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After a few days of searching for a well-priced PSU for the GX2 I am getting, I have come across one that should do well. I can only afford this right now, so I have already started the purchase process.

Single rail at 52a, 650 watts, 2x 6+2 pin PCI-E power connectors, 8 Molex and 8 SATA. I've heard good things about large single rails (PC Power and Cooling use large single rails, but no 6+2 pin PCI-E)

So, what do you guys think? Here's the link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005
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if it were me i would go with this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256012
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341011

PCI-E Connectors 2 x 6Pin, 2 x 6+2Pin

Only 149.00

I think I like this better than the OP650. Just a matter of opinion. I was going to get the PC P&C if I picked up a GX2.
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if it were me i would go with this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256012
I had looked at that one, but:
  • I've never heard of Silverstone PSUs
  • Same wattage, 2 more amps, single rail, 6 and 8-pin, but 40 bucks more
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All i know is they have a 6-pin and 8-pin connector and 2 in QUAD sli idles at 550 watts,


and those guys make great psu's. I would say get a 700 or greater.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341011

PCI-E Connectors 2 x 6Pin, 2 x 6+2Pin

Only 149.00

I think I like this better than the OP650. Just a matter of opinion. I was going to get the PC P&C if I picked up a GX2.
Well that's a bit much (power-wise), but tempting. I'll consider it.

Are there any other PSUs that I should look at?
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Well that's a bit much (power-wise), but tempting. I'll consider it.

Are there any other PSUs that I should look at?
Having some headroom in your PSU is never a bad thing. The less stress you are putting on it the cooler it will run, thus prolonging the life generally speaking.

I just saw the other PSU offered up at about 5 bucks less and if you were planning to spend that much I would def get the PC P&C over it.
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Having some headroom in your PSU is never a bad thing. The less stress you are putting on it the cooler it will run, thus prolonging the life generally speaking.

I just saw the other PSU offered up at about 5 bucks less and if you were planning to spend that much I would def get the PC P&C over it.
I just checked the reviews for the PC P&C crossfire PSU, and it looks like a bit of a risk seeing as the recent reviews have been pretty bad, regarding random failures and defective units. I'll have to pass on that one.
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What about the Corsair HX620?
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