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I am making a gaming computer, the specs are in my signature. I upgraded from a single GPU to two VisionTek HD4850's in crossfire. I believe my Antec 650W is going bad, so I am in need of a new PSU. I may also update to an Antec1200 case, more room for the GPU's and cable management.


SILVERSTONE ZEUS ZU1200M 1200W - Single rail version 95 AMP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256042

SILVERSTONE Olympia OP1000-E 1000W - Single Rail 80 AMP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...one-_-17256043

PC Power & Cooling Turbo Cool 1KW-SR 1000W - Single Rail 72 Amp
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=20928
Edited by TwerpBassMan - 12/18/08 at 6:09pm
    
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PC&C is great i hear...

http://www.overclock.net/sale/425672...oard-ddr2.html
Edited by grimcreeper - 12/18/08 at 6:34pm
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Thanks for the link grim.

I found this link having to do with PS's and in it, I found that PC&C has got some really high end products. The same link also had the Silverstone' in the same league. The link really helped me to understand how Power Sources work, for instance I did not know that they convert the power to 12V.

http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...ply-guide.html
    
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Go with the PCP&P. If I had the $ for an awesome system I'd buy one.
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post #5 of 8
Why the 1000w? You just need a good 600w PSU. Silverstone offers nice choices, modular and everything.
Nice Coolmax, modular, and if you want the wattage, 950w of pure goodness. Great PSU.
Zalman has even incorporated a heatpipe in there PSU's. This 750w has a heatpipe, and also is reliable (from the reviews I read)

Of course 600w would leave little room to upgrade. 700w+ would allow a few upgrades.

Promo code LAST20 gives 20% off the Coolmax

If you really feel the need for 1000w, only 2 I can recommend for their prices are the Corsair, and Ultra X3 lineup

The flexforce cables on the Ultra X3 are amazing.
Edited by kaivorth - 12/18/08 at 7:19pm
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post #6 of 8
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Okay, two for PC&P, I appreciate the help guys. I guess I was hoping you all would recommend one of the others, for obvious price reasons. You know the old saying though, "You get what you pay for."

Edited to answer kaivorth; The main reason I am leaning toward 1000W, is because of the HD4850's in Crossfire. Will the others hold up nicely with the dual GPU's and higher end Hardware? I ask because I don't want to have to be afraid of burning anything up.


Thanks again everyone,
Jessie
Edited by TwerpBassMan - 12/18/08 at 7:18pm
    
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post #7 of 8
I really like my X3,and the cables are awsome....if i needed another power supply .....well that deal for the PC&P is hard to beat...
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post #8 of 8
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I like the Ultra X3, but I have one question. I like the way the cables are set up, that way I don't have to have a ton of unused cables in the case. I went to Ultra Products and found that they also have a Crossfire version of the same Power Source mentioned previously. Is there a big difference in the two, or is it a merely a marketing ploy? The site had it as unavailable, so if I where to get it, I'd have to get the SLI version anyway.

One side note, I can't seem to find a count on the rails of the X3.

Thanks a ton as well for the promo code in addition to everything else kaivorth.
    
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