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Not really sure where to put this, but the feedback i'm looking for sooner rather than later would most likely come from the folks here so....


So, here's what i was planning for a finished system,

-bulldozer chip
-am3+ mobo
-SLI 570's (preferably x16 & x16)
-possibly an ssd, but for sure the black caviar
-likely the rest of the parts from my sig system.


I'm currently working on getting my middle of the road system to the higher end mark and i've started off with picking up a galaxy gtx 570.

The next upgrade was going to be an AM3+ mobo, but i just realized my psu is woefully underpowered, so that just became my next upgrade.

Please recommend a PSU sufficient to run everything oc'd + periphs (card reader, fans & controller, etc..) without making my wallet sad.
post #2 of 10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371049

best under $100

then again the Zambezi cpu are power gluttons

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371049
Edited by hednik - 11/2/11 at 8:14pm
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Thanks for the reply, same link twice?

Anyways, thats; one of the ones i was looking at, newegg canada has it for $119 (guess thats why shipping is never more than $10-$15, the bastards)

Here's the ones i've been looking at

http://goo.gl/Gh83W

Not sure if i need to go more power, would prefer multi rail but... then i found this

http://www.directcanada.com/products...E%20TECHNOLOGY

Would probably destroy the system if it ever failed though
Edited by Zardoz - 11/2/11 at 8:58pm
post #4 of 10
The second was the 900w version. Maybe overkill but BD pulls alot of power. the 8150 is close to 350 under load with a 4.5 OC. Head over to the BD club and ask them maybe ?

I'm a bit weary of the thermaltke to be honest. Corsair is nice but at 170 that's kind of hard to stomach.

Our resident expert like the Antec gamers series

http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...Review/1141/10

Hit up NCIX. They can be had cheaper

http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=58382&v...acture=Corsair
Edited by hednik - 11/2/11 at 9:00pm
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post #5 of 10
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Actually ncix had the 900w antec gamer series on sale, going to browse what else they have first though.
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Definately get the Olympia 850. You can see the review of it's 650W version here

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story4&reid=39

I had it's 800W version go through hell (HD 2900 CF, TEC, WC). It just kept going on cool with it's fan turning slow and visibly. It's an Impervio (halfway server) made unit with 3 caps Japanese Toshin Kogyo caps on primary. Dual transformer that can reach up to a kW. Impervio is bought out by Enermax, who then made the Revolution 85+/Galaxy Evo units with a somewhat similar topology. These are well solid units that're superior to low end SeaSonic. The HCG doesn't compare at all.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Antec/HCG-520/8.html
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I love the death out of my TX-850V2! its an amazing PSU. looks smexy too!
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post #9 of 10
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Already went with the antec 900w for $129.99, ncix was too good to pass up, $25~ off and $2 express shipping.

That olympia would have been a beast, but it seemed kind of old, not sure on the efficiency or protection so i figured a newer model would be safer.
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Originally Posted by Zardoz View Post
Already went with the antec 900w for $129.99, ncix was too good to pass up, $25~ off and $2 express shipping.

That olympia would have been a beast, but it seemed kind of old, not sure on the efficiency or protection so i figured a newer model would be safer.
That's a good choice and it was on the list. The corsair is good stuff but 30-40 more. Newegg.ca shipping eeek
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