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post #11 of 28
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Got ahead of myself
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post #12 of 28
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Originally Posted by GPA_Voltaire View Post
go with a 1k watt of some sorts
Do I absolutly need that much though? Trying to keep the price down. All thats listed currently totals about $2500 with 3 9800gtx's
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post #13 of 28
Cutting costs on a power supply? Oh goodness gracious... I say go for it, just make sure to post pics of what happened to your 2.5k rig with your budget PSU.
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post #14 of 28
"In last place, we have a tie. I couldn't decide which unit sucked harder between the Chiefmax and Real PC Power Silence Blue, so I hereby declare both of them the lamest PSU I've ever laid my hands on. Except maybe my old self immolating Deer from 2001, and even that one was better built in many ways. Not only are they completely unable to meet their ratings, they're argueably dangerous to connected hardware.

So, there you have it folks. It just doesn't pay to try and save that extra $50 on your build budget by buying cheaper power supplies."

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story5&reid=71

obviously we aren't talking about putting a 40$ PSU in your rig here, but I'd like to think that the article and that last quote sum up my opinion of cutting corners on a PSU to save money for your rig. Besides not supplying clean power to your expensive parts, sometimes the units are rated for higher than what they actually can do, which might lead to computer failure.
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post #15 of 28
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Ok, so I guess I'll settle for the 1100 watt ABS psu. Oh boy, the price we must pay for a kickass pc
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post #16 of 28
So true my friend. If it's not too pretentious of me, may I suggestion the Ultra X-Connect 1kw MODULAR PSU? Jonny gave it rave kickass super dooper ultra ratings after running it through his PSU torture tests.. and did I mention it's modular? Btw, modular. Just a side note, modular.

If you go to www.jonnyguru.com and create a profile (free), I believe you still might be able to cash in on the deadeyedata.com 10% off on PSU's. A while ago that put the X-connect at about 270USD.. and it's modular.

I know it's a price kick from 190$, but I am prepared to pay 170$ for a 620w quality PSU from newegg. I've been cutting corners on mobo (going with the 750i instead of the 780i) and dropping my other 8800GTS 512mb from my original SLI setup, but I still wont budge on my quality PSU. It's literally the heart of your computer, and in my honest opinion, the last component you want to skimp on. Literally. Modular modular modular.
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post #17 of 28
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I took a looked at the Ultra X3, it looks good! I'll keep that in mind.
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post #18 of 28
Another indicator (in my book anyways) of potentially poor quality is frills. If you see LEDs up the wing wang on a PSU (like most of the ABS's on newegg), that's a bad sign. See the scary, don't F with me monolithic look of the PSUs I deal with? They mean business, mofo.
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post #19 of 28
TRI SLI in a Soprano
You should think about a full tower.
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post #20 of 28
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I picked the one that doesn't have LED's loaded in it. I dont care about that stuff being in the psu. Just the case fans and the CPU cooler is enough for me. I heard the 780i EVGA/XFX boards to had little LED's in the corners of the board, but that wont bother me.
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