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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...y=#ReviewStart

I still would like it in a 750 watt model and I would be willing to pay a little more - so far I've seen it at quite a bit more (like $40.00 ++) than the 650 watt model in the above link after rebate.

If anyone knows of such a decent deal for a 750 watt - I'm all eyes and ears.

Unless someone can come up with a 750 watt PSU equivalent (partially/full modular) of great quality and price. Please don't say Corsair.
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...567&CatId=2533

cheapest fully modular

http://www.ncixus.com/products/?sku=...anufacture=XFX

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Yeah thanks however this is what I've been finding too - it becomes that I really want a 750 watt one that I can cushion the future upgrades. The 650 @ $69.99 is a great deal too bad that the 750 watt one doesn't have a $20.00 rebate. I just don't want to spend the $$ like the examples you sent - I guess it's "being spoiled" at the good 650 watt one deal.
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Keep in mind that you need a pretty high-end setup to need more than that XFX XXX 650W can handle though, like i7-2600k with SLI GTX 570 all overclocked, in a full load stress test. The XFX is a great value.

No offense, but if you're hunting this hard for a better deal on a power supply, where's the money for a rig that requires more than 650W going to come from?

Future GPUs are liable to use less power than the current 40nm offerings while delivering more performance. I suspect power consumption is on the way down, though that's just a guess.
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Keep in mind that you need a pretty high-end setup to need more than that XFX XXX 650W can handle though, like i7-2600k with SLI GTX 570 all overclocked, in a full load stress test. The XFX is a great value.

No offense, but if you're hunting this hard for a better deal on a power supply, where's the money for a rig that requires more than 650W going to come from?

Future GPUs are liable to use less power than the current 40nm offerings while delivering more performance. I suspect power consumption is on the way down, though that's just a guess.
OKAY I TAKE OFFENSE - j/k

I know that it would take a fairly "huge" upgrade from the system listed in my computer specs below and I have no plan to ever overclock. I come from the "school" that it's better that a device needs not work hard to deliver the performance. As far as where the money will come from?, well that's not the problem as when one sees a deal like the 650 watt one and wants a bit more wattage capacity without paying $40 plus more for another 100 watts it just to me at least doesn't make too much sense and wondering if a rebate would be available for the 750 watt one as well which as of yet to find. Sure a 750 watt XFX would be more $$ but expect so at a smaller increase in price to what I've seen between the 650 and 750.
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650W is more than enough for most computers, unless you're overclocking the crap out of your system, or are trying to run 2x very high end video cards. Hell, on my system I could easily get away with a 500W power supply, even a 450W system if I didn't overclock towards the sky.

Most manufacturers list a certain wattage for their product based on many factors to save their own asses. Those being:

1) Suggest a high enough wattage just in case you have a REALLY crappy power supply that isn't able to produce as much power as the label/sticker says.
2) So if you ever happen to run everything @ 100% load, the PSU won't crap out on you.
3) Older power supplies have less amperage on the +12V rails than newer ones.

With that XFX 650W psu, it'll be able to run stabely if it were ever pushed to 650W. Though, it never will be. When gaming, running multiple intensive programs, or rendering, you'll almost never go beyond 250W-300W with a non-overclocked CPU and a high end video card, yet if you completely stressed both the CPU and GPU, it might ask for 450W, which is still only 70% of the total output of that 650W PSU, more than safe.

Also, there is nothing wrong with corsair PSU's. The majority of their PSU's are built my tried and true Channelwell Tech (CWT) platforms, with some of their top notch PSU's being based on Seasonic platforms. The only corsair PSU's to stay away from are the super cheap, and low wattage ones (like the gamer series).
    
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650W is more than enough for most computers, unless you're overclocking the crap out of your system, or are trying to run 2x very high end video cards. Hell, on my system I could easily get away with a 500W power supply, even a 450W system if I didn't overclock towards the sky.

Most manufacturers list a certain wattage for their product based on many factors to save their own asses. Those being:

1) Suggest a high enough wattage just in case you have a REALLY crappy power supply that isn't able to produce as much power as the label/sticker says.
2) So if you ever happen to run everything @ 100% load, the PSU won't crap out on you.
3) Older power supplies have less amperage on the +12V rails than newer ones.

With that XFX 650W psu, it'll be able to run stabely if it were ever pushed to 650W. Though, it never will be. When gaming, running multiple intensive programs, or rendering, you'll almost never go beyond 250W-300W with a non-overclocked CPU and a high end video card, yet if you completely stressed both the CPU and GPU, it might ask for 450W, which is still only 70% of the total output of that 650W PSU, more than safe.

Also, there is nothing wrong with corsair PSU's. The majority of their PSU's are built my tried and true Channelwell Tech (CWT) platforms, with some of their top notch PSU's being based on Seasonic platforms. The only corsair PSU's to stay away from are the super cheap, and low wattage ones (like the gamer series).
I don't dislike Corsair - just the price at the moment. Trying to get value for the money, some people can just throw money and overpay just because - but in my logic it doesn't make me do this. For me to "really" spend it's got to be justified in my eyes.

Anyways, I've been looking at reviews for the XFX 650 watt and 750 watt in which unfortunately there's no lack of them with the PSU fan making clicking noises very shortly after turning it on in the first days and many RMA's from such people. Do I take a chance? Maybe. I've also seen even better deals on these particular PSU's in the past.

I have two computers - my signature rig listed in the system specs that has a Zalman PSU that I've had no problems with and then my AM2 5000+ system in which an older 420 watt Truepower Antec showed signs of instability to which was confirmed when pulled it out and opened it up to find 3-4 caps slightly bulged and leaking. So I had another spare older Antec 420 watt Truepower which I haven't used in "eeeons" and opened it up to find that one of the caps have a slight leak but proceeded to install it anyway. It for now works fine as I'm typing this from that computer however I KNOW that it's time will come soon enough. So hence I'll take out the 500 watt Zalman PSU from the sig. computer and put it in this second computer and purchase one for the signature computer. This time I want a partial or fully modular PSU of good quality. In fact both of my computers have photos in my profile.

Thanks for your response and reading this.
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