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I currently have a 1000w Kingwin Lazer PSU. Im looking to get a better quality one with better modulation and power delivery. Below are the two options I have picked, im not interested in anything but those two.

For the experienced PSU guru, Does the quality of the PSU influence overclocking? More stable power?

Corsair AX850 Gold
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817139015
Pros: Fully Modular, Cables Sleeved Black (nice), Gold Rating, 7 year warranty
Cons: $200

Corsair HX850 Silver
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817139011
Pros: 7 year warranty, Price $170
Cons: Semi Modular, Cables are multi coloured, Silver Rating(compared to gold)

Im leaning towards the AX850 because of the full modulation and the black cable sleeving. Only a 20 dollar difference after the rebates, if I bother.
post #2 of 34
I would go towards the AX850, especially if you have a mid-tower then it will benefit full modularity of your PSU. Gold rating helps your power bill in the long run but it also reduces the loss of power lost in the form of heat, and nobody likes that.
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post #3 of 34
according to phaedrus, neither will inhibit your overclocking

id say go the hx unless power supply aesthetics are really that important?
post #4 of 34
AX850 Modular, higher efficiency. And face it, it's a lit nicer to have better cables out of the box.

Neither will hinder overclocking.
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The only sleeved cables on the corsairs are the 24pin, 8pin cpu and one other. All sata, molex, and pci-e cables are flat. Also the only non modular on the hx are the above sleeved ones. I almost prefer them not to be as it eliminates one more plug in line to the 2 most important sources of power to your system. To each his own, but by regular gold rating standards the hx850 and hx750 are both gold rated. Corsair just markets them as silver because they rate theirs differently. Difference being 1% or less in most cases.
Edited by Hatfieco - 10/3/11 at 9:52pm
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post #6 of 34
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the aesthetics of the cables means alot, and yea the fully modular cables means I wont have to try to cram a ton of unused stuff behind my motherboard.
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Originally Posted by Hatfieco View Post
The only sleeved cables on the corsairs are the 24pin, 8pin cpu and one other. All sata, molex, and pci-e cables are flat.
yea i know. thats ok though because I care only about the fact that they are not green/yellow/red ect.
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post #9 of 34
Why do you need a new PSU? That Kingwin is a pretty good unit http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory5&reid=168 There really is not point in "upgrading" TBH.

If anything get the AX...I say don't waste the money though...
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post #10 of 34
AX850. Just simply because of the fully modular design... that and it's Gold rated. Chicks dig gold rated.
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