Seasonic s12 500w or OCZ Gamexstream 600w

jgigz

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WOuld there be any difference in these psu's. both have around 35amps ont he 12v rail assumin full system. Price is the same but would i notice a differnece. Thanks for any help
 

acegazda

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what IS your system? If you want a quieter pc, the seasonic is the way to go. The ocz is very good, a rebadged fortron epsilon with a longer warrenty. Personally, I'd go with the 500w seasonic, however, maybe your system is a little more power hungry.
 

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Well its for a core 2 build im working on. Im going to be ocing the 6300, and i plan on getting a high end video card come next paycheck other than that though its a pretty normal setup 1hdd, asus p5b mobo, 6300, x800xl (then possibly a 1900 or 7900gtx) but its more along the lines of future proofing it. I will be upgrading frequently and i want to have enough for the oc + any stuff i may not forsee like a dx10 card, extra drives etc
 

jgigz

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Originally posted by: rise
but would i notice a differnece.
no. but then again, you could go with seasonic 430 or an enhance 5150gh and be ok.

well since you said i wouldnt see a difference i went with the ocz because it had free shipping thanks for the help fellas
 

dBTelos

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If you wanted to have lots of options in the future with out worrying about getting a new power supply, get a 700W PSU, that can support 7900GTXs.
 

jgigz

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Originally posted by: dBTelos
If you wanted to have lots of options in the future with out worrying about getting a new power supply, get a 700W PSU, that can support 7900GTXs.


I would have but the difference between the 700w and 600w gamexstream is 0 as far as the 12v rail is concerned so i will have plenty of juice there
 

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Originally posted by: dBTelos
If you wanted to have lots of options in the future with out worrying about getting a new power supply, get a 700W PSU, that can support 7900GTXs.

a 500 watt PSU can support 7900GTXs with ease...probably less for just one.
 

Dragoon42

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I just bought a used 600w gamexstream, for like $85. Not sure how much the seasonic is, but that was a pretty cheap price for a good reliable psu
 

dBTelos

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Originally posted by: PurdueRy
Originally posted by: dBTelos
If you wanted to have lots of options in the future with out worrying about getting a new power supply, get a 700W PSU, that can support 7900GTXs.

a 500 watt PSU can support 7900GTXs with ease...probably less for just one.

Even though I said 2x 7900GTXs, with all of the OPs upgrade plans I was also refering to DX10 cards in the future and whatever may come out. For the price that you can upgrade from 600 to 700W I figure It may be worth it for the OP to make that upgrade.