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Hey guys, I got a quick question for you.

I am going to be selling my corsair HX650 PSU to a friend in a couple of days, and I would like to upgrade.

I am looking for PSU that will last me for years to come. I would like to to have 1000 watts or more, be fully modular, cost 200 or less, and have a single 12v rail.

That might be a tall order to fill, but thankfully I have already found on plausible solution. http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=66656&vpn=P11050BEFX&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1322

I have not had much experience with XFX. 99.9999% of my PSU experience has been with corsair and the other times have been with antec. I am kind of afraid to drift away from the corsair family here, but that price is flipping amazing.

In the end my question is.....

Should I get the XFX and be happy.

Should I get a corsair PSU and suck up the price tag.

Or should I get a totally different PSU all together?
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What are you powering or going to be powering to require a 1000w psu?

Won't need more than 850w for a couple of hungry gpus in SLI or Crossfire with a 3770k.
    
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post

What are you powering or going to be powering to require a 1000w psu?

Won't need more than 850w for a couple of hungry gpus in SLI or Crossfire with a 3770k.

1000 watts is more of a future proof thing than anything else.

I think the most I will ever need it for is possibly Xfire or SLI, several D5 water cooling pumps, 2 HDDs, 4 SSDs, Ivybridge-E mobo/CPU, as much ram as humanly possible, a TEC cooler, and a partridge in a pair tree. tongue.gif

My ultimate goal is to NEVER need a new PSU until this one dies on me. I want to sleeve my PSU once, and never touch a PSU again for at least 4+ years. thumb.gif
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post #4 of 8
The EVGA Supernova G2 1000w might be your best bet, given the parameters set in the OP.

It's based on Super Flower's new "Leadex" platform, which got a glowing review at JonnyGURU.
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For the price, that XFX is pretty good.

I don't see why you shouldn't get it.thumb.gif
    
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I very much second the Super Flower Leadex / EVGA SuperNova G2 its a brand new platform and jonnyguru gave it very good scores

That or the NZXT HALE 90 V2 1000 watts that is if you not mind a white PSU

If you can do with semi modular and you can find it the Fractal Design Newton R3 is also a very good option
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post #7 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

I very much second the Super Flower Leadex / EVGA SuperNova G2 its a brand new platform and jonnyguru gave it very good scores

That or the NZXT HALE 90 V2 1000 watts that is if you not mind a white PSU

If you can do with semi modular and you can find it the Fractal Design Newton R3 is also a very good option

I do love white PSUs. The end goal for my PC is a yin yang theme. smile.gif

That EVGA PSU is soooooooooo pretty drool.gif Does anyone know when it is supposed to show up in the USA? One slight problem I see with the normal black G2 is that it is gold where as the white one is platinum. Obviously platinum uses different - higher quality - parts. Does anyone know if the normal black one has the same low power ripples? Overclocking is a big hobby of mine, and if I can get a great quality PSU......lets just say that it would solve a lot issues that I have been having.

That NZXT PSU is just a bit too pricey sad-smiley-002.gif . I am selling a lot of stuff in the next couple of weeks, and I REALLY need to watch how much money comes out of my pocket. Otherwise I would definitely consider it.

I just did a quick google search for reviews on the xfx PSU.....there is not much info on it. I am looking at a 40 dollar difference between the xfx and the evga PSU. Is the evga simply worth the extra 40, or is the xfx just too good of a deal to pass up.
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post

I do love white PSUs. The end goal for my PC is a yin yang theme. smile.gif

That EVGA PSU is soooooooooo pretty drool.gif Does anyone know when it is supposed to show up in the USA? One slight problem I see with the normal black G2 is that it is gold where as the white one is platinum. Obviously platinum uses different - higher quality - parts. Does anyone know if the normal black one has the same low power ripples? Overclocking is a big hobby of mine, and if I can get a great quality PSU......lets just say that it would solve a lot issues that I have been having.

That NZXT PSU is just a bit too pricey sad-smiley-002.gif . I am selling a lot of stuff in the next couple of weeks, and I REALLY need to watch how much money comes out of my pocket. Otherwise I would definitely consider it.

I just did a quick google search for reviews on the xfx PSU.....there is not much info on it. I am looking at a 40 dollar difference between the xfx and the evga PSU. Is the evga simply worth the extra 40, or is the xfx just too good of a deal to pass up.

The reason its gold and not platinum is because it lost 1 or 2% efficiency when it was converted from the Asian power type to the US power type its the same platform the same unit same everything as far as i know

Also efficiency has zero to do with build quality so disregard that its more marketing hype then a sign of quality
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