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A friend would like to buy a 850w PSU for a 980x and SLI 580's, both OC'd (i was the one who helped him assemble that rig ). I've been looking at Silverstone PSU's for cheap fully modular models, and i found two that picked my attention, the regular Strider Gold ST85F-G and the Strider Gold Evolution SST-ST85F-G Evolution. I could not find reviews of the former, only of the latter, and according to the pictures the only difference is the Evolution carrying a fan filter (which i don't really need, i bought a whole bunch of Silverstone filters already) and $5 more over the older one (shipping aside). Is there any other difference to choose one over another, or any other PSU below $160 which is fully modular and 80+ gold?
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Where will you be purchasing from ?

It says El Salvador so I am not sure what your options are. The first one you listed it a bit beefier on the 12v 70a and 62 on the other one. On he surface that's all I could see. One might be older version and the other a redesigned model.

the one you mentioned setlls for $154 on newegg and the only othe rone in that price range is a good one but I am not sure where else it might be carried:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194083

Great PSU for sure. If you can find a NZXT Hale 90 on sale then that is Great PSU for the price as well.
Edited by hednik - 3/9/12 at 6:25am
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Where will you be purchasing from ?
It says El Salvador so I am not sure what your options are.
the one you mentioned setlls for $154 on newegg and the only othe rone in that price range is a good one but I am not sure where else it might be carried:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194083
Great PSU for sure. If you can find a NZXT Hale 90 on sale then that is Great PSU for the price as well.

I'll be going to US by the end of month, so shipping will not be an issue, so i can buy anywhere, preferibly where prices are cheap.

Thanks for the advice, but that easily goes over my budget (i can pay up to $165 with shipping included, and he can't really afford more due to the computer being for his company), and i don't wanna overspend in a PSU (that 850w will give enough room for the main gear, overclocking, and other things). I'll keep an eye for offers though.
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Always get moar power that you need otherwise you will going to change the PSU so often, once you OC CPU and GPU down the road you will see a lot heat , than you going to put this puppys under water so if you have a medium PSU tha holds this rig now when you going under water you will need some extra power wink.gif . just my 3cent's ( its happen to me ) so... dont let it happen to you thumb.gif
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Well, i've been assured (and lots of people also have a similar setup) that my own 750w PSU would be suitable for a 3570k + SLI 470's, so a 850w will be enough. Plus, i don't have anymore money. Hell, i'm even making him break the bank with the 850w PSU (his budget is $150, and i'm gifting him $15 more thumb.gif)
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Has he purchased already

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Has he purchased already

No, will be purchased in a week or so.
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post #8 of 8
The differences between the Strider Gold and Strider Gold Evolution are small but relevant... there's a new fan, a fan filter and a slight difference in primary topology... the Evolution is slightly superior in electrical performance... if there's a difference in noise output due to the new fan, it's not a very noticeable one, both are very quiet.
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