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post #11 of 27
The 480's pull a lot of power. And the lightning overclock well and pull more power. 850 is bare minimum. I would go with an HX850. Cost a little more, but it is good to have a quality unit.
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post #12 of 27
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Yeah there's nothing under $100 unless you count post-rebate price or get a great sale. SLI GTX 480 Lightnings are going to destroy a lot of poor power supplies that claim near 850W but can't actually deliver that consistently over the long term. Yes, it's worth spending, unless you want to overload a power supply and risk having that take out most of your system.

Cheapest (without considering rebates) seems to be the very good Antec CP-850, at $115:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371024

XFX Core Pro 850W at $120 is another good choice and would actually fit in cases other than a few Antec models.
But that Antec is a CPX form factor, only a very few antec cases have that size opening.


Didn't people have problems with the XFX PSU (or was that the 750 watt one)?
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post #13 of 27
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But that Antec is a CPX form factor, only a very few antec cases have that size opening.


Didn't people have problems with the XFX PSU (or was that the 750 wat one)?
His P193 V3 is such a case that fits CPX, right?

People have problems with pretty much every PSU, but I'm not aware of that model in particular. That's the Seasonic AT model that's pretty much the same as the Corsair TX850 V2 except with a quieter ADDA fan instead of a Yate Loon. I don't think this one used one of the fan models that was unusually susceptible to clicking.
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I've never understood why some people buy top tier GPUs at ~$500 each (when first released) and want a power supply for under $100...

You realize that if a junk power supply dies it can take the whole system with it, right?

Get something that's quality and can provide at least 850w reliably. Don't look for the cheapest one either. Read REAL reviews, not Newegg reviews and choose what you think is the best investment.
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post #15 of 27
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His P193 V3 is such a case that fits CPX, right?

People have problems with pretty much every PSU, but I'm not aware of that model in particular. That's the Seasonic AT model that's pretty much the same as the Corsair TX850 V2 except with a quieter ADDA fan instead of a Yate Loon. I don't think this one used one of the fan models that was unusually susceptible to clicking.
DOH! Yes, it is. That Antec would be a great choice.
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post #16 of 27
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I've never understood why some people buy top tier GPUs at ~$500 each (when first released) and want a power supply for under $100...

You realize that if a junk power supply dies it can take the whole system with it, right?

Get something that's quality and can provide at least 850w reliably. Don't look for the cheapest one either. Read REAL reviews, not Newegg reviews and choose what you think is the best investment.
Well its not like those super expensive PSUs get you better fps or higher resolution does it? As long as it runs its good enough for me. Before this I had all dell PCs and Ive never seen a psu die.

Anyway is the XFX unit bad or something? I don't want another PC shutting down problem.
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post #17 of 27
you aint gonna buy a ferrari and put some backyard moonshine gas in it are ya?

cough up and put some real power and piece of mind behind those 480's

the antec cp is good as well but

if you can get to microcentre get this

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0361182
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i strongly advise you grab a 1000 watt, unless you want you psu at or near 100% load all the time
    
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post #19 of 27
You're lucky it didn't fry your hardware when it went out(and honestly I'm a little bitter it didn't), <800W is kind low for dual 480 Lighning(that's hardcore) even when talking about quality power supplies which is not the case here, that Diablotek is utter ****.

My suggestion, don't buy another PSU, sell your hardware and go back to Dell, you have no idea what you're doing.
post #20 of 27
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Well its not like those super expensive PSUs get you better fps or higher resolution does it? As long as it runs its good enough for me. Before this I had all dell PCs and Ive never seen a psu die.

Anyway is the XFX unit bad or something? I don't want another PC shutting down problem.
You really need to take a gander around the internets about the importance of a reliable power supply.

You make a comment about all your Dell PCs of years ago yet fail to realize a system with two 480 Lightnings in it is about as far off from a Dell PC you can get.

Sure you won't see different FPS but I'd prefer to have a working system over one that's sitting in my room smoking cause I blew a $75 PSU up and it took everything with it.

The choice is yours. Just don't say we didn't warn you.
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