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O hai,

So my kid brother has been doing really well in school and has a birthday coming up so were coming together to give him a few upgrades.

Mobo+Cpu+Cooler+PSU.

First off is the psus. Hes using a 7970 atm but has plans to maybe add another. So 750W and up is sort of required to be in the safe zone.

As far as I can tell, its between the Antec-high-current Gamer edition 900W 80+ Bronze, Fractal design R2 tesla 80+ gold 800W and Corsair AX 760W.

The most expensive is the Corsair, but that adds the possibility of braided cables etc (which would be nice seeing as Im trying to get him interested in building rigs, following in his brothers footsteps and all that) and the most reknown for stability has to be the tesla R2 checking the reviews. But the Antec has the highest wattage, which (if Ive gotten this right) means lower temps due to procentual lower load and that should translate to longer survivability.



Whats your take on this? Maybe Ive overlooked something? The be quiets orange is okay, but hes going for an all red/black build so following that scheme is a plus smile.gif.
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Where will you be ordering from?
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Where will you be ordering from?

The price ranges are only for your convenience smile.gif. Im ordering from inet.se since I live in sweden. Your prices+swe taxes translate pretty well to ours so Ill be paying a bit of a premium, swedish welfare-state etc etc. But Im fine with that, just check newegg-prices to get a reference smile.gif.


EDIT: Spelling.
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The Fractal Design Tesla R2 is a pretty decent PSU

But why not the model above it?

The Fractal Desig Newton R3

http://www.overclock.net/t/1391520/fractal-design-power-supplies-information-thread
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post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

The Fractal Design Tesla R2 is a pretty decent PSU

But why not the model above it?

The Fractal Desig Newton R3

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

Its 50% more expensive for the same 80+ certification and same wattage. Were building an AMD rig here tongue.gif The price difference that would net is big enough to swap the fx-8350+Formula-Z to a decent gigabyte board and a 4770k tongue.gif.
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Originally Posted by charliew View Post

Its 50% more expensive for the same 80+ certification and same wattage. Were building an AMD rig here tongue.gif The price difference that would net is big enough to swap the fx-8350+Formula-Z to a decent gigabyte board and a 4770k tongue.gif.

The Tesla and Newton is not the same 80 plus certification

And who cares about 80 plus anyway its marketing hyper
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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

The Tesla and Newton is not the same 80 plus certification

And who cares about 80 plus anyway its marketing hyper

Idd, it only measures wattage-loss when at a certain point of workload I think...


Anywhos, a Tesla R2 should not be a budget piece of hardware since its got a gold certification, and 800W gold should be more than fine to make a 8350 jump through your hoops. Cant see the point in going for a 800 platnium on a not-so-highend rig.

That money would be better spent for a cpu upgrade. The thing is 8350s are cheap, but 4770k is BETTER. If I start wasting too much on premium components to a not-so-premium cpu... Im basically just trout-slapping myself in the face.


So were stuck at recommending the Fractal then? How bout a nice OCZ psu? Theyre cheap and follows the colorscheme smile.gif.
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Originally Posted by charliew View Post

Idd, it only measures wattage-loss when at a certain point of workload I think...


Anywhos, a Tesla R2 should not be a budget piece of hardware since its got a gold certification, and 800W gold should be more than fine to make a 8350 jump through your hoops. Cant see the point in going for a 800 platnium on a not-so-highend rig.

That money would be better spent for a cpu upgrade. The thing is 8350s are cheap, but 4770k is BETTER. If I start wasting too much on premium components to a not-so-premium cpu... Im basically just trout-slapping myself in the face.


So were stuck at recommending the Fractal then? How bout a nice OCZ psu? Theyre cheap and follows the colorscheme smile.gif.

Again 80 plus has nothing zip nada zero to do with how good a PSU is

In fact you cant use 80 plus for jack its a waste of time trying to say how good or bad a PSU based on 80 plus

Hell i know lots of gold rated PSU´s that are trash where lots of broze unit wipe the floor with them

The only way you find out how good a PSU you are looking at is to find out

Who made it and how (no the brand that sells it has not made it)

What parts went into it

Last how good its ripple and voltage regulation is

OCZ does not make PSU´s nor does Corsair or Fractal Design or Cooler Master
Edited by shilka - 10/10/13 at 6:36am
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