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    Default Re: How would this be for a system from NCIX?

    The fact I keep forgetting about is the he is not interested in overclocking. Since that is all I do to my PC I always get super strong power supplies just to be safe. I do agree with Yawgmoth in that a 550-600W PSU is definitely strong enough for SLI. Crossfire needs at least 600W, but I even run a 650W PSU with my Crossfire setup and have plenty of juice. I still like the OCZ better than Antec or Enermax, but that is purely my opinion as they are all very good.
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    Default Re: How would this be for a system from NCIX?

    It's more an issue of cost. I rarely play favorites when the product is good. OCZ just doesn't produce a very cost-effictive product as far as US prices go. Again, I don't know about Canada.

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    Default Re: How would this be for a system from NCIX?

    Up here, all parts are overpriced, and for PSU's they are mostly within the same pricerange for the performance you get. Antec is one of the cheaper brands cost wise, while anything Enermax is about the same price as OCZ. I try not to play favorites with brand names, but with parts being harder to get up here, I try to stick to what is "better". This is why I try to make sure that people see that is is only my opinion, not some comparison based on hard facts. Hell, Fortron puts out an amazing PSU for the price point they come in at. And even though I prefer OCZ, I actually run a Silverstone PSU right now. When it comes down to it, my wallet also dictates what I buy.
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    Default Re: How would this be for a system from NCIX?

    Ordered it with the 700 wat and the GTX, thx for your help, ill be back when i start having problems with it,


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    Default Re: How would this be for a system from NCIX?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    Guys, a 550W-600W PSU is more than sufficient for this system and any upgrades it will ever. A 700W would be appropriate for an overclocked quad SLI system. I'd probably grab a 550W Antec or Enermax at this price range, though something else might be more appropriate for a Canadian buyer.
    800 watt is the minimum for a good gaming quad-SLI comp, those cards suck up sooo much power, I read that in Maximum PC, Its a crappy mag, but they tell mostl the trooth.
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    Default Re: How would this be for a system from NCIX?

    The combined power draw of two 7950s on load is at most 300W. The current top-of-the-line processors from AMD and Intel will take at most 130W. The rest of a computer's hardware (board, drivers, RAM, and sound card) will probably take less than 100W. That's 530W at most. I just can't see using more than 700W in any reasonable system. Maybe if you try to fill the system up with hard drives and PCI/PCI-E cards you could need it. Or, if it were from one of the lesser PSU makers, you'd need it, Realistically, though, a 600W or 700W PSU is enough for Quad SLI or Crossfire (high-end Crossfire takes up nearly as much power as Quad-SLI, for the record).

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    Default Re: How would this be for a system from NCIX?

    Sorry for the post on max PC, they are lying hores that boast about fictional products. they re-print old articles and overcharge innocent customers. they should be decapitated them all in fornt of an audience of their mothers.
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    Default Re: How would this be for a system from NCIX?

    Get a grip dude! Maximum PC is a magazine. They make their money from a combination of customer sales and advertising like nearly all consumer oriented publications. They are not perfect and odds are that they will occasionaly push items that the advertisers want them to push. Money talks ... that is how the world works. They also often suggest that one must use power supplies etc. that are much more powerful than needed simply because they are Maximim PC ...not Medium PC.

    "Fictional products"? Not too sure where you are going there. Items promised by big companys occasionally turn into "vaporware" .... is it the fault of the people who attempt to keep us abreast of new items if said company does not actually release the promised item?

    No I don't work for Maximim PC .... and no I really don't care if they go bankrupt or not. All I'm stating is that the PC world is an ever changing and money driven area and magazines such as Maximim PC often assist in making decisions and keeping people abreast of latest developments. Should you trust any source 100%? Prolly not.
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