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Even a GTX 580 system with a 990X OC'd to 4.4ghz and high GPU clocks won't take more than 700w

I'd get the Strider Plus 750w
really?... wow i thought that would need atleast an 850w... goes to show how much i know about PSU's

Thanks for that will be getting that 750w this week
Edited by Aussiejuggalo - 10/15/11 at 5:43pm
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Hey guys, could you recommend me some psu?
I am debating whether or not to upgrade my htpc's power supply when I upgrade it to sandy bridge.

Current psu is a Seasonic S12II 330w. The main reason is the desire to get modular psu.
Case is going to be upgraded to a SS GD05 later on the road ergo even harder to do good cable job with non modular.

Some requirements/usage info.
*The machine is turned on 24/7 so I would like it to have as HIGH efficiency as possible, ie above 90%.
*modular like I said
*atx
*preferably under 130 euros.
*component load will be i3 2100 with 65w tdp, hd5670, gene-z, one hdd one ssd one dvd, three 120mm fans, terratec h7 tv tuner + 2x usb devices.

Suggestions?

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Edited by lagittaja - 10/21/11 at 12:54pm
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The Seasonic X Series 400w unit is the only one that really fits your criteria.
If you don't mind non-modular units; then there is the FSP Aurum 400w.

There's also the BeQuiet! Pure Power CM L8 430w. It might be harder for you to find; but on 230v AC it'll do PF9.x+ & 85% Efficiency from 10% to 100% load
Edited by Tator Tot - 10/21/11 at 12:56pm
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The Seasonic X Series 400w unit is the only one that really fits your criteria.
If you don't mind non-modular units; then there is the FSP Aurum 400w.

There's also the BeQuiet! Pure Power CM L8 430w. It might be harder for you to find; but on 230v AC it'll do PF9.x+ & 85% Efficiency from 10% to 100% load
Well the Seasonic I now have, is a damn good psu imo.

Only reason for me to change is the modularity, so preferably not the fsp, plus I have no knowledge of their quality.
But hmpf. That X400 is good but I don't know whether it would be best choice considering the case I'll upgrade to later, it's horizontal case.
Bequiet is not hard to find, already found it from mindfactory where i'll order almost all parts I'm getting.
It's this right ?
http://www.mindfactory.de/product_in...CM-L8-80-.html

But if I would go non modular, I read the review on jonnyguru he tested superflower golden green 450w and iirc it has 87-90% eff across the board.
E: 88-90% in hot testing across the board I say WOW
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory2&reid=250
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory3&reid=250
E2:
400w golden green pro is 58euros, 450w is 64euros.
I think I found the review on the 400w
Heres the eff

And link to actual review
http://translate.google.com/translat...24/n-1324.html
too good to be true ?
Very tempting to say the least

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Edited by lagittaja - 10/21/11 at 1:48pm
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The Super Flower Golden Green 400w or 450w would be great as well (if you can find them.)
I'm not familiar with the finish market; so I'm not entirely clear on what's available to you at a good price.

Huntkey Jumper 300G would be another good option. It's non-modular though.

I think the BeQuiet! will most likely be your best option.

FSP's Aurum units are built pretty well. All jap caps & good soldering quality.
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The Super Flower Golden Green 400w or 450w would be great as well (if you can find them.)
I'm not familiar with the finish market; so I'm not entirely clear on what's available to you at a good price.

Huntkey Jumper 300G would be another good option. It's non-modular though.

I think the BeQuiet! will most likely be your best option.

FSP's Aurum units are built pretty well. All jap caps & good soldering quality.
I'm ordering from germany, cheaper price than in finland, gene-z 170euro vs 145euro and so on
Mindfactory.de is the site I'm ordering from.
Atleast the super flowers are half the price of X-400
But can you say is that review I linked in anyway legit, if that graph is correct, doesn't it mean that the 400w is actually a platinum?!
I don't know the way of the 80+ gold bronze whatever ratings so.. is the plat rating much more expensive than gold -> psu is plat but they rate it gold -> cheaper price to buy it

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80+ Organization / ECOS test 80+ Standards at 115v AC.

So on 220v AC + you'll have higher efficiency than what ECOS / 80+ are showing.

It's still an 80+ Gold unit, but it'll be more efficient for you since your circuits use a higher input voltage than we do here in the US & Canada.

And yes, the review is legitimate.

The BeQuiet! unit actually tested 80+ Silver and will do 80+ Gold on 230v AC; but BeQuiet! down rated it to 80+ Bronze because it will miss 80+ Silver @ 115v / 40*C (and ECOS tests at 25*C)

On the other hand, depending on the cost of electricity; you won't really be saving much by going to a more efficient unit.

Either way; simple rules of efficiency are:
Higher Input Voltage = Higher Efficiency
Higher Temperature = Lower Efficiency
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80+ Organization / ECOS test 80+ Standards at 115v AC.

So on 220v AC + you'll have higher efficiency than what ECOS / 80+ are showing.

It's still an 80+ Gold unit, but it'll be more efficient for you since your circuits use a higher input voltage than we do here in the US & Canada.

And yes, the review is legitimate.

The BeQuiet! unit actually tested 80+ Silver and will do 80+ Gold on 230v AC; but BeQuiet! down rated it to 80+ Bronze because it will miss 80+ Silver @ 115v / 40*C (and ECOS tests at 25*C)

On the other hand, depending on the cost of electricity; you won't really be saving much by going to a more efficient unit.

Either way; simple rules of efficiency are:
Higher Input Voltage = Higher Efficiency
Higher Temperature = Lower Efficiency
Got ya.
It ain't a worry on electricity cost, around 8-9cents/1kWh here iirc, and to top that off 5670+i3 2100 don't use much electricity
But due to the higher eff of the SF it'll be easier for me to justify the psu change, that htpc is in my moms use, she pays the electricity bill so I think she'll be pleased when I say that due to the upgrades it will "guzzle" less electricity.
And i think the SF GGP 400 will be more happy in the GD05 than the X-400 would be. Bottom intake and not much room on top to air escape.
So all in all, huge thanks to you!
If all goes well, I might order the parts next month

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Awesome, glad I could help.
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Tater Tot, first off thank you for putting the time into creating this list!

Right now I am on the fence with these three PSU's.

Mushkin 1000 Joule
HX850
AX1200

2600k
p67
Crossfire 6970
655 pump
8+ fans

What would you recommend? I'm open to other PSU's, but these 3 so far are the ones that stood out. Thanks!
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