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I currently have the Raidmax RX-1000AE, but it can't produce stable voltages. I am trying to overclock my FX 8150 past 4.2ghz, but the 8th core at 4.4ghz keeps returning errors. I have the cpu voltage set to 1.425v, but as soon as I run Prime95 torture on blend, the voltage drops as low as 1.32v. I am fairly confident this is causing my issues, and possibly why my GIGABYTE GTX 560 Ti 448 core has jumping frames when running Furmark. I know because of the unstable voltages (+12 is at 11.58, +5 is at 4.91, +3.3 is at 3.12) that I am only inviting problems. I am thinking about throwing this PSU into my LAN rig, or maybe just outright returning it. I am hesitant on returning it for one stupid reason, the toolbox it comes packaged in is EXACTLY what I have been needing... Any recommendations on a replacement unit, and if this PSU is even worth keeping? I shop mostly on Newegg, but I do have a MicroCenter near me.

AMD FX 8150 @ 4.2ghz stable OC (3.6ghz stock)
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
GIGABYTE GTX 560 Ti 448 core
8gb (2x4gb) DDR3 Crucial Ballistix Tracer (with LEDs)
2 1TB HDD in Raid 1
Blu ray burner
Cooler Master HAF X case (I'm worried about cable length being too short for cable management)

I am planning on overclocking everything I can, adding liquid cooling later, as well as a second and possibly third video card. I am set on 1000w or higher PSU. I prefer to overshoot my wattage needs to allow for upgrades and increased power consumption later, and also to avoid pushing the PSU to its limits for extended periods of time, as I had an old PSU die from doing that.

Any help would be appreciated, and I would be thrilled if it's just me and not my PSU, although I think I can blame the PSU this time around.
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post #2 of 69
Look into the coolermaster silent pro 1000w or the 1200w corsair ax series. Those are both great.
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post #3 of 69
Corsair AX 1200, Seasonic Platinum 1000W.
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post #4 of 69
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What about cable length? I was looking at the Cooler Master, but others who had the HAF X said cables were too short, and also something about the SATA power connectors being upside down.
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post #5 of 69
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I'm going to go multi gpu, I mentioned that in my original post.
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post #6 of 69
Cooler Master and Seasonic are known for having short CPU cables. I have a seasonic psu myself, yes the cpu cable is short. I would recommend getting the AX 1200 from corsair. You won't regret it.
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post #7 of 69
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I am also trying to plan ahead. My other and first real rig had a 630w PSU in it that I had to upgrade later to a 750w. I'd like to make sure I don't have to buy a new PSU anytime soon. My systems tend to last me 4-5 years and stay relatively competitive with new systems by upgrading just a few things here and there. I build to last as long as possible, and I'd rather go overkill where possible. Like my CPU. I don't NEED 8 cores, and the only programs I have that can even take advantage of all eight is BOINC and Prime95.
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Western Digital LG Blu Ray Burner ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-R (red LED fan) Windows 7 Pro OEM 
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Western Digital LG Blu Ray Burner ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-R (red LED fan) Windows 7 Pro OEM 
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post #8 of 69
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The AX1200 is a wee bit out of my price range. I am trying to keep it under $200.
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post #9 of 69
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Originally Posted by burnoutbuster View Post

I am also trying to plan ahead. My other and first real rig had a 630w PSU in it that I had to upgrade later to a 750w. I'd like to make sure I don't have to buy a new PSU anytime soon. My systems tend to last me 4-5 years and stay relatively competitive with new systems by upgrading just a few things here and there. I build to last as long as possible, and I'd rather go overkill where possible. Like my CPU. I don't NEED 8 cores, and the only programs I have that can even take advantage of all eight is BOINC and Prime95.

With a 1200W psu, you will be going mad overkill. It'll last 4-5 years. You'll basically only need a 1200W psu if you end up doing 3-way or 4-way sli or even hardcore watercooling making your cpu freq to 5.5ghz .You're setup isn't intense..lol. With your gpu's and cpu at the frequency..you wont ever be close to 1200w. You'll be fine lol
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post #10 of 69
good luck finding a good psu 1000W+ below 200 bucks. lol


For 200 dollars, you can get the AX 850, which is seriously MORE THAN ENOUGH for anything you'll do. I don't think you realize how much power you really actually need.
Edited by Evilsplashy - 3/11/12 at 11:01pm
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