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Get the seasonic they are great psu's
In my opinion enermax is equal in quality with seasonic. I've never seen so much as a mediocre review for a enermax PSU.

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If you use a 1200W PSU to power two 560Ti's your PSU is going to be running so inefficiently. They are designed to work best near their power peak and efficiency goes down drastically when they have to run at lower power levels than they are designed for.
Not true at all. My Enermax is called 85+ because at no point does it have under 85% efficiency. This is anywhere from almost zero load to max load.
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My post has turned somewhat of into a Maxrevo 1350W vs Antec High Current pro 1200W vs Seasonic x Series 760/750W.

Obviously my setup only needs about 740W based on my other components, but i would get the higher capacity supplies for room to upgrade. Hmm from johnnyguru and hardocp it seems enermax and seasonic are toe to toe with each other and others like corsair/antec get up there in the mix for certain capacity every once in a while.
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My post has turned somewhat of into a Maxrevo 1350W vs Antec High Current pro 1200W vs Seasonic x Series 760/750W.

Obviously my setup only needs about 740W based on my other components, but i would get the higher capacity supplies for room to upgrade. Hmm from johnnyguru and hardocp it seems enermax and seasonic are toe to toe with each other and others like corsair/antec get up there in the mix for certain capacity every once in a while.
The nice corsairs are actually built by seasonic almost 100% of the time. But sometimes corsair offers a better warranty than the identical seasonic which is strange.
    
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The nice corsairs are actually built by seasonic almost 100% of the time. But sometimes corsair offers a better warranty than the identical seasonic which is strange.

hah yeah that is what i read on hardocp. Really right now I just want to find a 1000-1200W Seasonic with the same rating as the 750W had on hardocp/johnnyguru so i can finally press the BUY button.

The MAXREVO1350W got a great rating on hardocp but johnnyguru and even hardocp didn't like its voltage regulation during stress testing.

Price is nothing to me i've been saving up for this for a while.
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Is it incorporated onto the 560 Ti's which model has it started to be incorporated into the GPU chipset?
Unless you're playing:

-Metro2033
-Unreal Tournament 3
-Mirror's Edge
-Batman AA
-Mafia 2

You have no use for a Physx card. The above 5 are the only games that can do GPU Physx that anyone really cares about. In total there are only 20 games that can use a dedicated Physx card, any other game will just cause your power bill to go up as there is zero benefit.

Regarding the PSU. Unless you have money burning a hole in your wallet there is no need at all for a 1000W or higher PSU given the configuration you're planning on buying. Put the money elsewhere into your build.
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Seasonic X Series X-850W

Should be good for a system rated at around 743 W right?

Mainly can i assume the stellar ratings the X-750W version got from hardocp and johnnyguru would hold for this 850W version right?
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post #28 of 55
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Why do you recommend spending $300USD on a PSU, when the OP really does not need to spend 1/2 that amount?

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Seasonic X Series X-850W

Should be good for a system rated at around 743 W right?

Mainly can i assume the stellar ratings the X-750W version got from hardocp and johnnyguru would hold for this 850W version right?
Are you going to be folding or otherwise using both CPU your 8-thread and GPU at 100% load for sustained period of time? Or are you just gaming?

In any kind of normal usage you will not be pulling 700W...presuming your 743W figure is accurate for 100% load.
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heh sorry man, its not that i am skipping it, i read it, just the bronze certification makes me cringe a little bit, i know it has gotten really really good ratings, and i thought about it for a bit the other day, but i dunno. I guess i don't really need a US80 gold rated PS.
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hah yeah that is what i read on hardocp. Really right now I just want to find a 1000-1200W Seasonic with the same rating as the 750W had on hardocp/johnnyguru so i can finally press the BUY button.

The MAXREVO1350W got a great rating on hardocp but johnnyguru and even hardocp didn't like its voltage regulation during stress testing.

Price is nothing to me i've been saving up for this for a while.
Why don't you check out some of the lower wattage enermax psus? I love my 950. I chose it for a similar reason that you were talking about earlier. Since my Rig pulls about 500W max I chose a 950W PSU so that even at full load my PSU fan doesn't rise above idle. My rig is built to be essentially silent. Even when I'm running prime 95 and furmark at the same time the air blowing out of my PSU feels like ambient air temperature.

the 85+ line from enermax is great (what i chose) and they also have a great lineup of gold efficiency psus. I highly recommend Enermax but I think the 1300 W is way overkill for your needs.
    
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