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I'm looking for a PSU for my new build - I was originally going to recycle my HX1000 but it's a few years old and the whole "two 500w PSU's in one box" thing unsettles me a bit more every day so I'm looking for a replacement. I've been eyeballing the RM1000 since I want it to be a silent build, but the jury's out on the build quality. Some say it's fine, others say it's sub-par. I do plan on heavy OCing so I want something that'll hold up to the power draw. The only other PSU I know of that has proven superb quality is the AX1200i but I know that 1200w is overkill for my system.
    
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First off no its not worth the price

Second you dont need 1000 watts
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post #3 of 39
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Originally Posted by Supacasey View Post

I'm looking for a PSU for my new build - I was originally going to recycle my HX1000 but it's a few years old and the whole "two 500w PSU's in one box" thing unsettles me a bit more every day so I'm looking for a replacement. I've been eyeballing the RM1000 since I want it to be a silent build, but the jury's out on the build quality. Some say it's fine, others say it's sub-par. I do plan on heavy OCing so I want something that'll hold up to the power draw. The only other PSU I know of that has proven superb quality is the AX1200i but I know that 1200w is overkill for my system.
Look at a Seasonic based KM3 unit if you want Max bang for the buck. I agree that 1000w is not needed, but IMO its not 100% complete overkill either. But an 850w PSU would probably be optimal.

XFX has their BEFX PSU for $114 shipped through NCIX still. Great deal on a gold/platinum range rebranded Seasonic KM3 based unit. It also has hybrid fan mode which will work for you wanting to keep noise to a minimum. Price its without question the best bang for your buck.
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I would recommend either CM V850, V1000, EVGA G2 1000w and AX860 and for the cheaper ones I would go with what Zippy above said.

Those XFX are indeed rebranded Seasonic KM3 units. I think its the XFX Black edition Pro 850w. thumb.gif
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I would recommend either CM V850, V1000, EVGA G2 1000w and AX860 and for the cheaper ones I would go with what Zippy above said.

Those XFX are indeed rebranded Seasonic KM3 units. I think its the XFX Black edition Pro 850w. thumb.gif

The non modular XFX units are Seasonic S12II

Semi modular are M12II

Fully modular are KM3
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post #6 of 39
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I would recommend either CM V850, V1000, EVGA G2 1000w and AX860 and for the cheaper ones I would go with what Zippy above said.

Those XFX are indeed rebranded Seasonic KM3 units. I think its the XFX Black edition Pro 850w. thumb.gif
COrrect, the BEFX is the fully modular KM3 Seasonic unit. $114 shipped.........still the absolute best deal going.
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Look at a Seasonic based KM3 unit if you want Max bang for the buck. I agree that 1000w is not needed, but IMO its not 100% complete overkill either. But an 850w PSU would probably be optimal.

I actually meant 1200w was overkill. I'd rather not go below 1000w, I have an aversion to 850's when using SLI ever since an 850w Kingwin I had blew up when I was benchmarking two GTX280's.
    
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That was a one off

Normally a good PSU wont just blow up

And Super Flower are not crappy like HEC so i dont belive it was Kingwin´s fault

Here watch this

What he says about efficiency is wrong that is not how efficiency works

Everything else is right
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post #9 of 39
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I was overvolting the 280's and running Furmark at the time, and considering Furmark has since been largely discredited as putting extremely excessive stress on cards, that's probably why it blew.

But you're telling me that under normal circumstance, a high quality 860w like an AX860 would be able to handle a 3770k with a high OC, two overvolted 780 classifieds, 4x4GB 2666 Dominator Platinums, 22 case fans, three HDD's, a watercooling loop, and LED's?
    
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Cooler Master V series or EVGA SuperNova G2/P2 would be a far better option to go with then the Corsair RM series

Its not really that great a series but like all Corsair units its overrated by many that dont know any better
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