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    Default What's wrong with Silverstone Strider 600W?..

    Just wondering why I do not see recommendation for this nor anyone considering this for their system...

    Jonny reviewed this very favorably, though the review was in the older format.

    I am considering this against others like the Seaconic S12-600 and OCZ's GXS 700 trying to get the best PSU around US$150 or preferrably less with at least 600W.

    The plan is for an Athlon X2 3800+ AM2 system with 7600GT and 1GB memory which will eventually be upgraded to 4800+, SLI and more memory.

    What's the story? Or am I nuts to consider the Strider 600 for this built?

    U tell me...

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    Uhh... Who's not recommending it? Enhance built Silverstone's are tier 2 on my list.

    If 600W is enough power for your rig, it's an excellent choice.

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    LOL! I guess I missed that. :P

    After a search on the forum, I am just not seeing others considering here in their posts, nor much discussion about it. Makes me, a PSU noob, nervous...

    I know I can't go wrong with any of these based on JG's reviews, but which one of these would you choose/recommend?
    Silverstone Strider 600
    Seaconic S12-600
    OCZ's GXS 700
    Considering I'm trying to get the best PSU around US$150 or preferrably less with at least 600W and my upgrade plans for it.

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    I have an Enhance ENS-0560G for the next build. The ENS-0560G-G will be RoHS compliant(lead free solder). The only down-side is efficiency is low, in the mid-70s but the regulation is VG. The ST60F is as the above unit.
    At eWiz.com via Froogle the 0560G is $99 plus shipping.
    One very nice thing about the modular connects...They are all Molex/ATX standard pins & shells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanggarra View Post
    LOL! I guess I missed that. :P

    After a search on the forum, I am just not seeing others considering here in their posts, nor much discussion about it. Makes me, a PSU noob, nervous...

    I know I can't go wrong with any of these based on JG's reviews, but which one of these would you choose/recommend?
    Silverstone Strider 600
    Seaconic S12-600
    OCZ's GXS 700
    Considering I'm trying to get the best PSU around US$150 or preferrably less with at least 600W and my upgrade plans for it.
    The OCZ GXS 600W/700W can be had for around $100.

    I would recommend the (Seasonic built) Corsair 620W well ahead of the others &
    it can be had for under $150.

    Of course the (Seasonic built) PC P&C 610W is $159.

    Good Luck,
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by GalvanizedYankee View Post
    I have an Enhance ENS-0560G for the next build. The ENS-0560G-G will be RoHS compliant(lead free solder). The only down-side is efficiency is low, in the mid-70s but the regulation is VG. The ST60F is as the above unit.
    At eWiz.com via Froogle the 0560G is $99 plus shipping.
    One very nice thing about the modular connects...They are all Molex/ATX standard pins & shells.
    GY,
    Thanks for the suggestion. That look as impressive or even same as the Silverstone.
    Is there any difference at all between the Enhance ENS-0560G and the Strider 600 in terms of specifications, also do you find it performing as the Strider 600 reviewed?
    (From the picture on eWiz they look exactly the same but the specs shows the Enhance has 4 "peripherals" instead of the Strider's 8 "5.25" drive connections" & 2 "3.5" drive connection";
    Also the Enhance has only a 80mm fan instead of the 120mm?)

    Looking forward to your reply and thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhammock200 View Post
    The OCZ GXS 600W/700W can be had for around $100.

    I would recommend the (Seasonic built) Corsair 620W well ahead of the others &
    it can be had for under $150.

    Of course the (Seasonic built) PC P&C 610W is $159.

    Good Luck,
    Dave
    Dave,
    You know ur additional suggestions will only make this noob all confused... LOL....

    The OCZ's price and rated power is what make it so tempting to me too. The only concern is ripples as stated in JG's review.

    The Corsair is definitely in my list but the Strider, OCZ and Seasonic could be had for less.

    PC P&C always seems a little too luxurious and overpriced IMHO. Do you think it is worth the asking price considering the "bang for buck" PSUs on my list?

    Thanks for the suggestions and I need lotsa them and advices too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GalvanizedYankee View Post
    I have an Enhance ENS-0560G for the next build. The ENS-0560G-G will be RoHS compliant(lead free solder). The only down-side is efficiency is low, in the mid-70s but the regulation is VG. The ST60F is as the above unit.
    At eWiz.com via Froogle the 0560G is $99 plus shipping.
    One very nice thing about the modular connects...They are all Molex/ATX standard pins & shells.
    They raised prices a few days ago now it's $122

    this unit will be good for you.

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    The OCZ's price and rated power is what make it so tempting to me too. The only concern is ripples as stated in JG's review.
    I believe that this is a case where a little knowledge is dangerous.

    In order to acheive stable high OC's, the +12V rail(s) must be rock solid &
    the OCZ GXS's are the highest recommended & most used PSU's at DFI-Street,
    where hugh numbers of high & stable AMD OC's are found.

    There should always be a minium of 20% over-head for any PSU in any system,
    when extreme OC'ing is considered then an even higher over-head should be maintained.

    When the OCZ GXS 600W is used with a system drawing less than 500W's at max load,
    thus maintaining that 20% over-head, then there are no problems.

    If I had a system that could actually pull 600W's, then I would be using a minimum of a 750W PSU.

    With the OCZ GXS 600W being available for well under $100, its 3yr power-swap warranty &
    backed by that famous OCZ customer service, this to me is a no brainer.

    If I wanted to get higher quality, then the Corsair HX 620W would be my next choice,
    as it is cheaper than the M-12's & has a 5yr warranty.
    Last edited by davidhammock200; 10-17-2006 at 04:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bbq View Post
    They raised prices a few days ago now it's $122

    this unit will be good for you.

    Yeah, I noticed that too... Shipping to me is another $14.

    With that price, it is comparable to the Strider. Is it true the SilveStone Strider has more Molexes than the Enhance?

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