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post #1 of 8
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Hi all,

I have the following right now:
CPU: Intel E8500 Dual Core
GFX: 8800 GT (maybe SLI in the future, not right now though)
CASE: Antec 900

I asked around and I was told that either the Corsair TX750 or the Toughpower 750 would be good enough.

I was wondering which of the two would be better -- and do they both fit comfortably in the case? I think I've heard that with the TX750 you need to turn the PSU upside down in order to get adequate cooling with the Antec 900?

Thanks a lot.
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post #2 of 8
no you don't have to turn them upside down. they both fit perfectly

i would get the Corsair 750 if i was you they make really good quality PSU
Edited by A Russian :D - 6/22/08 at 7:06pm
    
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post #3 of 8
Just mount the PSU such that's most convenient for cooling. There is no real 'upside down' way.
    
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i forgot to add

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post #5 of 8
The 750 would be more than enough for sli. With an e8500, you could probably even do sli with the 550w Corsair comfortably. That said, I would get the Corsair 650W for a little more breathing room/future-proofing or if you are willing to pay the bit more, go for the 750 since there's no such thing as too much power. As for choosing between the Thermaltake Toughpower and Corsair, both 750W psus are built by the same OEM (CWT) and are basically the same exact PSU. So, go with the one you can find cheaper which is almost always the Corsair especially at buy.com.
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post #6 of 8
Go with whichever one of the 2 is cheaper.

They're both great PSU's
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Hey dude, how about PC POWER & COOLING Silencer 610 EPS12V? 610W (PEAK 670W). Is a well know manufacturer of PSU. Do consider it. I am buying one of this babe too. Might be a little expensive. To me is worth it.
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Hey dude, how about PC POWER & COOLING Silencer 610 EPS12V? 610W (PEAK 670W). Is a well know manufacturer of PSU. Do consider it. I am buying one of this babe too. Might be a little expensive. To me is worth it.
In my opinion, the Corsair TX750 is the better PSU compared to the PC Power & Cooling Silencer. Yeah, the Silencer is a nice PSU also, but the Corsair has more power and is of equal, if not better, built quality.
    
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