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Yeah, it was in all lower case too. It also looked like you didn't truly care or something. It's hard to explain what I mean.
you want a fan boy recommendation

ZOMG BUY NZXT

LOOK HERE AND HERE THE 750/850 ALL GOT SOLID REVIEWS

the 650 should be just as solid as shown HERE AND HERE
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you want a fan boy recommendation

ZOMG BUY NZXT

LOOK HERE AND HERE THE 750/850 ALL GOT SOLID REVIEWS

the 650 should be just as solid as shown HERE AND HERE
I'm not saying that you should make a fanboy recommendation just to get noticed. That's obviously worse.

I'm just saying that he probably would have taken your recommendation seriously if you recommended it kinda like Phaedrus2129 would (or, perhaps even like I would). That's what I mean when I say that you gotta put forth effort and sell your recommendation. But only do it when you are 100% certain that you're selling the truth and not just telling it.
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didn't i recommend a white nzxt psu to you yesterday

here is the case for 130

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=A406-2044
I did see your recommendation and I researched the PSU's as well. However, everyone on every site praises the Seasonic unit and at $129, it was difficult to pass up. I hadn't checked the combo's for the Phantom yet to see if the PSU's were included. I wish it was a 750w to give me peace of mind, but I will end up saving around $60-$70 in comparison which is definitely helpful since I am on a budget.

Which PSU do you guys think looks better in the White Phantom? That is important to me as well.





Here is what I'm hoping for in the end result. This looks so clean and beautiful.

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post #14 of 20
the nzxt is the clear winner here in that case
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It's not often that you get to have a PSU that has the exact same color as the interior of your case!
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post #16 of 20
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Thanks so much for the help! I will definitely be going with the NZXT Unit in that case.

Just to be sure, 650w will handle an Overclocked 2500K and 2x Overclocked CF 6850's, correct?
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Thanks so much for the help! I will definitely be going with the NZXT Unit in that case.

Just to be sure, 650w will handle an Overclocked 2500K and 2x Overclocked CF 6850's, correct?
no problem at all even if you went as high as 6950's it would still be fine
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post #18 of 20
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Thanks so much for the help! I will definitely be going with the NZXT Unit in that case.

Just to be sure, 650w will handle an Overclocked 2500K and 2x Overclocked CF 6850's, correct?
Absolutely. Check this out:

http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...verview.aspx#3

This is one exception where AMD seems to have forgotten to state what they recommend to power a system with two 6850s in it, but every single time I have seen 500W recommended, 600W is always the recommendation for Crossfiring the cards. Plus, they have to take into account PSUs with a 600W "Peak" rating. But PSUs like this NZXT unit has a "Continuous" rating of 650W, much like the HX650, or X-650.

So if it's not enough, then I'll eat my sig rig.
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post #19 of 20
NZXT's Hale90 series is solid. It's not as good as the SeaSonic X series but still very good. It's the PSU to get if you have the white NZXT Phantom.
post #20 of 20
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It's not often that you get to have a PSU that has the exact same color as the interior of your case!
There's just one problem.. even though they look exactly the same in pictures, they're just ever so slightly different. The PSU is a slightly - and I can't use the word slightly strong enough - more "off white" color than the case. The difference is extremely subtle though, so don't take that wrong.

OP: I have the exact same combo (managed to get my case for 110 shipped, and the PSU for 110 shipped, heck of a deal) and would def recommend them. I (obviously) don't have the equipment to really test the PSU, but I did quite a bit of research and asked around at all the right places. It seems to be quite a solid unit.

The few issues it has (are likely common to many other new PSUs) - rather stiff, and I do mean -stiff- 24pin connector, no combined SATA/molex cable (so you got to run one of each, or get some wacky SATA-molex adaptor).. and .. that's probably about it.

Its extremely quiet, all the cables except the 24pin and 8pin are modular, flat black, pretty easy to work with.

My main gripes with the combination are really with the case.. First, the mobo cutout for the CPU HSF backplate isn't quite large enough. If I want to take off my 212 from my Sabertooth, I'll have to remove the mobo entirely. This sucks, but it's not going anywhere. I've got great temps.

Some of the screw-holes are a bit of a pain, as it appears they didn't put some sort of blanks in before the powder coating. So.. you have to be patient with them. The thickness of the coating makes the side panel doors a bit of a pain to get into place as well. Overall, though, I'm very happy with it. Don't forget to pick up a 140mm for the front.

Which looks better in the Phantom? The NZXT.. but I'm a bit biased.
Edited by pursuinginsanity - 1/11/11 at 6:22am
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