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2010/09/18 22:31:54 (permalink)
Hi guys! I have asked before if the Antec TP3 would have been sufficient for GTX460. All of them said no hehehe... now, how about if it's a TPQ 1000 watt one?
http://www.newegg.com/Pro...x?Item=N82E16817371012

and I'm holding off on the 460 for now... heard rumors about a 475 coming out? Will my setup be enough for it if it's close to the current 470?

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Re:Antec TPQ would be enough? 2010/09/18 23:22:41 (permalink) ☄ Helpful
I'd say yes, since I'm currently running a GTX 480 SC, an i7 920 oc'd to 4.2 GHz, and 6 hard drives in this system without any issues.  It's a solid power supply that hasn't given me a lick of trouble.

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Re:Antec TPQ would be enough? 2010/09/18 23:59:46 (permalink)
Yep....that'll work just fine for you.

 
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Re:Antec TPQ would be enough? 2010/09/19 09:35:35 (permalink) ☄ Helpful
For one GTX 460?  A lot of TruePower Trios would be sufficient.  That TPQ 1000 would be more than enough, but if you do go for a 1000W PSU since you'd be very ready for many future upgrades, this is a better investment since it is capable of an extra 10A or 120W on the +12v rail.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256057&cm_re=st1000-_-17-256-057-_-Product

The TPQ 1000 has an 840W/70A +12v capacity.  Some 850W power supplies are capable of this, and the +12v rail powers modern motherboards, CPU cores, drives, fans and video cards.  So an XFX Black Edition 850W and Corsair HX850 is a better investment than the Antec TPQ 1000.  Those 850W power supplies are less expensive, more modular connections, more efficient, higher end capacitors on the secondary side (Teapo vs Japanese caps, mostly if not all Nippon Chemi-Con on the secondary side in those 850W units), and better overall performance (better ripple/noise/spike suppression).
post edited by boredgunner - 2010/09/19 09:39:13


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Re:Antec TPQ would be enough? 2010/09/19 16:47:33 (permalink)
ok, if the tpq 1000 has the same price as the 850 watt models you told me, which would be a better investment? :)
I got it from fry's with a hefty rebate hehehe

I might actually go for a newer gf104 based 2nd high end card (gtx 470ish) performance instead of the 460... I don't want top of the line for bang for the buck reasons

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Re:Antec TPQ would be enough? 2010/09/19 21:29:08 (permalink)
up!

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Re:Antec TPQ would be enough? 2010/09/20 11:20:05 (permalink)
The XFX Black Edition 850W or Corsair HX850 are a better investment compared to the Antec TPQ 1000.  Those 850W units have the same +12v capacity but better performance and higher quality capacitors on the secondary side.  Plus they have more modular cable connections.


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Re:Antec TPQ would be enough? 2010/09/20 14:38:17 (permalink)
oh damn... let me see if I can muster the time and motivation to switch hehehe... thanks for the advice!

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Re:Antec TPQ would be enough? 2010/09/20 14:55:35 (permalink)
will these 850W units handle 2 480s in SLI if ever? :)

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Re:Antec TPQ would be enough? 2010/09/20 14:57:00 (permalink) ☄ Helpful
I'd go for a higher wattage unit for that, especially since if you run GTX 480 SLI you'd want an overclocked CPU to alleviate bottlenecks.  The Silverstone Strider Plus 1000W is a good PSU for that unless you go for insane overclocks... and it costs less than $200.


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Re:Antec TPQ would be enough? 2010/09/20 15:01:13 (permalink)
is this what you're referring to?

http://www.tigerdirect.co...5554565&CatId=2535

the one in newegg is more expensive though...

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Re:Antec TPQ would be enough? 2010/09/20 15:02:32 (permalink)
Yeah it's just $10 more on newegg.  Might as well get it from tigerdirect.


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Re:Antec TPQ would be enough? 2010/09/20 15:12:55 (permalink)
got it from tigerdirect

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Re:Antec TPQ would be enough? 2010/09/20 15:19:33 (permalink)
thank you!

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Re:Antec TPQ would be enough? 2010/09/20 16:02:02 (permalink)
damn, this thing's a monster! but how come not a lot of people use it though?

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Re:Antec TPQ would be enough? 2010/09/20 16:04:40 (permalink) ☄ Helpful
Because Corsair has a 1000W power supply also.  Despite being worse overall, the Corsair is more popular since fanboys recommend their PSUs everywhere.  You made a great move and I'm glad I could help you.


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Re:Antec TPQ would be enough? 2010/09/20 16:15:07 (permalink)
I was checking the specs on this thing and the capacitors are made in Japan? is the whole PSU made in Japan? Is Silverstone a Japanese brand? Sorry for all the questions hehehe
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Re:Antec TPQ would be enough? 2010/09/20 16:23:38 (permalink)
Silverstone is probably Chinese or Taiwanese, not Japanese.  But the PSU has two primary capacitors, each one is Nippon Chemi-Con (very high end, Japanese).  More Chemi-Cons are present in the unit as well as some Taiwanese made Teapo capacitors on the secondary side.  This is similar to Antec TruePower Quattro power supplies, they're made by Enhance just like the Silverstone.  


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Re:Antec TPQ would be enough? 2010/09/20 16:34:28 (permalink)
ahhhh ic... it's not that far apart from Antec parts-wise... but specs-wise it's better... hehehe

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Re:Antec TPQ would be enough? 2010/09/25 10:36:57 (permalink)
Update: I got the PSU and it looks awesome!!! all those connectors for modular cables! it's really a monster! and I got them real quick since they have a supplier here in CA! it's a lot shorter too so I got to keep more space in my rig hehehe

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Re:Antec TPQ would be enough? 2010/09/25 17:40:17 (permalink)
I am running a GTX 480 with an Antec TPQ 1000--it is doing fine. Also running i7950, 3 HDDs, optical drive, 6 GB ram. That PSU has 70 amps total on the combined 12 volt rails--the 480 is said to use a max of 42 amps. On nVidia site the TPQ 1000 is certified to run one GTX 480. I found a vid on YT where the poster said he is running two 480s with the TPQ 1000 for several months with no issues. Here is the link:
http://www.youtube.com/wa...L9VE&feature=email
He gives his specs at the top under his user name. I am planning to buy a second GTX 480 soon--on the basis of this vid I will probably try the same thing before spending for a replacement PSU.  The TPQ is NOT certified to run two 480s, but shoud have no problem handling one.
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Re:Antec TPQ would be enough? 2010/09/25 17:45:01 (permalink)
Oh, I forgot to mention that the TPQ 1000 is certified on the SLIzone site to run two GTX 470s in an SLI set up.
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Re:Antec TPQ would be enough? 2010/09/25 19:03:56 (permalink)
A GTX 480 uses under 25A at peak load.  42A is recommended for a whole system running a GTX 480.


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