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So I recently "upgraded" from a GTX 570 to SLI GTX 480. Recently as in today. I also have an i7 920 overclocked at 4.0 ghz. I just ran the unigene benchmark fine, but FurMark failed after about 5 minutes ; complete system just turned off, and turned it self back on. I am assuming this to be a PSU failure. My PSU is an Antec Truepower 750W. It's also been making a whining noise for about a month now, even with the GTX 570, thread here.
So I feel like it's time to upgrade/replace the PSU.
This is my current set up:

Antec TP 750W
Asus P6T
i7 920 @ ~4 ghz
6GB RAM
SLI GTX 480
1 SSD drive
1 HDD drive
Swiftech MCP655 pump
5x 140mm fans


In a few days (hopefully) I'll receive my shipment and can put the cards under water. I will probably have a total of 9 140mm fans and 4 120mm fans, all low speed. In the future, I MIGHT add another GTX 480, more fans, and perhaps another pump and a hard drive or two. So I really need to have a powerful PSU.

I was looking at the Corsair AX 1200, or the Seasonic 1050, but I've missed sales on both of these it seems. I would prefer a quality brand, and modular too. Any others I should be looking at?
post #2 of 13
I would get one of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-151-105&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1#scrollFullInfo
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how about the HX1000 from corsair? Or the mushkin joule power 1000w
    
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The last 6 reviews are all one egg, not a very good recommendation, haha. Also I read about coil whine, which is what I probably have now. It is fairly annoying, I do NOT want coil whine.
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Yeah, I was looking at the SeaSonic 1050W, but it was on sale UNTIL yesterday. 15% off too! frown.gif But I wanted to avoid purchasing a new PSU. No game has crashed yet, and I read that water cooling these cards make them use less watts. Might just stick with the 750W until a good deal comes out again. Should have jumped on it when I had the chance :|
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The last 6 reviews are all one egg, not a very good recommendation, haha. Also I read about coil whine, which is what I probably have now. It is fairly annoying, I do NOT want coil whine.

Coil whine can happen to any PSU regardless of manufacturer, it's pretty much just bad luck if you get it.
post #8 of 13
I recommend an Antec HCP-850. You'll be able to max out your OCs on your 920 and 480s easily with this power supply. Even Furmark will not shut this little beast down. I have both the 1200w and 850w versions, but needed the 1200w version because SB-E takes too much power by itelf. But my 990x and my two GTX480s had no problem on my HCP-850.

Here's what I did on my Antec HCP-850:

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post #9 of 13
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Well I have an Antec 750 right now WITH coil whine, so not too sure if I want to get another Antec.
It started happening after nearly 2 years, and there is no way to prevent this? Surely there must be a fix or some error in production some where. How is this issue not more common, or at least known to manufacturers? How can we as consumers accept flawed products?
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Well I have an Antec 750 right now WITH coil whine, so not too sure if I want to get another Antec.
It started happening after nearly 2 years, and there is no way to prevent this? Surely there must be a fix or some error in production some where. How is this issue not more common, or at least known to manufacturers? How can we as consumers accept flawed products?

Coil whine happens to any name brand psu or gpu. Just have to get lucky when buying a quiet unit.
    
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