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Have a budget of $200 for a psu for my build. So far i've heard good things from Computer Shopper Magazine about Sea Sonic, silverstone and corsair. I plan on running a heavy hitter video card and would like something capable of handling the next gen of video cards ie the gt200 4870 X2.

What PSU's should i take a look at between corsair, sea sonic and silverstone?


Will $200 get me a psu that will run a next gen gpu?


*EDIT*

Found a winner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703009
Edited by lowkickqop - 5/19/08 at 5:36pm
post #2 of 19
I have heard good things about Corsair. What do you think of this?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006
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post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by gibsonnova74 View Post
I have heard good things about Corsair. What do you think of this?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006
I just bought this exact same one at Buy.com for 105 shipped. 95 after 10 MIR, and 85 shipped if you use googlecheckout.

60a on a single rail with 4 pcie 6+2 pin should be good for the future. (at least for a year to two.)
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PC Power & Cooling 750W comes with high recommendations as well. The link is to the "Crossfire Edition" where the PCI-E power plugs supposed to be different, 2x6pin and 2x6+2pin vs 4x6pin on the other one but they are the same price. I just got the black, non-crossfire edition one and it does have the 2x6+2pin PCI-E connectors so I don't know what to tell you other than the one is black and the other is red.
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post #6 of 19
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If i plan on going corssfire or sli do i need a special psu? I likely will not but its good incase.
post #7 of 19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817128010

Hiper is good. I have this one. It has lots of cables. Enough for me at least, and has Crossfire/SLi support. Pretty strong too, 880W is a lot. It has 24 pin connecter and extra 8 pic and 4 pin for the 12V. Also has PCI-E connecters, 6-pin and 8-pins. More than enough SATA cables but I guess it depends on how many HD/CD Drives you have.

EDIT: Also very quiet. It says its 20 decibels at normal load.
Edited by DragonLotus - 5/19/08 at 5:34pm
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post #8 of 19
I have this one

Silverstone Decathalon 850W

70Amp - Single Rail - 100% Modular
$236 (206 after 30$ MIR)

this one is the same but 750w, 60amps $186 ($166 after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256017
Edited by CattleRustler - 5/20/08 at 3:28am
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post #9 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by lowkickqop View Post
Shame it isn't modular...

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post #10 of 19
the DA750 that I linked above is 100% modular and has the same specs as the one he is choosing (750W,60A) maybe we can change his mind
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