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post #1 of 18
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My specs are the same in my sig.

HIS 6970
i5-2500k


My rosewill lightning 800w isnt cutting it anymore, im looking for a new quality psu.

Looking for a modular, long-warranty, and sleevable PSU. By sleevable I mean I can sleeve or buy cable extentions and not void the warranty (without opening the psu). Preferrably an 80+silver or GOLD

Ive read through the stickies but I want to see what OCN members recommend, what wattage, and what brand is good.

Can anyone recommend a good psu? I had my eyes on several good psu's but they are expensive. i.e Corsair AX750, etc.

Also: What site to buy from?
Edited by Nynn - 7/24/11 at 4:13am
post #2 of 18
First off, what is your budget?
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post #3 of 18
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First off, what is your budget?
Trying to keep it under $130. If at all possible
post #4 of 18
Well good PSUs are always expensive. Quality comes with a price.
From my experience I have found that Enermax are the best PSUs on the market hands down. Indeed Enermax was the first company that introduced on the market the modern PSU.

For starters, they make truly silent units. Every PSU on the market is labeled as "quiet" just because it has a 120mm fan instead of the small 80mm fan that used to be present in every old gray PSU, but they're not 100% silent. When I first got my unit I actually had to visually check if the fan was spinning, because there was no noise at all!

Also, Enermax units always come with added features that you usually can't find on other PSUs, such as a 3-pin cable that allows you monitor the speed of the fan through a fan controller.

Finally and most importantly they are so high quality that a typical unit has a higher efficiency than what the manufacturer claims!

I've had other PSUs in the past and really there is nothing that comes close to the quality offered by Enermax.
My recommendation for you would be the Enermax MODU87+ 600W or 700W (you don't really need 800W). This particular model fits your requirements perfectly, it's 80Plus GOLD, has a 5-year warranty, sleeved cables and is modular. Another cool thing is that after the computer shuts down it continues to spin for a minute or so to cool your system a bit more, although admittedly it has not been proven to bring any added benefit.
post #5 of 18
What's wrong with your Rosewill? It's a solid unit.
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post #6 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nynn View Post
Trying to keep it under $130. If at all possible
You've spent quite a bit of money on your PC (you even watercooled it) so why don't you spend a few dollars more to make sure your expensive gear will get clean, stable power?
post #7 of 18
The main thing with PSU's is that you want to get one that is name brand. Don't want to skimp on something that could potentially ruin your hardware.

I did a search on the required wattage for your sigrig. It appears like it will require approx 550 watts. An extra 100W will give you plenty of headroom for overclocking so you should look for a PSU with 650-700W.

My favorite shopping site is Newegg, however it's a personal preference. I did a search for you and found what seems to be a nice fit for you.

Corsair HX 650

-7 year warranty for parts and labor
-correct wattage
-great brand with rave reviews
-$99 w/ rebate
-Modular

The only thing is it is rated 60+ bronze, which isn't what you asked for, but it seems like the higher specifications exceed your budget (from what I found by looking for 5 minutes).

Hope I was able to help steer you in the right direction!
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post #8 of 18
I would up the budget a bit more, if possible, and go with this unit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151087
This way you would have plenty of room for crossfire later on if you choose to go down that path. Seasonic has some of the best units on the market right now.
    
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post #9 of 18
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Thanks everyone for their help!
post #10 of 18
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Im looking between these choices:

OCZ ZX Series 850W [Fully Modular] {$169.99}
Seasonic X750 Gold [Fully Modular] {$159.99}
Seasonic X650 Gold [Fully Modular] {$139.99}
Corsair AX750 [Fully Modular] {$169.99}

All prices are based on newegg atm.

Any opinions?
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