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Just a quicky this time, I've been reading up on power supplies for my new build and out of all of them the Silverstone Strider Plus seem to be the best for the money, was thinking of the 850w version (overkill but for future proofing, and not a lot more expensive than the 750w) so would that be any use for my build:

Core i5 2500k
Asrock P67 Extreme6
2x Geforce 560ti's (soon)
1tb hdd
8GB Corsair Vengence ram
1x dvd rw drive
Corsair H60
Possible SSD
Everything overclocked as high as possible

There are a couple of alternatives, a couple of cheap 1000w units (like i need that lol, but at the minute they're cheap) on ebay atm, the Thortech Thunderbolt and a slightly old-school Enermax Galaxy which is obviously a bit older but both are going for about £40 atm, would either of these be any good?
Edited by Jimmy Hat - 12/10/11 at 6:02am
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Originally Posted by Jimmy Hat View Post

Just a quicky this time, I've been reading up on power supplies for my new build and out of all of them the Silverstone Strider Plus seem to be the best for the money, was thinking of the 850w version (overkill but for future proofing, and not a lot more expensive than the 750w) so would that be any use for my build:
Core i5 2500k
Asrock P67 Extreme6
2x Geforce 560ti's (soon)
1tb hdd
8GB Corsair Vengence ram
1x dvd rw drive
There are a couple of alternatives, a couple of cheap 1000w units (like i need that lol, but at the minute they're cheap) on ebay atm, the Thortech Thunderbolt and a slightly old-school Enermax Galaxy which is obviously a bit older but both are going for about £40 atm, would either of these be any good?

Both the 750W and the 850W versions of the Strider Plus are excellent, the 750W unit is better than the 850W one though.. both are overkill for your system.. of the two I suggest you go with the 750W version.

If you can get the Thunderbolt or the Galaxy much cheaper then go for either of those.. they're both very good units.
post #3 of 12
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Thanks for the reply, that pretty much confirms what I wanted to know, couple of things i forgot to mention are there's going to be Corsair h60 cooling the cpu, which I would imagine uses a fair bit more power than an air cooling system, and that everything that can be overclocked will be as far as possible so will use more power that way. And I may also add an SSD later on.


Thanks for the advice, i'll see how much the units on ebay go up to, if it's too much I may go for the 750w Strider if there's a performance difference.
post #4 of 12
I have the Strider+ 850w, and it's a fine PSU. Never given me an ounce of trouble. Fully modular, 80+ silver...
The 750w unit actually gave better results to JG, but it's not by a vast amount.
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The striders are really solid units, and yeah 750W is overkill for that setup. You could also check Superflower golden green modular units if you can find some at the place you're doing your shopping, those are really nice units with excellent reviews and good price.
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Thanks for the replies, leaning towards the strider plus then if the ones on ebay end up going for too much. That super flower looks like an awesome psu but the 800w Golden Green (can't help thinking of Karma Chameleon when I see that) are on Amazon in the UK for around GBP 170 and the 750w ones GBP 140 - is that the going rate for them or is there a link anywhere to get them any cheaper? I wasn't really looking to spend that much although it does look an excellent unit.

PS I know 750w is overkill, and 850 and 1000 definitely are, this is my first build and I don't want to have to swap my psu in a couple of years when I might think about building something higher-spec.

How about the Thermaltake Toughpower XT 875/775w for £20 less than the equivalent Strider? Bit of a turd in the looks department but it's £20 cheaper and it's meant to be really good.
Edited by Jimmy Hat - 12/10/11 at 6:23am
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Thanks for the replies, leaning towards the strider plus then if the ones on ebay end up going for too much. That super flower looks like an awesome psu but the 800w Golden Green (can't help thinking of Karma Chameleon when I see that) are on Amazon in the UK for around GBP 170 and the 750w ones GBP 140 - is that the going rate for them or is there a link anywhere to get them any cheaper? I wasn't really looking to spend that much although it does look an excellent unit.

PS I know 750w is overkill, and 850 and 1000 definitely are, this is my first build and I don't want to have to swap my psu in a couple of years when I might think about building something higher-spec.

How about the Thermaltake Toughpower XT 875/775w for £20 less than the equivalent Strider? Bit of a turd in the looks department but it's £20 cheaper and it's meant to be really good.

Duuuuuuude.... How can the 800W Golden green modular be so expensive over there?? It's like GBP 110 (130€) here.. see?(dont mind it, it's finnish page)
edit: lol just had to add this: even the 750w Golden King Platinum is cheaper than 170 pounds. It's 170 euros biggrin.gif so it's around the same price as the 750 ones that you found for 140 pounds...

Toughpowers are pretty solid units too, haven't heard anything bad about them apart their crap-ish looks. Pretty much up to you whether you consider full modularity and gold efficiency worth 20 pounds or not. I know I do.
Edited by Blizlake - 12/10/11 at 7:56am
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That's what I was thinking, it's crazy, they hardly have any in stock either. I'm sure there would be a market here for a psu like that if only the price was lower and there were more of them. Thanks for the link, if the 2 ebay auctions end up too much then i'll look into getting one shipped from finland... could even go for that golden king platinum biggrin.gif

The looks of the toughpower were putting me off, and when you put it like that it seems like a no brainer!
post #9 of 12
I think XFX is also cheaper than other brands in the UK. Try looking for the XFX 750W XXX.
post #10 of 12
I don't know any good british online shops but they sell 750w golden king platinum in german for 145 euros in mindfactory .
but in all honesty it might be better for you to buy the strider if you can get it from your own country.
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