Go Back   Overclock3D Forums > [OC3D] Hardware & Software > Cases & Power
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 10-06-09, 09:06 PM
Homez Homez is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 32
Help me choose a psu - PLZ!

hi

i am stuck between two psu's:

thermaltake toughpower 850w/

Antec quattro 850W

which one do you recommend or are there any others... must be around 850w... any advice would be greatly appreciated...

thanks in advance

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-06-09, 09:08 PM
Msm2 Msm2 is offline
OC3D Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 843
Whats your set up?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-06-09, 09:45 PM
Homez Homez is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 32
hmm some of the parts are still in transit. lol

but in the end i will have:

gigabyte ex-58 extreme

i7 920 - try to get around 3.6ghz

ocz 6gb blade tri-ch ddr3-16000 ram

gtx 280 OC2- soon to be sli

haf932 case

2x 500gb SATA II HD

samsung sn-203

water cooling system

so what do you recommend?

thx for the reply
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-06-09, 09:48 PM
Msm2 Msm2 is offline
OC3D Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 843
First I would try some of the PSU calculators that can be found on the net. Corsair do one.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-06-09, 09:51 PM
Homez Homez is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 32
cheers ill check it out
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-06-09, 09:52 PM
rapidman17 rapidman17 is offline
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 280
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Homez'
hmm some of the parts are still in transit. lol

but in the end i will have:

gigabyte ex-58 extreme

i7 920 - try to get around 3.6ghz

ocz 6gb blade tri-ch ddr3-16000 ram

gtx 280 OC2- soon to be sli

haf932 case

2x 500gb SATA II HD

samsung sn-203

water cooling system

so what do you recommend?

thx for the reply
quite a system you got going there mate,

I think the Antec is better, it marginally beat a 700w version of the thermaltake.....

http://www.virtual-hideout.net/revie...o/index3.shtml
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-06-09, 09:59 PM
Homez Homez is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 32
just done the calculator and it stated in sli i would need 780w psu but as i currently do not have an sli setup (sometime in the future) i think an 850w psu would be perfect.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-06-09, 10:01 PM
Msm2 Msm2 is offline
OC3D Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 843
See what reviews are about on the 2 PSUs that you are considering.They should help you make your mind up.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-06-09, 10:06 PM
Homez Homez is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 32
thx for the reply m8

the only problem is that i read somewhere that components had been changed from the 700w toughpower psu's and the 850w> psu's and i can not seem to find a a good comparison between the the antec and toughpower at 850w

if anyone has tested the or tried the two any help would be majorly appreciated
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-06-09, 10:08 PM
Msm2 Msm2 is offline
OC3D Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 843
May be difficult then,have a word with Jim he may know.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






All times are GMT. The time now is 11:08 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.