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Hello everyone,

A guy is selling a 2 days old SilverStone Strider Plus ST1000-P 1000W for 120€ shipped to my house.

They're going new @ 158€ cheapest place here in Spain;

http://www.pccomponentes.com/silvers...0_p_1000w.html

Do you guys think it is a good upgrade over my XFX 750w Black Edition? Do I need it?

Is it beter in terms of silence as well? I like it for the fact that it is fully modular. ^_^

Any thoughts?
    
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It's a good unit, but you definitely don't need it.
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I'm looking towards the future, as I do plan on buying Ivy Bridge and maybe Kepler too.
    
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post #4 of 31
Neither of those are going to be any more power hungry than what's currently on the market, so I wouldn't worry about that.
post #5 of 31
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How can you assure that?

This is a nice deal and I'd regret it in the future if I wanted to buy x2 new gen GPU's but couldn't do it due to my XFX psu.

I'm happy with this XFX psu, it's quiet as hell and it has no coil whine at all, not even under full stress (CPU @ Folding and GPU's @ Furmark).

Maybe I could sell my XFX for like 70€-80€ and make the upgrade only be like 40€ overall.

If it were you, would you do it? I agree with you I don't really need that PSU right now, but in future, who knows...
    
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I'm fairly certain we've reached a peak in the power consumption of computer components (particularly video cards) that we won't be capping anytime soon. The power that can be delivered by PCIe cables is limited, and we're not about to see normal cards with more than two PCIe connectors, so really ~300W is the most a normal video card will require. Kepler has been announced as being a step forward in terms of energy efficiency, and Intel CPUs have also consistently gone down in power requirements, or stagnated at the very least... which is why I think we're looking at a decrease, not an increase in power requirements
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Is it a good PSU : Yes
Is it overkill : Yes
Do you need it : Yes

If you wan't to have the headroom than I would get it especially if it's only 40(insert euro sign that's not on my keyboard) more than what you can sell your XFX for. BTW, if you plan on sleeving it, forget that. All the cables have some kind off big ass capacitator on them so you won't be able to do a nice job.
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Its a good psu, and not a bad price either, I don't see why an upgrade is a bad idea if your running 2 6970's on a 750w psu. I would think that is quite a stressful fit for a 750w psu, if you only had 1 then yeah the 750w is enough, but two of them I would definitely recommend a 1kw psu. This psu is probably my favorite, though if your willing to spend a little extra the nzxt hale 1kw and thortech thunderbolt 1kw is a tad bit more efficient. As well if you really want to keep your computer cool you might want to also consider the ocz zx 1kw instead as well.
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post #9 of 31
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Originally Posted by Shub View Post
I'm fairly certain we've reached a peak in the power consumption of computer components (particularly video cards) that we won't be capping anytime soon. The power that can be delivered by PCIe cables is limited, and we're not about to see normal cards with more than two PCIe connectors, so really ~300W is the most a normal video card will require. Kepler has been announced as being a step forward in terms of energy efficiency, and Intel CPUs have also consistently gone down in power requirements, or stagnated at the very least... which is why I think we're looking at a decrease, not an increase in power requirements
You're right, SB (2600k in my case) was a great improvement in power efficiency, however, you also have to consider PCIe 3.0 coming in 2012 probably, thus allowing more power, or am I wrong?

Either ways, I'll take your advice, I think I am keeping this XFX PSU.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowmen View Post
Is it a good PSU : Yes
Is it overkill : Yes
Do you need it : Yes

If you wan't to have the headroom than I would get it especially if it's only 40(insert euro sign that's not on my keyboard) more than what you can sell your XFX for. BTW, if you plan on sleeving it, forget that. All the cables have some kind off big ass capacitator on them so you won't be able to do a nice job.
Thank you for your opinion!: )

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Originally Posted by julabask View Post
Its a good psu, and not a bad price either, I don't see why an upgrade is a bad idea if your running 2 6970's on a 750w psu. I would think that is quite a stressful fit for a 750w psu, if you only had 1 then yeah the 750w is enough, but two of them I would definitely recommend a 1kw psu. This psu is probably my favorite, though if your willing to spend a little extra the nzxt hale 1kw and thortech thunderbolt 1kw is a tad bit more efficient. As well if you really want to keep your computer cool you might want to also consider the ocz zx 1kw instead as well.
Keep in mind it is a 2 days old PSU thus making it cheaper, I can't go any higher than that, it's either this PSU, or save the money for future upgrades.

Whta do you mean by keeping my computer cool? What does a PSU have to do with that?
    
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post #10 of 31
If it was up to me, I would try selling and upgrade to at least a 1kw if your already using 2 6970's in crossfire. If your only using one 6970 current then I would wait and buy it when your ready to upgrade down the road as they only will get cheaper and more efficient over time.
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