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Can someone recommend me a 850+ psu to power 3x 280x, prefer at least partially modular, and cost is a factor but I don't want junk
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post #3 of 21
I hope you don't plan on overclocking those three 280X with an 850w PSU. I'd look at a 1000W unit, personally.

I've been very happy with the OCZ ZX-series PSUs I have (I have two 850W and one 1250W model). Also like my Corsair AX1200i if you can ignore the clicking it makes when it checks the fan once a minute, LOL.

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Prefer under $175

No overclocking 1080/1500 (+60 on core)
post #5 of 21
The Corsair RM850 is usually around $160 or so... http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Series-80PLUS-Gold-Certified-Supply/dp/B00EB7UIXM/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393954672&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=psu+850+860+watt

A few more bucks will grab the AX860 Platinum; http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Professional-860-Watt-Platinum-AX860/dp/B00A0HZMKG/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393954672&sr=8-1-fkmr2&keywords=psu+850+860+watt

I have had good luck with Corsair, (older) Seasonics, Antec, and EVGAs.

As Hammong stated.. personally I would go a little higher wattage, just to have some breathing room. Although a really efficient 850-860 will probably do you.

Just find one you like in the price range you are wiling to pay... stick with a name brand, and check reviews for issues.
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post #6 of 21
Rosewill Capstone or Fractal Design Tesla R2 you dont find any other 1000 watts units that are under 175$ and decent

Stay away from the Corsair RM series
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Originally Posted by cgipson1 View Post

The Corsair RM850 is usually around $160 or so... http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Series-80PLUS-Gold-Certified-Supply/dp/B00EB7UIXM/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393954672&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=psu+850+860+watt

A few more bucks will grab the AX860 Platinum; http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Professional-860-Watt-Platinum-AX860/dp/B00A0HZMKG/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393954672&sr=8-1-fkmr2&keywords=psu+850+860+watt

I have had good luck with Corsair, (older) Seasonics, Antec, and EVGAs.

As Hammong stated.. personally I would go a little higher wattage, just to have some breathing room. Although a really efficient 850-860 will probably do you.

Just find one you like in the price range you are wiling to pay... stick with a name brand, and check reviews for issues.

So many things wrong here
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post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Rosewill Capstone or Fractal Design Tesla R2 you dont find any other 1000 watts units that are under 175$ and decent

Stay away from the Corsair RM series
So many things wrong here



Haven't used the RM series.. but they meet his pricepoint.

Curious as to what you mean with the "so many things wrong here" statement? I assume you are referring to my post?
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post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by cgipson1 View Post

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Haven't used the RM series.. but they meet his pricepoint.

Curious as to what you mean with the "so many things wrong here" statement? I assume you are referring to my post?

Fist off the RM is a series you should avoid

http://www.overclock.net/t/1455892/why-you-should-not-buy-a-corsair-rm-psu

Second you cant go by brand not even big brand names all of them have at least one crappy unit and often more

80 plus is another thing you can use for anything

Everything EVGA sells besides the G2 and P2 pretty much sucks
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post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Fist off the RM is a series you should avoid

http://www.overclock.net/t/1455892/why-you-should-not-buy-a-corsair-rm-psu

Second you cant go by brand not even big brand names all of them have at least one crappy unit and often more

Agreed.. which is why I also suggested research (reviews.. like from JohnnyGuru.com for instance)

Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

80 plus is another thing you can use for anything

Not sure if I understand how you mean that.. but at least it is a standard, that if adhered to, gives us some idea of the capability of the PSU, correct?

Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Everything EVGA sells besides the G2 and P2 pretty much sucks

Sorry you feel that way... I like my NEX1500... have had no issues with it. I know that people have had some problems with "some" EVGA PSU's... but I have also seen a lot of good reviews on them. We all have our opinions (and I am definitely not an EE, although I can use a multi-tester fairly well, lol!)... so I pretty much go on experience and what I read (from hopefully reputable sources!)

No need to get nasty about it.... wink.gif
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post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by cgipson1 View Post

Agreed.. which is why I also suggested research (reviews.. like from JohnnyGuru.com for instance)
Not sure if I understand how you mean that.. but at least it is a standard, that if adhered to, gives us some idea of the capability of the PSU, correct?
Sorry you feel that way... I like my NEX1500... have had no issues with it. I know that people have had some problems with "some" EVGA PSU's... but I have also seen a lot of good reviews on them. We all have our opinions (and I am definitely not an EE, although I can use a multi-tester fairly well, lol!)... so I pretty much go on experience and what I read (from hopefully reputable sources!)

No need to get nasty about it.... wink.gif

80 plus is an efficiency rating it has zero to do with quality of any kind

You can find more then one PSU thats gold rated and junk

My view on the EVGA units are not based on opinions but on fact all of them besides the G2 and P2 pretty much sucks

Your NEX1500 have really bad voltage regulation and so does the NEX650G/750G the NEX750B is a downgraded FSP Raider thats bumped in price
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