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Sparkle SCC-850AF, a good choice?

post #1 of 9
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I have no idea how to select a proper PSU as illustrated in my sig with a GX750 cooler master. I am going to take it back. I was thinking that the Sparkle may be a good unit since it get pretty good reviews. I am going to run crossfired 6970's at some point and install another HDD and an SSD as well. Liquid cooling for the GPU's will also be a mod that I will do over the summer. Will this PSU handle all that. I dont know how to tell the difference with which PSU will handle more and be stable. I could get a HX1000 corsair if need be. I like the modular nature of the sparkle and reducing wires that I dont need. I need to order by 12pm pacific time to get it shopped to me in time to replace my existing PSU under the 30 day return mark.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103054

Either this or I get a Thermaltake toughpower 875w at Frys whenI return my GX750
Edited by Topgearfan - 4/26/11 at 10:06am
post #2 of 9
it's not a bad, made by great wall. kinda ugly looking, does everything in spec though i believe.
post #3 of 9
They're made by an obscure OEM company (Great Wall, I think it was) that there isn't much information out there on. Plus at $180, that is insanely overpriced.

Here are some far better and cheaper options that will be plenty for your system. They're all modular too.

Corsair HX750

Antec TPN

CM Silent Pro Gold

Corsair AX750

Seasonic X750

And even if you really want to get an 850 watt unit, something like the HX850 is a better and cheaper option.

Definitely get rid of that GX750 though.
Edited by Faraz - 4/26/11 at 10:44am
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post #4 of 9
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I am not worried about price that much. I want the best I can get for around $200. Sparkle got a decent review from Jonny guru. SO did the Kingwin LZG-1000. The only thing that draws me to the Kingwin is the fancy Blue led fan.lol

Also I really want a pSU unit that will handle everything I will throw at it with room to spare. If I can get 1000w PSu that will handle crossfire and the extra HDD and SSD with liquid cooled GPU's and not even be close to heavy loaded then that is what I want.

So I am going to stay away from the under 850w units. I may even upgrade my mobo to be able to run 3 cards at some point. I want to have option and not have to keep buying new PSU's
post #5 of 9
If you want the best 850W unit there is, the Corsair AX850 is your winner. It's not the best value for your money, but all things considered, in terms of performance, it's hard to beat.
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Ya I was reading they are good. I was also looking at the Cougar SX850. Seems like a solid unit and not too pricey after the rebate. Too many choices for sure.

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Originally Posted by Shub View Post
If you want the best 850W unit there is, the Corsair AX850 is your winner. It's not the best value for your money, but all things considered, in terms of performance, it's hard to beat.
post #7 of 9
The Cougar SX850 is probably a good unit but I just don't trust anything coming from HEC, even if it's got good reviews.
post #8 of 9
The Sx series isn't that good, Great wall might not be that known but they do do good performance to price psus.
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Ok I figured the Cougar would be cool, and I saw Linutechtips used it on his PC.

Ok so I am going to order something today either from Tiger or bit the bullet and do it from newegg and pay tax since they have a better selection. I do get 10 bucks off my next order at tiger though, and they have a promotion to get an extra 20-40 off if you sign up for this program that costs a buck the first month and 16 every month after but you can cancel at anytime.

So you guys say no to the Cougar, and no to the Thermaltake, and maybe to the Sparkle?

Yes to a corsair HX series?

Cant find any XFX black editions online.

So in the 850 and above. rather have a 1000, which ones cant I go wrong with? I assume the corsair HX, and silvestone.

The kingwin LZ-1000 is only 149 bucks at newegg right now.
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