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post #11 of 21
All right, Go w/ the 750 watt Silverstone. Don't bother w/ anything less then 650 watts if you want to have 2 cards.
post #12 of 21
The Silverstone Strider 750W is also nice, but it's a little over your budget. The popular OCZ GameXStream 700W is also within your budget and would work nicely, but not modular. The FSP FX700 would also treat you well, but again not modular.
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post #13 of 21
The Stider series isn't as good as the Olympia/Decathlon series. The only ones better from Silverstone are the Zeus (at a price).

Both the GameXstream and the FSP suffer from ripple at high loads, and thus I didn't recommend them.
    
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post #14 of 21
I'd get the SS Olympia.

Single 12v rail, beastly power efficiency... What more could you want ?
    
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post #15 of 21
The Silverstone is definitely a nice choice! Another alternative can be the Corsair 620W:

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=373110

You can see it power two 8800GTx's and an overclocked Intel Quad Core:

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/462/1/

It also has a 5 year warranty to back it up too.
     
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post #16 of 21
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Well, sorry to revive this thread but it looks like the plans have changed. I think I'm going with the Antec 900 case, which means it would be really super if the PSU was modular, and I think I'm only going with one 8800GTS now, and maybe SLI in the future if need be. I'd also like to lower the pricerange a little if possible, as I only need to power the GTS. Any different suggestions? It'd be nice if it was relatively quiet, but Price+Modular is more important to me. Thanks!
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post #17 of 21
If you will stay with a single GTS:
CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W $124.99

Other than the Silverstones, I don't really recommend other modular PSUs at this moment.
    
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post #18 of 21
Was it really necessary for ATI to put 2 extra pins on instead of just using 2x6 pins?

I mean come on now, 2x6 pins + the PCIe slot = 225 watts of power, the extra 2 pins make it 250 watts of power. 225 watts is already a REDICULOUS amount of energy for a single graphics card to use.
post #19 of 21
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Was it really necessary for ATI to put 2 extra pins on instead of just using 2x6 pins?

I mean come on now, 2x6 pins + the PCIe slot = 225 watts of power, the extra 2 pins make it 250 watts of power. 225 watts is already a REDICULOUS amount of energy for a single graphics card to use.
That was random.

Thanks again Chozart, I guess I have some soul searching to do
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post #20 of 21
Either of the Corsair units would be a good choice. 520 for a single card or 620 for dual.
    
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