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What are your thoughts on these two psu's?

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I do plan on SLI-ing in the future and originally planned to go with the Corsair but found out about the Hale90. I've read good reviews about it and it's only a $25 price difference so it's within my price range.
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post #2 of 9
the nzxt is better, but the corsair is cheaper. verdict = corsair tongue.gif
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if the hale90 is in your price range i'd say go for that. both pretty decent PSU's for the money.
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it's really a choice of black or white.
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I'd go with NZXT 850W. I have that PSU in my rig currently. Love it! Good clean power and very stable. Well built unit too! thumb.gif
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What are your thoughts on these two psu's?
Build:
i5
Asus Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3
CoolMaster Hyper 212+ (Haven't decided on the heatsink yet)
nVidia Gtx Twin Frozr III $370
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB
Crucial M4 128GB or Samsung 830 128GB (Haven't decided on these two yet)
Samsung Spin F3 1TB
Asus 24x
Nzxt Phantom
I do plan on SLI-ing in the future and originally planned to go with the Corsair but found out about the Hale90. I've read good reviews about it and it's only a $25 price difference so it's within my price range.

The Hale90 is a much better unit, if it doesn't sodomize your budget then go for it smile.gif

Much better? On what basis?

The NZXT is better, but I wouldn't say "much" better. The NZXT is a bit more efficient, but that should be obvious given its 80+ gold rating. In terms of other performance parameters such as ripple control, the two perform very similarly. The Corsair is using a very solid CWT PSH-III design.

OP, either one would be totally fine for your build, even with SLI in the future. Go with the one that fits your budget better.

Also consider the Seasonic X750 for $150 from Newegg. It is a really excellent performer, is fully modular, and will be more than adequate for GTX 570 SLI:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087&Tpk=seasonic%20x750
Edited by 996gt2 - 12/8/11 at 7:30am
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The NZXT is the way to go.
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Much better? On what basis?
The NZXT is better, but I wouldn't say "much" better. The NZXT is a bit more efficient, but that should be obvious given its 80+ gold rating. In terms of other performance parameters such as ripple control, the two perform very similarly. The Corsair is using a very solid CWT PSH-III design.
On the basis of common sense.
Superior regulation, superior ripple suppression, better transient response, better/higher quality construction(single layer PCB for the PSH-III!?.. cmon, how much cheaper can it get!?), more efficient, cooler, quieter, offers superior modularity and it overloads better... if you wanna compare the Hale90 with something from Corsair, the AX would be more appropriate wink.gif
post #9 of 9
To be honest I'd look at the XFX XXX Edition 850W (previously known as Black Edition; it's the Seasonic M12D) instead if you want a top-quality modular unit. $130 shipped before $30 MIR:

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=62223&promoid=1311

(though really you don't need 850W; the otherwise identical 750W version is $10 less) M12D is arguably better than X Series anyway (drawback is X Series comes with a better fan than XFX's version mostly).
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