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well u can c my specs of my pc now i have a choice of 2 PSU's

 

1. Hiper type R 580W

2. OCZ ModStream 520W

 

i was told about the fortron blue storm 500W and that it was better than the hiper but the blue storm isnt a choice atm cause i have a full acrylic case and need a PSU with detachable cables so now i have narrowed it down to either the hiper or the OCZ. but ime stuck from here so which one would u advise???

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A lot of people are going to tell you that you should

 

A) Not get a modular PSU and

B) Look at the recommended PSU thread

 

I'll tell you the latter.

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ill take ur word for that but i cant have all those wires hanging around cause my pc is a show pc and performance pc so i need a modular PSU.

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well is there any "theme" to this pc or is it just all cool stuff you wanna show off... you could lookng for a psu that has UV wrapped cables, so that they look cool even if their not hooked up...

 

but i would go with the 580w mainly cuz bigger looks cooler... that concept of having a massive psu is:

 

A) to power everything...

 

B) to look cool doing it...

 

and cause this is a show PC it should look cool doing anything...

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well is there any "theme" to this pc or is it just all cool stuff you wanna show off... you could lookng for a psu that has UV wrapped cables, so that they look cool even if their not hooked up...

 

but i would go with the 580w mainly cuz bigger looks cooler... that concept of having a massive psu is:

 

A) to power everything...

 

B) to look cool doing it...

 

and cause this is a show PC it should look cool doing anything...

 

the powerstream over the hiper. its used by a lot of users and is of good quality. wtf is hiper?? lol.

 

also consider the enermax liberty series, they are of good quality.

 

and devon, just curious, y do u state that ur pc4000 modules are oced to 250? cause 250 is stock for pc4000... i know u have to pc ur cpu to get there but thats standard speed.. just curious :D

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1) OCZ Modstream has a substantially poorer spec than the 520 Powerstream which i think most pps think its's just the modular version of.

 

see OCZ ModStream Power Supply

_____Mod Power

3.3v 28 28

5v 52 40

12v 28 33

 

you can see where it matters 12v you lose 5A.

 

2) Hiper R 580 looks better both prettier :) & power wise.

 

you might also consider the enermax liberty series which probably gets the votes in the power supply forums & reviews ahead of the other 2.

Enermax® Liberty Series Power Supply

 

Luck :)

 

PS

Not get a modular PSU
not my choice but can see the attraction.

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ill take ur word for that but i cant have all those wires hanging around cause my pc is a show pc and performance pc so i need a modular PSU.

 

You could make a statement by NOT using a modular power supply, but whatever.

 

You might as well grab the Hiper since its less expensive there anyways.

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well is there any "theme" to this pc or is it just all cool stuff you wanna show off... you could lookng for a psu that has UV wrapped cables, so that they look cool even if their not hooked up...

 

 

the OCZ MODSTREAM has uv cables so that is a bonus...

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thanx all for the help i was gonna get the OCZ but the shop didnt have them in and i would have had to wait till next wednesday so i decided to get the hiper and its in now and working great so i now have a huge smile on my face... oh and it has UV cables and the psu case looks dam sexy.

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I like my ModStream. I like that fact that it's stable for my application and is visually appealing also.

 

However, if I had to do it again, I'd probably pick up the 520w PowerStream.

 

That said, good choice anyway. My friend has that PSU and loves it.

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