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    Hi,

    I'm looking for a new power supply for my gaming PC. It should be a reliable PSU with a good price-performance ratio. It also needs to be future proof since I'm probably going to be adding new parts at some point. Someone recommended the Corsair TX650, would that work for this machine? Are there better options?

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    RAM: 2x2 Gb (800MHz)
    GPU: GeForce GTX 260 PCI-E
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    HDD1: Samsung SpinPoint F1 750Gb S-ATA
    HDD2: WD Caviar Black 1Gb S-ATA
    DVD: Lite-On LH-20A1L
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    With just the one GTX 260, the TX650 would actually be more than enough. You don't need more than that unless you're running SLI.

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    If you are thinking about running two GTX260 SLI, I would go for a PSU with 4 PCIe connectors. Unfortunately the TX650 has only two, so you will have to use adaptors. Therefore, in my opinion, the ANTEC TruePower New 650W would be a better option:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...021&Tpk=tp-650

    If you are not going to SLI two GTX260, the OCZ Fatal1ty 550W is a good deal
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341022
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    That particular OCZ unit has never been tested as far as I know. I've never fully trusted it.

    The OP can't SLI on a P45 chipset

    I think the TP-550 would be a great choice.
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    Isn't one of the OCZ Jonathan Wendel editions an enhance build?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWicked1968 View Post
    Isn't one of the OCZ Jonathan Wendel editions an enhance build?
    No. The 700W model is Impervio though.
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    and it was discontinued and replaced with a 750W Sirfa build
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