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hi guys, im thinking about selling my Antec Signature Series 850W PSU (along with some other unused hardware) to a friend and may need to buy a new PSU

i currently have a GTX 580 and will probably only have a single GPU (GTX 780?) in the future

im upgrading to a 4770K system, 16GB of RAM etc and will be overclocking + ive also got several hard drives and stuff

im looking at purchasing a PSU with 80 PLUS Platinum certified efficiency, is the AX760 a sensible option?
post #2 of 67
Corsair just stick their name on OEMs. While they are often good, they need a lot of research since sometimes they turn out faulty. e.g. a lot of the AXs last year were having a coil whining issue.

760W sounds enough for a good GPU and tons of drives. But it might not be with a 2nd card.

Look for reviews that measure ripple. It's often more important than efficiency.
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post #3 of 67
There is a user here by the name of "Shilka"and he will probably know the best answer to this.

He recommended me a great psu for gold. So im sure he will know a good platinum suggestion.
post #4 of 67
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Originally Posted by fateswarm View Post

Corsair just stick their name on OEMs.

yeah, the Seasonic is $20 more for some reason...

Seasonic = http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_972&products_id=22701

Corsair = http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_354&products_id=22402
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Originally Posted by fateswarm View Post

760W sounds enough for a good GPU and tons of drives. But it might not be with a 2nd card.

do you guys think the AX860 would be a safer option to allow for the possibility of SLI in the future?
post #6 of 67
Antec Signature Series 850W is a one of the best 850w units out at the moment, even though it's older. The psu is a legend.

I'd stick to that one over an AX760 or 860.
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Antec Signature Series 850W is a one of the best 850w units out at the moment, even though it's older. The psu is a legend.

I'd stick to that one over an AX760 or 860.

i wasnt planning to sell it, a mate wants to buy it as part of a package

i havent said a price yet, i was thinking $100?

ive had it for about 5 years, how long do you think it will last?

its only rated at 80 PLUS Bronze and i dont think i need 850W
post #8 of 67
Rated bronze shouldn't mean that much as to the value of a psu or be a determining factor in a purchase. The Internals and performance should be, and price. $100 is a good price to sell, but myself would keep it for a while longer.

I had an SG-850 before and it was a very stable beast! Thing was just quality.thumb.gif
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Look for reviews that measure ripple. It's often more important than efficiency.

i dont know much about it, is the AX760i any better at this?

i doubt i would use any of the digital monitoring and/or customisation features, though

are there any others worth considering?
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post

Rated bronze shouldn't mean that much as to the value of a psu or be a determining factor in a purchase. The Internals and performance should be, and price. $100 is a good price to sell, but myself would keep it for a while longer.

I had an SG-850 before and it was a very stable beast! Thing was just quality.thumb.gif

what happened to yours? how long did you have it for?

isnt there like a 10% difference between Bronze and Platinum?

i was thinking there would be some other improvements after 5 years as well
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