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post #11 of 19
Wait.....Canada guy, are you actually in Canada? If so, then that changes things......

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...007&Tpk=1000hx

After the rebate, it's about $15 more expensive than the US newegg has it listed for.
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Ha, yes as the name implies I am indeed in Canada. Also with our lame exchange rate I am looking at 1.25x the price for everything in USD.
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Ha, yes as the name implies I am indeed in Canada. Also with our lame exchange rate I am looking at 1.25x the price for everything in USD.
lol you're not alone.
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post #14 of 19
Still, for the greatest future-proofing, if you can afford $225 (after rebate) for a PSU, then it's the best price/performance ration I've ever had in a PSU. It'll be like 5 years before you need another one. ^___q
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post #15 of 19
the 450 hits the sweet spot $$$ wise.
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post #16 of 19
With what he's got, if he does any upgrading in the future, it won't be able to run it...unless he specifically measures the power consumption of said possible upgrades. Anyway, he obviously doesn't need 1000 watts, but the 1000HX is actually cheaper than some 800 watt PSUs, such as Thermaltake's. For that price point, it's a good deal, though I know many people don't have that kind of cash lying around right now. Look around on newegg...use the review system to your advantage, as for a similar price, you may be able to get close to a good 700 watt PSU if you look hard enough. ^__q
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post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by Zoomer View Post
Get the 1000HX.
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He wants to run a 9800GX2 not an aircraft carrier. What on earth does he need 1000W and six 8pin PCIe connectors for? Why should he buy a $240+ PSU when a $60 PSU would work just fine. More available power = 0 performance increase, there's no point in getting more PSU than you need. The argument that it will allow upgrades later is a weak one unless the price difference is very small. He's upgrading now, meaning he won't be upgrading again for a year or two if he's like most people. By then he'll probably want a completely new i7 platform or whatever is out at the time, and will be selling his rig, PSU and all.

To the OP, no your Corsair VX450W will not work. The 9800GX2 requires both a 6-pin PCIe connector AND and 8-pin PCIe connector. The Corsair VX450W has just one 8-pin PCIe connector, so you won't be able to give the 9800GX2 all the connections it needs.

The Corsair VX550W would be perfect for your setup. It's selling for $60 after a $20 MIR on provantage.com. 550W, 40 amps, 5 year manufacturer's warranty, what more do you need. You can probably get $40-50 for your VX450 so the upgrade won't cost you much.

Anything more than the Corsair VX550W is just throwing your money away IMO. Why spend more than you have to, the Corsair VX550W will work, I guarantee it. I personally run two HD3870's off mine (one is currently RMA) with a quadcore overclocked to 3.6GHz, five fans, and 3 hard drives. Guess what, it works exactly the same as if I was running a 1000W PSU.

EDIT: Provantage DOES ship to Canada, but there might be some minor shipping fees. The rebate is also good for our Canadian friends
Edited by durch - 12/22/08 at 3:50pm
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post #18 of 19
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817139005
TX650W ~52A
Enough for your needs

What you have now:
VX450W ~33A

Give me an asprin
HX1000W ~80A
post #19 of 19
Fair enough. Still, I would stick with the corsair brand.

Srry, also. I tend to aim a little high with my own stuff, and push that on others too much. Go with what you think you need. Good luck! (Though by now you most likely have purchased one, hope it continues to go well if that is the case! ^____^)
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