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I tried to buy an XFX Black Edition 850W power supply today (to replace my 950W Corsair which I bought the other day to replace the 750W XFX Black Edition 750W I bought the day before). I ended up buying the Silverstone 850W.

Anyways:

XFX Black Edition 850W vs. Silverstone Strider Plus 850W

Does anyone know which is superior? They're both silver rated, and both modular. Post-purchase I'm wondering if I bought the better item.

This is for the rig listed below (got an 850W just to support a second 6970 if I ever want that).
    
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Yea that XFX is a pretty good PSU. It will handle your sig system np.

EDIT changed I to IT
Edited by Triangle - 1/18/11 at 6:39pm
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Yea that is a pretty good PSU. I will handle your sig system np.
You will?

Just trying to find a read on how decent my PSU is compared to the XFX. Kinda want to see which would've been the better buy at the same price-point.

Think it'll support 2x 6970 xfire and overclocking with the sig rig? I'll probably end up craigslisting my graphics card in a year or so and upgrading to something different anyways, but I figured I'd try to have the upgrade path available. (I fear that the 28nm process graphics cards will decimate the current offerings and make getting a second 6970 in a year actually less cost effective than getting a new card).
    
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Oh no..... That I was spposed to be It.
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Oh no..... That I was spposed to be It.
I know . Was just joking around.
    
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post #6 of 9
I would argue that the Silverstone is better than the XFX.
The XFX BE PSUs arent bad at all. If memory serves the Silverstone Strider Plus 850 is one of the best 850w PSUs available.
Dont quote me on that. Im not exactly a PSU knowledge base.

And yes, 850w from any halfway decent PSU will hold up your system with 2 6970s and a hefty OC just fine.
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post #7 of 9
i went for the black edition and its here friday similar rig setup then yours, im sure they will both do more then fine. even with cf 6970s
post #8 of 9
Those two units are about on par and you won't be disappointed. The ST85F-P does have an advantage over the XFX 850W BE, and that is full modularity. I think it's stupid but some people appreciate it, so there you go.
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Awesome I'm happy
    
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