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post #11 of 19
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My problem is that under the heaviest load I am experiencing my Watt meter reads about 850 and that is pretty close with efficiency to the 750w I have.
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post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by ScurK View Post
Oh well I was just told by someone competent that it wouldn't work out.
They must not have been that competent then
Seriously, 850W is perfectly fine for a Core i7 and two GTX 480s. It's what this board recommends for overclocked setups.
post #13 of 19
The HX1000 was a top-end unit - a few years ago.

These days, there is a gap between 850 and 1200 watts for whatever reason. 850 might cramp your style with two 580s, depending on whether you're going to overvolt them heavily, which seems likely since you're water cooling.

Honestly, the rest of your system is beastly, so there is no reason to skimp here. Get an AX1200 or HCP1200.
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post #14 of 19
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These days, there is a gap between 850 and 1200 watts for whatever reason.
Actually there are some very good units in the 1000W range, not that many but still And that gap is being further filled by the upcoming Antec HCP-1000. Whenever it decides to FINALLY come out. In the meantime you have the Silverstone ST1000-P, various Enermax units, and the newly released Silverstone ST1000-G which I'm very excited to see reviews for. I would recommend any of those over the HX1000 any day.
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Actually there are some very good units in the 1000W range, not that many but still And that gap is being further filled by the upcoming Antec HCP-1000. Whenever it decides to FINALLY come out. In the meantime you have the Silverstone ST1000-P, various Enermax units, and the newly released Silverstone ST1000-G which I'm very excited to see reviews for. I would recommend any of those over the HX1000 any day.
maybe, Ill wait and go for one the 1000w units that are going to be released soon.

I would go with the ax1200, but its definitely more power than I need.
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post #16 of 19
HX850 is fine. HX1000 is old and crap CWT PUC.
post #17 of 19
I would go with the HX850.
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post #18 of 19
AX is an amazing power supply, get the 850 and if you get another 580 its 100% modular so swap out the PSU only plug int he cables then sell the old one with the new cables and such
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post #19 of 19
theres always the silverstone strider plus 850w... its damn good and cheap(er)
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