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Hello, my motherboard (AsRock 990fx) died 2 days ago so I sent it in for a replacement.. and I think my PSU (Thermaltake Litepower 600w) had something to do with it.

--so i'm looking for a replacement (although my PSU still works, i'm not taking any chances).

Some of the PSU's that fit within my budget are:

Corsair HX750 $159.13
http://www.corsair.com/power-supply-units/professional-series-power-supply-units/hx750w.html

Corsair TX850m $153.36
http://www.corsair.com/power-supply-units/enthusiast-series-power-supply-units/enthusiast-series-modular-tx850m-80-plus-bronze-certified-850-watt-high-performance-modular-power-supply.html

Thermaltake Toughpower 1200w $149.90
http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/product.aspx?c=1245&id=1512

Out of the three, the Thermaltake 1200w is the cheapest!

So i'm asking if it's better to get the 1200w or which Corsair or do you guys have any PSU recommendations for that price range. I'm looking for a modular one btw.

The PSU will be powering my sig rig.


Edited by MugenFX - 10/20/11 at 3:03am
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HX750

its modular, silver rated, 7 year warranty.

I have the HX850, great PSU, corsair makes the best PSU's IMHO.
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Wouldn't the 1200w be more future-upgrade friendly?
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Wouldn't the 1200w be more future-upgrade friendly?
the 1200w is a huge heavy PSU, and its old, not very power efficient. they dont even sell it on newegg anymore.

tbh the HX850 is the best bet, $159.99 after mail-in rebate. dont know if you want to spend that much, but tbh, the 850 watt is future proof and for the price the best tbh, but the 750 should be fine, you shouldnt need 1200watts.
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Wouldn't the 1200w be more future-upgrade friendly?
Only if you will be going with nvidia cards, they suck up more juice in sli then crossfire with ATI. 850w its plenty for crossfire and oc cpu & gpu.

Corsair is the best choice for psu's imo.
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corsair makes the best PSU's IMHO.
Corsair doesn't make PSUs.
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Corsair is the best choice for psu's imo.
No.

@ OP,

The TT unit and the HX are both excellent, the TXM is below both,
Both Corsair units are poor deals, the TT offers by far the best value.. the question is though, why do you need a 1.2KW PSU?
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If youre in Canada, get a Seasonic X760 for $149 @ Canada Computers
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I don't need a 1200w PSU.. I just wanted to know if it's a good deal for the price and i'm uncertain as to what upgrade path I will take. It just seems like a good future-upgrade friendly as well as a good price range PSU. I know the Thermaltake is old tech but I really like Corsair too.

I'm in the Philippines by the way. Those prices are from local computer stores, converted to $. I can't buy online stuff for now (student lol).
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I don't need a 1200w PSU.. I just wanted to know if it's a good deal for the price and i'm uncertain as to what upgrade path I will take. It just seems like a good future-upgrade friendly as well as a good price range PSU. I know the Thermaltake is old tech but I really like Corsair too.

I'm in the Philippines by the way. Those prices are from local computer stores, converted to $. I can't buy online stuff for now (student lol).
Your current system draws below 300W at full load, and idles below 100W, anything above ~500W makes a poor choice for such a system.. as far as upgrade paths go, unless you go triple GTX 580 or quad 6970 the 1200W TP is overkill and a pointless investment.

The Toughpower you linked above is based on an updated version of the same platform used by Corsair HX1000, performance wise is still a top unit and quality wise is better than the TXM and on par with the HX, al three units are made by the same OEM, precisely CWT.

Link the shops from where you're buying the PSU for better suggestions..
post #10 of 12
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I'm actually buying from www.tipidpc.com which is sort of like a computer-only ebay of the Philippines.. but local computer stores can also advertise there.

Here are some of the item lists of some stores near me:

My price range is about 5000-7000 Philippines Pesos.
1000 Pesos = 23 US Dollars

The PSUs are labelled under "psu".

Dynaquest
http://www.tipidpc.com/useritems.php...me=dynaquestpc

Cooltechpc
http://www.tipidpc.com/useritems.php...elizamaeflores

PCnetmiles
http://www.tipidpc.com/useritems.php...ame=pcnetmiles
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