Coolermaster eXtreme Power 600W -- good for this setup?

TSx

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Currently using an Antec Neopower 480w v2.0

I'm looking to go with a 'higher end' core 2 duo, 2gb ram, an 8800gts or gtx (possibly an r600 pending when those are released), two hard drives, and two dvd burners. I'm already spending more than anticipated so I'd like to know if this power supply which is seemingly a very good deal right now, is worth the price.

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=370798

With paypal checkout, it'd be $15, which is virtually impossible to beat. However I know the saying, "you get what you pay for," so I'm curious if others have had experience with this psu, or anyone has any feedback or recommendations?

I'd also love to hear any alternative suggestions if there might be a deal or two out there I've missed for something better that's not going to run upwards of the $100 mark (there's so many right now it's crazy).

edit: Just came across this one also; is it any better/worse? http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=360922
or http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=316504
 

jonnyGURU

Technical Marketing Manager at Corsair Memory
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Why?

Use your Neo 480W. It'll probably be fine, even with a single 8800 card.

The CoolerMaster 600W is nothing more than a relabeled SevenTeam 500W. I doubt it really has any mroe power than what you already have.
 

TSx

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You really think the Antec Neo 480 would be enough for an e6600 and an 8800gtx?

I'm on my 4th 7800GT, the first 3 artifacted terribly and crashed in my games, I'm not sure if it was just a bad batch by evga or what, but some suggested it may be a psu not giving out enough power, which is one of the main reasons I was looking for something a bit better.

The other two I found while browsing that seemed like they would be good deals were the two below, and while they do seem better, I'm not sure if they're ideal for what I need...and/or if I would really need to upgrade.

Coolmax CW-650T 650W: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=360922
OCZ OCZ600GXSSLI: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=316504
 

OCC_Yoda

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TSx said:
You really think the Antec Neo 480 would be enough for an e6600 and an 8800gtx?

I'm on my 4th 7800GT, the first 3 artifacted terribly and crashed in my games, I'm not sure if it was just a bad batch by evga or what, but some suggested it may be a psu not giving out enough power, which is one of the main reasons I was looking for something a bit better.

The other two I found while browsing that seemed like they would be good deals were the two below, and while they do seem better, I'm not sure if they're ideal for what I need...and/or if I would really need to upgrade.

Coolmax CW-650T 650W: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=360922
OCZ OCZ600GXSSLI: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=316504
Its nice when people post the whole story in the very first post!!

Jonny`s advice was solid advice given the facts as they were presented in the first post!!
 
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