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post #21 of 38
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Originally Posted by Vuashke View Post
go the kingwin, its cheaper and you wont see any difference anyway
You're probably right but if he has the budget I'd pick the Corsair because they're one of the most reputable PSU brands and it's Gold certified.

They both seem good though, I really wish my PSU was modular.
    
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post #22 of 38
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i still would like to be safe and go with an 850w. it will be a little future proof lol. so its lookin like the ax850. the only reason i was considering the kingwin is i saw it was produced by superflower and have heard good things
850 is way overkill, and future proof i don't think is right at all. GPU's in particular are moving towards higher power efficiency with smaller dye size, so if anything you will need less power in the future.

A quality 650w psu will run almost all dual card setups, and will easily run two 465's.
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850 is way overkill, and future proof i don't think is right at all. GPU's in particular are moving towards higher power efficiency with smaller dye size, so if anything you will need less power in the future.

A quality 650w psu will run almost all dual card setups, and will easily run two 465's.
so then my current PSU should be fine?
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post #24 of 38
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so then my current PSU should be fine?
I kinda said the same thing in my first couple posts:


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I would say a quality 650w would be enough.
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[source]


Just a note Furmark typically adds 50-100w extra.

605w from the wall, so if PSU efficieny is 85% the power drawn would actually be 514w. So a quality 650w should be able to run it fine.


In THIS review they used a kill a watt to measure from the wall, however this one was without using furmark. The power drawn from the wall was 536w, assuming 85% efficieny the actual power woudl be 455w.
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post #25 of 38
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so if 850 is overkill....
i have an thermaltake trs rx850 ap already and was told it was crap and wouldnt handle my new setup with the 2-gtx465 in sli... anyone else give me some speculation on this?
I wouldn't use it. Take a look here: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...y-Review/902/9

100w lower but still should be around the same results as you're 850w
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post #26 of 38
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I wouldn't use it. Take a look here: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...y-Review/902/9

100w lower but still should be around the same results as you're 850w
it has a small problem with ripple:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/image...hp?image=22207

lol, didnt know copying a URL was 'crime'
Edited by Vuashke - 10/8/11 at 12:21am
post #27 of 38
Kingwin unit is actually a really good PSU. Its really up to you in what you prefer.

Kingwin
-cheaper
-3year warranty

Corsair
-more expensive
-7 year warranty

Both are quality units though.
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get corsair since their warranty is awesome.
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post #29 of 38
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it has a small problem with ripple:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/image...hp?image=22207

lol, didnt know copying a URL was 'crime'
Small problem?!?!?!

The 12v rail was OVER 125 mv!!!!! Actually to be more specific the 2 inputs were both over 150mv...

Also this happens when you go over 80%. The OP goes over 680w (This is just based on 80% of the total power) the unit can possibly kill his computer.

Edit: Oh and at full load it dies...
Edited by nbmjhk6 - 10/8/11 at 12:42am
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