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Not so much. Its very little difference cost wise for me to find a 860W platinum rated PSU, or a good gold rated 1kW. Also it gives me room to expand in. Although our electricity cost is comparatively cheap, so long term saving doesn't have such a big impact.

Just my 2c

If you are looking for a 1000 watts PSU you sould read these 2 threads i made

http://www.overclock.net/t/1391520/fractal-design-power-supplies-information-thread
http://www.overclock.net/t/1390866/super-flower-leadex-thread

Am thinking of doing 4 of those types of threads abhout units i have i mind
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post #12 of 42
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For me, it isn't so much because energy saving that I gravitate toward Platinum rated PSUs. It's that I get more bang for my buck - on a 660W PSU, it might be the difference between me able to run a desired set up and not being able to. With Seasonic, the PSU brand I'm most familiar with, it's also the most current gen and therefor it's my way of having the most up to date PSU the company I'm most familiar with has to offer.

Thank you to Andy and shilka for the recommendations. I'll take a look at those and see how well-received they are by users. Yay for not being a brand loyalist. biggrin.gif
    
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post #13 of 42
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For me, it isn't so much because energy saving that I gravitate toward Platinum rated PSUs. It's that I get more bang for my buck - on a 660W PSU, it might be the difference between me able to run a desired set up and not being able to. With Seasonic, the PSU brand I'm most familiar with, it's also the most current gen and therefor it's my way of having the most up to date PSU the company I'm most familiar with has to offer.

Thank you to Andy and shilka for the recommendations. I'll take a look at those and see how well-received they are by users. Yay for not being a brand loyalist. biggrin.gif

The ATNG made units like the Newton R3 and Rosewill Fortress are some of the most overlooked and/or underrated units there is

If you look at the reviews you see that these units can and often trade blows with Seasoinc units

So why everyone pass ATNG units over i have no idea why???
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post #14 of 42
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Because they're not fully modular. I'll admit that i've become very, very spoiled by having two consecutive fully modular PSUs; it will take a lot of convincing to go back to non- or partly-modular units.
    
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post #15 of 42
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Because they're not fully modular. I'll admit that i've become very, very spoiled by having two consecutive fully modular PSUs; it will take a lot of convincing to go back to non- or partly-modular units.
Fully modular is totally pointless other then its eaiser to do cable sleeving on

If you want fully modular how about the NZXT HALE 90 V2

The OEM for this unit is FSP but its a bit special no not talking about the color

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/NZXT-HALE90-V2-850-W-Power-Supply-Review/1750
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NZXT/HALE90_V2_1000W/

Corsair and Seasonic is overrated
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For cable management, I 100% disagree with you about fully modular units being useless. Using only the cables you need and being a lot easier to make/buy custom cables in specific lengths is absolutely worth it to me.

Thanks for the new suggestion though. I'll take a look at it when I get back from work.
    
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For cable management, I 100% disagree with you about fully modular units being useless. Using only the cables you need and being a lot easier to make/buy custom cables in specific lengths is absolutely worth it to me.

Thanks for the new suggestion though. I'll take a look at it when I get back from work.

There is non modular semi modular and and fully modular

And fully modular is pointless you always need the 24 pin and almost aways the 8 pin and a set of PCI-E cables

So why make those modular it make little sense to me other then it make cable sleeving easier
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In my system my power supply limits my oc. I had to lower my cpu to 4.8 and my cards run @ 1100/1550. If I go any higher on either one the pc shuts down. I would go for at least a 900 watt or above ps. That way you'll be able to maximize your oc.
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In my system my power supply limits my oc. I had to lower my cpu to 4.8 and my cards run @ 1100/1550. If I go any higher on either one the pc shuts down. I would go for at least a 900 watt or above ps. That way you'll be able to maximize your oc.

No you dont need that much power

Watch this video
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post #20 of 42
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In my system my power supply limits my oc. I had to lower my cpu to 4.8 and my cards run @ 1100/1550. If I go any higher on either one the pc shuts down. I would go for at least a 900 watt or above ps. That way you'll be able to maximize your oc.

Despite it is advertised as a single rail unit, the Seasonic X 1050w is a multi-rail design PSU, as such, you are probably tripping the OCP. Try switching the PCIe connector around
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