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Want to replace my Antec TPQ850

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So I'll be upgrading to sandy bridge as soon as it's out, which means I'll have to move my current system to a new box. I plan on moving the tqp850 with it.

That means I'll need to find a replacement. Having the TPQ850 I've found several things I'm wasn't happy with. I don't like how the cables are arranged for the TPQ. There are only 3 modular ports (for sata and molex), and two dedicated PCIE modular ports. It doesn;t make for a very clean looking instal, especially considering how the modular cable power connectors are arranged.

I've got an MDPC-X sleeving kit on the way right now, so I don't care about dtock sleeving too much.

The requirements I have are fully modular, and able to run two overclocked gtx470s, with perhaps enough 8-pin pcie connectors (or 6+2) to upgrade to kepler next year.

I'd like to keep it under 200 dollars if possible. Any recommendations? i was considering the Corsair AX850, which is 179.99 AR at the egg right now. But I have read the cables are short (which would be a problem for my RV02 case).

What else should I consider?
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Silverstone ST85F-P.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/S.../Strider_850W/
Just giving you the link since they actually measured the length of the cables. Don't pay too much attention to the review itself.


Edit: see http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...l#post11887879
Edited by Shub - 1/4/11 at 11:22am
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Well, I am also considering the Strider 1kw. It seems like a pretty good PSU for the money, and is fully modular, like i am looking for. And since it is silverstone like my case, I'm assuming the cables would be long enough.

The jonnyguru review was a bit troubling though. That review really made it seem like there were better choices out there with better build quality and less ripple. The other thing that bothers me is the capacitors in the pcie cables. Since I'll be sleeving whatever I get with the MDPC-X, those would really get in the way. Speaking of sleeving, if I do decide on the AX850, I see it has several flat cables (like some fo the HX series cables). Has anyone pulled those apart and single sleeved them?

Does anyone know if the AX850 is enough to handle two gtx470s@1.087v, or if it would make it easier, would the ax850 handle two gtx480s? (I've read that the 470 at high voltage consumes the same kind of power as the 480). OF course, I plan on buying this PSU to last, and no telling what power requirements there will be next generation, so I want to buy bigger (but not too big).
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Actually... please disregard the link I posted above, as it is a review of the old ST85F, not one of the much superior ST85F-P. It's possible that none of the info in the article regarding cable length and such is accurate when it comes to the ST85F-P.
But yeah, the AX850 will handle your two overclocked GTX 470s without issue.
Really since you want a fully modular unit, your choices are very limited. Basically it's either the Silverstone Strider Plus series, Strider Gold, the Corsair AX, or the SeaSonic X.
The Strider Gold basically just came out, I haven't seen any reviews of it yet, but if it's anything like the Strider Plus it should be excellent.
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I think I've decided to get the seasonic x850. It's basically the same as the ax850, but without the goofy hard to sleeve cables that corsair uses. Plus it's a little cheaper.
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