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Corsair AX 860 or EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2?

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Which of the above should I go for, or is the performance pretty much the same, as the SuperNOVA is £37.29 cheaper than the Corsair.

Thanks!
Edited by Nemesis429 - 5/27/14 at 2:12am
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post #2 of 29

The G2 hands down.

 

Will you be using a custom BIOS in order to overclock and also overvolt the GTX 780 Ti past what's possible with the stock BIOS?


Edited by TwoCables - 5/27/14 at 2:38am
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post #3 of 29
G2 all the way... I have an AX860 that I received last week from RMA because my AX850 blew a cap... It turns out the AX860 is incompatible with the eVGA X79 Dark and is a strange issue... I ordered my eVGA 1000G2 and everything boots fine I have the ax860 in my other rig now...
post #4 of 29
You dont need 850 watts unless you are going to have two video cards with volt mods or 3 video cards
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post #5 of 29
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I plan on getting another 780 Ti at some point, and I would like the PSU to be quiet at Idle as I'm making a quiet build, the 850 version is only £10 more than the 750, which I don't mind paying.
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post #6 of 29
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Originally Posted by Nemesis429 View Post

I plan on getting another 780 Ti at some point, and I would like the PSU to be quiet at Idle as I'm making a quiet build, the 850 version is only £10 more than the 750, which I don't mind paying.

 

Will you be using a custom BIOS in order to overclock and also overvolt the GTX 780 Ti's past what's possible with the stock BIOS?

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post #7 of 29
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I most probably will Overclock the 4770K, and I won't overvolt the GPU because when I get another down the road they will be sandwiched together in an mATX case, unless the temperatures are good then I might do a slight overclock/volt.
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post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by Nemesis429 View Post

I most probably will Overclock the 4770K, and I won't overvolt the GPU because when I get another down the road they will be sandwiched together in an mATX case, unless the temperatures are good then I might do a slight overclock/volt.

 

Oh. Then your power consumption while gaming won't go any higher than 650W. Idling, it'll be extremely, extremely low. I see why you want to get the 850W G2 now.

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Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

Oh. Then your power consumption while gaming won't go any higher than 650W. Idling, it'll be extremely, extremely low. I see why you want to get the 850W G2 now.

Or shall I just go for a 750W version and be done with it?

Thanks for the replies all!
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post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by Nemesis429 View Post


Or shall I just go for a 750W version and be done with it?

Thanks for the replies all!

 

If you'd like to spend £10 less, sure. :)

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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
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Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
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Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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