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    PSU weekend sale

    Okay, so Im surfin newegg for weekend sale deals and I come across this psu, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103937, I am looking to upgrade from a 300W FSP psu but I want a powerful 12v rail and enough wattage. I have two optical drives, a 7200 rpm HDD, cooler master heatsink/fan, 120mm fan, 2X 80mm fan, I also want this PSU to last me for future upgrades. Would I be correct in adding the 17a and 19a ampage ratings to get the total 12v rail ampage? anyway, does this one look good?

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    That is a good PSU and will proly last you for future upgrades. Although, you could proly get something better for the money. Antec is good, but not known to be one of the "best" names in PSU's.

    Ur amp addition is correct.

    Wats ur specs? And do u plan on SLI in the future?

    EDIT: Also the newegg weekend sales only save u a couple dollars. The only difference is its Free Shipping....so dont go rushing to buy something cause u think its a HUGE SALE.
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    I'd say they are known to be one of the best names in PSU's, just not the best value for your dollar. I personally would opt for a 450watt FSP over that particular 500watt Antec. If it was a TruePower series, that's antoher story. But the SmartPower aren't nearly as good.
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    Read Newegg's reviews for that product, it will show a bar graph with percentages rated excellent, good, average, poor etc. Compare them to the reviews for the Fortron 400 watt model. The Fortron rates higher on the excellent category with nothing on the very poor category at all.
    Antec http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRa...82E16817103937

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    You could take a look at some of the Enermax, OCZ, and Silverstone PSU's as well. But they seem to cost more.... The 500W FPS..talk about good bar graphs
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRa...82E16817104934

    How much are you looking to spend?

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    i really like the modular design...having to use only the wires you need...sure would make the inside of your case look neater.
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    youll notice VERY few companies have adopted the modular design, due to the inherent power loss in the design...
    the better companies that have, have spent alot in making the plug-in connections as little "lossy" as possible...
    most however have kept the poor design of having the key necessary cables detachable as well...
    I cant honestly reccomend ANY modular PSU's that Ive seen..

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    I second the 450 watt FSP as a better PSU

    The 450 Watt FSP has the same amount of Amps on the 12v rails (18+18), but it's $17.50 cheaper (not counting shipping). And it has good graphs.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954
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    Not to mention the FSP Group is underrated.

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    okay, Im leanin towards the 450 WATT FSP, it doesnt mention anything about SLI support, I was just curious if it supports it? anyway, im about to purchase that 450W FSP, lookin forward to it.
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    I wouldn't run SLI on it, though it might to be able to handle it, for a while.

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    Oh yeah?
    compare some of the SLI certified pieces of garbage out there against that model and youll see why I say SLI certification means little...

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