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post #31 of 42
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As far as brands go stick with Antec, corsair or seasonic

Just those two if you can help it. Not heard nothing bad really about Antec i just know that i trust Seasonic and Corsair with everything i throw at them.
post #32 of 42
I'd recommend Seasonic, round 850 or so to let you have headroom for ocn' and eventual 680 sli'n. Overall your system looks good, don't forget your OS and I'd recommend getting some sleeved extensions in your initial order. The 600T just beg's to be stared at and you will kick yourself for not getting something like that so cheap, http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1/191-9893529-2618059?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=nzxt+cable+white best place to look, might want to bounce some of your items off amazon just to see the tax/shipping advantage of going that route.
post #33 of 42
i have a COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M700, and the thing runs great. it is a 700w psu that is running an oc'd 8120, a 560 ti, corsair h60, 8 gigs of ram, and a couple of fans and it works perfect. it is quiet and it is efficient. it is modular too. i got it because i don't want to have to update my rig for a while, so keep cooler master in mind too. i have always loved there products whether it be cases, psu or cooling, they never cease to amaze me. i find that they have quality products and are very trustworthy. though i have never had to use it, i hear that their warranty is great too. over all i would suggest this one because it is worth the price. the fan is silent and the only vibrations that it makes are caught by the rubber mounts. this is just my 2cents.gif
post #34 of 42
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Originally Posted by Kaygee View Post

i appreciate seeing xd's post, 18,000 posts should know something about what he is talking about, that to me, speaks higher than any newegg reviews.thumb.gifthumb.gif

You'd be surprised... however, xd_1771 does know what he's talking about.. but he's more of an exception and not the rule.
post #35 of 42
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Originally Posted by Rowey View Post

Just those two if you can help it. Not heard nothing bad really about Antec i just know that i trust Seasonic and Corsair with everything i throw at them.

That's hardly a compelling argument there ... Antec actually sell SOME outstanding units rolleyes.gif

Personally I'd never make a PSU recommendation based on straight 'brands'. It's important to look at specific units, because there's so much variability in OEM's for all the 'brands' out there.

And the only PSU review sites worth a damn (if you don't read Chinese) are HardwareSecrets and JonnyGuru, as they're the only ones with the proper equipment and methods to test them.

So honestly, those two sites should be where everyone's research should START, followed by a trip to this section of OCN if you need more info/clarification on what something you read there means.
    
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post #36 of 42
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Originally Posted by Unoriginal Sin View Post

You'd be surprised... however, xd_1771 does know what he's talking about.. but he's more of an exception and not the rule.

HAH, that's good i trusted his word then.. lol

my interpretation on reviews of products, most people who have a bad experience are DEFINITELY going to post a review, to let everybody know how bad their situation was.... BUT, people who have a good experience are happy, sometimes so happy they post a good review, but the majority will just install it, and not blink another eye at going back to the webpage that cost them $XX.XX because they have a stable system.

So, to me, if a product has 1000+ reviews there will be a higher percentage of people who bought the product and had a bad review, than people who bought it and had a good review, because they don't have anything to B*ch about...

Seem right?

*i am just getting tired of finding what i thought was a good product, but the reviews make it hard to have faith....*

I think i am definitely going with the suggested PSU from xd_1771 because it seems like a good choice. I am torn between the modular Corsair Professional Modular 650W and the suggested rockwell.... corsair seems a little better... plus modular, any thoughts on that? (i know xd said that the corsairs aren't the value they used to be, but are they the same reliability? i will pay more for reliable stuff, it costs less in the end....)thumb.gifthumb.gif
post #37 of 42
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Originally Posted by Kaygee View Post

I think i am definitely going with the suggested PSU from xd_1771 because it seems like a good choice. I am torn between the modular Corsair Professional Modular 650W and the suggested rockwell.... corsair seems a little better... plus modular, any thoughts on that? (i know xd said that the corsairs aren't the value they used to be, but are they the same reliability? i will pay more for reliable stuff, it costs less in the end....)thumb.gifthumb.gif

The only drawback of the Capstone in comparison to the AX is the lack of modularity... but it also comes at a far lower cost... so, if modularity is critical get something else, if not.... you can't do better than the capstone... you could also look for the Kingwin Absolute Platinum 550W if you don't mind the fixed cables.. it's as high end as they go right now, and it's priced very well.
post #38 of 42
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Originally Posted by Unoriginal Sin View Post

The only drawback of the Capstone in comparison to the AX is the lack of modularity... but it also comes at a far lower cost... so, if modularity is critical get something else, if not.... you can't do better than the capstone... you could also look for the Kingwin Absolute Platinum 550W if you don't mind the fixed cables.. it's as high end as they go right now, and it's priced very well.

in your personal opinion, the kingwin is higher quality than the rosewell capstone? (it does seem so in the reviews, and it is very inexpensive.)
post #39 of 42
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Originally Posted by Kaygee View Post

in your personal opinion, the kingwin is higher quality than the rosewell capstone? (it does seem so in the reviews, and it is very inexpensive.)

It's an updated version or the same platform.. it should be expensive, it's the best on the market at that output level(except for the modular variants, the Kingwin Lazer Platinum series)... but yeah, the Capstone offers better value... even though the Absolute Platinum can also be used as a 650W Gold unit wink.gif
post #40 of 42
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Unoriginal Sin View Post

It's an updated version or the same platform.. it should be expensive, it's the best on the market at that output level(except for the modular variants, the Kingwin Lazer Platinum series)... but yeah, the Capstone offers better value... even though the Absolute Platinum can also be used as a 650W Gold unit wink.gif

so in a nutshell, if you didn't care about the extra $10 between the capstone and the kingwin, or need the extra 200W, the kingwin would be a better choice out of the two?

(i do not want to skimp in ANY way with the PSU, i dont care if its modular as long as it is reliable. this is not where i am gonna cap cost, but would like to be at or around $150) wink.gif
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