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Hey guys,
I recently put up a thread deciding or not whether I would upgrade my PSU, I ended up deciding to and a very generous person (SgtHop) helped me out a lot and recommended a corsair GS800.

I'm going to be running -

i7 870 OC (around 3.5ghz..?)
16gb G-Skill DDR3 1600
Gigabyte P55-USB3 MB
2x Palit GTX 460 2gb
Water cooling on the CPU
1Tb WDC
30gb SATAIII SSD
Sentry LX
Asus Blu-ray drive

all in a HAF932 with stock fans.

Do you guys think the GS800 will match my needs? Also, do you think it's enough to run next year's Ivy Bridge?

Thanks!
Edited by Ouija - 10/18/11 at 7:08am
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post #2 of 26
Well

I'll be honest, I don't like the GS series, they aren't as good as the TX V2 series from corsair. If you want modular, I would seriously consider the HX series. You can get the TX750V2 for around the same as an GS800... But it's just a better PSU.

Don't get me wrong, it'll run perfectly fine, but I think you'll find you can get more for your money.

comps
post #3 of 26
The GS800 is a lot more than you need for this, you'd be perfectly fine on a good 650W unit. In fact I would recommend against the GS800, you'd be spending a lot more than you have to.
If you were to get a 800W unit, well, it would be a waste, but let me recommend the Corsair TX850 V2 instead of the GS800 if you're set on 800+ watts: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139022 -- it's a superior unit and it costs less. There's no reason to get the GS800 under such circumstances.

But like I said, 800+W would be a complete waste with your setup.
post #4 of 26
You really don't need an 800W PSU. Even a decent 650W would cover that rig. Should be fine for Ivy Bridge too, I wouldn't have thought that will use a ton of power compared to anything else. Are you planning to upgrade to two top end graphics cards? If you were going to go to say, GTX 580 SLI it might be worth going for more powerful PSU but otherwise I wouldn't.

I'd recommend having a look at something like an Antec True Power New 650W or a TX650W V2.
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post #5 of 26
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Ahh..hmmm.. what about the TX750V2? It's going for $95 at newegg. Graphics wise, I'm going to stick with these 460's for year or 2. And I might upgrade to Ivy Bridge once it comes out.
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post #6 of 26
Today the TX750 is actually $85 AR with code CorsairPSU1.

The TX650 (plenty for your needs, as power consumption will drop if anything with Ivy Bridge) is $60 AR with the same code.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139020

This 750W PSU from PC Power and Cooling (arguably better quality than Corsair) has a higher efficiency rating than either Corsair PSU I listed, with 80+ Silver rating versus the 80+ Bronze of the Corsairs. It's $80 AR with code PCP1010.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703027
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post #7 of 26
Actually guys,

He does need around 800w since he has SLi 400 series cards, these pull a lot more than the newer 500 cards do due to the architecture they use.

I would say 800 is probably about right, 750w would be better.

The TX750V2 is the ideal PSU for you. Oh and BTW, the corsair TX range could have been silver but they requested it be bronze because it wasn't as good as they wanted it to be Also it would have cut into their profits for the gold range.


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post #8 of 26
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The only reason I would get the 750 over the 650 is just in case I upgrade to anything else in the future. For some extra flexibility. The PowerPC's 750W does look tempting...but I'm not too sure since I'm not really an expert on power supplies. Does anyone have any input on a TX750V2 vs PowerPC and Cooling 750W?

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post #9 of 26
I don't rly like the gs series.

Get a tx or hx.

Newegg has a nice sale on all cosair ps and it ends today.

I picked up a ax1200 for $251 shipped and still have a $20 rebate.

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Actually guys,

He does need around 800w since he has SLi 400 series cards, these pull a lot more than the newer 500 cards do due to the architecture they use.

Comps
So the TX750V2 is perfect for my situation? I really want to make sure I spend my money wisely on this one.
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