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Long-ish post, I apologize...

Previously I was using a TT Toughpower 850W (modular) for my system, which is roughly what is listed in my sig - some changes, but nothing too major. It seems like a decent PSU, but I've had a few problems with it.

1) Occasionally under heavy load, the system would suddenly power off. This wasn't a temp issue with anything else, but I do have reason to believe it was a temp issue for the PSU (I'll get to that in a minute).

2) It totally died on me about a week ago. It would start up for about a second, the fans would spin, and then it would power off again, about 95% of the time you tried to start it up. Now it is completely dead and won't even do that much.

Now, for a little explanation - my system was assembled by a builder company that unfortunately doesn't seem to know what it's doing. The relevant problem here was that the PSU was installed with the fan facing downwards, in a case with the PSU at the bottom, and with said case not having any kind of venting under the PSU. So the great 140mm fan on the PSU was flush with case metal and not exactly doing anything for airflow (I only discovered this after it died and I removed it... I fail at paying attention I guess). So heavy load probably overheated the unit and it shut off, and over 5 months or so the heat probably just nuked it so it stopped working.

I can RMA it through the builder for a replacement easily enough, but I'm not sure if I should. On Thermaltake's own forums, there are quite a few people who have complained about the issue with fans spinning for a second and then a shutdown. Most if not all of them have ASUS boards in the P5/Striker series, as mine is. So I'm not really sure if my problem really was heat, or if it's a motherboard/PSU incompatibility. I don't want to just get a replacement PSU if it will probably have the same problem!

The system builder has offered to give me a better PSU of my choosing at no extra cost, as kind of compensation for the very many ridiculous problems I've had, or managed to catch but which would have been bad, due to their poor build quality. So I've been trying to come up with a replacement PSU to get, but all I can find are conflicting reviews everywhere.

I was looking at the PCP&C Turbo Cool 860W, but tests show it seems to be lower quality and output isn't really stable. And apparently it's ridiculously loud. Meh.

All of TT's current models have the same apparent issue with ASUS boards, so I'm shy about going with any of them.

Since cost doesn't really matter in this case, what's a good, reliable PSU with at least 850W? Modular is nice but I don't much care; my main preferences would be for: reliability and quality (which relates to efficiency etc), followed by quiet(er) and cool(er).

Thanks for any help!
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Silverstone DA850
Edited by Sonic - 5/28/08 at 8:46pm
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256017 is way more than enough no need for the 850
    
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nope! 
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The corsair HX620W that ive got running in my system is one beautiful power supply, i cant fault it in any way. and alot of ppl on here rave about them. that would be my choice in your situation
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Another 1 for the HX-620 - my specs in sig - runs fine
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[removed to avoid yet more OT silliness]

I'm sure a 750W would be fine, but I'm looking for some buffer margin for future-proofing (high load lowers max output over time, and as hardware sucks more power, in a couple years I may need more, etc).
Edited by Giblet - 5/28/08 at 9:53pm
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a better PSU of my choosing at no extra cost

Thus, don't get him something cheaper

Look for at least around $200

The PC P&C isn't the best choice, since the Turbo Cool series is loud as heck.

See if you can talk him into this 1000W Corsair:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139007
    
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
a better PSU of my choosing at no extra cost

Thus, don't get him something cheaper

Look for at least around $200

The PC P&C isn't the best choice, since the Turbo Cool series is loud as heck.

See if you can talk him into this 1000W Corsair:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139007
That should be fun, and have puh-lenty of headroom. 1000w is more than enough for two GTX's.
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post #9 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
a better PSU of my choosing at no extra cost

Thus, don't get him something cheaper

Look for at least around $200

The PC P&C isn't the best choice, since the Turbo Cool series is loud as heck.

See if you can talk him into this 1000W Corsair:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139007
Wow, that Corsair got some really nice reviews. And yeah, 1KW is overkill, but... why not? May as well get my (well, the company's) money's worth!

I'll ask about it, see what they say, thanks!
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Giblet View Post
I can pull over 700W on peak, though that's hard to hit for the most part (sig specs are more suggestions, more drives, fans out the wazoo, other fun additions).

I'm sure a 750W would be fine, but I'm looking for some buffer margin for future-proofing (high load lowers max output over time, and as hardware sucks more power, in a couple years I may need more, etc).
no way you can pull 700w with that rig
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k 5000mhz(so far) ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME msi 6970 and 2 6950's Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2133mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Force GT(os) M4 64gb(games) f3 1tb(other) Samsung Windows 7 64bit Samsung BX2450 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Black widow XFX ProSeries 1050W PSU 80+Gold  Corsair 700D Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
nope! 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k 5000mhz(so far) ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME msi 6970 and 2 6950's Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2133mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Force GT(os) M4 64gb(games) f3 1tb(other) Samsung Windows 7 64bit Samsung BX2450 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Black widow XFX ProSeries 1050W PSU 80+Gold  Corsair 700D Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
nope! 
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