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Listen to these people. I went from a Corsair 1000W to my X-650.
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post #22 of 37
Thread Starter 
Oh I do have a 8800GT as a PhysX card, so it might consume a bit more power.

It seems like 850W is a bit overkill, I think save a few bucks and settle for 750W is ok. So what's the best 750W PSU in the market now? Seasonic X750?
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post #23 of 37
Speaking as a person that chose a PSU with double the wattage needed to power my system, I agree that the advice given to the OP, to get a 650 watt PSU, makes perfect sense. The points made about efficiency, and saving money, both on operating and initial costs, are totally valid, and intellectually, would be the right choice.

But a lot of the PSU's I see in people's sig's seem to be overkill. My opinion is that, like people that buy cars with high HP V-8 engines so they can Idle along in rush hour traffic back and forth to work, there is a belief that more power is always better. You can never tell when you'll need it, ha.

I could sort of see by his third or fourth post that the OP was set on more PSU than he needed.

In my own case, I probably suffer some of the same thing, though in my defense I'll say that the negatives of the costs associated with an excessive PSU are minimal to me. Running cost is certainly more than with a properly sized unit, but overall my rig is either turned off, or in sleep mode most of the day. I'm on the netbook for longer periods.

For even greater savings than I'd get with a smaller PSU, I could have just bought a modest $499 rig instead of the one I built, since I could reasonably consider my whole system as overkill.

The real kicker was that when I was first planning my build, I saw the Corsair HX850 for sale (with a discount code) for $139 with free shipping, and if the MIR ever arrives, total cost will end up at $119. I'm not sure I could get a Seasonic X-650 for that. So I get to stroke my ego, and save money at the same time!
Edited by denydog - 1/11/11 at 1:31am
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My HX620 is pulling (entire) my system fine 6+ years strong.
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post #25 of 37
X-750 is my vote. It's a crazy amazing PSU, and for $150, it's practically a steal.
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post #26 of 37
So many people under estimate the power of quality power supplies. It cracks me up when people are wondering if +1k PSU are enough for eg. GTX460 SLI..

I should however mention that I just bought my CP850 because the TruePower650 was sold out I was offered the CP850 for the same price.
post #27 of 37
Get the X-750, 850W is way to overkill for what u want.
Listen to TwoCables, he know what he says.

My system TX650W with a 6core and a HD5850 overclocked past 5870 + 9800GTX+ overclocked runs just fine. I can even get a 2nd HD5850 but that would be pushing it.
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nevermind, i'm dumb
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I know the op was about the HX series from corsair, but what about the AX series? I was thinking about the AX850 but after reading all this, I'm now considering going down to the AX750 for CF 6950.
Should the op even consider the AX series?
What could justify the cost difference from the HX to the AX?
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post #30 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by oorenotsoo View Post
I know the op was about the HX series from corsair, but what about the AX series? I was thinking about the AX850 but after reading all this, I'm now considering going down to the AX750 for CF 6950.
Should the op even consider the AX series?
What could justify the cost difference from the HX to the AX?
Internally, the AX is just a Seasonic X850; externally, it's Corsair's style and superior cables. Can't go wrong with either, though the HX has slightly better voltage regulation and ripple than the AX.
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