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New Budget - $150 for Awesome 850w or Insane 750w PSU

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My budget is now $150. I have been meaning to upgrade my PSU for a long time and now I finally am. My budget is gonna be set at $150 for either an insane 750watt PSU, so good that it would out perform a quality 850w. Or just a really good 850w PSU. That is more what I am looking for.

My only requirements is that it should be at least partially modular, and have at least two 6+2Pin connectors for my GPUs (with a PSU that good that is probably easy to find though).

So I was looking into the TX850 or possibly the HX750. The only problem is that the TX850 isn't modular, are there any modular 850w PSUs in that range? If not HX 750 it is.
    
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I love my SeaSonix X-750.
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I love my SeaSonix X-750.
^^
This. Hard to beat the Seasonic X750 or 760
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The X-750 is truely awesome. For a great 850, a Corsair HX850 does the job well.
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Get the Corsair HX750. It'll provide more than ample power for two of those Radeon HD 5870s and your heavily OCed CPU plus all the peripherals you want to add. It won't break a sweat.

It's, for all intents and purposes, fully modular (only the CPU and 20/24-pin motherboard connectors are hardwired, and you'll need to use those any way). It's also highly efficient, has very good ripple suppression, it's quiet, and has tons of connectors. It's also under your budget, costing $140.
    
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I would buy the x750 after some reviews, but it's $9 out of budget, and the only place it's in budget is at

http://www.circuitsnthings.com/index...ategory_id=183

and I've never heard of these guys.

Edit: Ok, so here's what I'm thinking so far - x750 if I can find for under $150, if not HX 750. As to the HX 750, it doesn't look like the cables are sleeved, are they?
    
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How about this very good Corsair AX850 fully modular + flat cable? It came out at $159.99 shipped after rebate. I'm sure you can afford that extra $9 .
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How about this very good Corsair AX850 fully modular + flat cable? It came out at $159.99 shipped after rebate. I'm sure you can afford that extra $9 .
You know, seeing that your running three 5870s on a 750w, I think I'll either go with the x750 or HX750, AX750.

What are the differences between the AX and HX 750s?
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The AX IS the Seasonic X760. The older HX model is a CWT design. The HX is still a good model but the Seasonic design is superior in ripple and efficiency performance.
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Hmm, I see - so I think I'll go for the HX 750, but I'll look around for a x750 or AX750 for under $150 first.
    
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