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PSU Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Advent_X, Nov 15, 2011.

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  1. Advent_X

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    Hey guys!

    My specifications are in my profile if you need to take a look, but for time-saving i'll post them here too. Anyway, my systems been having frame-rate drops with various games, mainly real new ones such as Skyrim and BF3, overall my system should be able to play these games fine, and the only real problem I can see is the PSU, as it's a bog-standard 650W cheap-*** replacement I bought waaaay before upgrading.

    Anyway, even if that's not the issue for my frame-rate drops, i'm gonna upgrade the PSU regardless, as this ones too god-damn noisy. So really I'm here just to get your recommendations, I don't really want to spend over £60 on a new PSU, and have already looked at a few, I was thinking with the 600 - 650W OCZ PSU's, the ZS series or the ModXStream, however I don't know which one is a higher standard or better for gaming, so if anyone want's to help me out or throw me another idea, then feel free, I would greatly appreciate it!

    Thank you! :)

    Specs:

    AMD X4 955 Black Edition Processor
    8GB Corsair Vengeance Ram
    ASRock N68C-S UCC Motherboard
    NVIDIA GTX 560ti Graphics Card
    Standard 650W PSU.
    2 Hard-drives. Both SATA II, 250GB & 500GB
     
  2. ChRoNo16

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    Honestly, a 700 watt ModX series would be the best option, you need a little more breathing room for that video card, and the 700's are a good quality anyways.
     
  3. Advent_X

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    And in comparision to OCZ's other series's? Such as ZS, ZT and ZX? Is it worse, better or how does it work in this area? :confused:
     
  4. ChRoNo16

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    They are all about the same, the Gamexstreme and modxtreme series are just made more for gamers and system builders. I prefer them over other series.
     
  5. Advent_X

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    Thank you! I'll order one tonight and give some feedback on it :)
     
  6. ChRoNo16

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    Let me know how it works, hopefully everything goes well~!
     
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