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Originally Posted by pLuhhmm View Post

What made you get that ASUS over th ASrock? Also, why the Corsair PSU? It costs more and is worse than the SeaSonic X 750w.

The ASUS I chose over the corsair for several reasons. In no particular order they are aesthetics, reviews about reliability (I do understand ASrock has been better recently though), the TPU, EPU, Smart SSD Caching (when I get my hands on one) and the EFI Bios. I don't think if it were dependent on any one of those features I'd pay $90 more but for all of them I think it'll be a good investment. smile.gif

The power source- doesn't cost more on newegg, I'm gona pick that one up with the rebate for 130., the sea sonic X750 was going for 160 total.
Edited by Achilles11609 - 11/20/11 at 8:41pm
post #22 of 38
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as someone else mentioned, the SeaSonic is a very very very good PSU, better than the Corsair, IMO and many others.
thing to consider is U can get a 6970 for $315
https://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=AT-6970_D5&c=CJ
If you are getting from Micro-center they have $60 off any Z68 board with the purchase of a 2500K.
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/16efa968#/16efa968/27
add both the CPU and Board in cart and u will see the discount.

Word, thanks for the microcenter tip! I'll definitely hit that up.

Do you think the 6970 will be worth the extra $70?

And what makes the Seasonic better than the corsair? If both of you are tellin me then theres gota be some weight behind it.
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The ASUS I chose over the corsair for several reasons. In no particular order they are aesthetics, reviews about reliability (I do understand ASrock has been better recently though), the TPU, EPU, Smart SSD Caching (when I get my hands on one) and the EFI Bios. I don't think if it were dependent on any one of those features I'd pay $90 more but for all of them I think it'll be a good investment. smile.gif
The power source- doesn't cost more on newegg, I'm gona pick that one up with the rebate for 130., the sea sonic X750 was going for 160 total.

Oops, I meant the SeaSonic X 650w.

Crossfire HD 6970s overclocked with a 2500k overclocked will work more than fine on a 650w PSU, especially the SeaSonic X one.
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Oops, I meant the SeaSonic X 650w.
Crossfire HD 6970s overclocked with a 2500k overclocked will work more than fine on a 650w PSU, especially the SeaSonic X one.

See I just breezed through the PSU calculator and if I ever want to Cross fire I'm hitting 700W without the bells and whistles. I think anything under 750 would be a mistake, even if it is a good PSU
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See I just breezed through the PSU calculator and if I ever want to Cross fire I'm hitting 700W without the bells and whistles. I think anything under 750 would be a mistake, even if it is a good PSU

What calc did you use?
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What calc did you use?

http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
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SeaSonic is like King of PSU's!!
Kinda like choosing a same spec Samsung LED TV vs a Vizo LED TV (Samsung No Brainer!!)
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What calc did you use?
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http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

Use OCN's PSU calc; WAY more accurate.

Just download the app: http://www.overclock.net/t/1140534/psu-calc-final-release
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i think this is a ONE DAY SALE, but newegg has the SEASONIC down from 190 to 120 for the 750W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=u122862t3594164f9fp0dd0c0s701&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16817151087


i hope i get a rep if im saving u money!!!
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I actually really like the Lian li, Im gona do some more research but I think I'll add it. Thanks for the tip!

I concur with the CM 690II recommendation, best bang for the buck case out there. Lian Li cases are nice, but usually more expensive by a wide margin.
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