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post #1 of 14
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I am about to buy it.

I will be powering a gtx 580 but will upgrade to two gtx 580s later down the road.

These are the two psu i have in mind. If you guys do recommend another. It has to be fully modular. I sleeve my power supplies and i need to make sure its fully modular to make my job easier.

Also if you guys have either of these power supplies. How easy is it to remove the pins from the plug. If you have done so.

I figured 850 watts should cover my sig rig with 2 580's
Edited by fshizl - 1/4/11 at 2:26pm
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post #2 of 14
They're the same thing in slightly different cases. Only difference is the type of sleeving used (SeaSonic uses more traditional sleeving which will be easier to remove) and the warranty (Corsair is 7yr vs. SeaSonic's 5yr).

The internal electronics, and thus performance, efficiency, and reliability, are identical.
post #3 of 14
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Sounds good. I have noticed however the fans are different. And i have an x650 for my girlfriend and while the computer is running her fan doesn't even power on. It blew me away i was like man is this power supply even on.
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post #4 of 14
Not to mention that the AX850 is more readily available and cheaper as well. Go with Corsair this time.

They both use San Ace 9S1212F404 fans, which is a definite plus.
Edited by youra6 - 1/4/11 at 2:36pm
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Pick either you can get the best deal on.
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The ax is the best deal. You guys don't think i need the 1200 for two gtx 580's?? Or is that over kill lol.
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The ax is the best deal. You guys don't think i need the 1200 for two gtx 580's?? Or is that over kill lol.
To put it in perspective, I ran three GTX 470's at one point (perhaps pushing it) as well as two GTX 480's for a short time in my TX850.

Knowing that a 580's power consumption is in-between a 470 and a 580, you are absolutely fine.

It is a common consensus that a good 850 watt will be good enough for two GTX 470/480/570/580's even when overclocked.
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post #8 of 14
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The ax is the best deal. You guys don't think i need the 1200 for two gtx 580's?? Or is that over kill lol.
You'll only need the AX1200 if you are running tri SLI or higher.
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The ax is the best deal. You guys don't think i need the 1200 for two gtx 580's?? Or is that over kill lol.
That would be overkill and a waste of money.

AX850 or X-850 will handle two GTX 580's just fine.
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That would be overkill and a waste of money.

AX850 or X-850 will handle two GTX 580's just fine.
Lol alright. Just making sure cause i don't want to start over clocking and have my power supply fail on me haha.
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