 8-pin on the motherboard is an EPS+12V. It has NOTHING to do with PCI-e. It's what gives power to the CPU. If your PSU doesn't have an 8-pin (any DECENT power supply will) then you do not use an adapter. You just plug four of the eight pins in.

    Your PCI-e connectors are only for the video card. 8800GTX needs two each.

    EDIT: Why are you using an Nvidia card on an Intel chipset? You realize you'll never be able to upgrade to SLI?

    EDIT 2: As for assuming that a PSU called "Silencer" had to be silent... If I manufactured BRICKS called "Baby's Bottom" would you automatically assume they were SOFT?

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    how about the zalman that we discussed in the other thread?
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/review_details.php?id=46

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    Something is wrong here. That input in the upper left-hand corner is EPS12V connector. I guess you are confused about Auxiliary Power/EPS and PCI-E connectors.

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    All I can say is I have two lines with four pin connectors on each that are labeled cpu 1 & 2 so I plugged them in there. Page 69 of the BX2 manual also shows the option of two 4pins going into the 8 connector.

    The point is I wanted a PSU like the FSP that sports the two 4 pin auxs, and two pci-e connectors for the 8800GTX yet has a more clean power output.

    Edit:

    As far as SLi goes you do not need two 8800GTXs for a 1680x resolution. Currently SLi has extremely shoddy support in Vista. I'd rather upgrade to the next greatest thing than get another GTX down the road. For example: a single 8800GTX equals 7900GTX SLi, has much better anisotropic filtering, more shader power, SM 4.0, more vram and new AA modes etc. Also I like Intel chipsets, both i975x and P965.

    On point two, I thought PC P&C were reputable, so they wouldn't intentionally misrepresent their product. I thought they would care about preserving their rep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacklash View Post
    All I can say is I have two lines with four pin connectors on each that are labeled cpu 1 & 2 so I plugged them in there. Page 69 of the BX2 manual also shows the option of two 4pins going into the 8 connector.
    Ok. Well that's normal, so you're good there. The 8-pin typically does consist of two 4-pins. They often split so the same connector can be used in both a 4-pin and 8-pin receptacle.


    Quote Originally Posted by Blacklash View Post
    On point two, I thought PC P&C were reputable, so they wouldn't intentionally misrepresent their product. I thought they would care about preserving their rep.
    They're not misrepresenting their product. The Silencer is silent when compared to a Turbo-Cool model, which sounds like a leaf blower. But it is not slient given all of the possible options.

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