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    Default Is Corsair VX450 PSU a future proof PSU?

    Hi,
    Currently i have a coolermaster Xtreme Power 600W and seems like this is not a very efficient PSU. I have an overclocked E2140 @ 3.6 Ghz with 2gb ram overclocked to 900 Mhz, 8800GT Evga along with 3 hard drives and 5 120mm case fans. I was wondering investing in the Corsair VX450W but keeping in mind the PC industry changes so fast and newer power hungry GPUS like 9800GX2 have already been launched...i was wondering whether is it sensible to do so....
    Need inputs please...
    Many thanks in advance!

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    Your CM eXtreme Power is an overspecified SevenTeam 500W. It is not a 600W PSU.
    Corsair 450W is a high quality unit, but not made for the very high end GPU's.

    Keep your psu if its enough for you with your current config and it is stable.

    If you want a single Gx2 upgrade to HX520 or VX550.

    If you want Gx2 in SLI, buy a TX750

    Nothing is future proof

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    Not very future proof considering it has only one PCIe connector.

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    Yeah, rather unfulfilling since the unit can easily power a SLI 9600 GT's with 65 nm C2D to boot.
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    Default Thanks for all your inputs.

    Thnks guys.
    Problem is VX550 is not available in india. I wanna buy HX620 but it might not work with IP35-E as these two components dont work together sometimes.
    I guess i will stick with the CM right now and upgrade when there is need.
    I have not faced any problems so far, some of my frineds faced it and they think it is because of the low efficiency Xtreme Power. I will nver SLI or crossfire thats for sure.
    Thanks again.

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    So Cooler Master and select Corsair units are the only thing available to you in India? Seriously? There's no other options?

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    yes unfortunatley. I wont buy another Coolermaster unit again in my life. I am willing to spend money on HX620 but i've heard ABIT IP35E and HX series have some compatibility issues. Dont wanna take a chance....
    I will stick with CM 600 for the time being.

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    Other options are Tagan BZ series but its OEM is again a TIER 2, HS Corsair OEM is TIER 1! 5 Years warrantee is unbeatble, say a lot about Corsair's belief in their own product!

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    Whats the best way to check PSUs stability? Any particular software you can suggest? I have not faced any isses as of now. I can play Crysis for 4-5 hours non-stop without a single reboot or crash or any lag. (i have a golden E2140 which overclocks to 3.6 ghz with 1.5 Vcore in BIOS!) I have 4-5 120 sycnthes and 3 seagate 7200.10 hdds...

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    Last edited by ccl2003; 08-19-2008 at 07:34 AM.

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