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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?
The cables on the HX750 are sleeved, but they're flat. It keeps them tidier and provides a better look, while still keeping them protected. See here:



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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?
The AX uses somewhat better fans and has a tiny bit more efficiency, plus all of the cables (even the ones you're gonna use anyway) are modular. In other words, pretty much none. The HX and AX series are Corsair's high-end/ultra enthusiast Power Supply line, with the AX being a tiny bit better. The differences are so small that I'd go for the HX considering you save a good amount of money.
    
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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.
The AX has better efficiency and fully modular + flat cables which are the differences compare to the HX. You could get an AX750 if you shop around enough . I got my AX750 from Evga forum for around $110 shipped and it was like new. Yea i ran a 5970 + 5870, or 3x 5870, or 6970 + 5870 setup at some point with my AX750 and it was fine. I didn't like the ideal of pusing the PSU to its limit tho.
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i would definitely go ax over hx just for full modular, gold rating and also the fact that the size of the psu is smaller

if you have the money or can get a loan or save up some more newegg has the ax850 with rebates and free shipping right now coming out to 160
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post #14 of 30
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The AX has better efficiency and fully modular + flat cables which are the differences compare to the HX. You could get an AX750 if you shop around enough . I got my AX750 from Evga forum for around $110 shipped and it was like new. Yea i ran a 5970 + 5870, or 3x 5870, or 6970 + 5870 setup at some point with my AX750 and it was fine. I didn't like the ideal of pusing the PSU to its limit tho.
The HX has flat cables, too. Extra efficiency we're talking around 2% more for the AX.

OP: if you can get a deal on a new one for the same amount or lower then, by all means, go for it.

Also, like I said before: it doesn't matter that the AX is fully modular. The cables that are hardwired into the HX you'll have to use if you're building a system anyway.
    
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http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...50-higher.html

there is also that discount don't know if it stacks and stuff with rebates
its 10 off 50
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post #16 of 30
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Ok, so I just ordered the HX, if I need that extra 2% efficiency I'll sell it and buy an AX lol. Either way, this is my first real high end modular PSU, I once had a modular OCZ thing, but it wasn't high end at all.
    
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Ok, so I just ordered the HX, if I need that extra 2% efficiency I'll sell it and buy an AX lol. Either way, this is my first real high end modular PSU, I once had a modular OCZ thing, but it wasn't high end at all.
That extra 2% efficiency translates to less than $1 savings a year if I were to guess. Also, the HX comes with a 7 year warranty. You'll be extremely happy.
    
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That extra 2% efficiency translates to less than $1 savings a year if I were to guess. Also, the HX comes with a 7 year warranty. You'll be extremely happy.
so does a ax
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i like my CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-950TX 950W its handling a 5970+5870 and a highly overclocked i7 and 3 hardrives not modular tho.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...air-_-17139013
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so does a ax
So? I was just pointing it out. Anyway, since the HX is less expensive, I'd pick it over the AX any day of the week.
    
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